To celebrate the unflagging contributions of the proletariat, millions of travelers flocked to tourist spots across China over the long holiday weekend for a bit of a vacation.
The China National Tourism Administration estimated that about one-tenth of China’s population would travel during the three-day International Workers’ Day holiday. On the first day alone, parks in Beijing received over 500,000 visitors.
Check out some pics of the madness below:
It turns out that perhaps the best place you could have gone to get away from the crowds was the South Korean resort island of Jeju. An island that was once of one of Chinese tourists’ favorite travel destinations, but has become a relative ghost town since the dispute over the US-backed THAAD missile defense system began heating up.
Of course, veteran China hands know that the best thing to do during hellish national holidays in China is stay home and listen to some tunes.
[Images via China News / dfic.cn]
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