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If You Don’t Like Overcrowding, Avoid This Destination

Thousands of holidaymakers visit the Great Wall of China. (Image: Kotaku.com)
Thousands of holidaymakers visit the Great Wall of China. (Image: Kotaku.com)

The claustrophobic traveller should avoid visiting this destination, especially during week-long national celebrations.

Mainland China may seem tempting to the Orient enthusiast, but there are certain times of the year that are just too tight on personal space.

Each early October ,the Golden Week comes, and both blue and white collar workplaces shut down for seven days while the kids also have time off from school.

This year, the weather was relatively good, so everybody decided to go on holidays.

In a city of 10 million, this would mean it is busier than usual, but when over 750 million Chinese people suddenly hit the road, it can only spell trouble.

It is not merely just a case of horrendous traffic jams, but it can even cost some their lives.

On New Year’s Day, a panic rush through Shanghai’s historical tourist hub, the Bund, resulted in the death of 36 people, according to The Huffington Post.

Tourist attractions have had no choice but to stop selling tickets, and report to local authorities if visitor numbers hit full capacity.

However, the crowds did not deter holidaymakers who made memories with their iPhones, umbrellas, and selfie sticks.

Check out these photos:

Security guards struggle to crowd-manage this group of shoppers. (Image: Kotaku.com)

Security guards struggle to crowd-manage this group of shoppers. (Image: BackChina.com)

 

A child sits on top of the family car, after being stranded in holiday traffic. (Image: VIPpeople.com.cn)

A child sits on top of the family car after being stranded in holiday traffic. (Image: Kotaku.com)

 

A huge crowd waits to enter the subway. (Image: Chinanews.com)

A huge crowd waits to enter the subway. (Image: BackChina.com)

 

It is nearly impossible to move around on this street. (Image: Icpress.cn)

It is nearly impossible to move around this street mall. (Image: Xinhuanet)

 

Good luck trying to cross this foot bridge quickly. (Image: Kotaku.com)

Good luck trying to cross this foot bridge quickly. (Image: Kotaku.com)

After commuting through these masses of people, the most claustrophobic of people are probably not going to complain if their personal space is ever invaded again.

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