Happening in Shanghai – Couple of Days to Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year 

Well, I think most of you who read about Shanghai or live here and are familiar with the Chinese New Year, know that it represents the largest migration in the world.   As a result it the major cities in the country essentially empty out.

If you want to see what I mean and you are not in Shanghai these days, then take a look at the photos below.  I took them when I left the office earlier this afternoon.

China, Shanghai, Chinese New Year, Zhabei
Bike, anyone…?

China, Shanghai, Chinese New Year, Zhabei

China, Shanghai, Chinese New Year, Zhabei
Another Lunar New Year effect – the bikes are idle…
China, Shanghai, Chinese New Year, Zhabei
OFO biles lined up for use…but all people have gone back to the provinces

Then there was the metro station — Hanzhong Lu is usually busy as it gets – with multiple lines changing there….Well, not today – the place looked rather like a ghost town.  Take a look yourself:

China, Shanghai, Chinese New Year, Zhabei, Hangzhong Lu Station
Hanzhong Rd Metro Station Empty near Chinese New Year
China, Shanghai, Chinese New Year, Zhabei, Hangzhong Lu Station
Have you seen the metro so empty? The Lunar New Year effect
China, Shanghai, Chinese New Year, Zhabei, Hangzhong Lu Station
Hanzhong Rd Metro Station Empty near Chinese New Year
China, Shanghai, Chinese New Year, Zhabei, Hangzhong Lu Station
Line 13 at Hanzhong Lu station – so empty
China, Shanghai, Chinese New Year, Zhabei, Hangzhong Lu Station
Hanzhong Rd Metro Station Empty near Chinese New Year

                                                     

There you have it – millions of Shanghai residents have moved out – as Chinese New Year is the biggest family holiday in the country,  people have gone home to see their families, parents, grandparents — so the city is kind of empty – which is also nice.  Time to explore…!

More photos soon…..

 

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