This is What China Looked Like During Spring Festival 2018

By Bridget O'Donnell, February 22, 2018

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During Chinese New Year, first- and second-tier cities all but emptied out as businesses closed up shop while millions ventured back to their hometowns to celebrate the holiday with their families.

Here are some spooky-looking images of some of China's major cities looking quiet AF over the holiday. There might as well be a tumbleweed rolling by in some of these photos...

Beijing

This is What China Looked Like Over Chinese New Year

This is What China Looked Like Over Chinese New Year

This is What China Looked Like Over Chinese New Year

This is What China Looked Like Over Chinese New Year

This is What China Looked Like Over Chinese New Year

This is What China Looked Like Over Chinese New Year

This is What China Looked Like Over Chinese New Year

This is What China Looked Like Over Chinese New Year

This is What China Looked Like Over Chinese New Year

This is What China Looked Like Over Chinese New Year

Guangzhou

This is What China Looked Like Over Chinese New Year

This is What China Looked Like Over Chinese New Year

This is What China Looked Like Over Chinese New Year

Shanghai

This is What China Looked Like Over Chinese New Year

Shenzhen

This is What China Looked Like Over Chinese New Year

Jinan, Shandong

This is What China Looked Like Over Chinese New Year

Jiangxi Province

This is What China Looked Like Over Chinese New Year

This is What China Looked Like Over Chinese New Year

Zhengzhou, Henan

This is What China Looked Like Over Chinese New Year

Qingdao, Shandong

This is What China Looked Like Over Chinese New Year

Meanwhile, smaller towns and popular tourist attractions as usual received an influx of visitors over the holiday period as visitors flocked to see temple fairs, special CNY ceremonies and more...

Crowded Tourist Attraction Beijing
Baiyun Temple Beijing

Shanghai Bund CNY
Shanghai's Bund waterfront

CNY crowds
Yu Garden Lantern Festival in Shanghai

CNY crowds
Yu Garden

CNY Crowds
Zhujiajiao Water Town in Shanghai

Shanghai Disney
Shanghai Disneyland

Tongli Ancient Town in Suzhou
Tongli Ancient Town in Suzhou, Jiangsu

Leshan Sichuan
Leshan Giant Buddha in Sichuan

Leshan Sichuan
Leshan Park

Leshan Sichuan
Leshan Park

Leshan Sichuan
Leshan Park

Leshan Sichuan
Leshan Park

Leshan Sichuan
Leshan Park

Shaolin Temple
Shaolin Temple

Shaolin Temple
Shaolin Temple

Shaolin Temple
Shaolin Temple

Shaolin Temple
Shaolin Temple

Shaolin Temple
Shaolin Temple

Xi'an
Xi'an, Shaanxi

Xi'an
Xi'an

Xi'an
Xi'an

Xi'an
Xi'an

Macau
Macau

Macau
Macau

Xi'an
Xi'an

Xi'an
Hukou Waterfall, Shanxi province

Xi'an
Huangguoshu Waterfall, Anshun, Guizhou

Xi'an
A village in Hunan Province

Xi'an
Hunan

Xi'an
A town in Jiangsu Province

Fuzhou
A scenic tourist spot in Fuzhou, Fujian


West Lake in Hangzhou, Zhejiang


West Lake


West Lake

West Lake

Qingdao, Shandong
Qingdao, Shandong

Shandong
A town in Shandong Province

Wuhan Hubei
Visitors attend an incense burning ceremony in the rain outside Guiyuan Temple in Wuhan, Hubei Province

Wuhan Hubei
Wuhan

[Images via Netease, Xinhua, iFeng, Jiangxi TV, Youth.cn]

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