October Holiday Traffic Mayhem Begins in South China

By Matthew Bossons, September 30, 2017

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Last year’s October ‘Golden Week’ holiday was memorable for the swarms of tourists who descended on just about anything worth seeing, and the transportation mayhem caused as nearly 600 million people traveled domestically or abroad.

This year, a staggering 700 million people are expected to travel, so if you are planning a trip, prepare yourself.

Today, September 30, is the last day of work for most people before they start their eight-day holiday and, based on images circulating online, it appears the rush is well underway.

Southern Metropolis Daily published photos this afternoon that show vehicles of all shapes and sizes crammed onto various Guangdong highways, with traffic creeping along at a snail’s pace. The images were all taken today and last night.

Here is an image captured by CCTV of a 15-kilometer traffic jam over Humen Bridge, which connects Dongguan to Guangzhou’s Nansha District:

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And here is a 10-kilometer lineup at Guangdong North Toll Station:

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Below, heavy traffic on the Guangzhou Expressway heading towards Hunan.

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Leaving Zhuhai today looks like a pain in the ass.

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And the same goes for Shenzhen.

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Madness on the Guangshen Expressway, which connects Guangzhou, Dongguan and Shenzhen.

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The Guangdong Provincial Public Security Bureau Traffic Authority is reminding travelers to check traffic updates and to plan ahead because, you know, being stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic for 12 hours sucks.

READ MORE: These Will Be China's 50 Most Crowded Spots During Golden Week 2017

UPDATE (Oct 1, 2017 at 10.07am CST): This article has been updated to include additional pictures from the Guangshen Expressway.

[Images via Southern Metropolis Daily]

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