Beijing Winter Comes – yay, time for skiing; pure white snow & unique scenery

05/11/2012
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Yesterday (Nov.5, 2012) Beijing has been hit by early winter snowfall and it means that the Beijing’s winter comes, and yay, it’s the time to see the best scenery.

Quick Links for Beijing’s Winter

 

” I’ve been to Beijing in the winter months and thought I could offer some advice. Is it cold? That depends on where you’re from. With a good coat, hat, gloves and a scarf, you’ll do alright. When I was there in January it was cold, but most of the places I went were well-heated. We even did a trip to the great wall. The view wasn’t as colorful as it would have been in the spring, but the real perk was that there were only 5 other people on the wall with us! (Not counting the merchants, of course, but even they were scarce) It’s not often you can get a shot of the great wall without any other people on it! If you don’t mind the cold so much, I’m sure you’ll find it an enjoyable trip. 

 

Great Wall in Winter

Great Wall in Winter

 

” I was in Beijing in Dec. (a while ago) and it was very, very cold!!! However, everything looked beautiful with the snow. It was so cold that when I visited the Great Wall we were the ONLY people there (another benefit of the cold weather), which was pretty cool. All the water at the Summer palace was froozen solid, fountains were froozen solid, etc.. Again, it WAS COLD BUT it was also very picturesque. I wouldn’t worry about the cold but would bring warm clothing in case it is as cold as it was the year I visited.

 

Summer Palace in Winter

Summer Palace in Winter

 

been there many times during different seasons and they all have the pros and cons. Summer is very hot but the bike riding is great for exploring the hutongs especially over and around the summer palace. We travel all over china and stop in Beijing for different reasons. I like winter especially for the snow and the fresh air. the hostels and hotels run discounts so thats also a plus. Also what better time to try the hot pot and steamy baos! If you’re looking for a hostel try Zen or far east for the best locations and service. If you want a better hotel there’s the Kempinski which we also like.

 

Forbidden City in Beijing

Forbidden City in Beijing