Top 8 Places to Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in China
Written by Sally Guo Updated Sep. 14, 2021
The Mid-Autumn Festival usually occurs from early September to early October when the weather is most comfortable at most tourist destinations in China. With the pleasant weather and lively festival atmosphere, this time is a peak travel period in China. In this article, we've listed the top 8 places for you to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival in China.
Generally speaking, a good place to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival should be wide and open, high, or somewhere with water. The following recommended places include at least one or two features.
1. Tongli Water Town in Shanghai
Well preserved, not so commercialized, and crowded
Tuisi Garden (UNESCO World Heritage Site): Built 1885–1887 during the Qing dynasty
49 Stone Bridges: There are 49 stone bridges, of varying styles, joining 7 islands created by 15 rivers and 5 lakes. Each bridge has a poetic name.
Gondola Trip: The waterways provide a major form of transport in Tongli. So you can take a gondola from Tuisi Garden to the Three Bridges.
Historic: The only part of the Great Wall that retained the ancient style of the Ming Dynasty in China.
Challenging Hiking Experience: Lying on the undulating Yan Mountains, the eastern section rises and falls along the peaks with the steepest part up to 80 degrees!
Breath-taking Scenery: A natural dividing line, Yuanyang Lake (Simatai reservoir) at the bottom of the valley; 16 watchtowers of varying styles along the wall, the whole view of Yan Mountain as well as Beijing city, and the rare sense of beauty at night.
Surrounding Resorts: Near Gubeikou Great Wall and Gubeikou Town (A Green Ancient Town)
World's Longest and Highest Glass-bottom Bridge: Spanning two cliffs in the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon area, it is 430 meters (1,410 feet) long and 6 meters (20 feet) wide, hovering over a 300-meter (984-foot) vertical drop.
Waterfall Wonders: Spectacular sight of various waterfalls, such as spray waterfalls, shade waterfalls, line waterfalls, fog-rolling waterfalls
Chinese Minority Customs: Zhangjiajie Old Courtyard is a Tujia ethnic minority courtyard residence that was built in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).