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Does any body experience Chinese New Year In China?

doreen

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Hello , everyone Chinese new year is coming and most of China people are preparing for the big day now so is there any one travel China during the Chinese New Year and experience the celebration ?
 

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I did once in hkg... everything was closed.
 

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Lived in china as a kid. Lunar New Year is always awesome. It feels more lively and festive than Christmas.
 

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I do not recommend it.

People usually get around 5 days off, so a lot of people go on vacation during that time, throw in the migrant workers who are going home and you get an infrastructure nightmare. PITA to get tickets and tourist attrations are packed. If you are in Beijing, out of Beijing businessmen/government officials drives into Beijing to visit customers/people of authority and the roads become a gridlock. Its already a mess without out-of-towners, the roads just become a shitshow during chinese new year.

On top of that, it is no longer as festive as it used to be. In fact, I think Chinese new year is more festive in Singapore than in China.
 

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I'm sure someone experiences it.
 

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More people celebrate Christmas than CNY now
FWIW. I used to have so much fun in China during CNY week when I was younger.
 

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twice in HK
 

acidboy

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Originally Posted by Reynard369
I'm sure someone experiences it.

wtf is this????!!!!!
 

Larry Dallas

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Originally Posted by changy
I do not recommend it.

People usually get around 5 days off, so a lot of people go on vacation during that time, throw in the migrant workers who are going home and you get an infrastructure nightmare. PITA to get tickets and tourist attrations are packed. If you are in Beijing, out of Beijing businessmen/government officials drives into Beijing to visit customers/people of authority and the roads become a gridlock. Its already a mess without out-of-towners, the roads just become a shitshow during chinese new year.

On top of that, it is no longer as festive as it used to be. In fact, I think Chinese new year is more festive in Singapore than in China.


I live in BJ, but i'm currently back in the States for Spring Festival avoidance. It's worth experiencing once or twice, though.
 

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