Enjoy a Colorful Chinese Journey in Autumn
China in autumn is a beautiful and colorful picture! You can enjoy a cool and wonderful journey of red leaves of Xixia Mountain in Nanjing, green karst landscapes in Guilin and blue sky in mysterious Tibet. The most famous Great Wall, listed in Seven Wonders of the World is marvelous scenery decorated by colorful trees. Are you attracted by the great autumn scenery in China? Here China Travel which is specialized in group tours with solo adventure has selected the best destinations in autumn for you.
Top Destinations for China Autumn Travel
The Yellow Mountain
The Yellow Mountain in autumn is filled with red maples, golden trees and green pines. You can enjoy an unforgettable and colorful journey on the mountain. Located in southern Anhui Province, it is one of the most popular destinations all year round. Oddly-shaped pines, grotesque rocks, hot springs and sea of clouds are highlights of the Yellow Mountain.
Sightseeing cable car of the West Sea Grand Canyon is opened in June 9th in 2013, which helps you to explore the Yellow Mountain easier. In addition, you can visit Hongcun Village or Xidi Village which are unique Huizhou architectures. The Yellow Mountain is convenient to reach from Shanghai.
Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve
Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve is a beautiful paradise consisting of glacial lakes, colorful trees, snowy mountains and beautiful waterfalls. A lot of travelers from the whole world head to Jiuzhaigou because of its marvelous colorful scenery. Travelers are speechless and full of praise when the colorful scenery comes to sight. Jiuzhaigou in autumn is the most beautiful, which is one of the hottest photography destinations.
You can also experience local Tibetan culture in the areas. Close to Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve, Huanglong water ponds are on travelers' must-visit trip lists of the northern Sichuan Province. The best time to see the brightest autumn scenery in Jiuzhaigou is from October 15th to October 25th.
Thousands of red maple leaves make Fragrance Hill Park become a famous destination in Beijing. Ginkgo trees turn gold in autumn. The most famous Great Wall, a symbol of China is full of colorful trees. It is deeply loved by travelers and photographers at the time. The time for the most brilliant autumn scenery in Beijing is from October 15th to November 10th every year.
To take a tricycle to wander in Beijing or explore hutongs can experience an unforgettable journey in autumn. If you are interested in historical imperial life, the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Tian'anmen Square and Temple of Heaven is worth visiting in Beijing.
The Yangtze River Cruise
The mountains along the Yangtze River are decorated by all kinds of colorful trees and grasses in autumn. The Yangtze River cruise offers a safe and comfortable journey of magnificent and colorful scenery. You can enjoy an essence travel between Chongqing and Yichang in Hubei Province, or a classical tour between Chongqing and Shanghai.
You can view the great Three Gorges Dam with colorful natural sceneries. To bring your camera and take some photos of the beautiful scenery along the Yangtze River is an enjoyable thing to do on the board. You can also take part in a series of entertainments activities such as learning traditional Chinese tai chi, making dumplings and hearing some lectures about China.
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To visit Tibet is thousands of travelers' dream in the world. Beautiful natural scenery including blue sky, white snow mountain, and colorful plants are impressive to travelers. It is said that color in Tibet is as beautiful as a rainbow. Nyingchi and Nam Lake which are one of the hottest destinations in China are colorful heavens in autumn.
Mysterious unique Tibetan Buddhism culture influences local people's life. You can enjoy a cultural feast except the colorful natural scenery. The Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Nam Lake and Barkhor Street in Lhasa are set with difference colors in autumn. September and October are the best time to see the colorful nature scenery in Tibet.
Situated at the Altay region of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Kanas is widely loved by photographers in autumn. Golden leaves, peaceful green water, untouched plants and animals consist of beautiful landscape in Kanas. With a crescent shape, Kanas Lake is a spectacular fairyland in autumn.
The best time to see the most brilliant autumn scenery in Kanas is from September 15th to October 15 every year. In addition, you can experience local Uygur and Hui People's culture in Xijiang. Due to great natural scenery and rich local culture, Xijiang Uygur Autonomous Region is a popular destination in autumn. You can enjoy a fantastic autumn journey in Kanas, Mt. Tianshan, Urumqi, Turpan and Yili of Xinjiang.
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Daocheng and Yading
Daocheng and Yading's autumn scenery attract a lot of travelers from the world. Colorful leaves, blue sky, white clouds, snow mountains form spectacular natural scenery in Daocheng and Yading. They are also famous for their ancient ice cap. Red Grasslands in Daocheng County is red paradise of original villages, blue sky, colorful trees and red grasslands. It is so beautiful that make you forget troubles of modern life.
Less touched by travelers, the remarkable scenery is located in the southwest edge of Sichuan province. There is an airport opened in 2012 to offer a convenient transport to Daocheng and Yading. Close to Shangri La (Zhongdian) in Yunnan Province, it can be reached from Sichuan and Yunnan Province. You can ride a bike to Daocheng and Yading from Shangri La.
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Nanjing Qixia Mountain
The Red maple leaves in Qixia Mountain make the reputation in autumn. Located in the northeast of Nanjing, Qixia Mountain also named She Mountain. The maple is so red that makes Qixia Mountains become a red picture in the late autumn. You can enjoy a red journey of thousands of red maple leaves on the Qixia Mountain.
October 1st to November 25th is the best time to see the spectacular red maple leaves in Qixia Mountain. And it is a popular Buddhism holy destination since the Southern Dynasties. Dongfeitian Grottoes discovered 2,000 years ago is another highlight of the mountain.Qixia Temple is the biggest Buddhism temple in the areas of Nanjing.
Guilin has beautiful green karst landscapes in autumn. Located in the southern China, Guilin's autumn scenery comes later than the northern parts of China. If you miss the beautiful autumn scenery in the north, you can come to Guilin to enjoy a golden sea of ginkgo trees in November. Haiyang Ginkgo Villages has thousands of golden ginkgo trees during the period.
You can also enjoy wonderful karst landscapes including clear rivers, blue sky and different shaped stone hills. To take a cruise along the Li River or Yulong (Meet Dragon) River in Yangshuo is the most popular way to enjoy the essential natural scenery. You can have a quiet and peaceful journey in Yangshuo which is one of the greatest villages in China.
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Hangzhou West Lake is full of golden trees along the lakes. China has an old saying about Hangzhou that there is a paradise in the sky, and there is Suzhou and Hangzhou in China. Golden trees, colorful hills, beautiful islands and clear water make up of beautiful autumn scenery of West Lake.
Travelers are intoxicating to the golden paradise of the West Lake. A large scale of lotus leaves in the West Lake turn dead, however, it is special scenery in autumn. To have a cup of Lonjing (Dragon Well) Tea on the bank of West Lake is a very leisure way to enjoy its autumn scenery. You can also take a boat wandering on West Lake to see the golden paradise there.
At the west corner of Inner Mongolia, Ejin Banner is famous for magical oasis, wide deserts and tenacious poplar. Ejin Banner in autumn is a golden sea of large-scale poplar trees. Poplar trees have tenacious life, and are spectacular and unique scenery in the deserts. A large number of travelers take trips to Ejin Banner just because of the golden poplar trees. You can get fantastic photos of the beautiful autumn scenery in Ejin Banner.
September and October are good time to visit Ejin Banner, however, the best time to see the brightest golden poplar trees is from October 1th to October 20th. In addition, Ejin Banner Poplar Festivals is annually held during Chinese national holiday (October 1st to October 7th) in Ejin Banner Poplar Villages. There are a variety of activities on the grasslands such as camel contest and horse racing.
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The magnificent peaks and stone forests make Zhangjiajie become a lot of travelers' must-visit attraction all the year around. The autumn scenery in Zhangjiajie is as beautiful as a colorful paradise. Due to the beautiful natural landscapes, Zhangjiajie was listed into the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1992. In autumn, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Suoxi Valley and Tianzishan Mountain are decorated by colorful trees.
You can get some marvelous photos of the colorful landscapes which are very different view in autumn. The best time to see the most wonderful autumn scenery in Zhangjiajie is from October 1st to November 10th. Besides, you can visit Fenghuang Ancient Town which a large-scale Miao village with a long history in Hunan Province.
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