Best Places to See Autumn Color in China

Does the autumn blues start to set in your mind? If so, combat them with more outdoor exercises and poetic autumn scenery. Actually, genial sunshine, gentle breeze, clear sky and fall foliage do make autumn the best season to head out of the downtown of city and take in the nature. China has taken a dramatic change this fall, mountains and forests are all tinged, displaying a picturesque charm. Why not go out to see and feel this enthralling view of nature?
Fragrant Hill in Beijing

Fragrance Hill finds itself 28km northwest of Beijing, and has the best red maples in the city. When the autumn arrives, the leaves start to change colors. Finally the whole hill is blanketed with fiery red leaves. Red Leaves Festival held from Mid-October to early November every year is expected to see most visitors. Cable cars are available on Fragrance Hill.

Yellow Mountain

Yellow Mountain or Mt. Huangshan shows respective and various beauty on each season, while in autumn, it catches people’s eyes by vibrant and ripe tones, with attractive red and yellow leaves and fruits. At that moment, Yellow Mountain enjoys the most magnificent and splendid before being replaced by the withered of winter. Never miss the sunrise and seas of cloud on it.

Jiuzhaigou Valley

Jiuzhaigou Valley in the northern part of Sichuan Province always reminds us of the heaven on earth, especially in fall, as almost all colors are displaying here, ranging from green to yellow, orange to deep red. And the various bright colors reflect in the water of different sized lakes, blue ponds, and waterfalls – simply beautiful to behold!

Daocheng in Yading

Yading in Daocheng County of southwest China’s Sichuan Province was once mistaken for Shangri-La by American explorer Joseph Rock in 1928 due to its breathtaking scenery. In autumn, you can travel and hike here to see red grasslands, colorful trees, snow mountains and original villages and relax at one of the quietest and purest place on earth.

Kanas (Hanas) Lake in Xinjiang

Located in the valley of Altai in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Kanas Lake is most famous for picturesque wild landscape which becomes a golden fairyland in autumn, widely loved by photographers. Best time for an autumn view of Kanas Lake is from late September to early October, when you will see golden leaves, peaceful green water, untouched plants and animals embraced by snow-capped mountains…

Longji Terraced Fields in Guilin

Longji Terraced Fields will be at its pretties in the harvest season – Autumn. Golden grain can be seen from the top to the bottom of mountains. Even the roads and houses seem to be dyed golden yellow. Ethnic minority culture is another highlight for a Longji Terraced Fields visit.

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