Autumn in China and best places to do sightseeing
If you have ever had a chance to visit famous places of red leaves in China, maybe you already understood the feeling of "getting lost in the Heaven". The natural landscapes of autumn in China have created romantic and attractive spaces for visitors. To give you some suggestions to travel in this vast land, below are several ideal places to contemplate leaves changing colors.
1. Huangshan Mountain, Beijing
Huangshan Mountain is a must-see tourist site in autumn
Huangshan Mountain is one of the most renowned spots to see maple leaves in China. The forests of leaves changing color make Huangshan a significant tourist destination at the end of every fall. The ideal time to wander around the mountain is from mid-October to the beginning of November.
2. Bashang Grassland
Bashang Grassland's beauty changes over four seasons
Located in the North of Beijing, the large Bashang Grassland has fresh atmosphere and its beauty changes over four seasons. The natural scenery looks most stunning in fall because everything including grasslands, lakes, mountains and valleys has turned into a vibrant color. If travelers come there in autumn, they will not only enjoy the immense space of the Bashang steppe but also admire the romantic gorgeousness of the nature during the season.
3. Qixia Mountain, Jiangsu Province
Qixia Mountain is said to be the greatest one in Nanjing, Jiangsu
Situated about 22 km to the northeast of Nanjing City, Qixia Mountain is said to be the greatest mountain in Nanjing, Jiangsu. It is 286 km high, including three mountains: Dragon, Tiger and Fengxiang. There are many maple trees that attract thousands of locals as well as international tourists, especially in autumn. Red maple leaves on Qixia Mountain are hailed as one of the ten most beautiful scenery in Nanjing, which should be visited in late November and early December each year.
4. Shilin National Forest, Guangzhou, Guangdong
The famous attraction is dubbed "Huangshan Mountain of Guangdong"
Shilin the Stone National Forest in Guangzhou is dubbed "Huangshan Mountain of Guangdong". The most attractive thing about Shilin is its red maple forest, one of the most gorgeous destinations in autumn. The maple trees in the Shimen Valley are various in shapes, creating a seemingly oil painting that no words can describe.
5. Changxi Village, Guilin, Guangxi
The ancient Changxi Village looks romantic in autumn
During time in Changxi Village, visitors admire contrasting colors of maple trees and Chinese ancient architecture. As maple trees are usually planted in front of and behind the village, in fall time, they turn glowing, and well matching with the Horse Head Wall. The red of maple leaves, the white of walls and the black of tile roofs create a unique landscape in this ancient village. Between November and early December is the best time for travelers to explore this site.
6. Haiyang Village, Guangxi
This village is an ideal place to relax
Another stunning village in autumn in China is Haiyang Village which has a reputation as China's first ginkgo tree village, with millions of such trees including 17,000-year-old ones. Ginkgo leaves in Haiyang usually turn yellow in December, later than in other parts in northern China.
7. Miyaluo the Red Forest, Sichuan
Miyaluo the Red Forest is worth tourists' time and money
Miyaluo is China's largest redwood forest, located in 280 km to the north of Chengdu (the capital of Sichuan province), on the road leading to Jiuzhaigou. In every October, crowds of local and foreign visitors gather in Miyaluo to admire the splendor of the Red Forest. The ideal time to visit this forest is between October and early November.
8. Jiuzhai Valley, Sichuan
Jiuzhai Valley is a perfect gift from Mother Nature
Jiuzhai Valley possesses a surprisingly beautiful nature landscape in the world, which varies from season to season. Autumn is considered the best season here as the whole area become a giant kingdom of colors. The valley is divided into 5 distinct tree regions, each type of trees has different colors, creating a lively and colorful valley. To enjoy this renowned attraction, tourists are recommended to come in October.
9. Ejinaqi, Inner Mongolia
"If you have never been to Ejinaqi, you will not be able to understand what heaven looks like"
Those who have visited Ejinaqi in fall are fascinated by the magnificent natural landscapes. As one of the three largest poplar forests in the world, it is so famous that there is a saying: "If you have never been to Ejinaqi, you will not be able to understand what heaven looks like. If you have never been to Ejinaqi, you will not know how attractive poplar trees are".
On clear days, Ejinaqi even looks more picturesque with a strong contrast between the yellow of poplar leaves and the blue of the sky.
Autumn in China is so amazing and fascinating that you will feel as if you are getting lost in the fairy-tale world. Let's visit China in fall and bring home the most awesome photos ever.