China’s Top 6 Places to Travel in September
September is one of best months to visit vast China due to the pleasant and mild weather. The top places to travel in September include historical city Beijing and Xi’an, Guilin with alluring natural scenery, Kanas and Yading with colorful autumn secenery, and Yangtze River Three Gorges.
Beijing: Capital of China in Colorful Autumn
Beijing Temperature in September: 15°C ~ 26°C (59°F ~ 79°F)
Weather: Pleasant, cool, a little rain
Highlights: Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Sqaure, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Hutongs, National Stadium, Beijing Roast Duck, Kungfu Show
Things to Do:
Beijing is one of the best places to travel in China in September. Tourists will be amazed at the maginificent autumn scenery around the Great Wall. Besides, explore the imperial life in the Foridden City and visit the Tiananmen Square which witnesses many important events of China. Tourists are also recommened to taste Roast Duck and watch a Kungfu show.
Recommended Tour: Beijing Mini Group Day Tour from $89 to Forbidden City & Great Wall
Guilin: Attractive Mountains and Rivers
Guilin Temperature in September: 22°C ~ 30°C (72°F ~ 86°F)
Weather: Cool, occasional rains and breezes
Must-see Places: Li River, Yangshuo, Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Seven-Star Park, Ten-Mile Gallery
Things to Do:
Guilin is a top place to travel in China in September. Tourists can cruise on Li River from Guilin to Yangshuo to view “a scroll painting” open up in front of them gradually, which consists of blue sky, green mountains and clear water; visit the Elephant Trunk Hill which is like a giant elephant sucking the water with its trunk; cycle around Yangshuo to enjoy the Ten-Mile Gallery and the untouched rural landscape.
Recommended Tour: 11 Days Small Group Tour of Beijing - Xi'an - Guilin - Shanghai from $1569
Xi’an: An Ancient Historical City
Xi’an Temperature in September: 16°C ~ 25°C (61°F ~ 77°F)
Weather: Pleasant, sunny, cool
Highlights: Terracotta Army, City Wall, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Bell Tower, Muslim Quarter, Mt. Huashan, Shaanxi Food
Things to Do:
Xi’an is one of the best places to visit in China in September. The top things to do include cycling on the City Wall to overlook the different landscapes of the inner city and the outer city; visiting the Terracotta Army to explore the secrets of the terracotta warriors and horses with a history of over two thousand years; tasting Shaanxi food and buy some souvenirs in Muslim Quarter and Suyuanmen Ancient Cultural Street; climbing Mountain Huashan, famous for its dangerous cliffs and narrow paths.
Recommended Tour: 8 Days Small Group Tour of Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai from $1169
Kanas Nature Reserve: In Its Most Colorful Time
Temperature in September: 5°C ~ 20°C (33°F ~ 68°F)
Weather: warm in daytime, somehow cold at night, strong ultraviolet
Highlights: Kanas Lake, Wolong Bay and Moon Bay, Hemu Village, colorful birch forest
Things to Do:
Kanas in September is a great destination to take photos. The various forest belts are in distinct colors, with the dazzling snow on the mountain top and the jade-like Kanas Lake, forming a magnificent picture. Besides, the world’s last Tuva wooden villages including Baihaba Village and Hemu Village should not be missed.
Recommended Tour: 10 Days Xinjiang Tour with Kanas Reserve
Daocheng Yading: Last Pure Land on the Blue Planet
Temperature in September: 7°C ~ 17°C (44°F ~ 62°F)
Weather: Cool in day and a little cold at night, rain occasionally
Highlights: Three Holy Mountains, Chonggu Monstery, Five Color Lake, Milk Lake, green grass
Daocheng Yading is a colorful world in September, and the snow capped mountains are especially beautiful and pure decorated by the red bushes, yellow broad-leave forests and grayish reeds. The small pond on the side of the road is covered with red water plants every autumn, the Milk Lake is in the dazzling blue color…. Even the “green hands” can take some master-level photos.
Temperature in September: 21°C ~ 28°C (70°F ~ 82°F)
Weather: Cool, less rain
Hightlights: Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Xiling Gorge, Shibaozhai, Shennong Stream
Three Gorges of Yangtze River:
Qutang Gorge is the seceny on the RMB 10 note. Wu Gorge is the most impressive section of the Three Gorges. Xiling Gorge, the longest in the Three Gorges, is well-known for many beaches and rushing water. The best way to tour them is by Yangtze River cruise ship. Along the cruise, tourists can take an onshore excursion to enjoy the fantastic Fengu Ghost City, appreciate special architecture of Shibaozhai, a precious stone fortress, and have fun drifting in Shennong Stream.
Recommended Tour: 14 Days Group Tour of Beijing - Xi'an - Guilin - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise - Shanghai from $2359