Things To Do In Beijing In March - Visiting Beijing In March + What to do!
What Are The 10 Best Things To Do In Beijing In March?
It is also a little cold in Beijing in March. Generally speaking, it seldom snows and rains during this month in Beijing. The average temperature in Beijing is around 7 degrees. You could find a variety of things to do in Beijing in March.
1. Great Wall of China - Mutianyu
Compared to other sections of Great Wall of China in Beijing Region, Great Wall of China – Mutianyu is the most popular among foreigners. It is situated around 73 kilometers away from the city of Beijing. In March, trees on the mountain there begin to sprout. The views present the vitality. Some sections of the road on the Great Wall of China – Mutianyu are very steep.
2. Forbidden City
Forbidden City is set in the center of Beijing City. More than 20 emperors and their wives in the Ming (1368 - 1644) and Qing (1644 - 1912) Dynasties lived there. For now, 80% of the area is open to the public. It takes at least 3 hours to explore them. If you want to discover it profoundly, it is suggested that you spend 5 – 6 hours there. At 11:00 am and 14:00 pm, the Watch and Clock Hall offers demonstrations of watched and clocks in the Qing Dynasties.
3. Tiananmen Square
Tian’anmen Square is located before the Forbidden City. It features a solemn flag-raising ceremony in the very early morning. If you are interested, you could visit one or two of the buildings there, such as Great Hall of the People, the Monument to the People’s Heroes, and the National Museum of China. At night, views there are stunning.
4. Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum
Located on Guozijian Street, Anding Gate, Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum is close to Lama Temple. It is the highest administrative body that manages education and the highest institution established by the state in the Yuan (1271 - 1368), Ming and Qing Dynasties. In ancient times, emperors always worshipped for Confucius at the Temple of Confucius. Through the exhibits there, you may know some about the imperial examination systems in the feudal society.
5. Ritan Park
Originally built in 1530, Ritan Park was used to hold activities to worship for the God Sun for the emperors in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It offers you a great chance to get a little acquainted with the royal set of etiquette. In March, it is usually dotted with flowers in blossom. On the Chunfen (usually on the 21st of March), locals always hold folk culture shows and Beijing intangible cultural heritage show there.
6. Temple of Heaven
If you are interested in the ceremony of worshipping the heaven in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, Temple of Heaven offers you a great option. It has several old buildings to explore. In the West Wind Room of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest, you will know some about the ceremony through the Hall of Worship the Heaven while in the East Wind Room, you could find the old chimes, stone and jade chimes and other ancient musical instruments to know some about the music applied during the ceremony.
7. Olympic Park
Olympic Park offers several modern sports facilities to visit and enjoy, such as the National Stadium (Bird’s Net), Water Cube and Ying Tung Natatorium. Some locals like to enjoy themselves in the park. Thus, you could experience part of the local life there as well.
8. Jingshan Park
Jingshan Park is dotted with old trees and old buildings in the Qing Dynasty. Some of the buildings stand on the hillside of the Jingshan Mountain. Wanchun Pavilion on the top of the mountain offers a great choice to enjoy the panoramic views of the Forbidden City. It is very popular among locals. Therefore, you could see many locals do their own activities in the park.
9. Wangfujing Street
Situated east of the Forbidden City, Wangfujing Street features a variety of stores to discover. It is a combination of international, domestic and local boutiques, local and Western restaurants and much more. You could enjoy local snacks there after visiting the Forbidden City at night.
10. Sanlitun Bar Street
If you would like to experience local night life, Sanlitun Bar Street is a good choice. It always attracts many foreign visitors. With a length of 260 meters, it features a variety of bars to explore. Near the street, you also could find some old houses where Old Beijing locals live happily in their own way.