When is the best time to visit Chengde?

Plan your Chengde Tour? one of the frequently asked questions is “When is the best time to visit Chengde?” Chengde, with the fame of “summer resort”, lies in the northeast of Hebei Province. It is close to Beijing.

As one of famous tourist destinations in China, Chengde is suitable for travelling in April to October, while you can experience different unique charms in different seasons.

Chengde belongs to the continental climate. Chengde has distinct four seasons and the temperature is distinct especially between day and night.

The rainy season is summer. Use this travel guide to help you make a smart decision about when to visit Chengde. Check out below to have some information on each season:

Chengde in Spring

Spring in Chengde is warm and dry with little rain or snow. Dust storms sometimes blow in from the Mongolian steppe in spring. April to May is the best months for spring outing.

Chengde in Summer

Summer is the peak seasons for visitors to go to Chengde. Summer is hot and humid. But it is much cool than Beijing, due to the high altitude of at least 1000 metres.

Annual rainfall averages nearly 700 millimetres, most of it comes in July and August. Chengde Mountain Resort is a one of the most popular destination when go on a summer travel in China.

You are kindly advised to skip over China School Vacation in July and Auguest when you plan your Chengde Tours. There are many people who go to Chengde on summer to see Chengde Mountain Resort and its Eight Outer Temples.

Chengde in Autumn

Autumn is also a nice season for traveling to Chengde. Autumn in Chengde is cool with bright and clear sky. Nights in autumn are crisp and chilly, take a coat with you is necessary.

The beginning of September to the beginning of October is regarded as the most suitable time for visiting Mulan Paddock and appreciating the spectacular scenery in late autumn. With a mountain of red maple leaves, everything in the mountain has been dyed.

Chengde in Winter

Winter in Chengde is cold and dry, due to the Siberian air masses that move southward across the Mongolian Plateau. Winter is the best time to enjoy the beautiful snowy scenery.

Tip:  Hassle-free Chengde 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 Chengde:

Chengde tour
Chengde One Day Tour
Chengde 2 Day Private Tour Package with hotel
Chengde Car Rental with Driver

Beijing Chengde One Day Tour By High Speed Train
Beijing Chengde 2 Day Tour by Train
Beijing Chengde 2 Day Tour By Car or Van
Beijing Chengde One Day Tour by car or van

Further Readings

Best Time to Visit Chengde
Top 10 Attractions in Chengde
How to Visit Chengde in One Day
Chengde Outdoor Winter Activities
Best Travel Options Between Beijing and Chengde
Chengde Taxi: Chengde Taxi Fares, Tips and Phones

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