onsdag 5. oktober 2016

Chinese Tourists Take to the Road in Record Numbers for Golden Week

If there is ever a time when one truly understands what it feels like to live alongside 1.4 billion people in the world’s most populous nation, it is the annual Golden Week holiday in China. The holiday always begins on Oct. 1, the celebration of the Communist founding of the People’s Republic in 1949. And this year, the crowds have gotten even more epic in scale, with hordes of travelers taking to the highways, the rails and the air. (Also, of course, to tourist camels in the Gobi, horses on the Tibetan Plateau and boats on the Yangtze River.)
People’s Daily, the Communist Party newspaper, said 589 million people were expected to travel this week — almost twice the population of the United States. Read more