Shanghai's Qingming holiday draws hordes to Sheshan Resort

By| Updated: April 10, 2024

During the Qingming holiday on April 4-6, hordes of residents and tourists thronged to East China's Shanghai to revel in the beauty of spring.

The warm weather and blooming flowers – including cherry blossoms, rapeseed flowers, magnolias and peonies – enticed people to head out of town to really soak in the outdoors sights.

One popular destination was the Shanghai Sheshan National Tourist Resort. A slew of activities like hiking, camping and flower appreciation proved to be a big hit with the public.

According to the latest statistics, the resort welcomed a total of 344,000 visitors during the 2024 Qingming holiday, generating an impressive revenue of 14.85 million yuan ($2.05 million). What's more, the hotel occupancy rate came in at an impressive 60.71 percent.

Elsewhere, the annual bamboo shoot digging event at Sheshan National Forest Park was a highlight, allowing visitors to reconnect with nature and enjoy the invigorating experience of spring tourism.

In addition to the natural attractions, Shanghai Happy Valley hosted the National Trend Culture Festival, featuring real-life recreations of scenes from popular novels and performances by celebrities.


Actresses dress up in hanfu and sit beneath cherry blossom trees. [Photo/WeChat account: sheshanlvyou]

Meanwhile, the Guangfulin Cultural Relics Park launched the Mu Chun Yue series of activities – offering visitors the chance to immerse themselves in traditional culture through hanfu experiences, ethnic musical performances and more. Hanfu is a traditional Chinese attire.

Overall, Shanghai's Qingming holiday proved to be a vibrant celebration of spring, with residents and tourists seizing the chance to bask in nature's beauty and embrace the joys of the season.