When a public holiday comes along, the first instinct is to get outside and travel around.
Unfortunately in China, that’s exactly what everyone was thinking, resulting in overcrowded tourist sites where people spend most of their time queuing.
Footage has emerged on Chinese media of packed tourist sites such as the Great Wall and Mount Tai over the last weekend, which happened to be the annual Tomb Sweeping Day holiday.
In the first half of the footage above, visitors could be seen swarming to Mount Tai, a renowned scenic spot in Shandong Province, east China.
While in the second half, the massive queues on the Great Wall of China spread as far as the eye can see as people slowly moved along the country’s tourist landmark.
Tomb Sweeping Day, also referred to as Qingming Festival, is the annual occasion when people in China go to cemeteries to honour their ancestors. It’s also a national holiday.
This year, the national festival fell on Monday, April 4, which allowed residents in China to have a three-day weekend.
Many people in the country used this time to take a trip to a tourist site such as the Great Wall however when they arrived, they were greeted by long waits and giant queues.