If you plan on going sightseeing right now in China, you might want to reconsider. That is, unless you like huge crowds and being pressed up against strangers. If so, go now. And quick!
Since it's a week-long holiday, it seems like the entire country goes on holidays, causing tourist sites to overflow with people. And since the Chinese government made national highways toll-free starting last year, the Golden Week holidays are leading to bigger and bigger traffic jams.
Train stations and airports are also packed with travellers.
Locations like the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and the Mausoleum of Sun Yat-sen get swamped with the most tourists -- and can see well over a hundred thousand visitors each day.
But as Beijing-based Kotaku writer Eric Jou points out, not everywhere is crowded -- the non-touristy areas can even seem dead. But where it is crowded, such as the tourist spots, it's wall to wall humans.
That's Eric Jou.