Best Time to visit Beijing

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As a cosmopolitan capital for business and leisure, Beijing is 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
Most foreign visitors prefer spring and autumn to visit Beijing due to the mild and comfortable weather.

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

•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 Weather
If not putting the weather into a consideration, then there is no good or bad time to tour Beijing as major attractions in Beijing are open all year round.

Beijing Winter
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.

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Beijing Winter

Beijing Winter

Beijing Spring
Spring lasts 60 days from March 15 to May 15. 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.

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Beijing Spring

Beijing Spring

Beijing Summer
Beijing’s Summer time falls on July and August, also a rainy season in Beijing, wet and humid. You will expect a long queue and wait at the most of the attractions in Beijing mainly due to the large number of domestic toursist because of school vacations.

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Beijing Autumn
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 .

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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
The Beijing attractions in Beijing are open all year round, but most of the musuems 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.

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.Add On:

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8 Responses to “Best Time to visit Beijing”

  1. lani says:

    Hello, i’m arranging my trip to beijing for next year. As i am an indonesian, i expect to see the snow because our country dont have it. But i’m considering about the great wall, can i visit and take a trip in the great wall in snowy season? thank you very much

  2. Daniel says:

    Hello Iani,

    All the sections of the Great Wall around Beijijng are open to the public all year around, even in snow season. But if extremely heavy snow, the roads to the Wall may be blocked. But this rarely happens. Have a good time in Beijing.

  3. Vernon says:

    I am planning to visit Beijing on the 2nd week of December and I’d like to ask you if there is heavy snow during this time. I’d like to see the Great Wall and the forbidden city and a few museums as well. Do you think 4 days is enough for this? And also , is it okay to visit Beijing in December?
    Thank you in advance.


  4. Daniel says:

    Hello Vernon,

    It is all right to visit Beijing in winter, less crowded, discounted entrance fees, though a bit cold outside especially on a windy day. Indoor heating all Beijing makes you feel better back to your hotel or in other indoor areas.

    It is hard to predict a heavy snow during your travel time. Basically 4 days are enough for a regular tour of Beijing covering the highlights you’ve mentioned. Have a good time in Beijing. Check out the link below to feel Beijing’s winter and plan your winter tour:

  5. Katherine Lim says:

    Do you arrange private tour to visits all the spring flower bloom and how much ?

  6. Beijing Tour says:

    Hi Katherine Lim,

    You may check out the link below for more information:

  7. sunshine says:

    i am planning to visit beijing this august in a tour of around 4-5 days. i have heard that the tianmen square and forbidden city closes as the chinese do their marchpast practice . which time is best to visit so that i can cover maximum sites and it will be good if you send a plan

  8. Daniel says:

    Hi Sunshine,

    As as I know, haven’t heard any information on the marchpast in Auguest.

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