Autumn is widely regarded as the most beautiful of all four seasons. Although the southern part of China is still quite hot throughout September, the impending autumn has already brought some highly anticipated cool air for the nation's northern half.
This is by far the best season to go hiking in the forests or mountains, ride horses across the grasslands and do some general outdoor activities. Let's start looking for the most beautiful autumn colors in all of China right here, right now.
The following are the top 10 best Chinese destinations we can recommend for your autumn China vacation deals.
Top 10: Shigatse, Tibet
Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet, sits at the junction of the Yarlung Tsangpo River and the Nyangchu River and is the most colorful area in Tibet. It has vast grasslands, fertile river valley fields, flourishing semitropical jungles and snowfields. Famous attractions include Xiqin Spring, Yatung Spring, Yongzelucuo Lake, Palkor Monastery in Gyantse, Sakya Monastery, Pingcuolin Monastery, Juenang Monastery, Pala Manor and Tashilumpo Monastery.
Top 9: Hulunbuir Grasslands, Inner Mongolia
Located in northeastern Inner Mongolia, the Hulunbuir Grasslands are considered the "most unsullied grasslands" in China. Named after the Hulun and Buir lakes, the grasslands feature forests, rivers and lakes. After May, the green grassland is dotted with colorful flowers, birds, and cattle and sheep scattered among the grasses. There are also various local activities, including horseback and camelback riding, horse racing and wrestling for your top China tours.
Top 8: Changbai Mountain, Jilin
Changbai Mountain in southeastern Jilin Province is located on the border between China and North Korea. Considered as the most famous mountain in northeast China, Changbai Mountain has rich biodiversity. With an average altitude of 2,000 meters, the mountain is well-known for its snowy scenery, cool summers and an abundance of mineral springs.
Top 7: Zhangjiajie, Hunan
Zhangjiajie, located in the northwestern part of Hunan Province, is about 265 kilometers to Changsha, the provincial capital. Most scenic spots in the area are situated in the northern part of the city, including Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (where you can hike for travel to China), Wulingyuan, Tianmen Mountain, Huanglong Cave, Baofeng Lake, and Suoxi Valley. They are known for their beautiful forests, odd-shaped rocks, exquisite canyons, limestone caves, and jaw-dropping panoramic views. The hills present different views to visitors with the changing of the seasons. In October, colorful leaves, sheer cliffs and secluded valleys wow visitors.
Top 6: Daocheng, Sichuan
Situated in the south of the Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in southwest China's Sichuan Province, Daocheng County is often referred to as "the last pure land in our blue planet." At an average elevation of 3,800 meters, Daocheng is renowned for its magnificent mountains, white glaciers, broad valleys, lush pastures and picturesque lakes. Forests, grasslands and creeks can also be found in the grand valley, fringed by splendid snowcapped mountain peaks. After September, the area goes into colorful autumn, attracting hundreds of visitors to travel and hike there and enjoy some of the quietest and purest natural scenery on Earth for your popular China tour package.
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