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When is the best time to visit the Great Wall of China

The scenery of the Great Wall of China various with seasons. It offers tourists timeless charm all year round. Since the sections of Great Wall in Beijing are most popular among tourist, here we will take the climate of Beijing for example.
 

Travel to Great Wall in Spring

In spring, trees and plants are turning green. Ample vegetation around the Great wall makes very thing here looks very fresh and beautiful. Since it is the high time in summer and autumn, spring could be a better choice to avoid the tourist crowds. The temperature range in spring is from 10 to 25ºC (50-77ºF).
 

Travel to Great Wall in Summer

In summer, blooming flowers and trees of colorful leaves dot the whole mountains around the Great Wall.The summers are hot owing to warm and humid monsoon winds from the south-east bringing Beijing most of its annual precipitation.

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Travel to Great Wall in Autunm

In autumn, flowers have faded, but the mountains are blanketed by colorful leaves of the trees, red, yellow, golden, brown, etc. the sky is rather blue, the cloud is rather white. All of these compose a beautiful and heat-stunning picture.

Travel to Great Wall in Winter

Entering the winter, the mountains and the Great Wall are blanketed with snow, composing magnificent snowy scenery. The weather here in winter will be freezing and tourist should pack and wearing heavy clothing to avoid the cold. The temperature rang in winter is from 10ºC (32-50ºF)

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Climate Data Table for Beijing

Month Item
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Average  
Temperature()
-3.7
-0.7
5.8
14.2
19.9
24.4
26.2
24.8
20.0
13.1
4.6
-1.5
Rainfall (mm)
3.0
7.4
8.6
19.4
33.1
77.8
192.5
212.3
57.0
24.0
6.6
2.6
Days of Rainfall
2.0
3.1
4.1
4.6
5.9
9.7
14.1
13.2
6.8
5.0
3.7
1.6

Clothes for Travelling

In Autumn, jeans and a sweater are usually enough. In the warmer months, T-shirts and light pants or shorts are the best bet. In the colder months, it is wise to dress in layers: long underwear and jeans, shirt, sweater and down jacket. If you want to go local, you can buy a thick cotton army coat (jun da yi) for less than 100 yuan ($14.00). Rain gear is necessary, especially during the Summer months.

Avoid Peak Holidays

It is not a good idea to travel in China during Chinese holidays when huge numbers of Chinese people are travelling around. The busiest three national holidays in China are Chinese Spring Festival (usually in late Jan or early Feb.), International Labor Day (May 01 to 03) and National Day (Oct 01-07).. Spring Festival is an especially crowded time to travel. The advantage of being in China at this time is that you will get the opportunity to experience "first hand" the significance of these celebrations in Chinese culture.
 

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