The city of Chengdu boasts a mild climate with distinct seasons, and each season puts on displays of natural beauty that provide an eye feast and a pleasant experience for people all the year round.
The city of Chengdu boasts a mild climate with distinct seasons, and each season puts on displays of natural beauty that provide an eye feast and a pleasant experience for people all the year round: spring for flower appreciation, summer in resorts to admire the lush vegetation and enjoy the cool, autumn to have the delight in viewing the colored leaves, and winter to ski in snow in the high mountains.
Spring in Chengdu (early March ― early May)
Key Word: flower appreciation
Recommended destinations: The Peach Blossom Valley of Longquanyi District; Yinghua (Cherry blossom) Forest by Fenghuang Lake of Qingbaijiang District; Shixiang Lake of Pujiang County; Chongqing Road of Chongzhou City and Huawu Renjian (Flower Dance) of Xinjin County
Links: Seasonal Flower Appreciation
Summer in Chengdu (mid-May ― late August)
Key Word: summer resorts
Recommended destinations: Du Fu Thatched Cottage Museum; bamboo groves in Wangjianglou Park; lotus pond in Sansheng Village
Autumn in Chengdu (September ― mid-late November)
Key Word: colored leaves
The best time to have the view of colored leaves at various sites, and the city has quite many mountains and hills with forests. You can also have the pleasure to eye the glorious Ginkgo trees ― the city tree of Chengdu ― when their leaves become yellow and golden.
Recommended destinations: Sichuan University, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China; various sites in districts and counties
Winter in Chengdu (December ― February)
Key Word: snow sports
Recommended destinations: Xiling Snow Mountains are a famous sites in China for snow sports, with its ski resort opening from December to March of the next year.
Local people also have the custom of viewing the plum blossoms in winter, and there are several places in the eastern suburb for plum blossoms appreciation.