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Visit Beijing in March

Friday, February 26th, 2021
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In Beijing, the winter-long indoor heating will be turned off on the official date of March 15 of each year. That means a harsh and freezing weather has left us.

With the passing of the dry and harsh January and February, March foresees the local weather will become warmer and warmer. But people can still feel a bit chilly in March, especially in the first half month of March.

The drawback about the weather in March is the possible sandstorms which often hit the city during the month. The whole month is in the shoulder season. In the first half March, crowds level is quite low due to the cold weather.

Note: The possibility of sandstorms in March is getting less in recent  years due to the forestation around Beijing.

In the later half March, crowds level is higher since the weather in later March is a little warmer. Well plan your Beijing tour and Beijing hotel booking in advance if you visit Beijing in later March.

Check the historical data below to better appreciate your travel experience in Beijing – how to pack and how to wear for your Beijing trip.

Historical Climate Data for March in Beijing

This past 50-year historical weather data is quite useful for you to plan your trip to Beijing well in advance.  You may use the data to decide what to wear on your coming trip to Beijing.

By the way you may also check our  Beijing March Realtime Weather Photos  for more vivid and timely information on the Beijing weather in March.

DateAverage High   Average Low   Precipitaion  Extreme High   Extreme Low
March 017℃-3℃0mm14℃(2001)-11℃(1951)
March 028℃-3℃0mm15℃(1986)-11℃(1958)
March 038℃-3℃0mm17℃(1999)-15℃(1971)
March 048℃-3℃1mm20℃(1986)-12℃(1969)
March 059℃-3℃0mm16℃(2006)-10℃(1969)
March 069℃-2℃0mm19℃(1995)-10℃(1985)
March 079℃-2℃0mm19℃(1995)-8℃(1965)
March 089℃-2℃0mm17℃(2002)-9℃(1966)
March 099℃-2℃0mm19℃(1958)-9℃(1970)
March 1010℃-1℃0mm22℃(2008)-8℃(1957)
March 1110℃-1℃0mm22℃(2002)-9℃(1969)
March 1210℃-2℃0mm22℃(1962)-12℃(1969)
March 1311℃0℃0mm18℃(1988)-8℃(1955)
March 1411℃1℃0mm                21℃(2002)-6℃(1957)
March 15     12℃0℃0mm21℃(1951)-4℃(1954)
March 1612℃0℃0mm23℃(2006)-5℃(1962)
March 1713℃           1℃0mm22℃(1981)       -4℃(1995)
March 1812℃1℃0mm22℃(1981)-4℃(1976)
March 1912℃1℃0mm24℃(2001)-5℃(1976)
March 2012℃1℃1mm24℃(2001)-5℃(1976)
March 2112℃1℃1mm22℃(2001)-5℃(1984)
March 2211℃1℃0mm19℃(1953)-6℃(1970)
March 2312℃1℃0mm21℃(2001)-8℃(1970)
March 2413℃1℃              0mm22℃(2001)-9℃(1979)
March 2514℃1℃0mm24℃(2005)-5℃(1987)
March 2615℃2℃0mm25℃(2000)-4℃(1962)
March 2715℃3℃0mm22℃(1973)-5℃(1958)
March 2816℃3℃1mm        25℃(1997)-6℃(1958)
March 2916℃4℃1mm24℃(1997)-5℃(1958)
March 3016℃4℃0mm25℃(2005)-3℃(1958)
March 3116℃4℃0mm29℃(2002)-4℃(1978)

March Events, Holidays & Festivals

In Beijing, the winter-long indoor heating will be turned off on the official date of March 15 of each year. That means a harsh and freezing weather has left us. With the passing of the dry and harsh January and February, March foresees the local weather will become warmer and warmer. But people can still feel a bit chilly in March, especially in the first half month of March.

Add on:

How to Visit Beijing in March
Beijing March Realtime Weather Photos

Annual Events and Festivals

1. Lianghui 两会 ( Two Sessions )
Lianghui , literally “two meetings”,  refers  to the annual meetings of the National People’s Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. The two meetings last about one week which ends at Mid March. The Two Meetings are often regarded as  the Senate, house of Representatives in China. These are the most important political meetings in Beijing China.

2. Awakening of Insects on March 05 惊蛰
The traditional Chinese lunar calendar classifies the year into 24 solar terms. Awakening of Insects  falls on March 5 and it signifies a rise in temperature and increased rainfall. Its name tells the fact that animals sleeping in winter are awakened by spring thunder and that the earth begins to come back to life.

2. March 8 International Women’s Day 三八妇女节
On this special day, some attractions in Beijing offer free entrance tickets to female visitors. Some working units allow female workers half day off or with extra pay if  they are too busy to have day or half day off. Some markets or shopping malls will give more discounts to female buyers to increase business.

3. Beijing Fashion Week 北京时装节
Beijing’s Fashion Week is held twice a year – Late March and Mid-November. It highlights the work of Chinese designers and their growing influence on the market.

4. China Tree Planting Day (Arbor Day) 植树节
March 12 is China’s Trees Planting Day.  It is getting warmer in Beijing. Beijing celebrates Arbor Day with tree planting.  Beijing has established over 100 reception points for urban residents to “adopt” trees or green land.

5. World Consumer Rights Day 消费者权益日
World Consumer Rights Day was established on 15 March 1983 to promote consumer rights around the world.  On this special day, in Beijing, you will see a CC TV evening gala sponsored by the government to crack down the poor quality products and companies without trust and reputation.

6. Hand in Hand Poverty Alleviation Program 手拉手情系贫困小伙伴全国统一行动日
March 16 is the special day for Hand in Hand Poverty Alleviation Program. This event  is mainly used to help children and other vulnerable groups in poverty stricken areas. People will donate on this special day.

7.  Chinese Medical Festival  中国国医节
March 17 is Chinese Medical Festival which dates back to the year 1929. On this special day, some hospitals would go on to the streets in Beijing for complimentary health checks and other medical activities involved.

8.  Plum Blossom Festival at Ming Dynasty City Wall Relics Park
明城墙梅花节

Plums are the early flowering trees that bloom as earlier as mid March in Beijing and end in mid April. The best place to see plum blossoms is Ming Dynasty City Wall Relics Park.

The park is located just south of Beijing Railway Station. The park is the only remaining city wall relics built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) in Beijing. The remnant city wall is about 1.5km in length, which is composed of the wall relics itself and the southeast corner tower of the former inner city in Ming and Qing Dynasties.April

9. Spring Equinox on March 20 春分
The Spring Equinox, as the fourth term of the year starts on March 20. The Spring Equinox signifies the equal length of the day and night time.

Beijing Weather in Each Month

Beijing in NovemberBeijing in DecemberBeijing January
Beijing in FebruaryBeijing in MarchBeijing in April
Beijing in MayBeijing in JuneBeijing in July
Beijing in AugustBeijing in September Beijing in October

Tip:  Hassle-free Beijing Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Beijing:

Beijing Highlight Day Tour from US$59 P/P

(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Mutianyu Great Wall)
Beijing Classic City Tour from US$65 P/P
(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Temple of Heaven + Summer Palace)
Beijing Excursion Tour from US$59 P/P
(Mutianyu Great Wall + Ming Tomb)
Beijing Hutong Highlight Tour from US$59 P/P 
( Hutong + Rickshaw)

Mutianyu Great Wall Half Day Tour from US$55 p/p
Hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour from US$69 p/p

Mutianyu Great Wall Layover Tour from US$65 p/p
Beijing Highlight Layover Tour from US$75 p/p

Further Readings


Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
How to Visit Forbidden City
How to Visit Temple of Heaven
How to Visit Summer Palace
How to Visit Ming Tombs
How to Visit the Great Wall of China
How to Visit Tiananmen Square
How to Visit Hutongs
How to Visit Olympic Sites

Top 10 Markets in Beijing
Top 10 Shopping Malls in Beijing
Beijing Shopping

Wangfujing Night Snack Street
Qianmen Commercial Street
Beijing Huguosi Street

Any questions, just drop a line.

Visit Beijing in November

Thursday, November 5th, 2020
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For various reasons, you are in a process of planning your Beijing tour in November, a particular transit time from autumn to winter in Beijing.

Now you may want to know what’s the weather like in November in Beijing, the activities and holidays in November Beijing can offer and any benefits for visiting Beijing in November.

The weather in November in Beijing

Beijing’s weather in November is generally divided into two parts – later autumn (Nov 01 – 15) and early winter (Nov.15 – Nov.30 ).

If you come to Beijing during the first half November, you can still catch the hues of the golden autumn in Beijing though the temperature in November will be a bit lower than October.

If you happen to visit Beijing in later November, you will meet Beijing in its early winter. Each year’s November 15 is the official day for starting the indoor heating system all over Beijing. In a sense, you are lucky to enjoy the comfort offered by the perfect heating either at your hotel or residential areas in Beijing.

In November, there is relatively a big temperature difference in a day. Wear warm clothes in the early morning when you are out for sightseeing. November is also one of the foggiest months in a year.

So if you are going to have an excursion to the Great Wall or other outdoor activities, check the weather one day before your trip.

Below is the historical weather data from the past 50 years. You may check the weather date to prepare your pack and wear for your Beijing tour.

Historical Weather Data for November

This past 50-year historical weather data is quite useful for you to plan your trip to Beijing well in advance.  You may use the data to decide what to wear on your coming trip to Beijing.

By the way you may also check our Beijing November Realtime Weather Photos for more timely information on the Beijing weather in November.

Date      Average high   Average low  Precipitation  Extreme High Extreme low
Nov.0115℃3℃0mm21℃(1971)-4℃(1974)
Nov.0215℃3℃0mm21℃(2006)-4℃(1969)
Nov.0315℃3℃0mm22℃(1954)-3℃(1969)
Nov.0414℃4℃0mm22℃(1954)-3℃(2002)
Nov.0514℃3℃0mm21℃(1995)-3℃(1956)
Nov.0614℃3℃0mm22℃(1995)-4℃(1952)
Nov.0713℃2℃1mm22℃(1954)-3℃(1981)
Nov.0812℃2℃0mm23℃(1954)-6℃(1968)
Nov.0911℃1℃0mm21℃(1954)-8℃(1968)
Nov.1012℃1℃0mm20℃(2005)-8℃(1968)
Nov.1111℃1℃1mm21℃(1995)-6℃(2000)
Nov.1211℃1℃0mm19℃(1995)-7℃(1967)
Nov.1311℃1℃0mm19℃(1990)-8℃(1979)
Nov.1410℃0℃1mm20℃(1962)-9℃(1979)
Nov.1510℃0℃0mm17℃(2006)-7℃(1976)
Nov.169℃-1℃0mm19℃(1957)-5℃(1955)
Nov.179℃-1℃0mm19℃(1957)-6℃(1981)
Nov.189℃-1℃0mm19℃(1957)-8℃(1998)
Nov.199℃-1℃0mm17℃(2001)-7℃(1989)
Nov.209℃-1℃0mm18℃(2001)-7℃(1952)
Nov.218℃-2℃0mm18℃(2001)-9℃(1993)
Nov.227℃-2℃0mm16℃(1964)-10℃(1993)
Nov.238℃-2℃0mm20℃(1964)-9℃(1993)
Nov.247℃-2℃0mm15℃(2005)-10℃(1993)
Nov.257℃-2℃1mm15℃(1971)-9℃(1959)
Nov.267℃-3℃1mm14℃(2005)-9℃(1960)
Nov.277℃-3℃0mm14℃(1964)-12℃(1960)
Nov.286℃-3℃0mm13℃(1980)-9℃(1971)
Nov.296℃-4℃0mm14℃(1980)-11℃(1987)
Nov.306℃-4℃0mm13℃(1988)-12℃(1970)

November Events,Holidays & Festivals

November, a particular transit time from autumn to winter in Beijing. Now you may want to know what’s the weather like in November in Beijing, the activities and holidays in November Beijing can offer and any benefits for visiting Beijing in November.

For the first half of this November, don’t waste time to catch up the beautiful views of later autumn foliage in and around Beijing. For later

November visitors, well prepare your warm clothes if you are going to hike the Great Wall and become heroes despite the cold weather on the Wall.

There are also some food festivals and yummy food in November. November is typically when the vendors who sell roasted chestnuts are in many outlets in the city of Beijing.

Instant-boiled mutton becomes popular in this month bring much warm in the cold weather.

It’s always a good idea to check the local calendar of events for the places you are going to as well as Beijing climate during your stay in Beijing.

Why go to Beijing in November
Maybe November is not the best season to visit Beijing, specially during the later half month of November when temperature will drop.

But there are some good reasons to travel Beijing in later November. From starting every November 15, hotels, airlines and even the attraction entrance fees will give better discounts which you won’t enjoy during tourist high season. Tourist volume will be much thinner in the sites you are going to visit.

You will have a relaxing and carefree time for photo taking. But please keep in mind that the opening time for winter sites will be shorter. So you should adjust your travel schedule.  Beijing can be a great place in November.

Add on 
How to Visit Beijing in November
Beijing November Realtime Weather Photos

Annual Events and Festivals

1. China Journalists’ Day  记者节
China Journalists’Day falls on 08 November which was  inaugurated in the year 2000.  It is one of three holidays marked for professions in China. Journalists still work on this special day just as nurses and teachers on their own holidays.

2. National Fire Protection Publicity Day 全国消防日
This day falls on 9 November which was inaugurated  1992.

3. Skiing Activities (滑雪活动)
Later December, some ski resorts in Beijing start to offer avid skiers with clean clothes  and comfortable

4. Start of Winter 立冬
Start of Winter is one of the 24  solar terms in China, meaning that winter has begun and all things start to rest. Its climate also changes from the dry autumn to rainy cold winter. This year Start of Winter falls on November 7, 2021.

5. Light Snow on November 22 小雪
It begins to snow but can’t accumulate a lot on the ground. Light Snow is one of the 24  solar terms in China.

Beijing Weather in Each Month

Beijing in NovemberBeijing in DecemberBeijing January
Beijing in FebruaryBeijing in MarchBeijing in April
Beijing in MayBeijing in JuneBeijing in July
Beijing in AugustBeijing in September Beijing in October

Escorted Beijing tour in Autumn and Winter

Don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route? No worries, here are some options for guided tours to Beijing for your Autumn tour and winter tour.

Beijing Autumn Tour 

Beijing Winter Tour

Further Readings


Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
How to Visit Forbidden City
How to Visit Temple of Heaven
How to Visit Summer Palace
How to Visit Ming Tombs
How to Visit the Great Wall of China
How to Visit Tiananmen Square
How to Visit Hutongs
How to Visit Olympic Sites

Top 10 Markets in Beijing
Top 10 Shopping Malls in Beijing
Beijing Shopping

Wangfujing Night Snack Street
Qianmen Commercial Street
Beijing Huguosi Street

Any questions, just drop a line.

Visit Beijing in September

Saturday, August 29th, 2020
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Plan your Beijing tours? September is the best visiting time in Beijing – not very hot, not so dry full of many fine days with blue and clear sky. September in Beijing is starting to feel quite fall-like. Its average temperature is between 26℃ and 15℃.

Whereas July and August are vacation months for many Chinese domestic visitors, September is back-to-work and back-to-school month. Though September is still a high tourist season in Beijing, foreigners can still take advantage of the working month to visit Beijing and avoid huge crowds of domestic travelers.

It’s always comfortably cool outside, exploring the city’s streets and hutong, killing your time in the numerous outdoor cafes and restaurants, climbing the suburban mountains, being a hero by hiking the great wall and enjoying the best autumn hues feasting your eyes.

Fairly big difference in temperature between early morning and afternoon. Wear a jacket, or a warm coat in the morning, long-sleeve shirts or short T-shirts in the afternoon.

So be mindful of the temperature difference in Autumn. comfortable sport shoes, rubber soled shoes for hiking. In afternoon, sometimes the autumn sunlight could be very strong, get ready for sunglasses, sunscreen and sun hat.

Historical Weather Data for September in Beijing

This historical weather data in the past 50 years is quite useful for you to plan your trip to Beijing well in advance.  You may use the data to decide what to wear on your coming trip to Beijing.

By the way you may also check our  Beijing September Realtime Weather Photos  for more information on the Beijing weather in September.

DateAverage highAverage lowPrecipitationExtreme HighExtreme low
Sep 0129℃19℃3mm35℃(2002)13℃(1979)
Sep 0228℃18℃3mm34℃(1992)10℃(1979)
Sep 0328℃18℃3mm33℃(1992)13℃(1979)
Sep 0428℃17℃2mm32℃(1963)12℃(1966)
Sep 0528℃17℃2mm32℃(1993)12℃(2002)
Sep 0628℃17℃3mm32℃(1993)11℃(1957)
Sep 0727℃17℃2mm33℃(1999)11℃(1976)
Sep 0827℃16℃2mm32℃(1999)9℃(1951)
Sep 0927℃16℃1mm33℃(2007)11℃(1957)
Sep 1027℃16℃2mm33℃(2007)8℃(1967)
Sep 1127℃16℃1mm32℃(1998)7℃(1967)
Sep 1227℃15℃1mm32℃(1999)10℃(1957)
Sep 1327℃15℃1mm34℃(2003)8℃(1967)
Sep 1426℃15℃3mm32℃(1962)10℃(1975)
Sep 1526℃15℃3mm32℃(1954)8℃(1974)
Sep 1626℃15℃3mm34℃(2000)7℃(1974)
Sep 1726℃14℃4mm32℃(2006)6℃(1974)
Sep 1826℃14℃2mm34℃(2006)6℃(1974)
Sep 1925℃14℃0mm31℃(1987)6℃(1974)
Sep 2025℃14℃3mm31℃(1960)6℃(1977)
Sep 2125℃13℃1mm30℃(2007)5℃(1977)
Sep 2226℃14℃1mm33℃(1996)7℃(1977)
Sep 2325℃13℃2mm 31℃(2002)4℃(1980)
Sep 2425℃13℃1mm30℃(1965)6℃(1957)
Sep 2524℃13℃2mm31℃(1981)5℃(1957)
Sep 2623℃12℃2mm30℃(1998)5℃(1956)
Sep 2724℃12℃2mm28℃(1966)6℃(1965)
Sep 2823℃11℃3mm29℃(1977)4℃(1968)
Sep 2923℃11℃1mm30℃(1965)5℃(1968)
Sep 3024℃12℃2mm30℃(1965)6℃(1951)

September Events, Holidays & Festivals

September is the best visiting time in Beijing – not very hot, not so dry full of many fine day with a blue and clear sky. September in Beijing is starting to feel quite fall-like. Its average temperature is between 26℃ and 15℃.

Add on:

How to Visit Beijing in September
Beijing September Realtime Weather Photos

Annual Events and Festivals
1. Mid-Autumn Festival 中秋节 Sept 21
This special day falls on  the 15th of the eighth month in China’s lunar calendar.  It is second important Chinese traditional festival, just after the Chinese New Year. The moon on this day is the fullest and largest to the eye. Seeing it with the whole family while having on good wine, fruits and moon-cakes features the night event.

2. Victory Day of the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression 中国抗日战争胜利纪念日
September 3 is ratified as “Victory Day of the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression” . China will hold various national memorial activities on September 3 keep firmly in mind the significance of the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and its important contribution to the World Anti-Fascist War.

3. Teacher’s Day ( September 10) 教师节
September 10 is the Teacher’s Day of People’s Republic of China. In the year 1984, Wang Zishen, former president of Beijing Normal University, suggested to establish a festival day for the Chinese teachers. On January 21, 1985, the ninth session of the Sixth NPC Standing Committee formally decided to fix the September 10 of every year as the Teacher’s Day of the country.

4. China Alzheimer’s Day on Sep 17 中华老年痴呆日
China Senile Dementia Day was inaugurated on 17 September 2007. Since then each year various activities are taken to promote the prevention and cure of senile dementia in China.

5.National Humiliation Day 9.18 中国国耻日
This day falls on 18 September.  China’s National Humiliation Day is set to “Never Forget National Humiliation, Join up for National Rejuvenation”,  in memory of the September 18 Incident in 1931, a major event in Japanese troops’ invasion of China.

6. National Dental Care Day 全国爱牙日
National Dental Care Day, which falls on 20 September every year, was inaugurated  in 1989. Its aim is to promote dental health by spreading some of the many ways and basic knowledge  to prevent dental diseases to the public. It  tries to increase the awareness of dental care among the people.

7. National Defense Education Day 全民国防教育日
National Defense Education Day was inaugurated on 15 September 2001. Now annually the third Saturday is the designated day for National Defense Education.  On this special day, various activities are carried out in China to mark the National Defense Education Day, such as air defense warning will be sounded  together with other safety drills.

8. Beijing Chrysanthemum Cultural Festival 北京菊花文化节
Venue: Beijing Shunyi Fresh Flower Port
Add: Located in Shunyi District’s Yang Town, Beijing
Time: Late September – Mid October
Chrysanthemum Culture Festival uses the combination of indoor scenery and outdoor exhibition. Each year with a unique theme, the festival is aimed at creating a colorful flowers landscape, allow the visitors to appreciate various chrysanthemums, colorful chrysanthemums and elegant aroma of chrysanthemums.

9. White Dew  on Sep 07 白露
The traditional Chinese lunar calendar classifies the year into 24 solar terms. White Dew is the 15th solar term of the year, starting this year on Sept 7. White Dew singals the real starting of cool autumn. The temperature declines gradually.

10. Chinese Farmers’ Harvest Festival 中国农民丰收节
The Chinese Farmers’ Harvest Festival, established in 2018  falls on the annual “Autumn Equinox” ( Sep 23 this year). The establishment of the “Chinese Farmers Harvest Festival” greatly arouses the enthusiasm, initiative and creativity of hundreds of millions of farmers and enhance their sense of honor, happiness and gain.

11. Autumn Equinox 秋分
The mid-point for the autumn season;
The temperature begins to decrease;
Day and night are equally long on the day.

12. Martyrs’ Day 中国烈士纪念日
In August 2014, China’s toplegislature approved September 30 as Martyrs’ Day. It is estimated that China has about 20 million martyrs.

Beijing Weather in Each Month

Beijing in NovemberBeijing in DecemberBeijing January
Beijing in FebruaryBeijing in MarchBeijing in April
Beijing in MayBeijing in JuneBeijing in July
Beijing in AugustBeijing in September Beijing in October

Escorted Beijing tour in Autumn

Don’t want to go the do-it-yourself tour? No worries, here are some options for guided tours to Beijing for your autumn trip.

Beijing Autumn Tour

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Tip:  Hassle-free Beijing Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Beijing:

Beijing Highlight Day Tour from US$59 P/P
(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Mutianyu Great Wall)
Beijing Classic City Tour from US$65 P/P
(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Temple of Heaven + Summer Palace)
Beijing Excursion Tour from US$59 P/P
(Mutianyu Great Wall + Ming Tomb)
Beijing Hutong Highlight Tour from US$59 P/P
( Hutong + Rickshaw)

Mutianyu Great Wall Half Day Tour from US$55 p/p
Hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour from US$69 p/p

Mutianyu Great Wall Layover Tour from US$65 p/p
Beijing Highlight Layover Tour from US$75 p/p

Further Readings


Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
How to Visit Forbidden City
How to Visit Temple of Heaven
How to Visit Summer Palace
How to Visit Ming Tombs
How to Visit the Great Wall of China
How to Visit Tiananmen Square
How to Visit Hutongs
How to Visit Olympic Sites

Top 10 Markets in Beijing
Top 10 Shopping Malls in Beijing
Beijing Shopping

Wangfujing Night Snack Street
Qianmen Commercial Street
Beijing Huguosi Street

Any questions, just drop a line.