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Wuhan tourism rebounds one year after lift of lockdown

04/08/2021| 1:44:30 PM|

Hubei received 11.7 million tourists during the three-day Qingming Festival holiday.

Almost a year after its lockdown was lifted, Wuhan, the coronavirus hard-hit city in Central China's Hubei Province, has witnessed a travel blowout. The just-passed three-day Qingming Festival holiday saw the city rank among the top 10 domestic tourist destinations, a scene few would have imagined a year ago.

Tourists from Hubei Province and across the nation went to the city's tourist attractions to spend their Qingming Festival holiday, which ended on Monday.

They viewed cherry blossoms at Wuhan University and around Donghu Lake, visited the landmark Yellow Crane Tower, and tasted local snacks and hot dry noodles at shopping streets.

According to several Chinese online travel platforms, Wuhan was a top 10 tourist destination during the festival. Wuhan was also among the top 10 cities whose residents were most enthusiastic to travel, the Global Times learned from travel platform lvmama on Tuesday.

Yellow Crane Tower and Wuhan Ocean Park were among the top 10 scenic spots in Central China during the festival, according to Lvmama.

Ice cream in the shape of the Yellow Crane Tower trended on Chinese social media immediately after it appeared on the market during the Qingming Festival, as many tourists posted photos and videos of themselves with the ice cream.

On Sunday, Yellow Crane Tower attracted 27,000 tourists, according to Wuhan media reports.

According to the website of the Hubei department of culture and tourism, Hubei received 11.7 million tourists during the three-day Qingming Festival holiday, which was about 60% of the total number during the 2019 Qingming Festival.

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