Top 5 places to visit in September in China

September is one of the best months to visit China. September is when the hot summer heat begins to cool down and mark the beginning of Autumn season in China. Autumn is where you see many different colours in China, some turning red, some turning yellow. It is also the time when school summer holiday is over and all the tourist destinations are less crowded with local tourists.
Here are top 5 places to visit in September in China.

1. Beijing city and The Great Wall

The weather in autumn makes it a much cooler walk at the Great Wall from  Mutianyu and walking along the Beijing city,  visiting the Forbidden City (Imperial palace), the Temple of Heaven (Imperial Temple)  and the Summer Palace ( Imperial vacation palace) and wondering around the Hutong area and try the local cuisine with the September weather.

The Forbidden City, Beijing, China

2. Yellow mountain

Autumn is the best time to visit mountains in China. The Yellow mountain in Anhui is a great destination to see the King of the Chinese mountain. It is recognised as one of the most beautiful mountains in China. Autumn is a good time to enjoy the scenery, famous sunset, beautifully shaped pine trees, weirdly granite peaks and the sea of clouds from above. The mountain has over 100 million years of history and it has been an inspiration for many ancient Chinese painters, poets and writers. You can see the beauty and the shape of the Huangshan landscape in many traditional Chinese paintings.

3. Li River Cruise and Cormorant Fishing Show

Get onboard a 4 hours cruise on the breathtaking Li River towards Yangshuo. Enjoy the tranquil rural scenes of buffalo farming and towing karst mountain peaks.


Later in the evening, you are recommended to join the cormorant fishing show. This practice has existed for over 1 thousand years in the shallow Li River. The fishermen use the cormorants to dive under water and catches the fish by its beak and return to their owner.

 

 

4. Longji Terraced Fields

The Longji Terraced Fields is one of the most stunning rice field areas in the world. The fields will turn into golden colour in autumn. Longji Terraced Fields is located in Heping town in Longsheng, a 2 hours drive from Guilin. The terraced rice fields are ladder-like, are built from the bottom of the mountain to the top. These fields are belt-shaped, narrow and long, most of which are only wide enough for two rows of crops. The reflection of the sun in the paddy fields full of water and the ripe rice crops looks magnificent like a golden ocean in harvest season in September.

5. Pingyao Ancient city, Datong Yungang Grottoes and 1400 years old Hanging Monastery

Pingyao world heritage site, insight into the architectural style of Imperial China. Our city tour walking from Ancient city wall and street from Ming and Qing dynasty, Rishengchang financial house museum(first draft bank in China), Zhenguo temple to Shuang Lin Temple

Datong Yungang Grottoes, is a Buddhist temple, with 252 caves and 51,000 buddha statues and rock cut architecture. The Yungang Buddhist grottoes is a masterpiece of early Chinese Buddhist cave art from the 5th and 6th centuries.

The 1500-year-old Hanging Monastery on Mt. Hengshan is a temple that was brilliantly built into a cliff without nails. The structure is fitted into the bedrock of the cliffs with oak crossbeams and is still standing after all these years. Another unique fact of the monastery is it combines Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism worshiping in the temple.

 

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