Where to go in China
March sees the first signs of spring in China and the milder weather of the south makes this a good time to visit cities such as Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Yangzhou. Spring flowers have appeared and, as the rainy season doesn’t normally begin until April, you’ll only have a small amount of drizzle to contend with.
However, the weather at this time is known for being quite changeable. Therefore, it’s recommended to take advantage of China’s indoor activities during this month. Take some time to explore the Forbidden City in Beijing, which is not only the largest palace in China but also a huge museum. Alternatively, visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Terracotta Warriors, which were lost to the world for over 2,000 years until their chance discovery in 1974.
As March doesn’t have any national holidays, being sandwiched between Chinese New Year and the short spring holidays, this is a quiet time to travel. You’ll find the country’s top attractions to be much quieter than usual, with the chance of getting a section of the Great Wall all to yourself.