Best Time to Visit

Seasonal Scenery

the spring scenery of the Great Wallthe spring scenery of the Great Wall

The Great Wall offers a timeless charm to tourists, but scenery varies with seasons. Visit it in different time you will get a quite different scene.

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Most of the popular sections of the Great Wall are located around Beijing, so the following is written with Beijing's climate in mind, although temperatures are likely to be colder and rainfall more as the Great Wall is on the mountains.

Spring

In spring, when trees and plants turn green, the wall wanders among the lush vegetation. Every thing looks so fresh. It is a good time to avoid the tourist crowds in summer and autumn. Expect temperatures from 10 to 25ºC (50-77ºF).

Summer

Summer comes and the blooming flowers and colored leaves dot the mountains. The Great Wall snakes its way like a silver necklace, standing out clearly in the strong mountain sunlight.

The Beijing Great Wall usually enjoys blue skies and temperatures over 25ºC (77ºF) in summer. However, July and August are the months when most of the year's rain falls, so bring waterproofs in case.

Fall

the winter scenery of the Great Wallthe winter scenery of the Great Wall

When fall comes, the mountains are blanketed by colors of red, golden, yellow and brown, creating an amazing view and the weather during this time is pleasant. ( See best places to see fall colors in Beijing) This season is often recommended as the best season to visit. Expect temperatures from 10 to 20ºC (50-68ºF).

Winter

The mountains and the wall itself are often covered with snow in winter, offering an awesome snowy scene. The weather in this time of the year will be freezing or very cold and tourists are much fewer. Expect temperatures from 0 to 10ºC (32-50ºF). During the Chinese New Year period (uaually takes place in late January and early February), the Badaling Section of the wall is crowded with Chinese tourists.

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Q:Red Asked on 10:13 PM Feb. 16 2014 Reply
Is there an easy way to get to Mutianyu by bus on March 12? It seems most direct bus routes start on April 1st.
Hi Red, the information I get online is the bus is available from Mar.15 to Nov.15, but I don't know if it is reliable. Whitney Liao Replied on 03:00 AM Feb. 20 2014
Q:Ryan Asked on 02:41 AM Dec. 16 2013 Reply
HI, My wife, 2 young children and I will be in Beijing the last week of January. What is your lowest tour price to get to the Great Wall at Mutianyu? I can''t afford $90 per person. Ia the slide operating in the winter?

Dear Ryan,

Thanks for your question. I just send you a quotation of one day group tour to Mutianyu Great Wall for your reference. Please check your mail and feel free let me know your idea.

Nancy

Nancy Deng Replied on 04:32 AM Dec. 17 2013
Q:nadiah musa Asked on 10:00 PM Nov. 21 2013 Reply
Hi,we will be in guangzhou this december... planning to go to hong kong and beijing for 7 days. is it posible?

Hi,

We have some Beijing tours. pleaese see http://www.chinahighlights.com/beijing/tours.htm for more details. If you need our service, could you please tell me the details date and how many people in your gourp? We can book hotels, flights and itinerary for you.

Christy Luo Replied on 03:57 AM Nov. 22 2013
Q:Fernando Montemayor Pantino Asked on 00:28 AM Oct. 14 2013 Reply
What are the kinds of clothing that I need to bring during my visit to the Great Wall of China?

Dear Fernando,

The best time to visit Great Wall is Spring, Summer and Autumn. In Spring and Autumn, please wear warm sweater and jacket and summer clothes, such as T-shirts, shorts and skirts in Summer. As travel agency, we glad to arrange tours package includes Great Wall if you need. Please feel free contact me if you need any tour arrangement.

Nancy

 

Nancy Deng Replied on 04:01 AM Oct. 14 2013

Q:Fernando Montemayor Pantino Asked on 00:26 AM Oct. 14 2013 Reply
What are the months for the following seasons of the year? Autumn and Fall? Summer? and Spring time in China?

Dear Fernandao,

General speaking, March to May is Spring, June to August is Summer, September to November is Autumn and December to February is Winter in most parts of China.

Nancy

 

Nancy Deng Replied on 03:49 AM Oct. 14 2013

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