The week-long National Day holiday has become an annual tourism event for Chinese people, who are increasingly well-off and willing to spend more on leisure and entertainment.
To ensure tourists’ safety and create a better environment for sightseers, major tourist attractions in China imposed limits on the number of visitors.
Starting Oct. 1, China’s major tourist site began imposing limits on the number of visitors.
The Forbidden City in the heart of Beijing limited its daily number of visitors to 80,000, down from last year’s maximum of 130,000 visitors a day.
Zhangjiajie, the central Chinese city known for its pillar-like mountains, also imposed limits on the number of visitors during the travel peak hour.
SOUNDBITE (CHINESE) TIAN HUILIN, Tianmen Mountain Tourism Company of Zhangjiajie
“During the week-long National Day holiday, Tianmen Mountain received a total of 130,000 visitors. To ensure travel order and visitors’ safety, we had taken a lot of measures. First, we launched comprehensive safety check to exclude potential safety risks. Second, we postponed the operating time from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm. Third, we imposed limits on the number of visitors during the travel peak hour.”