Beijing Holidays

Discover China’s capital city; from centuries-old Hutong alleyways and the Forbidden City, to the eye-popping CCTV Building and the iconic Bird’s Nest National Stadium. Vast in size but unique in character, explore Beijing by bicycle, passing old men playing chess in walled courtyards while rickshaw market traders sell their wares down the narrowest of alleys.

Visit Tiananmen Square where Mao Zedong declared China the People’s Republic, or enjoy a serene cruise on Kunming Lake to see the Summer Palace. For those seeking a touch of culture, practise tai chi with the locals in Tiantan Park before entering the Temple of Heaven, the largest sacrificial building in China. Whether visiting the Forbidden City, enrolling in a calligraphy class or tucking into noodles at a street vendor’s stall, you’ll soon understand why Beijing, for over three millennia, has stood the test of time.

From Beijing, explore the Great Wall of China as it snakes through mountain scenery at Badaling, or combine your tour of China with a multi centre holiday to Japan to discover the unique history and culture of the land of the rising sun.

Destination Highlights
  • Visit China's historical capital
  • Walk along the Great Wall of China
  • Visit the Summer Palace
  • Explore the Forbidden City
  • See the iconic Bird’s Nest National Stadium

Time Zone

GMT+8

Flight Time

Indirect flights from Ireland are available

Currency

CNY - Yuan Renminbi

Visa Information

Irish Citizens are required to have a visa to enter China.

Language

The official language is Mandarin, however a number of other dialects including Cantonese are spoken

Health Information

Hepatitis A, B, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid and Malaria immunisation are recommended.

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Average weather in January

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Beijing
-4ºC
3mm
Xian
1ºC
8mm
Shanghai
4ºC
39mm
Guilin
8ºC
88mm
Hong Kong
16ºC
29mm

Average weather in February

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Beijing
-1ºC
5mm
Xian
3ºC
11mm
Shanghai
6ºC
59mm
Guilin
10ºC
98mm
Hong Kong
18ºC
57mm

Average weather in March

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Beijing
7ºC
17mm
Xian
8ºC
26mm
Shanghai
9ºC
81mm
Guilin
14ºC
147mm
Hong Kong
20ºC
43mm

Average weather in April

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Beijing
14ºC
26mm
Xian
15ºC
40mm
Shanghai
15ºC
102mm
Guilin
20ºC
214mm
Hong Kong
24ºC
120mm

Average weather in May

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Beijing
20ºC
44mm
Xian
20ºC
44mm
Shanghai
20ºC
115mm
Guilin
24ºC
354mm
Hong Kong
26ºC
218mm

Average weather in June

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Beijing
25ºC
72mm
Xian
25ºC
64mm
Shanghai
24ºC
152mm
Guilin
27ºC
437mm
Hong Kong
28ºC
463mm

Average weather in July

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Beijing
27ºC
185mm
Xian
26ºC
90mm
Shanghai
29ºC
128mm
Guilin
29ºC
223mm
Hong Kong
29ºC
496mm

Average weather in August

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Beijing
26ºC
156mm
Xian
25ºC
83mm
Shanghai
29ºC
133mm
Guilin
29ºC
140mm
Hong Kong
29ºC
569mm

Average weather in September

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Beijing
21ºC
55mm
Xian
21ºC
87mm
Shanghai
24ºC
156mm
Guilin
27ºC
87mm
Hong Kong
27ºC
358mm

Average weather in October

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Beijing
14ºC
35mm
Xian
15ºC
56mm
Shanghai
19ºC
61mm
Guilin
22ºC
70mm
Hong Kong
26ºC
137mm

Average weather in November

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Beijing
5ºC
17mm
Xian
8ºC
23mm
Shanghai
13ºC
51mm
Guilin
17ºC
64mm
Hong Kong
22ºC
24mm

Average weather in December

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Beijing
-1ºC
3mm
Xian
2ºC
9mm
Shanghai
7ºC
35mm
Guilin
11ºC
52mm
Hong Kong
17ºC
37mm