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Tourist numbers up as city celebrates Dragon Boat Festival
From:Shine  |  2020-06-27 21:29

Waterlilies in full bloom at Chenshan Botanical Garden.

Xie Zhenyang

A visitor takes a photo at the Shanghai Botanical Garden.

Shanghai welcomed 3.73 million tourists during the three-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday, with cultural and tourism income reaching 5.8 billion yuan (US$819 million).

A total of 150 major tourist attractions in Shanghai recorded 1.29 million visits during the holiday, 46 percent of visitor numbers compared with the same period last year, the Shanghai Administration of Culture and Tourism announced on Saturday.

The Oriental Pearl TV Tower welcomed 11,300 visitors, or 30.5 percent of last year's figure, and the Shanghai Wild Animal Park had 23,000 visitors, or 33.3 percent of last year's number.

The Shanghai Science and Technology Museum received 16,200 visitors, 28.4 percent of last year's number, and the number of visitors was 15,700 forZhujiajiao watertown, or 15.6 percent, according to the administration.

The Chenshan Botanical Garden had 8,700 visitors, or 46.5 percent of last year's number.

The Bund, Yuyuan Gardenand Lujiazui areas had 334,500, 71,600 and 320,100 visitors respectively, 47.4 percent, 39.4 percent and 43.8 percent of last year's figures.

The Shanghai International Resort welcomed 206,000 visits, or 74.4 percent of last year's number.

A-level scenic spots in Shanghai implemented mandatory reservation policies during the holiday. Cultural and tourism authorities closely monitored real-time figures at cultural venues and tourist attractions to ensure safety.

Hotels in the city implemented body temperature measurement, information registration and check of health QR codes for guests. Internet cafes required customers to make real-name registrations and reservations and practice social distancing.

Venues are subject to strict disinfection.

The city's 42 art galleries welcomed 23,800 visits during the holiday, or 22 percent of last year's figure, while 103 museums had 78,600, or 28 percent, according to the administration.

"Cloud activities" hosted by cultural and tourism venues in the city during the holiday recorded 2.15 million viewings.