November is the middle of China’s autumn, when you can see the most gorgeous fall colors in and around the cities. It is the best season to capture the fall foliage of nature, and enjoy outdoor activities with your family and friends.
1. Beijing – Great Weather and Fall Colors
November is one of the best seasons to visit Beijing, followed by May and June. It is cool and comfortable, and sometimes breezy.
The whole city becomes more charming and elegant painted by the red walls of the ancient architectures and the golden foliage in the parks and Beijing’s suburbs. It is a great time to explore Beijing’s suburbs, where the ancient temples are covered with red leaves and golden ginkgoes.
Taking a helicopter or hiking along the Badaling and Mutianyu Great Wall to appreciate the spectacular autumn views and enjoy the fresh air is a good idea. China Highlights can help you book a sidecar to take you to the wild parts of the Great Wall, which is a unique way to travel around Beijing.
2. The Yellow Mountains
The Yellow Mountains are colorful in autumn. The mountains are magnificent covered by red maples and interspersed with yellow fruits under the white clouds and blue sky. November is an ideal season to climb the Yellow Mountains due to the weather being neither hot nor cold.
If you are keen on outdoor activities, you can bring a tent to spend the night at the back of the mountain. Wake up in the early morning (about half past four) to appreciate the fabulous sunrise. Apart from the natural scenery of the Yellow Mountains, the human culture and ancient architectures in the folk villages near the Yellow Mountains can also make you feel deeply impressed, such as the famous Hongcun Village and Tunxi Ancient Street. Read more on the Yellow Mountains
Location: the Yellow Mountain area is located in Eastern China’s Anhui Province,about 300 km (200 miles) west of Hangzhou, and 500 km (300 miles southwest of Shanghai).
In November, Zhangjiajie turns into a romantic and poetic world veiled by fog. The steep cliffs and plants in the mountains are more beautiful. The mountains in Zhangjiajie are quite different from other mountains in China, which are separated into small cliffs. Why not take a side trip to visit Fenghuang Ancient Town to be intoxicated and feel relaxed in the tranquil and peaceful environment?
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