When is it advisable to visit Beijing?

When is it advisable to visit Beijing?

To choose a tourist destination, it is often recommended to find out about the climate and meteorology according to the season, organize the budget according to the tourist influx and, finally, look at the prices of the accommodation according to the neighborhoods where it is best to stay. So when is it better to travel to Beijing ?

In winter, temperatures can drop to -25º C.: When is it advisable to visit Beijing?

Is your next trip to one of the largest Chinese cities? Keep in mind that Beijing’s weather is harsh in winter and temperatures can be sweltering in summer.
There are many good reasons to visit Beijing in winter or early spring. The problem is that the climate of Beijing is continental and the city is close to Mongolia, so in winter there are usually cold waves during which the mercury can drop to -25 ° C.
There will be few tourists in winter visiting the cultural monuments and the vestiges of the dynasties (Ming dynasty, Qing dynasty, etc.), but it is not very pleasant to visit a country crammed in winter clothes.
In summer, temperatures are high and the atmosphere is charged with  high humidity. Maximum temperatures are 30.5 ° C in June, 31.4 ° C in July and 30.3 ° C in August (some days can reach 40 ° C). To this must be added the inconveniences related to pollution, although the Chinese authorities are trying to stop this problem.
So when is it better to visit Beijing? In northern China, autumn is very short, relatively dry, cool in the morning and mild during the day. It is a good time to visit Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Xi’An, Chengdu, Guilin.
You can also choose spring: the city comes out of the freezer after winter, the flowers bloom, it is dry season and the temperatures are mild (from 20 ° C to 25 ° C on average in April and May).
What’s more. We recommend that you choose, if possible, a period in which the tourist influx is less, that is, in low season, for several reasons:
Quietly discover the history of Imperial China and the history of the Chinese Communist Party;
Visit Tiananmen Square, the temples (Temple of Heaven, Lama Temple, Tianning Temple and its pagoda, Niu Jie Mosque), the Great Wall of China, Forbidden City, Mao Zedong Mausoleum or Museums (National Museum of China, Museum of Chinese History, etc.) without wasting time queuing;
Find cheap air tickets from Madrid, Hong Kong, Nanjing, Guangzhou or Chengdu;
Visit less touristy places and receive a warm welcome.
Thus, we recommend that you avoid Chinese cultural events such as Chinese New Year or National Day:
Chinese New Year: January 24-31 in 2020, February 11-18, 2021;
National day: from October 1 to 7;
All Souls’ Day: April 4-7;
Labor Day, May 1-4;
Dragon Boat Festival, June 25-27, 2020;
Mid-Autumn Festival, October 1, 2020.
These types of events lead to huge population migrations and prices can skyrocket.

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