Best Places to Visit in March in Asia

March is a great time to travel to Asia, as many countries experience mild weather conditions and host unique cultural festivals and events. Whether you're looking for an adventure in the mountains or a relaxing beach vacation, Asia has plenty of destinations to choose from. Here are the best places to visit in March in Asia, along with their weather and activities.

 

Best Places to Visit in March in Asia - OVERVIEW

  • Thailand
  • Singapore
  • Bhutan
  • Nepal
  • Dubai
  • China
  • South Korea
  • Japan
  • Jordan

 

1. Thailand

March is one of the best times to visit Thailand, as the weather is dry and temperatures are mild. Visitors can explore Bangkok's vibrant street markets and temples or relax on the beautiful beaches of Phuket or Krabi. 

 

Relaxing on the beach

 

Weather in March: In March, the average high-temperature is still tropical 34.3°C (93.7°F). In Bangkok, in March, the average low-temperature is 25.9°C (78.6°F).

 

Best Places to Visit: Bangkok, Pattaya, Krabi, Koh Samui, and Phuket

 

Festivals or Activities: The annual Pattaya International Music Festival has been one of the most important festival events in Pattaya since 2004 and is held every March. There will be famous bands and pop singers from all over the world to bring wonderful music performances, attracting 400,000 music fans every year. Visitors can experience Thailand's music culture for themselves and enjoy the extremely popular beach music festival in Thailand.

 

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2. Singapore

March is a great time to visit Singapore, as the weather is warm and pleasant. Visitors can explore the city's iconic Gardens by the Bay or indulge in the diverse culinary scene. For families, visit the Singapore Zoo, which is home to more than 3,600 species of animals and birds, including endangered species such as white rhinos, Komodo dragons, Bengal white tigers, and apes.

 

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Night view of Singapore

 

Weather in March: The temperature in the range of an average low of 23.9°C (75°F) and an average high of 31.6°C (88.9°F).

 

Best Places to Visit: Gardens by the Bay, Merlion Park, Big Durian, Singapore Flyer

 

Festivals or Activities: March is also the time of the Singapore International Jazz Festival, a popular music festival that attracts visitors from around the world.

 

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3. Bhutan

Bhutan is a beautiful destination year-round, but March is a great time to visit, as the weather is dry and mild. Visitors can explore the country's beautiful temples and monasteries or trek through the stunning Himalayan landscapes. 

 

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Bhutan View

 

Weather in March: In the lower regions of Bhutan, temperatures can range from around 15°C (59°F) to 25°C (77°F) during the day, while at night, temperatures can drop to around 5°C (41°F) to 10°C (50°F). In the higher elevations, such as in the mountainous regions, temperatures can be much cooler, with average daytime temperatures ranging from 5°C (41°F) to 15°C (59°F). At night, temperatures can drop to around -5°C (23°F) to 5°C (41°F).

 

Best Places to Visit: Thimphu, Paro

 

Festivals or Activities: At the Punakha Dzong, the spectacular annual Punakha Tshechu Festival will take place. The artists during this festival portray scenes from the Shabdrungera, making it unique from other traditional celebrations. A large Tapestry (Throngdroel) of Guru Rinpoche is unfurled on the festival's last day. Both residents of the area and visitors come to see the celebration and receive blessings from the Throngdroel. The people think that simply viewing the crowd will free them from their sins and negative karmic cycles.

 

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4. Nepal

March is a great time to visit Nepal, as the weather is dry and mild, making it perfect for trekking in the Himalayas. Visitors can explore the historic city of Kathmandu or trek to Mount Everest Base Camp. You can also go hiking and hang gliding in Pokhara

 

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People get together to celebrate Holi Festival

 

Weather in March: In the lower regions of Nepal, such as Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan, the average temperature during the day can range from 20-25°C (68-77°F), with cooler temperatures in the evenings. At higher altitudes, such as in the Himalayas, temperatures can be much colder, with the possibility of snow and frost. It's important to be prepared for colder temperatures if you plan to go trekking in these areas. 

 

Best Places to Visit: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Mount Everest Base Camp, Chitwan

 

Festivals or Activities: March is also the time of the colorful Holi Festival, a celebration of spring and the triumph of good over evil. It’s an important festival in India and Nepal, especially for young people.

 

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5. Dubai

March is a great time to visit Dubai, as the weather is warm but not too hot. Visitors can explore the city's impressive skyscrapers, such as the Burj Khalifa, or indulge in luxury shopping at the Dubai Mall. 

 

Dubai

Dubai city view

 

Weather in March: March is one of the coolest months of the year in Dubai. The average temperature throughout the day is around 23°C (73°F). The daily high is approximately 27°C (81°F). At night the temperature drops to 17°C (63°F) or so. A light jacket or jumper may be needed when outdoors.

 

Best Places to Visit: Burj Khalifa, Jumeirah Public Beach

 

Festivals or Activities: March is also the time of the Dubai Food Festival, a celebration of the city's diverse culinary scene.

 

6. China

March is a great time to visit China, as the weather is mild and the crowds are thinner than during peak tourist season. Beijing and Shanghai are popular destinations, but you can also explore other parts of the country if you want to avoid the crowds, such as the panda sanctuary in Chengdu or the Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an.

 

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Fairmont Chengdu

 

Weather in March: In general, March is considered a good time to visit China as the weather is starting to warm up after the winter months and it's not yet too hot or humid. In Beijing, the average temperature in March is around 6°C to 15°C (43°F to 59°F), with occasional snow or rain. In Xi'an, the temperature in March ranges from 4°C to 16°C (39°F to 61°F). In Chengdu, the weather in March is mild and comfortable, with an average temperature of around 8°C to 16°C (46°F to 61°F).

 

Best Places to Visit: Chengdu, Xi'an and Guilin

 

Festivals or Activities: March is a good time to enjoy flowers. The best viewing period for rapeseed flowers in Wuyuan, Jiangxi province, is from March 10 to around March 25. The grand Peach Blossom Festival is held every March in Gongcheng County, Guilin.

 

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7. South Korea

South Korea is another great destination to experience cherry blossom season in March. Visitors can enjoy the blooms in Seoul's Yeouido Park or the ancient city of Gyeongju. March is also a great time to explore the country's cultural heritage, with many temples and museums hosting special exhibitions and events.

 

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Night view of Han River

 

Weather in March: The weather in March is generally mild, with daytime temperatures averaging around 10-15°C (50-59°F) and nighttime temperatures dropping to around 0-5°C (32-41°F).

 

Best Places to Visit: Seoul, Gyeongju

 

Festivals or Activities: The Gwangyang Plum Festival is one of South Korea's most gorgeous spring events. Plum blossom is the Korean name for a kind of flower tree. In addition, the tree produces a variety of plums called Maesil. Maesil plum juice is often used in traditional medicine in East Asia. In ancient Korean culture, the plum blossom also symbolizes nobility and patience.

 

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8. Japan

March is a beautiful time to visit Japan, as the cherry blossoms start to bloom, creating a magical and romantic atmosphere. Visitors can enjoy hanami (flower viewing) picnics in parks and temples throughout the country. Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka are popular destinations.

 

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Osaka Castle Tower

 

Weather in March: In general, March is a transition month between winter and spring, so temperatures can still be cool, especially in the northern regions. Tokyo and Kyoto, two popular tourist destinations, have average temperatures ranging from 7°C to 15°C (45°F to 59°F) during the day and 2°C to 6°C (36°F to 43°F) at night. It's advisable to bring warm clothing such as a coat or jacket and layers as the temperature can change quickly.

 

Best Places to Visit: Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka

 

Festivals or Activities: In March, plum blossoms continue to bloom in parts north of central Japan, and cherry blossoms begin to bloom in Tokyo and other warmer locations. The March festival is filled with lights and colorful figures, and lights at night are a common feature of Kansai festivals. Kyoto's Higashiyama ward hosts the Kyoto Higashiyama Lantern Road, where thousands of lanterns are lit along the road leading from Qingren Courtyard to Kiyomizu-temple.

 

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9. Jordan

March is a great time to visit Jordan, as the weather is mild and the crowds are thinner than during peak tourist season. Visitors can explore the ancient city of Petra or float in the salt-filled waters of the Dead Sea.

 

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Jordan top attractions Amman

 

Weather in March: In the capital city of Amman, the average high temperature in March is around 17°C (63°F), and the average low temperature is around 6°C (43°F). In the southern city of Petra, the temperatures are slightly warmer, with an average high temperature of around 21°C (70°F) and an average low temperature of around 7°C (45°F). In the coastal city of Aqaba, the temperatures are warmer still, with an average high temperature of around 26°C (79°F) and an average low temperature of around 13°C (55°F).

 

Best Places to Visit: Amman, Petra, Aqaba

 

Festivals or Activities: March is also the time of the Al Balad Music Festival, a celebration of Jordanian music and culture.

 

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