I understand golden week is to be avoided, but what about the week immediately after golden week, 8th -15th? What can one expect? Will it be:
(i) all nice and quiet
(ii) equally bad with millions still trying to make their way home or back to work, people who extended their hols etc
(iii) ok with getting about, but all sights lay in ruins and service staff are still recovering from the ordeal?
Am thinking of flying into Shanghai, and going to suzhou/hangzhou and/or going inland to Zhengzhou and shaolin