Beijing parks present 61 cultural events for Spring Festival holiday

BEIJING: Seventeen parks across Beijing have staged a total of 61 cultural events for the ongoing seven-day Spring Festival holiday, including flower exhibitions and lion dances, local authorities said Thursday.
At the China National Botanical Garden in Beijing, over 200 species of flowers are displayed at an exhibition featuring the theme of biodiversity conservation, according to the Beijing Municipal Forestry and Parks Bureau.
Ice-snow entertainment activities are another hit during the holiday.
A total of 25 parks in the Chinese capital, including the Summer Palace and Beihai Park, greet visitors with winter sports such as ice car, ice slide, and snow frisbee, said Peng Qiang, head of the bureau’s park administration office.
On Thursday alone, the sixth day of the holiday, Beijing parks received 630,000 visits, with the Summer Palace registered over 75,400 visits, the most of all, said the bureau.
The Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, fell on Jan 22 this year.
On the other hand, Railway stations, highways and airports across China are bracing for a fresh travel peak as a growing number of travelers hit the road and return to work after a week-long Spring Festival holiday which will end on Friday.
On Thursday, Beijing West Railway Station and Beijing South Railway Station, two major railway terminals in the Chinese capital, were estimated to receive 156,000 passenger arrivals and 142,000 passenger arrivals, respectively, according to Beijing Major Railway Station Areas Administration.
–The Daily Mail-China Daily news exchange item