Last Update: 18th November 2019
What are the 10 Best Things To Do In Beijing In June ?
It is a little hot during the daytime in Beijing in June. The maximum air temperature is around 28 degrees while the minimum air temperature is some 18 degrees. Compared to the number of visitors in July and August, the number of its kind in June is a little less. Let’s find interesting and exciting things to do in Beijing in June.
Tian’anmen Square is located in front of the Forbidden City. It offers a solemn national flag-raising ceremony every morning no matter what the weather is like. The flag rises with the sunrise at the same time. In addition, you could discover Great Hall of the People, the Monument to the People’s Heroes and the National Museum of China during your stay in Beijing in June.
2. Forbidden City
The Forbidden City is a must-explore spot in Beijing. It consisted of living areas and office areas for emperors and their wives in the Ming (1368 – 1644) and Qing (1644 – 1912) Dynasties. Exhibits in some rooms will let you know some about the royal wedding, the political system and the court life during the two periods of time.
Best time to enjoy the Li River Cruise?
It is safer to enjoy the cruise from October to March and in May, July and August as it rains a little in Yangshuo.
How to get to the Li River Cruise?
There is no direct bus from Guilin city to the pier in Guilin. The only option is to rent a vehicle to the pier (the pier for the 3-star cruise is called Mopanshan Pier and the pier for the 4-star and 4.5-star cruises is Zhujiang Pier). For the private rafting, there are piers in Yangdi and Xingping.
Additional Li River Cruise Advice
- As at 4th October 2020, the return cruise from Yangshuo to Yangdi is available & operating. It typically operates between April to October. The same applies for the Yangshuo to Guilin return cruises.
- There are one or two vegetarian dish options on the 4-star and 4.5-star boats. If you are vegetarian, it is suggested that you have lunch at the very first beginning as some meat may drop into the vegetables when other passengers pick it.
- There is a security check at the pier just like that at the airport. It is recommended that you arrive at the pier 30 minutes at least in advance.
- All types of tickets on the 4-star and 4.5 star boats are capped with the same pricing due to the accounting reason. But the actual pricing is higher than that on the ticket.
- For the Private Li River Cruise Rafts, persons over 65 years of age and under 120 cms tall are not permitted on-board.
3. Beihai Park
Beihai Park is formed through the Jin (1115 – 1234), Yuan (1271 – 1368), Ming and Qing Dynasties. It is the oldest classic royal garden. The main spots there are the Tibetan White Pagoda on the Qionghua Island, other Buddhist buildings on the northern bank of Beihai Lake, Nine Dragon Screen Wall and more. At the weekend in June, blind-dating activity is always held in the park. Many parents will look for the proper persons for their grown-up children.
4. Great Wall of China
June is a period of time to explore the Great Wall of China. Great Wall of China – Mutianyu is the most popular with the foreigners in Beijing. It offers 20 watchtowers to explore. In June, you will hear birds singing on the mountain when walking along the Great Wall. The chairlift could take you to the 14th Watchtower. Then, you could discover it with your own foot. Some of the steps are very steep.
Summer Palace is as famous as the Forbidden City in Beijing. It features old buildings in the Qing Dynasty and Suzhou Street where you could find a variety of stores, such as tea house, jewelry boutiques and more. In addition, the palace also has Han and Tibetan building complex and several Buddhist buildings to explore. In June, you could enjoy the views there on a boat on Kunming Lake.
6. Nanluo Guxiang
Nanluo Guxiang is a combination of the petty bourgeoisie taste and old Beijing charm in Beijing. It is also one of the fashion landmarks in Beijing. It offers one-of-a-kind boutiques and a variety of snacks. In the Hutongs, you will find old courtyards. Unfortunately, most of them are privately-owned. For now, the former residence of Qibaishi (Yu’er Hotong), and the former residence of Maodun (Houyuan’en Temple Hutong) are open to the public.
Jingshan Park is also popular to locals. Locals like to do morning exercises there, such as Tai Chi. The park is home to old buildings in the Qing Dynasty as well. The Wanchun Pavilion on the top of the mountain offers you a great chance to enjoy the panoramic views of the Forbidden City. In addition, there is a zone for the blind-dating in the northernmost of the park to discover.
8. Red Theater Kung Fu Show
If you are very interested in Chinese Kung Fu, the Red Theater offers Kung Fu show to you. The show is a perfect fusion of Chinese Kung Fu, dancing and acrobatics. You will be amazed at the performance of the actors.
9. Ming Tombs
As the World Cultural Heritage Site, the Ming Tombs is the sleeping spot for 13 emperors in the Ming Dynasties. It is surrounded by mountains 50 kilometers from the Tian’anmen Square. Walls of the façade of the building are painted red. Only 3 of the tombs are open to the public. They are Chang Tomb, Ding Tomb, and Zhao Tomb. In addition, you could be able to explore the Sacred Way there.
10. Prince Gong’s Mansion
The Prince Gong’s Mansion is the largest courtyard and the best-preserved prince mansion in the Qing Dynasty. The mansion was built in the highest standard which could be compared to the royal palace. It has hundreds of old rooms and a garden to visit.
Reed Flute Cave
Would you like to know why several former US presidents had spoken highly of the Reed Flute Cave after visiting it? It features its own unique charm, which some consider to be distinct from any other attractions in the world!
Elephant Trunk Hill
Have you visited a hill standing in the middle of a river in the center of a city before? How about one shapred like an Elephant? In Guilin, there is such a hill – the 300 million year old Elephant Trunk Hill. It looks just like an elephant drinking water from the Li River!