Friday, November 4, 2016
When to Visit China
Sue Ann Ma oversees a full-service accounting firm in Houston, Texas as the sole owner and CPA. In this capacity, she provides clients with a wide rangeof accounting and financial services and maintains a strong reputation for excellence. Outside of work, Sue Ann Ma enjoys traveling. She has been to countries including China and hopes to visit again in the future.
Due to its vast size, there are benefits to visiting China at almost all times of the year. July and August are the country’s busiest season. It is also its hottest. Summertime brings temperatures that average above 95 degrees during the day; however, the northeastern and mountain areas may be cooler. Large cities are particularly uncomfortable due to the combination of high heat and crowds. The monsoons also occur during these months in most areas.
As it moves into September, weather starts dropping. Southern China experiences some lingering heat, but the north becomes more comfortable. By October, weather around the country tends to be at its best. Summer rains and heat are typically gone and most major attractions are still open. With the exception of the Chinese National Day Holiday, the month is also fairly calm in terms of crowds. From November to March, China has its low season. Crowds and prices are at their lowest, but weather is also extremely cold. Some attractions may also close due to the snow.
By springtime, weather and crowds begin warming up again. Prices are still relatively low and temperatures are comfortable. Unfortunately, China experiences quite a bit of rain between April and May. Further, the country hosts a few events and holidays during the season that can drive prices and crowds up significantly.