|64 Top Scenic Spots Offer Half-price
|64 scenic spots across the city are offering half-price tickets to celebrate the Shanghai Tourism Festival. Big crowds turned out at the weekend.
The Lujiazui area in the Pudong New Area was among the most popular places in Shanghai at the weekend for people gathering to see the landmark Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Shanghai Ocean Aquarium.
It took more than three hours queuing outside the aquarium at peak times.
The price is 160 yuan per adult, and 110 yuan per child.
Oriental Pearl TV Tower received more than 20,000 tourists daily over the two days, more than doubling its usual weekend numbers and about the same as its holiday figure.
Shanghai Chenshan Botanic Garden in Songjiang District attracted 6,260 tourists yesterday, three times higher than normal. The figure also surpassed 6,000 on Saturday.
Shanghai Wildlife Park in Pudong had nearly 60,000 tourists daily, three times the average. Traffic police increased staff on expressway exits leading to the park to guide traffic.
The discounted ticket offer continues till Friday for all attractions.
Since 2011 it has become the norm for popular scenic spots in Shanghai to offer half-price tickets on May 19, China Tourism Day, and during the annual Shanghai Tourism Festival.
News source:Shanghai Daily