6 Places to Visit in Beijing in September

September is the early autumn in Beijing. The weather is becoming cool and pleasant with less rainfall, suitable for hiking and traveling. If you travel to Beijing in September, you can take part in various outdoor activities like visiting Forbidden City, hiking the Great Wall and appreciating autumn flowers like chrysanthemums. Here are 6 places to visit in Beijing in September for your reference:


Visit Forbidden City

Visit Forbidden City
The Forbidden City is the largest and best-preserved ancient palace complex in the world, and is the embodiment of the highest level of ancient Chinese architecture. When visiting Beijing in September, you should not miss it. Under the bright sun of Autumn, it looks even more magnificent and visitors can take awesome photos effortlessly. Besides, the pleasant weather ensures a comfortable trip.

 Recommended Tour:  3 Days Beijing Mini Group Tour with Forbidden City from $245
 Book a Forbidden City Ticket
Tian'anmen Square
Tian'anmen Square is the largest city square in the world today, located in the very center of Beijing and to the south of the Forbidden City. It is the witness to China’s modern history, where the founding ceremony of PRC was held and where the military parades are still held every a few years. It's a very meaningful thing to go to Tiananmen Square in the early morning to see the flag-raising ceremony. After the flag-raising ceremony, you can visit other buildings on the square, such as the Great Hall of the People, Memorial Hall of Chairman Mao... Neither too cold not too hot, what a good place to visit in Beijing in September!

 Recommended Tour:  One Day Tian'anmen Square - Forbidden City Walking Tour from $102
Wangfujing Street
Wangfujing Street is a pedestrian street with a long history of hundreds of years, and a total length of 1,818 m (1,988 yards). Even a leisure stroll on it is one of the top things to do in Beijing in September for most travelers. It is not far from Tian’anmen Square. You can buy some souvenirs and local specialties for families and friends, for example, tea, silk, etc. If you are tired of shopping, you can also go to the time-honored restaurants along the street to taste local cuisine, including roast duck, instant boiled mutton hot pot and a variety of snacks.
Climb the Jinshanling Great Wall
Jinshanling Great Wall, 130 km (80 mi) from Beijing city, is a great hiking destination for outdoor sports enthusiasts. It is also a good place to visit in Beijing in September in consideration of the mild weather. Compared with the well-known Great Wall sections in other parts of Beijing, Jinshanling Great Wall has maintained its original appearance better and provides a magnificent ken for hikers. The higher you climb, the broader your vision. It might take half a day to hike through it. If interested, you can also hike all the way from Jinshanling to east of Simatai Great Wall.

 Recommended Tour:  One Day Mini Group Hiking Tour from Simatai West to Jinshaning Great Wall from $149
Taoranting Park
Taoranting Park is a modern new urban garden that integrates ancient and modern garden art. It's also a great place for locals to relax and entertain. Visitors can not only enjoy the beautiful garden views, but also experience the lifestyle of the citizens. Every autumn, this park will hold a chrysanthemum exhibition, where visitors can see all kinds of chrysanthemums, either big or small, red or yellow, multiple-layered or single-layered. So it is definitely a worthy place to visit in Beijing in September.
798 Art District
The 798 Art District, formerly the site of the old factories of the electronics industry including the state-owned 798 factory. After these factories moved out, the district has become a new landmark of Beijing's urban culture, known for its creative and fashion art. There are galleries, cultural companies, bars here and a variety of exhibitions are held here all year round to show the new trend of fashion and art. Many young people list this place as a top thing to do in Beijing in September.

Further Reading:
Beijing Weather in September
6 Places to Visit in Beijing in October
8 Most Beautiful Places in Beijing in Autumn
- Last modified on Jun. 01, 2020 -
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