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Beijing in April Travel Guide (Weather, Wear, Events & Tips)

Thursday, March 31st, 2022
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April is one of the best months to visit Beijing. Actually a warm and comfortable spring in Beijing starts from early April, one month later than that in southern China.

Visit Beijing in April

The Weather in April in Beijing

The temperature in April rises gradually with the average low at 7℃ and highest 20 ℃.

What to Wear and Pack in Beijing in April

April is a flower booming season for Beijing. It is getting warmer. You may wear a hoodie, or a thin coat, a thin jeans, a pair of breathable sneakers, walking in the streets of Beijing, or climbing the Great Wall of China.

But please note that April is a little weird, also a season with much changing in terms of dress code. Very often what you should wear today largely depends on the weather changes or the latest weather reports. Just get ready for some warm clothes for possible drop of temperature in the evening.

If you don’t want to pack or carry heavy warm clothes all the way from your home country, you may purchase them here in Beijing. Major department stores and free markets sell various kinds of winter clothes. Many travellers would like to go the Silk Street Market for shopping: see  Top 10 Markets in Beijing.

Check the following historical climate data to prepare for your Beijing tour  what to wear and what to pack.

Historical Climate Data for April 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 and pack on your coming trip to Beijing.

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

Date      Average High   Average Low   Precipitation   Extreme High   Extreme Low
April 0116℃4℃1mm26℃(2002)-3℃(1972)
April 0217℃4℃1mm27℃(2002)-2℃(1957)
April 0317℃4℃1mm25℃(1968)-1℃(1978)
April 0418℃5℃0mm27℃(1994)-3℃(1976)
April 0519℃6℃1mm27℃(1952)-1℃(1973)
April 06  18℃6℃             1mm28℃(1955)-1℃(1965)
April 0718℃6℃0mm              28℃(1982)0℃(1972)
April 0818℃6℃0mm29℃(1952)-2℃(1972)
April 0918℃6℃1mm28℃(2004)-1℃(1971)
April 1018℃              6℃0mm27℃(1963)-3℃(1965)
April 1119℃6℃0mm28℃(2004)      -1℃(1966)
April 1219℃7℃1mm30℃(2000)1℃(1968)
April 1320℃7℃0mm31℃(1956)0℃(1953)
April 1421℃8℃0mm29℃(1956)1℃(1980)
April 1520℃8℃1mm31℃(1965)2℃(1953)
April 1621℃8℃1mm29℃(2001)-1℃(1980)
April 1721℃8℃0mm32℃(1993)1℃(1973)
April 1821℃9℃1mm31℃(1993)4℃(1971)
April 1921℃9℃1mm30℃(2004)2℃(1965)
April 2021℃9℃2mm29℃(1977)3℃(1986)
April 2122℃9℃1mm30℃(1998)1℃(1951)
April 2222℃10℃1mm30℃(1973)1℃(1959)
April 2322℃10℃1mm29℃(1983)2℃(1951)
April 2422℃9℃1mm30℃(1983)3℃(1980)
April 2522℃9℃2mm31℃(1953)3℃(1962)
April 2622℃10℃1mm32℃(1981)1℃(1979)
April 2722℃9℃1mm33℃(1988)2℃(1984)
April 2823℃10℃1mm31℃(1972)4℃(1965)
April 2923℃11℃1mm31℃(1972)4℃(1956)
April 3024℃11℃1mm32℃(1981)5℃(1979)

What is there to do in Beijing in April?

April is also a time for enjoying all kinds of flowers booming in and around Beijing. In spring, one of the best delights is to see various flowers coming into blossom one after another under the warm sunshine.

Qingming Festival (Tomb Sweeping Festival) 清明节

Qingming Festival falls on April 4 each year. For the Chinese, Qingming, first of all, a day to remember and honor one’s ancestor. People, young and old like, pray before the ancestors, sweep the bombs and offer food, tea, chopsticks, paper accessories and/or
libation to the ancestor. People have one paid day off.

Qingming is also a day to celebrate the coming of spring. People go on family outings, start the spring farming singing, dancing etc. Another popular thing to do is fly skies.

World Snooker China Open 斯诺克中国公开赛 (北京)

The tournament currently takes place at the Beijing University Students’ Gymnasium, Haidian District, Beijing in late March and early April. It is the last ranking event before the World Championship.

Beijing International Long-distance Running Festival  北京国际长跑节

Normally Beijing International Running Festival Kicks off on mid April 1 .  The annual spring running has been a traditional sporting activity in the capital city ever since its established  in 1956.

Yuyuantan Park Cherry Blossom Festival北京玉渊潭樱花节

Avenue: Yuyuantan Park ( not far from CCTV Tower and the China Millennium)
Time: Late March – April
Yuyuantan Park is a hectic tourist attraction from April through to early May every year due to its amazing cherry blossoms. There are around 200,000 plants including about 2000 cherry trees with approx. 20 different species. Many of the cherry trees were gifts from Japan when the two countries established diplomatic ties in the 1970s.

Beijing Tulip Cultural Festival 北京国际鲜花港郁金香文化节

Venue: Beijing Shunyi Fresh Flower Port
Add: Located in Shunyi District’s Yang Town, Beijing
Time: Mid-April – early May
The tulip culture festival will be held in an indoor site and an outdoor site. Over 3 million tulips with more than 70 species, such as Barcelona, Xiusemeiren and Don Quixote, and some bulbous flowers rarely seen in China such as Hyacinth, Water Hyacinth and Ranunculus Asiaticus, and some advanced techniques including soilless planting and pot growing will be displayed at the outdoor site.

Beijing Zhongshan Park Tulip Festival 中山公园郁金香节

Avenue: Zhongshan Park ( on the north of Tiananmen Square )
Opening Time: around mid-April
This peaceful park becomes awash with the color of tulip blossoms. It boasts over 30 varieties of tulips with over 300,000 tulips. Each year it attracts thousands of visitors.

Beijing International Peach Blossom Music Festival 北京 国际桃花音乐节

The annual International Peach Blossom Festival is held in mid-April in Pinggu County,  Beijing, which lasts one month. Pinggu is quite popular for its peaches and peach garden. Now it is the largest peach garden throughout the world.

Beijing International Film Festival 北京国际电影周

The week-long film festival was established in 2011.  Normally it takes place in late April annually. Beijing International Film Festival, with its elaborate ceremonies, red carpets and diverse perspectives, is an unmissable chance for movie-lovers to see the latest films from both home and abroad.

Beijing International Automobile Exhibition 北京国际汽车展览会

Beijing International Automotive Exhibition or Auto China  is an auto show held in late April biennially in Beijing since 1990. This auto festival has now become one of three top auto shows in the world and other two are  Frankfurt (Frankfurt Motor Show), New Delhi (Auto Expo) . Currently China boasts the largest and fastest growing auto market in the world.

Miaofengshan Temple Fair 妙峰山传统民俗庙会

Venue: Miao Feng Shan, about 55km West of Beijing, is the nearest mountain in Beijing
Time: Late April and mid May
At the end of April, Miao Feng Shan Mountain with several century-old pilgrim’s trails and the Golden Summit, will hold the biggest temple fair in northern China. Temple fairs have traditionally been a time for worshiping the gods and praying for blessings, a great opportunity for some serious fun. Many kinds of traditional shows will be on display.

Grain Rain on April 20 谷雨

Rainfall increases which is helpful to grain crops. Grain Rain is one of the 24 solar terms. The traditional Chinese lunar calendar  classifies the year into 24 solar terms.

Beijing Travel Guide in Each Month (Weather, What to do)

Beijing in January Travel GuideBeijing in February Travel Guide
Beijing in March Travel GuideBeijing in April Travel Guide
Beijing in May Travel GuideBeijing in June Travel Guide
Beijing in July Travel GuideBeijing in August Travel Guide
Beijing in September Travel GuideBeijing in October Travel Guide
Beijing in November Travel GuideBeijing in December Travel Guide

Escorted Beijing Tours in Spring and more:

If you don’t want to do a self-guided tour and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours, here are some options for organized tours to Beijing:

Beijing Spring Tour
Car Rental in Beijing
Beijing Day Tour
Beijing Tour Packages
Great Wall Tour
Beijing Winter tour
Beijing Tour
China City Tours
China Tour

Further Readings


Best Time to Visit Beijing
How to plan a trip to Beijing

Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
Top 10 Tourist Scams 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.

Beijing in March Travel Guide (Weather, Wear, Events & Tips)

Saturday, March 19th, 2022
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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.

Plum Blossom Festival at Ming Dynasty City Wall Relics Park

The Weather in March in Beijing

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 average temperature in Beijing in March is 0℃ -12 ℃: the average temperature at night is 0℃.;average daily maximum temperature: 12℃.

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.

What to Wear and Pack in Beijing in March

The average temperature at night is 0℃:It is recommended to wear heavy warm clothes such as leather jackets, overcoats, thick sweaters, or thin down jacket, hats, and gloves.

The average daytime temperature is 12℃: It is recommended to wear suits, jackets, windbreakers, casual wear, jackets, suits, thin sweaters and other warm clothes.

If you don’t want to pack or carry heavy warm clothes all the way from your home country, you may purchase them here in Beijing. Major department stores and free markets sell various kinds of winter clothes. Many travellers would like to go the Silk Street Market for shopping: see  Top 10 Markets in Beijing.

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

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 and pack 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)

What is there to do in Beijing in March?

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

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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8.  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.

9.  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 Travel Guide in Each Month (Weather, What to do)

Beijing in January Travel GuideBeijing in February Travel Guide
Beijing in March Travel GuideBeijing in April Travel Guide
Beijing in May Travel GuideBeijing in June Travel Guide
Beijing in July Travel GuideBeijing in August Travel Guide
Beijing in September Travel GuideBeijing in October Travel Guide
Beijing in November Travel GuideBeijing in December Travel Guide

Tip:  Hassle-free Beijing Guided Tours

If you don’t want to do a self-guided tour and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Beijing:

Beijing Springtime tour
Car Rental in Beijing
Beijing Day Tour
Beijing Tour Packages
Beijing Winter tour
Great Wall Tour
Beijing Tour
China City Tours
China Tour

Further Readings


Best Time to Visit Beijing
How to plan a trip to Beijing

Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
Top 10 Tourist Scams 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.

How many days to visit Beijing?

Monday, February 14th, 2022
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Plan your Beijing tour? If it is your first time to visit Beijing, you may wonder how many days you would need to grasp the major attractions in Beijing.

And also you may need some suggestions relative to the top sights to see while in Beijing, aside from the much hyped Great Wall of China and Forbidden City, the two maybe already on your “to do” list.

Beijing has lots to offer. Personally I suggest that 2 full days are the absolute minimum to give you a really good feel for the city and most of the major attractions if you cannot go for 3, 4 or 5 full days.

One day is dedicated to the city highlights of Beijing including Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace; the other day is for a full day excursion to the Great Wall of China around Beijing.

Quite a few business travelers cannot afford two days for sightseeing in Beijing. In that case, you can combine Forbidden City with the Great Wall of China in one day tour, the highlight of your Beijing tour.

If you can stay in Beijing for 3 or 4 full days, you have more options. You may add more interesting sights to your third day schedule which can cover Panda House, Hutong tour, Lama Temple and Olympic sites. And the list could be much longer.

Before you come to Beijing, make sure you print a map of the subway map. Though very crowded, the subway still remains the most fastest and economic public transport tools traveling Beijing.

In addition, you don’t have to worry about losing your direction. Find your hotel and map it on the subway map. You will be able to take the subway to the stops of interest. Beijing Subway Line 4 brings you to the north gate of Summer Palace; Subway Line 5 takes you to Lama Temple and the east gate of Temple of Heaven.

Subway Line 1 brings you to Tiananmen Square and Forbiddden City and S trains from Beijing Huangtudian Railway Station goes to Badaling Great Wall.

Please read the following related posts

How to visit Beijing in One Day
How to visit Beijing in Two Days
How to Visit Beijing in Three Days

How to Visit Mutianyu Great Wall by Bus
How to Visit Badaling Great Wall by Train

Forbidden City Travel Tips
Tips for Visiting Tiananmen Square
Tips for Visiting the Temple of Heaven
Tips for visiting Summer Palace
How to Visit Ming Tombs in Beijing
Tips for Visiting the Great Wall of China around Beijing
How to visit Bird’s Nest and Water Cube
How to Visit Lama Temple

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:

Car Rental in Beijing
Beijing Day Tour
Beijing Tour Packages
Beijing Winter Tour
Great Wall Tour
Beijing Tours
China City Tours
China Tour

Any questions, just drop a line.