Yesterday marked the final day of the Spring Festival, meaning that passengers making up the estimated 3.62 billion trips taken over the holiday will be returning for work. Around 3.2 billion of these trips were made by road, and these pictures of standstill traffic on a highway in Guangzhou show just how bad it can get.
Since the busiest day has already passed, traffic is expected to decline, but its summit will last for at least two more days.
[Images via Nandu.com]
By Isabel Quan