In 2017, China Notional Holiday starts from October 1 to October 8. During the 8-day holiday, most of Chinese plan either short or long distance travel. Overcrowding is particularly likely to spoil your experience at the places below.
- The Forbidden City, Beijing
- The Great Wall at Badaling, Beijing
- Hangzhou — Crowing is mostly around the West Lake area’s key attractions.
- The Yellow Mountains, Huangshan — Crowding can clog the main mountain paths.
- Zhangjiajie National Forest Park — like Huangshan above; entry lines can be very long
- Xiamen — Gulangyu and popular Hakka building areas are particularly crowded.
- Lijiang — Crowding is mostly around the ancient city area.
- Guilin — Crowding is mostly in the city center and around West Street, Yangshuo.
Besides National Holiday, here below are other days that you’d better avoid when you plan to travel in China.
|Holiday||Dates in 2017||Attractions||Transportation||Travel Price|
|National Day Holiday||October 1–7||Very crowded||Very crowded||Very high|
|New Year||January 1–3||Crowded||Crowded||normal price|
|Tomb-Sweeping Day||April 2–4, 2017||Crowded||Crowded||normal price|
|Labor Day||May 1||Crowded||Crowded||High|
|The Dragon Boat Festival||May 28–May 30, 2017||Crowded||Crowded||normal price|
|The Mid-Autumn Festival||October 4, 2017||Crowded||Crowded||normal price|
|Chinese New Year||January 27–February 2, 2017
February 15–21, 2018
|Tibet closure to foreign travelers||February to March||Closed||–||–|