PHOTOS: China’s Tourist Spots You're Glad You Avoided Over CNY

By Ryan Gandolfo, February 12, 2019

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There are some places that you simply want to avoid at all costs during the Lunar New Year in China, i.e.: the Great Wall, Zhangjiajie, the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, West Lake and so on and so forth. 

But yet, every year tens of thousands of people flock to these tourist destinations as if this year it will be different. 

Well, it wasn’t.

Below, we’ve compiled another round of shocking photos from another year of CNY tourism mania. 

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Xi’an. Image via @陕西都市快报/Weibo

xian-cny-3.jpgTeracotta Warriors. Image via @陕西都市快报/Weibo

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Zhangjiajie. Image via @春天的玲珑/Weibo

xian-cny-1.jpgXi’an. Image via @陕西都市快报/Weibo

west-lake-cny.jpgWest Lake in Hangzhou. Image via @邵燕南/Weibo

west-lake-wow.jpgWest Lake in Hangzhou. Image via @邵燕南/Weibo

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Streets of Guilin. Image via @桂林网警巡查执法/Weibo

west-lake-people.jpgWest Lake in Hangzhou. Image via @邵燕南/Weibo

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The Bund. Image via @大上海那些事/Weibo

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Beijing. Image via @要拥抱太阳阿/Weibo

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West Lake in Hangzhou. Image via @杭州乐居二手房/Weibo

west-lake-hz.jpgWest Lake in Hangzhou. Image via @邵燕南/Weibo

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The wall of walls. Image via @北京城北京事儿/Weibo

gw-7.jpgThe Great Wall. Image via @北京城北京事儿/Weibo

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Xi’an. Image via @由鲁向泰/Weibo

gw-4.jpgThe Great Wall. Image via @北京城北京事儿/Weibo

gw-5.jpgThe Great Wall. Image via @北京城北京事儿/Weibo

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Xiangshan, Zhejiang province. Image via Sina

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The Great Wall. Image via @徐皮儿/Weibo

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The Great Wall. Image via @BradStevens/Weibo

huangshan.jpgLine for Huangshan, Anhui province. Image via @Roycoooo/Weibo

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Xi’an. Image via @huayuan画鸢/Weibo

cny-fc.jpgThe Forbidden City. Image via @fire宝宝小屋/Weibo

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Zhangjiajie. Image via @春天的玲珑/Weibo

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Xi’an. Image via @漫游西安城/Weibo

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Canton Tower Metro Station in Guangzhou. Image via @新快报/Weibo

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Leshan, Sichuan province. Image via @乐山发布/Weibo

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Chengdu. Image via @朱小瀞/Weibo

201902/ls.jpgLeshan, Sichuan province. Image via @乐山发布/Weibo

While all of these images were posted in recent days, That’s would like to stress that we cannot independently verify when each photo was captured.

[Cover image via @漫游西安城/Weibo]

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