Shanghai Welcomed 10 Million Visitors During the National Day Holiday

By Urban Family, October 10, 2018

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201711/originally-uf.jpgThis article originally appeared on our sister website, Urban Family Shanghai.


By Yuzhou Hu

During last week's 'Golden Week,' Shanghai once again proved its popularity with tourists. By welcoming 10.38 million visitors over the seven-day holiday, the city saw an increase of 12 percent year-on-year and once again broke its previous record, reported Shine.

The high tourist flow also delivered high revenue. In total, the city received as much as RMB10.29 billion (USD1.5 billion), up 11.4 percent from last year.

The Bund was among the most popular attractions over the week. From 6pm to 11pm each night, unique lighting installations lit up the area during the holiday. The lights, together with the newly-revamped bridges along the Huangpu River, added a vibrant touch to the view.

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Image via Chinanews

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Image via The Paper

Across the area, road closures along with armed police ensured tourist safety. In total, the Bund witnessed a crowd of 3.1 million people, a growth of 73 percent compared to the 2017 Golden Week.

In addition to the Bund, visitors also flocked to other destinations around town. They welcomed 168,600 to the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, 322,800 to the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum (including Shanghai Natural History Museum) and 311,300 to the Shanghai Wild Animal Park. 


Image via The Paper

The highly-anticipated Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park commenced its trial operation on October 1. During the National Day holiday, some of the pavilions were open to visitors. Together, the ocean park welcomed 30,000 people.


Image via Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park

Shanghai's Pudong Airport and Hongqiao Airport managed an excessive number of passengers. In total, the two airports handled approximately 750,000 travelers.

On the road, the Shanghai Tourist Bus Center received 15,100 tourists, with Wuxi, Zhouzhuang, Ningbo and Nanjing as the top destinations.

Without a doubt, pleasant weather contributed to the upsurge of tourism. As the city transitions from summer to fall, the temperatures were cozy and comfortable during the holiday. 

With a cold front forecast to arrive over the upcoming days, the local authority has advised the city may officially enter fall this week.

[Cover image via bricoleurbanism/Flickr]


This article was originally published by our sister magazine Urban Family Shanghai. For more articles like this, visit the Urban Family website, or follow the Urban Family WeChat account (ID: urbanfamilyshanghai).

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