An estimated 3.8 million tourists came to Shanghai during the first three days of the National Day holiday, with an expected 8 million to have visited the city by Monday, Shanghai Daily reports.
Nanjing Road, the Bund and Yuyuan Garden remained the most popular spots with locals and tourists alike, according to the Shanghai Tourism Bureau statistics. Nanjing Road E. pedestrian street attracted 5.8 million tourists and residents, while 3.2 million were recorded at the Bund.
The city is expected to receive 8 million tourists by Monday, last day of the weeklong holiday break, officials have said.
To ensure the safety of pedestrians crossing streets to reach the Bund, 4,000 police officers were sent to the area. From 4:30pm to 11pm, officers stood in line at the sides of zebra crossings, keeping vehicles and pedestrians apart.
Other parts of the country were pretty busy as well.