During the four-day May Day holiday from May 1 to 4, Beijing’s 11 municipal parks and the Museum of Chinese Gardens and Landscape Architecture have received 2.44 million visitors, with a daily average of more than 600,000 visitors.
The Summer Palace, Beijing Zoo and Temple of Heaven Park were the top three most popular destinations, which have seen 404,000 visitors, 387,000 visitors and 356,000 visitors respectively.
The daily number of visitors has grown by nearly 40 percent at Temple of Heaven Park, while the number has grown by more than 20 percent at Taoranting Park, Yuyuantan Park and Zizhuyuan Park.
On May 2, the daily number of visitors at the municipal parks and the Museum of Chinese Gardens and Landscape Architecture has seen a record high of 721,000 for the May Day holiday. On this day, the number of visitors at parks peaked at 12:00 and 14:00, both of which exceeded 200,000.
This year, there were various activities with natural charm and educational significance at parks for the holiday, such as flower-admiring activities, popular science activities, calligraphy and painting exhibitions and culture exhibitions.
Beijing Botanical Garden has received 115,000 visitors, and the tulip exhibition, peony garden and areas surrounding the lake attracted most visitors at the park.
In addition, League members and college students worked as volunteers at the parks to provide inquiry and instruction services or interact with visitors on May 4, the Youth Day in China.