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March is seen as the start of spring, and brings the start of more moderate temperatures around China. There are plenty of pleasant destinations to visit. Here are the top 5 places to visit in March in China.
It drizzles a lot in Guilin in March, and there is heavy humidity, which makes the city less than ideal for traveling. However, the Li River enshrouded by (drizzling) mist is one of Guilin's highlights, which you cannot see as often in other months.
The drizzling can make sightseeing less pleasant and dreary at times. But, as long as you're prepared for it, you'll be fine: don't forget to bring an umbrella.
In March you can enjoy the dreamily beautiful Li River when cruising from Guilin to Yangshuo. You can take a bamboo raft on the Yulong River or a bicycle on the country roads to discover the idyllic beauty. Lemon rape flowers will be in bloom in the fields and there will be bright green growth on the hills and everywhere.
Dali is famous for its elegant landscapes and minority customs (especially for the Bai minority).
One of the birthplaces of Yunnan culture, Dali has numerous historical sites, which can help you get to know the history of Yunnan Province, including the Ancient City of Dali, Taihe City, and the Three Pagodas. Xizhou Residences is a great destination for learning Bai minority.
The natural scenery of Erhai Lake and Cangshan Mountain should not be missed in the pleasant spring warmth.
Ancient water towns are one of the representative attractions of the "south of the Yangtze River" region. Zhouzhuang Water Town is near Suzhou, a city famous for traditional Chinese gardens. It is China's number one ancient water town with the most picturesque scenes, though it is a little more crowded and commercialized than the others.
What you should not miss is the dreamily graceful scenes in the morning and at nightfall, when the town will show you how ancient China used to be. The morning mists are enchanting and the region is best visited in the middle seasons to avoid sweltering heat or damp chill.
Noted for having "the most beautiful villages in China", Wuyuan prefecture has many ancient Ming and Qing style architectural features, including 113 ancient ancestral halls, 28 ancient mansions, 36 ancient dwellings, and 187 ancient bridges.
March is the best month to visit Wuyuan. Every village in Wuyuan is built with a river in front, and mountains behind, being peacefully harmonious with the natural scenery.
In March the villages' ancient style buildings will be accompanied by pink peach flowers, white pear flowers, swathes of lemon rape flowers, green mountains and rivers, forming an elegant idyllic portrait of rural China.
Hainan Island is the principal island of Hainan Province. Located in southernmost China, this large tropical island is the warmest place in "Mainland China" in March. Nice weather makes the month a great time for swimming and diving. If you want some sun in your March China tour, head to Hainan!
On Hainan Island most of the activities are related to the sea, beaches, and sunshine. You can enjoy a leisurely time in the resorts of "oriental Hawaii" — Yalong Bay, take photos in Dongzhaigang Mangrove Forest, hike in the Tianya Haijiao Scenic Zone ('Sky's Horizon Sea's Corner‘), and shop for duty-free commodities.