The most popular attraction in China at the moment is the Olympic Common Domain (OCD), were the Bird’s Nest, the Water Cube and the National Indoor Stadium are located. These have has eclipsed Beijing’s traditional attractions as tourists’ first choice in the first two days of the Golden Week.
Around 283,000 people visited the OCD on Monday and Tuesday, compared to 212,800 for the Forbidden City, or Palace Museum.
However, bear in mind that Golden Week is for Chinese tourists and the figures may quickly resort to normal.
The Olympic Green, housing a forest park and the OCD, are open to the public for the week-long National Day holiday that began on Monday.
Each day there are 80,000 tickets available priced at RMB50 ($7.30) for the Bird’s Nest, and 12,000 tickets and RMB30 for the Water Cube.
Visitors have been allowed to bring their own drinks and food.
If the number of visitors exceeds 250,000 — the full capacity of the Olympic Green — police will temporarily close it.
On Monday 380,000 visitors flocked to 21 key tourism sites in Beijing, 25.6% up on last year.
Source: China Daily