6 Places to Visit in Beijing in April

Comfortable weather and flowers in full blossom make April a great month to travel to Beijing. Below are the top six places to visit in Beijing in April to heartily enjoy the beautiful scenery of spring.


Mutianyu Great Wall is one of the best-preserved sections of Great Wall in China, with the total length of 5,400 meters (5,900 yards) and 2,250 meters (2,460 yards) open to tourists. Interestingly, when visiting Beijing in April, you will find that this spectacular ‘dragon’ has turned into a long corridor of flower. Around the Great Wall, pink peach blossoms, white pear blossoms and purple lilacs are scattering everywhere! Bathing in the spring sunshine, you will feel like roaming in a Chinese ink painting. 

 Recommended Tour:   Two Days Mini Group Beijing Tour with Mutianyu Great Wall from $299
Summer Palace is the most famous imperial garden in China. The delicately-designed buildings and natural landscape complement each other well, and such harmonious beauty represents itself to the full extent especially in spring. Looking from a distance, the Kunming Lake is just like a pure emerald. Both the West Bank (Xi Di) and Longevity Hill (Wan Shou Shan) are encircled by vibrant peach flowers and green willows. If you come here on a breezy day, why not fly a kite on Seventeen-Arch Bridge (Shi Qi Kong Qiao)? Either taking a boat on Kunming Lake, or wandering through the flower sea with your beloved person in the Summer Palace can be the most romantic thing to do in Beijing in April.

 Recommended Tour:   One Day Beijing Mini Group Summer Palace Tour from $149
Beijing Botanical Garden is the best place to visit in Beijing in April to appreciate tulips. Thousands of tulips in various colors are arranged in beautiful patterns. Apart from the most common single-petal early flowering tulip, tourists can feast their eyes with other types, such as lily-like tulip, peony-like tulip and lotus-like tulip. Located at the foot of Fragrant Hill, Beijing Botanical Garden has other types of flowers in April, such as magnolia. In addition, Cherry Blossom Festival is held here from March to May every year, therefore, one can admire the full blossom cherry flowers as well. Not to mention that the branches in the botanical garden are interspersed with red begonias and yellow forsythias.  
This garden can be a pretty exotic place to visit in Beijing in April.  Here, you can see not only aromatic cherry, peach and pear blossoms, but also flora and fauna introduced from other countries. In Tropical Plant Garden, the lush arbor trees are sure to cheer you up. Some types such as aged banyan are much worth visiting. In Sand Plant Garden, hundreds of cactuses and succulents from Africa and South America are eager to greet you. Tourists can also sample gardens in different styles including Japan, Russia, Netherlands and Austria.
With the altitude of 2,302 meters (7,552 feet), Lingshan Mountian is the highest mountain in Beijing. Though the peak of this lofty mountain is capped with snow all year round, the scenery of the lower parts change according to seasons. If you come here in April, you will be impressed with the vast and green alpine meadow, on which azaleas, lilacs, goldflowers and roses are in full blossom. It just looks like a fluffy carpet studded with colorful jewels. White birch forest is another famous attraction in Lingshan Mountain for you to take a walk. On account of its favorable natural environment, this place is also the habitat of sheep, horse and Tibetan yak. Riding a horse here could be another exciting thing to do in Beijing in April.
Famous for old temple, lush pine, grotesque rock and rare flora, Mount Miaofeng Scenic Spot is another recommended place when traveling to Beijing in April. While climbing the mountain, you can smell the sweet scent of lilacs and wild jasmines and enjoy the lush clusters of azalea, daisy, peach flower and shrub. Moreover, there will be a large temple fair here at the end of April or early May every year. Thus, tourists can not only appreciate the natural landscape, but also watch folk art performances and sample local customs. 
- Last updated on Apr. 14, 2023 by Catherine He -
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