Spring is known as a short and cool season, only really lasting between March and May. With frequent ups and downs of temperature you'll need to make sure you're prepared when you pack.
Spring is a popular season for flower lovers as the parks are filled with blossoming cherry and peach trees, blooming tulips as well as apricot flowers and yulan magnolia to name a few. It offers the chance to take in many beautiful sights and enjoy enchanting spring outings with many shows and performances concentrated to May.
What is there to do?
Take a tranquil trip to one of Beijing's many parks and gardens to see the blossoms; city parks like Baihai park are always recommended by locals.
The Cherry Blossom festival in Yuyuantan isn't to be missed and gives you the chance to see the beautiful changing seasons with locals and fellow tourists.
Beijing also has many beautiful lakes and ponds to go boating, there are options for every kind of traveller from guided tours for those who just want to sit back and enjoy the sights or fun pedalo and motorboat sessions for travellers who like to do it themselves.
Spring is a great chance to rent a bicycle and see Beijing like a true local, there's thought to be around 12 million bicycles in Beijing and a common saying is ‘You're not a Beijinger if you haven't lost any bikes!’
Best Spring Excursions:
In this full day tour you'll be able to see Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace. It's a great chance to learn more about China's rich history and explore some of its most iconic buildings.
Use the cooler evening to learn more about the tradition and legend of Kung Fu as you watch China's leading performance company and the best of China's Kung Fu practitioners.
The show follows the story of a young boy training to become a Kung Fu master, combining a gripping storyline with stunning visual effects and a fusion of modern dance with traditional Chinese martial arts and acrobatics.