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Best Time to visit Beijing

Sunday, June 27th, 2021
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As a cosmopolitan capital for business and leisure, Beijing is basically busy all year round. Coming from different corners of the world, people have their own favorite time or seasons to plan Beijing Tour.

The Best Time to Visit Beijing

The winter time is not as bad as most people think, a good time to save money and see less visitors, thus avoiding tourist crowds.

Many foreign visitors prefer choosing spring or autumn to visit Beijing due to the mild and comfortable weather.

But the sporadic sandstorm in spring has kept people on alert when they plan their spring trip to Beijing. 

In the recent years Beijing’s spring is getting better in terms of air quality and weather conditions.

Autumn is unanimously regarded as the best season to visit Beijing with sunny and azure sky and mild weather.

Beijing Tourist Seasons

•High tourist season: April, May, Sept and October
•Shoulder season: March, June, July and August
•Lower season: Nov. 15 till Feb 28 next year

Beijing Winter (Nov. 15 – next year Mar 15)

Winter time lasts four months from Nov. 15 till next year March 15. Yes, it is very cold in winter, especially if there is a strong northwest wind. If no wind, then the feeling temperature will be much higher due to the dry weather in Beijing.

The winter time is not as bad as most people think, a good time to save money and see less visitors, thus avoiding tourist crowds. Chekc out How to dress for visiting Great Wall in winter for more information on climbing the Wall in winter.

Further reading:
Beijing winter tour
How to Visit Beijing in November
How to Visit Beijing in December
How to Visit Beijing in January
How to Visit Beijing in February

Beijing Spring ( March 15 – May 15)

Spring lasts 60 days from March 15 to May 15. But a warmer spring usually starts early April and ends early May. So a warm springtime in Beijing lasts over one month.

Kindly reminder: Wind and dust can be possible in the March. Generally speaking, Beijing is dry and windy in spring.

Further reading:
Beijing Springtime tour
How to Visit Beijing in March
How to Visit Beijing in April
How to Visit Bijing in May

Beijing Summer (June, July and August)

Beijing Summer time falls on June, July and August, also a rainy season in Beijing, wet and humid. But July and August are the hottest months in Beijing.

You will expect a long queue and wait at the most of the attractions in Beijing mainly due to the large number of domestic tourists because of school vacations.

Further reading:
Beijing Summer tour
How to Visit Beijing in June
How to Visit Beijing in July
How to Visit Beijing in August

Beijing Autumn ( Sep 05 – Nov 15)

Autumn lasts 60 days from September 05 to November 15. Autumn is unanimously regarded as the best season to visit Beijing with sunny and azure sky and mild weather. 

Get out and enjoy the best fall colors period from October 15 throughout November 15 in Beijing .

Further reading:
Beijing Autumn tour
How to Visit Beijing in September
How to Visit Beijing in October
How to Visit Beijing in November

Crowd Information

Beijing gets very crowded and busy during school vacations and public holidays (July and August) in Beijing.

You are kindly advised to skip over the Official Chinese Holidays when you plan your Beijing tour.  Please jot down the following public holidays:

New Year’Day ( 1st Jan, three-day holiday )
Chinese New Year ( later Jan and early Feb )
Tomb Sweeping Day ( Early April, 3-day holiday )
Mid-Autumn festival ( Aug-Sept, 3-day holiday )
May Day ( 1st May, three-day holiday)
National Day (1st Oct, week-long holiday)

Closure Information

Most of the attractions in Beijing are open all year round, but most of the museums in Beijing are close on Mondays. The Beijing attractions mostly stop selling tickets after 4:30pm though you can keep on visiting till 6 or 9 pm if you have bought the entrance tickets before 4:30pm.

All the sections of Great Wall are open in winter though you may have no access to hiking the Wall if there is a heavy snow blocking your road to the Great Wall. Chekc out How to dress for visiting Great Wall in winter for more information.

Winter time to Save

If you are going to cope with cold weather, you can enjoy and lower-priced hotel rooms, special deals from Dec 01 till next year Feb 28. 

During that time of year, it’s also worth trying to negotiate a discount directly from your hotel.

In Beijing, hotels offer lower rated on weekends to lure tourists, who may go to the suburbs for weekend vacations. 

The department store sales take place during the first later December for the Christmas and new year as well as the time before Chinese lunar new year when very substantial bargains can be found, particularly on clothes and consumer electronics.

Tip:  Hassle-free Beijing Guided Tours

Beijing Winter Tour
Beijing Springtime Tour
Beijing Autumn Tour
Beijing Summer Tour

Further Readings


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

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 June

Sunday, May 30th, 2021
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Plan your Beijing tours in June? Well, not a bad idea to visit Beijing in June. Following the just passed tourist high season in May, June is walking slowly towards the two hottest months in Beijing – July and August.

Though not a flowering month like April or May, June keeps you from the hottest summer and the crowded domestic tourist season in July and August.

Beijing Weather in June

The average high temperature for June in Beijing is around highest 30℃ and lowest 17℃. Temperature varies a bit between day and night. So the feeling temperature in the morning and evening is still a bit low, and remember to cover your quilt well at night, guarding against catching a cold.

Though not a rainy season, with the rising temperature and more convective weather, there is a possibility of occasional showers or thunderstorms.

Just take precautions and check out the timely weather report. If any possible thundershowers during the day, please remember to take rain gear when you go out, and pay attention to guard against lightning and the possible short-time wind.

Basically no chance for the possible smog or air pollution which is more likely to happen in early spring ( March) and winter ( December to February) in Beijing.

What to wear in Beijing in June

A short T-shirt is all right for the day, but sometime you have to bring long-sleeve clothing for cool nights.

For outside walking, trekking or climbing the Great Wall, you should wear a hat and sunglasses.

Climbing Simatai Great Wall

 Please check the following Historical Climate Data for June in Beijing and prepare for your Beijing trip.

Historical Climate Data for June  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 on a daily basis.

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

Date      Average High   Average Low  Extreme High   Extreme Low
June 01                      29℃17℃            37℃(2001)11℃(1973)
June 0229℃17℃39℃(1986)       11℃(1978)
June 0329℃16℃37℃(1982)11℃(1965)
June 0429℃17℃35℃(1971)10℃(1997)
June 0530℃17℃40℃(1968)10℃(1969)
June 0630℃18℃38℃(1981)11℃(1987)
June 0729℃18℃37℃(2002)11℃(1987)
June 0830℃18℃36℃(1986)13℃(1967)
June 0930℃17℃37℃(1972)11℃(1967)
June 1030℃17℃41℃(1961)11℃(1974)
June 11 30℃18℃39℃(2004)12℃(1957)
June 1231℃18℃38℃(1988)14℃(1969)
June 1331℃19℃39℃(2000)13℃(1976)
June 1431℃18℃38℃(1988)13℃(1961)
June 1531℃19℃36℃(2000)14℃(1965)
June 1631℃19℃37℃(1962)15℃(1958)
June 1731℃19℃36℃(1958)15℃(1976)
June 1830℃             19℃37℃(2006)12℃(1974)
June 1930℃19℃38℃(1975)14℃(1970)
June 2031℃19℃38℃(1952)14℃(1970)
June 2131℃20℃39℃(2005)13℃(1982)
June 2231℃20℃38℃(1951)14℃(1974)
June 2331℃20℃39℃(1963)14℃(1974)
June 2431℃20℃38℃(1965)17℃(1970)
June 2531℃20℃38℃(1999)14℃(1991)
June 2631℃20℃37℃(1999)17℃(1969)
June 2731℃21℃37℃(1951)16℃(1983)
June 2831℃21℃39℃(1972)17℃(1968)
June 2931℃21℃37℃(1965)17℃(1966)
June 3030℃21℃38℃(2000)17℃(2004)

June Events, Holidays & Festivals

Public Holiday

Duan Wu (Dragon Boat) Festival 端午节
Time: June 14
Also called the Dragon Boat Festival, a lunar holiday, occurring on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. It is in memory of a great patriot poet named Qu Yuan of the then State of Chu during the Warring States period (475-221 B.C, who drowned himself to protest his emperor who gave in to the bully State of Chin.

Dragon Boat Racing (Photo from China Daily)

For fear that fish may eat his body, people of Chu launched their boats and started throwing rice dumplings ( Zongzi) wrapped in bamboo leaves into the river where he was drowned to feed the fish. Now in some places, the big event of dragon boat contest will be held to commemorate the special day. People today still have the bamboo-leave rice dumplings on the occasion today.

People have one paid day off for the holiday.

Annual Events and Festivals

1. Children’s Day 六一儿童节
June 01 is a big day all the kids all over the country. Almost all entertainment places such as cinemas, parks and children museums and palaces are open free to them or with discounted prices. It is also the right time for people to show their concern over the problems arising from the kids.

2. National Eye-care Day 全国爱眼日
China’s national eye-care day falls on June 6.  Understanding the serious situation about blindness in the country and the gravity of raising public awareness on eye health issues, the Chinese Ministry of Health, along with 12 other Ministries, officially declared 6 June as “National Eye Day” in 1996.  Each year a unique theme will be carried out to celebrate the special day to educate people to care their eyes.

3. The Chinese Population Day 中国人口日
The special day falls on 11 June annually.

4. China Children Charity Day 中国儿童慈善活动日
This special day falls on June 22. It is reported that since 2002, China Children’s Foundation has launched a series of large-scale public welfare activities to celebrate  “China Children Charity Day”.  China Children Charity Day is getting popular and has become a base for Chinese children and a mature public platform for the development of philanthropy in China.

5. China National Land Day 全国土地日
This special day falls on June 25.   China National Land  was inaugurated  June 25, 1991. Since then each June 25, National Land Day will be celebrated aimed at protecting the land resources. Each year a theme is chosen to promote the protection of the land in China. China has some 130 million hectares of arable land. Available farmland in China decreases every year as more land is taken for development.

6. Beijing International Tourism Expo 北京国际旅游博览会
Time: late June
Asia’s leading annual travel and tourism event – Beijing International Tourism Expo (BITE). Beijing International Tourism Expo is one of the fastest growing in the industry, attaining a quality ranking in Asia, and becoming an important and influential platform for tourism networking and business transactions.

7. Grain in Ear on May 5 芒种
The Chinese lunar calendar classifies the year into 24 solar terms. Grain in Ear, the 9th solar term, falls on June 5 this year. The arrival of Grain in Ear shows the ripening of crops such as barley and wheat.

8. Gaokao on on June 07 高考
Gao Kao, or National College Entrance Examination, is an academic examination heldannually in the People’s Republic of China. This standardized test is a prerequisite for entrance into almost all higher education institutions at the undergraduate level.

9. Father’s Day on June 20 父亲日
Father’s Day in China is always celebrated and observed on Third Sunday of June each year.

10.  Summer Solstice on June 21 夏至
The sun altitude arrive the highest in north; June 21 has the longest daytime this year.

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


How to Visit Beijing in June
Beijing June Realtime Weather Photos

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 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.