Millions begin May Day getaway CCTV News – CNTV English

China’s three day Mayday weekend has begun with millions of people heading to the country’s scenic and historic spots and festivals.

Eighty thousand people have come to Xi’an in north-west China’s Shaanxi province to admire the flowers.

It’s the first peak of visitors since the opening of the International Horticultural Expo.

The nearby, Huashan Mountains have also seen a five percent increase in visitors compared with last year.

Tourist Guide said, “My customers reacted positively to the expo yesterday, and they insisted on visiting Huashan Mountain because it’s so famous.”

Along the ancient silk road, Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang city have seen a doubling in the number of tourists from around the world over last year, with a range of activities to take part in. (pics of camel riding and sand-skiing)

From the sandy areas and to high up on the snowy mountains, people are grasping the last remnants of winter.

In the northeast of China, and due to its high altitude, Changbai Mountain is still white although most of China is blossoming with spring.

“In my hometown, it’s more than 20 degrees Celsius, It’s pretty warm. And it’s surprising we can see snow up here.” Tourist said.

More than three thousand visited Changbai Mountains on a single day, another 30 per cent increase.

from: Millions begin May Day getaway CCTV News – CNTV English.

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