Top Destinations for 2014 Mid-Autumn Festival in Beijing

17/05/2014
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China’s Mid-Autumn Festival, the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, falls on September 8 this year. On this traditional Chinese festival, eating the moon cakes, enjoying the full moon with family and friends is also a must.
Want to enjoy the moonlights in this special and interesting day in Beijing? Let us show the best places for you, or tell us your dream and we can customize your tour.

Full Moon on Mid-Autumn Festival in Beijing

Full Moon on Mid-Autumn Festival in Beijing

No.1 Beijing Planetarium

Situated at the Xizhimenwai Avenue of Xicheng District, Beijing Planetarium is a national-level natural science museum, where there are 2 astronomical observation equipped with a huge telescope measuring 13-centimeter diameter in the courtyard. On the Mid-Autumn Festival evening, watching the full moon, planets, nebulae and star clusters through the telescope is surely a special and unforgettable way to enjoy the festival.

Beijing Planetarium

Beijing Planetarium

No.2 China World Trade Center Tower III

Completed in 2009, China World Trade Center Tower III, is a super-tall skyscraper located in Beijing’s central business district. It is the tallest one among the 22 completed skyscrapers with 80 storeys in 330 meters high. On the Mid-Autumn Festival, you can take a bird’s eye view of the entire moon light-covered city and have a closer view of the full moon, by standing on the top of the 80th storey.

Full Moon of China World Trade Center Tower III

Full Moon of China World Trade Center Tower III

No. 3 Kangxi Grassland

Kangxi Grassland is a good place for visitors wanting to get out for the moonlight and join in various interesting activities on the Mid-Autumn Festival evening. The Grassland is situated to the west of Badaling Great Wall, about 80km away from downtown. It is the largest grassland in Beijing. Here visitors can have a great experience of horse riding, camel riding, boating, fishing and skating, also have a taste of Mongolian lifestyle: song and dance, milk tea, cheese, roast rabbit and goat.

No. 4 Kunyu River

Taking a boat under the amazing full moon on the Kunyu River is a unforgettable experience: boating tour from Bayi Lake, passing China Millennium Monument, Yuyuantan Park, China Central Television Tower, Jinyuan Mall, Lingong Park and finally arrive at the Summer Palace. You will escape from the hustle and bustle of Beijing city and find yourself in a shelter of serenity on the Mid-Autumn Festival evening.

Kunyu River Boating

Kunyu River Boating

No. 5 Summer Palace

On Mid-Autumn Festival, walking along the lakeside under the charming moonlight, you will forget the tie and get an authentic taste of ancient Chinese culture. Summer Palace is known as the best-preserved imperial garden in the world, and is the largest of its kind in modern-day China. It is located in the northwestern outskirts of Beijing, covering an area of 290 hectares.

Full Moon of Summer Palace

Full Moon of Summer Palace

No. 6 Beihai Park

Your body and soul will be relaxed and at peace when rowing a boat in the glistening water with glorious full moon up in the sky, artificial hills, pavilions and corridors flowing around on the Mid-Autumn Festival evening. Beihai Park is the oldest and best-preserved ancient imperial garden in China, covering an area of 68 hectares, half of which is covered by the Taiye Lake.

Full Moon of Beihai Park

Full Moon of Beihai Park