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Best Time to visit China

Since China is a vast country, there is always a place you can visit when you are here. The climate conditions in China are wide-ranging with each area having a different season at a different point in time. There are four different seasons in China; Summer, Winter, Autumn, and Spring. Autumn and Spring are unarguably the best time to visit China, as the temperatures are moderate and the weather is delightful with the onset of winter and offset of summer respectively. However, Summer and Winter are not bad ideas either, if you have no issues with the scorching and freezing temperatures. Especially, during these seasons, the weather is on its extreme; making it a particularly stranded place regarding tourists. Hence, the hotels can be available at affordable prices. 


What is the best time to visit China?

The most popular time to visit China is the Spring and Autumn. However, it changes depending on each individual’s preferences, and also their budget. Nevertheless, during Spring and Autumn, the temperatures are in control, and they cooperate in enjoying a better holiday in China. 


Spring in China (April to May)

It starts in the month of April and extends until May

Temperature: The temperature in China during Spring ranges between 10 degrees to 23 degrees Celsius. 

Weather: The weather is warm and comfortable with fresh air that makes you feel delightful. 

Significance: The Labor Day on May 1st is not a bad idea in China. 

Why you should visit now: It is the best season to visit China to get the most of its nature. Due to the fantastic weather, flowers bloom everywhere, making the place very beautiful. 

Know before you visit: Popular attractions like the Terracotta Army and the Forbidden City will be very crowded. 

Tips: Make all your hotel booking in advance, as this period is very crowded in China. 


Summer in China (June to August)

The summers in China start in June and extend until August.

Temperature: The temperatures during the summers range between 25 degrees to 33 degrees Celsius. 

Weather: The weather during this period is sweltering and sultry with high temperatures.

Significance: The place is decidedly less crowded during this period. 

Why you should visit now:  Summer is the best time to visit for the scenery as nature is it's most verdant. Hence, it is the best time to visit all the rural areas of China and the most unexplored places. 

Know before you visit: Towards the southeast, there can be abundant rainfall, so try to avoid this place. 

Tips: Carry shorts and t-shirts, because the weather can get awful. 


Autumn in China (Sep to Oct)

The autumns in China start in September and extend until October.

Temperature: The temperature during autumn ranges between 15 degrees to 27 degrees Celsius. 

Weather: There is very less rain and most of the days are bright with warm and mild temperatures. 

Significance: Chinese National Day is conducted during this period, which is the biggest festival of China that attracts people from all over the world. 

Why you should visit now: This is the perfect time to visit for all the people who love outdoor activities. 

Know before you visit: Chinese National Day holiday period is not a good time to visit China, because all the places and streets are incredibly crowded, and you cannot explore the areas properly. 

Tips: if you are visiting during the Chinese National Day period, make sure you book everything in advance, as the places get incredibly crowded. 


Winters in China (Nov to Mar)

The winters in China start in November and extend until March.

Temperature: The temperatures in China during winter range between 0 to 8 degrees Celsius

Weather: The weather is extremely chilly with lots of snowfall. In particular places, the temperature can get as low as zero degrees Celsius, making you want to run for heat. This explains the intensity of crowd during this period. 

Significance: The cities are at their best during this period. 

Why you should visit now: It is the best time to visit all the historical sites and all the modern buildings in Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai and Hong Kong. It is also the best time to visit for the people who love snow. The best part of this period is that the prices are also meager. 

Know before you visit: You can save a lot of money on the flights and entry tickets for tourist places. 

Tips: The place is less crowded, and the prices are relatively lower.

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