Zhejiang sees tourism boom during Qingming holiday
People tour the West Lake scenic area in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province on April 5, the last day of the Qingming holiday. [Photo/CFP]
The number of visitors to Zhejiang's 4A and 5A scenic attractions during the Tomb-sweeping Day holiday, which ran from April 3 to 5 this year, was 4.82 million, up 46.04 percent over last year.
Hangzhou, capital city of Zhejiang province, received a total of 2.25 million tourists from outside the city during the three-day holiday, according to data released by the municipal bureau of culture and tourism.
Cultural heritage items, botanical gardens, and zoos were popular choices among local visitors in Hangzhou, according to Qunar, a well-known travel website in China.
Tomb-sweeping Day, also known as Qingming Festival, was observed on April 4 this year. It is a traditional Chinese holiday where people pay tribute to deceased family members, worship ancestors, and go on spring outings.