After the chaos at Jiuzhaigou valley this week, with some visitors being stranded for hours due to overcrowding, some popular tourist sites are barricading themselves against the hordes of prospective guests, SCMP reports.
Some visitors to Emeishan, a Buddhist holy mountain in the southwestern province, were refused entry for the same reason. All 20,000 tickets sold out by 10am, leaving swarms of visitors shut outside the gate, Beijing’s Legal Evening News reported.
A new mainland law on tourism, which took effect on Tuesday, says that parks must not sell more tickets than they can accommodate. But there were still breaches. The Forbidden City in Beijing received about 175,000 visitors on Wednesday, more than double the upper limit of 80,000, according to Xinhua.
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