Earlier this month, the largest human migration in history began, slowly for some, and this past weekend it was time for everybody to migrate back.
Railway stations were packed with thousands upon thousands of travelers. The final day of CNY break even set a new record with 10 million train trips made. Despite the record-breaking numbers and chilly weather, we didn’t have any repeats of what happened in Guangzhou the week before.
Still, it wasn’t exactly a picnic:
Those with cars chose to drive back and were caught in miles-long traffic jams where they had to wait hours to get back to the city:
Meanwhile, Beijing stopped being a ghost town and turned back into the crowded, smoggy capital city that we all know and love:
[Images via China News / NetEase / Xinhua]