Visiting local attractions surged during this Spring Festival holiday as many people stayed in their cities of residence following guidelines to reduce COVID-19 risk, Yang Feiyue reports.
Many Chinese shortened the distances of their travels during Spring Festival this year.
Zhao Yun checked into a rural homestay with a couple of friends in northeastern Beijing’s Miyun district during the seven-day holiday.
“It was my first time spending the festival away from home,” says the 29-year-old Beijing resident, who’s originally from East China’s Anhui province.
Zhao says many of his friends whose hometowns are outside of Beijing chose to stay put. So, they decided to take short excursions in the suburbs.