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Sites in Beijing see 3-times more visitors than last year

01-31-2014 19:45 BJT Special Report: 2014 Spring Festival |

The first day of the lunar New Year marks the start of the Spring Festival Golden Week, and people have been flooding to see the attractions around the capital, Beijing.

21 tourist sites saw a total of around 280-thousand visitors on Friday, three times more than last year. Among the most popular landmarks was the Lama Temple, which saw 76-thousand guests pass through its sacred gates.

Many lit incense sticks and made wishes for good luck in the New Year. Shijingshan Amusement Park, Temple of Heaven, the Hongluo Temple and the Forbidden City also saw large crowds on Friday, with each site receiving over 20-thousand visitors.

 

Editor:James |Source: CCTV.com

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