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Beijing Weather and Temperature in March & Useful Travel Tips 2023

March is about the time to bid farewell to winter and embrace spring. Beijing weather in March is changeable but overall suitable for traveling. Because there are less tourists in the attractions and the blooming flowers is quite a pleasant scene to eye. This article will provide you with specific information about the weather, temperature, AQI, what to wear, where to go, and tips of a Beijing March tour.

Weather & Temperature in Beijing in March

February is one of the coldest months of Beijing, but not as cold as January. It is still windy and dry. Most days in Beijing in March are sunny or cloudy. The average temperature in the daytime is 15℃ (59℉) and at night is 3℃ (37.4℉). However, as the transition period from winter to spring, the weather in March is not very stable. Sometimes there may be a sharp decrease in temperature and there are even chances of snow or windstorm. So please check the weather forecast in advance. The monthly precipitation is only about 8mm, which is favorable for outdoor activities. >>Beijing Weekly Weather Forecast

Beijing Weather and Temperature in MarchBeijing Highest & Lowest Temperature in March 2019 Day by Day (Click to enlarge)

Beijing AQI in March

The average AQI of Beijing in March is 84, which is considered as good. According to the historical Beijing AQI data in March, 2019, 11 days were evaluated as excellent, 10 days were good, 7 days were lightly polluted, 1 day was moderately polluted, and 2 days were heavily polluted.>>Know More About Beijing AQI

Beijing AQI in MarchBeijing AQI in March 2019 Day by Day (Click to enlarge)

What to Wear & Pack in Beijing in March

There is a large temperature difference in March between day and night. It is still recommended to wear an overcoat or thick jacket and sweater when you go out. A pair of gloves and a hat could also be on your packing list, especially in early March, just in case. Don’t forget to prepare comfortable shoes because attractions like Forbidden City and the Great Wall will need a lot of walking. In addition, facial cream, hand cream, lip protector are advised to protect your skin from the wind and dry weather.

Beijing Weather in March Summer Palace in March

Where to Go in Beijing in March

Speaking of travelling Beijing in March, how can we miss the lively flowers in all the tourist attractions and parks? The pinkish peach blossoms and the scarlet walls in the Forbidden City form a delightful contrast. In front of the Joy and Longevity Hall at the Summer Palace, there is the most famous magnolia grove. Not to mention the annual Cherry Blossom Festival (usually from late March to late May) held in Yuyuantan Park and the various flower species at Beijing Botanical Garden. With little rain, March is also a good time to hike the Great Wall, walk around the Hutongs, and fly a kite at the Olympic Park, etc.

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Beijing Weather in March Cherry Blossoms in Yuyuantan Park

Tips for Travelling Beijing in March

1. At the turn of seasons, the weather in March is capricious and people are easy to catch a cold. Please pay attention to the weather forecast and dress right for the weather.

2. The winter heating supply is usually stopped on 15th March every year in northern China, so it may be a little cold at night and remember to keep warm.

3. Beijing is now available for the 144-Hour Visa-Free for Transit policy. With valid international travel documents and connecting flight tickets to a third country, you can stay in Beijing for 6 days without a visa.

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Beijing Weather in March Flowers in Forbidden City in March

How to Plan a Beijing Tour

With so much to explore in spring, it is very important to well plan your Beijing trip. You can start by visiting Tiananmen Square, now the largest city plaza in the world, and then go to see one of the world’s five most important palaces – the Forbidden City. After lunch, spend an enjoyable time in the Summer Palace, the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China. At night, you can watch a wonderful Kungfu Show in the Red Theater or enjoy the classic Chinese art performance of Beijing Opera at Liyuan Theater. On the next day, get ready to a take a hiking trip on the Great Wall, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Then continue your trip to Sacred Way, a 7-kilometer-long passage leading to the Imperial Tombs of 13 Emperors of Ming Dynasty. After that, on your way back to Beijing, you can stop by at the Beijing Olympic Village to view its famous Bird’s Nest and Water Cube. On the last day, pay a visit to the Temple of Heaven, originally a site used to pay homage to Heaven and pray for good harvests. Then get back to the central city to experience the typical Beijing Hutongs. If you have more days, you can go for an in-depth Great Wall hiking or photography tour.

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