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Weather: The average low and high temperatures are 14 °C (57 °F) and 26 °C (79 °F). The rainy season has ended, so Beijing is back to its usual dry conditions.
Clothing: Summer clothes are still ok, but bring a cardigan or a coat to cope with morning and evening coolness.
Experience the reverence of Mid-Autumn Festival, delight in the celebration and scrumptious snacks, live the nightlife, and experience the history of this amazing city, because as the temperature drops the options of things to do rises in September in Beijing.
Mid-Autumn Festival: Rice patties, sweet fillings, and moon cakes are just a few of the many treats to enjoy during the month of September. The hutong streets are often flanked on either side by seasonal snacks or souvenirs. Red lanterns beam and seemingly hover above, lighting a nearly endless path of delight and wonder. This holiday has it all and September is the month to enjoy it.
Qianmen Street: The Mid-Autumn festival is a nationwide holiday but Qianmen Street is the best place to experience it. The central shopping and eating hub in Beijing with a 500 year of history built into it, Qianmen is the optimum choice of a venue for the Mid-Autumn holiday.
The Drum Tower & Houhai: Within walking distance of each other. The Beijing Drum Tower and Houhai are an excellent two for one traveler’s combo. First explore the 900 year history of the drum tower. Stroll along the expansive courtyard beneath the colossal and ancient monument. Add in the occasional drum performances it’s the perfect prelude to a night filled with life.
Then take a fifteen minute trek from the drum tower, through a maze of hutongs to the nightlife center of the Beijing, Houhai. Its modern bars are built into the hundred-year-old homes and architecture, a constellation of night lights light the scene of floating bars and live music.
Be aware: September is one of best months for traveling in Beijing. It is cooler than summer, and there are less tourists in the city, since school summer holidays have just ended. Avoid traveling to Beijing at the end of this month before the busy Chinese National Day holiday (from October 1st).