Beijing parks receive 180,000 tourists on Spring Festival

Beijing, Jan 29 (IANS) Beijing’s 11 parks and the Museum of Chinese Garden and Landscape Architecture received a total of 180,000 tourists on the first day of the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, the media reported on Sunday.

During the Spring Festival public holiday, a string of events and activities, such as winter sports and flower exhibitions, are being held across the parks, Xinhua news agency reported.

Many have said that visiting parks is on their holiday “must do” list.

Taoranting Park reported 40,000 visitors on Saturday, while the Temple of Heaven Park and the Summer Palace saw 30,000 tourists each, according to the Beijing parks office.

–IANS

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