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Top 10 Autumn Locations in China

Experience an awesome autumn in China which is a magical and brilliant season to explore. Check out China Tour Advisors’ Top 10 Most Beautiful Autumn Attractions for some of the most epic destinations to tour!
NO.1
Xinjiang,Burqin
Kanas Lake, a freshwater lake located in 150 kilomete north of Burqin County of Altay Region in Xinjiang Province. It is nestled to the Altay Mountai with an area of 45.73 square kilomete. This lake is shaped in a long bean and is formed as a result of glacier movement. Kanas Lake is situated within the Kanas Nature Reserve, whic…> Read More
Transportation: During July and August there should be tourist buses (Y50) to and from the Lake to the Burqin bus station.
Best Time to Visit: As Kanas Lake is open for tour from June to October every year, it is the best to visit from the end of August to September.
NO.2
Sichuan,Jiuzhaigou
Introduction to Jiuzhai Valley (九寨沟)Jiuzhaigou Valley is a nature reserve and national park located in northern Sichuan Province of southwestern China. Jiuzhaigou Valley scenic and historic interest area is part of the Mihan Mountain range on the edge of the Tibetan Himalayan Plateau and stretches over 72,000 hectares. It is k…> Read More
Transportation: There are many flights from many major cities throughout China to Jiuzhaigou. You can take a flight to Chengdu and then take a day long bus trip through a mountainous area.
Best Time to Visit: To see the autumn leaves and wildlife October is the best time to visit Jiuzhai Valley.
NO.3
Jilin,Baishan
Within Changbaishan there are 6 natural wonde to see at the nature reserve which includes: Aerial park, waterfalls, Tianchi lake, forests, hot springs, mountainous views and magical scenery and landscapes. There are two separate areas to Changbaishan, there is the northern slope and the western slope both lead to Tianchi lake. Th…> Read More
Transportation: From Jilin city, driving takes around six hours.
Best Time to Visit: The best time to catch the red leaves season is between October and September.
Admission: The admission fee for Hongye Valley is 100RMB per person.
NO.4
Tibet,Linzhidiqu
Namjagbarwa Peak is the highest mountain in China's Tibet Nyingchi with the altitude of 7782 mete.It is 28th high in the ranks of the world's highest peak.Namjagbarwa Peak is never easy to show their true colo,hides its huge triangular peak body in snow and mist,so it is also called / Xiunvfeng (shy Goddess Peak)/. Namjag…> Read More
NO.5
Sichuan,Daocheng
Introduction to Yading Nature Reserve (亚丁风景区) Yading Nature Reserve is located in Daocheng county of Sichuan. The nature reserve was made known to the world in the 1900's after famous American explorer Dr. Joseph Rock visited Yading. However, Yading Nature Reserve still remai relatively unknown to many travele to Tibet a…> Read More
Transportation: There is a single bus every day at 6:00AM travelling to Yading from Daocheng, that costs 60RMB.
Best Time to Visit: To see the colorful Yading in the autumn its best to visit between September and October.
NO.6
The Huyang Poplar Forest is near the desert highway situated in Luntai. Located near the Tarim Basin, the forest is the world's largest area of natural Huyang Poplar. The forest is over 2,700 hectares and grows along the Tarim River and stretches to the remote horizon. There is a beautiful lake in the forest that attracts swa…> Read More
Transportation: The best way to travel to Luntai is to take a train from Urumqi. On your arrival in Luntai to get to the Huyang Poplar Forest Park, we suggest hiring a private car so you can take in the beautiful scenery along the way.
Best Time to Visit: In autumn, Huyang poplars show their beauty in the middle of October to November. This is the ideal time to visit Luntai. The trees begin to transform from a shade of yellow to a deep crimson which is a magnificent autumn sight.
Admission: Entrance fee to Luntai Huyang Poplar Forest Park costs 50RMB.
NO.7
Beijing,Beijing
Simatai Great Wall IntroductionSimatai Great Wall is located in Miyun County which is 120 kilomete from Beijing. It is the only section of the Great Wall that has preserved the original Ming Dynasty architecture. Simatai was fit cotructed in the 6th century and later rebuilt by General Qi Jiguang of the Ming Dynasty. This section…> Read More
Transportation: Take bus No.980 to Miyun County from Beijing Dongzhimen Long Distance Bus Station to Miyun West Bridge Station and interchange to Bus Line Mi 38 or 51.
Best Time to Visit: The best time to see Beijing’s autumn is between October and November.
NO.8
Yunnan,Shangri-La
Thousand Lake Mountain is fantastic camping area with an amazing view of Haba and Yulong Mountain. The mountain is dotted with cool alpine lakes. Although it's not known for sure, the iIt is estimated to be more than 100 lakes, the most famous lakes to visit are Ancient Blue Sky Pond and Three Blue Seas. Thousand Lake Mountai…> Read More
Transportation: Thousand Lakes Mountain is about 50 kilometers from Shangri-La. If you’re travelling in a group then hiring a car will cost approximately 400RMB.
Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Thousand Island Mountain is during autumn. Between September and November is the season to see the amazing autumn scenery.
Admission: Entrance fee is 20RMB. It is compulsory that you pay 100-160RMB to a local villager to be your tour guide.
NO.9
Heilongjiang,Harbin
The Greater Khingan Mountai is referred to as the "Last Pure Land". In spring the red azaleas are in full bloom. In the summer, the fragrance of the forests fills the air. In autumn, the forests is covered with beautiful colo and in winter, the mountai and the pines are tinted up by silver pigments.The mountain area is …> Read More
Transportation: The first travel stop for most of the tourists visiting the Great Higgnan Mountains is Mohe county, the train from Harbin to Jiagedaqi lasts 9 hours, then change the train to Mohe, is another 10 hours.The Jiagedaqi – Tahe – Mohe highway is complete, tourists can drive or rent a car to visit the Greater Khingan Mountain Areas.
Best Time to Visit: Autumn (June to September) is the best time to visit there as the Greater Khingan Mountains is the northern extreme of China, the average temperature there is only -2.8 degree centigrade.
NO.10
Inner Mongolia,Hulunbuir
The endless grassland is dotted with herds of cattle and sheep. The winding rive and lakes provide splendid scenery for visito. Tourists can roam the grasslands or try hoe and camel riding or grass sledging. No matter what season it is, you can find something interesting in Hulunbuir. Hulunbuir hosts an azalea festival in the spr…> Read More
Transportation: To get to Hulunbuir Grassland you have to first travel to Hailaer District. You can travel to Hailaer District by taking a train from Beijing, Harbin, Hohhot or Baotou. You can also take a direct flight from Beijing or Hohhot to Hailaer. Hulunbuir grassland is approximately a one hour drive from Hailaer.
Best Time to Visit: The best time to catch autumn in its prime is between May and September.
Admission: Entrance fee is 20RMB.
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