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China sees tourist boom during Spring Festival holiday

(CRI Online)    10:42, February 10, 2019

The Spring Festival holiday is seeing a tourist boom in some of China's top destinations, reports the CCTV.

Over the past five days, more than 330,000 tourists have visited the Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, with over 110,000 of whom made their tours to the famed attraction on Friday.

Mount Hua, also in Shaanxi Province, has welcomed more than 80,000 visitors from Monday to Friday.

The famed Shaolin Temple in Henan Province welcomed around 250,000 tourists from both home and overseas during the first five days of the week-long holiday, with an annual increase of 20%.

Official statistics show that Yunnan Province is estimated to have received 29 million travelers from February 4 to 8, 2019. Known for its diverse cultures of ethnic minorities and picturesque scenery, the province saw around 7.3 million tourists on Friday, with year-on-year growth of over 22%.

In properly dealing with the tourist boom of the ongoing Lunar New Year holiday, various top destinations in China have reportedly been enhancing security measures, strengthening information service, and even controlling the visitor numbers if necessary.

(For the latest China news, Please follow People's Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Web editor: He Zhuoyan, Bianji)

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