Attractions across China overwhelmed by huge crowds

(CCTV)

Tourists flock to attractions across China as the 7-day National Day Holiday started on Tuesday.

To handle the sudden surge of crowds, tourists attractions have taken various measures such as adding more ticket offices to easy the pressure.

The Palace Museum of Beijing opened 30 ticket offices, but it only took about 10 minutes for visitors to queue up. The number of security check channels at the museum also increased from two to 18.

The peak is expected to arrive on Wednesday and the number is expected to exceed 100,000, according to the museum.

By 14:00 Tuesday afternoon, a total of 21,400 tourists climbed the Taishan Mountain in east China’s Shandong Province. The tourist peak is expected to last for four days.

More over, the Changbaishan Mountain in northeast China’s Jilin Province and the West Lake in Hangzhou, capital of east China’s Zhejiang Province, also experienced a surge of tourists on the first day of the National Day Holiday.

Over the years, the number of tourists visiting the Changbaishan Mountain has increased by 20 percent each year. The tourist peak is expected to last from Wednesday to Saturday at the Changbaishan Mountain this year.

And the peak for the West Lake attraction is expected to arrive on Thursday and Friday.

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