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Golden week for Chinese tourists

Chinese tourists pose for a group photo at the Gyeongbok Palace in central Seoul, South Korea. Millions of Chinese tourists headed for distant and not-too distant shores for the National Day holiday, one of the world's biggest mass movements by plane, boat and train. 


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Chinese tourists pose for a group photo at the Gyeongbok Palace in central Seoul, South Korea. Millions of Chinese tourists headed for distant and not-too distant shores for the National Day holiday, one of the world's biggest mass movements by...more

Chinese tourists pose for a group photo at the Gyeongbok Palace in central Seoul, South Korea. Millions of Chinese tourists headed for distant and not-too distant shores for the National Day holiday, one of the world's biggest mass movements by plane, boat and train. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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Visitors walk on a path at Wuyi mountain in Nanping, Fujian Province, China. 

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Visitors walk on a path at Wuyi mountain in Nanping, Fujian Province, China. REUTERS/Stringer

Visitors walk on a path at Wuyi mountain in Nanping, Fujian Province, China. REUTERS/Stringer
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Chinese tourists embark a boat at a pier at Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand. 

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Chinese tourists embark a boat at a pier at Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Chinese tourists embark a boat at a pier at Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A group of Chinese tourists take selfie next to the Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho in Bangkok, Thailand. 

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A group of Chinese tourists take selfie next to the Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A group of Chinese tourists take selfie next to the Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Chinese tourists cross a street near the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. 

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Chinese tourists cross a street near the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Chinese tourists cross a street near the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Chinese tourists wearing Korean traditional costumes Hanbok pose for photographs at the Gyeongbok Palace in central Seoul, South Korea. 


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Chinese tourists wearing Korean traditional costumes Hanbok pose for photographs at the Gyeongbok Palace in central Seoul, South Korea. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Chinese tourists wearing Korean traditional costumes Hanbok pose for photographs at the Gyeongbok Palace in central Seoul, South Korea. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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Chinese tourists cross a street near the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Chinese tourists cross a street near the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Chinese tourists cross a street near the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Chinese tourists wearing Korean traditional costumes Hanbok jump as they pose for photographs at the Gyeongbok Palace in central Seoul, South Korea. 

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Chinese tourists wearing Korean traditional costumes Hanbok jump as they pose for photographs at the Gyeongbok Palace in central Seoul, South Korea. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Chinese tourists wearing Korean traditional costumes Hanbok jump as they pose for photographs at the Gyeongbok Palace in central Seoul, South Korea. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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People visit a tourism resort during the national golden week holiday in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China. 


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People visit a tourism resort during the national golden week holiday in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China. REUTERS/Stringer

People visit a tourism resort during the national golden week holiday in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China. REUTERS/Stringer
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Chinese tourists cross a street near the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. 

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Chinese tourists cross a street near the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Chinese tourists cross a street near the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Chinese tourists visit in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 

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Chinese tourists visit in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Chinese tourists visit in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
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Chinese and Malaysian tourists take photographs of the Sydney Opera House from a viewing area located on Sydney Harbour, Australia. 

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Chinese and Malaysian tourists take photographs of the Sydney Opera House from a viewing area located on Sydney Harbour, Australia. REUTERS/David Gray

Chinese and Malaysian tourists take photographs of the Sydney Opera House from a viewing area located on Sydney Harbour, Australia. REUTERS/David Gray
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A packed parking lot at the tourism resort of Shaolin Temple during China's national golden week holiday in Dengfeng, Henan province, China. REUTERS/Stringer

A packed parking lot at the tourism resort of Shaolin Temple during China's national golden week holiday in Dengfeng, Henan province, China. REUTERS/Stringer

A packed parking lot at the tourism resort of Shaolin Temple during China's national golden week holiday in Dengfeng, Henan province, China. REUTERS/Stringer
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Visitors walk on a bridge on West Lake during China's golden week holiday in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China.

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Visitors walk on a bridge on West Lake during China's golden week holiday in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. REUTERS/Stringer

Visitors walk on a bridge on West Lake during China's golden week holiday in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. REUTERS/Stringer
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A Chinese tourist holds a Hello Kitty rolling bag as he boards a bus in the Akihabara shopping district, in Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A Chinese tourist holds a Hello Kitty rolling bag as he boards a bus in the Akihabara shopping district, in Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A Chinese tourist holds a Hello Kitty rolling bag as he boards a bus in the Akihabara shopping district, in Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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A tourist walks inside the Independence Square in Colombo, Sri Lanka. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A tourist walks inside the Independence Square in Colombo, Sri Lanka. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A tourist walks inside the Independence Square in Colombo, Sri Lanka. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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Chinese tourists take a break at Wat Pho in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Chinese tourists take a break at Wat Pho in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Chinese tourists take a break at Wat Pho in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Chinese tourists select rolling bags at Tokyo's Ginza shopping district, Japan. 

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Chinese tourists select rolling bags at Tokyo's Ginza shopping district, Japan. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Chinese tourists select rolling bags at Tokyo's Ginza shopping district, Japan. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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Chinese tourists visit the Independence Monument in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 

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Chinese tourists visit the Independence Monument in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Chinese tourists visit the Independence Monument in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
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Visitors walk on a bridge over the West Lake in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. REUTERS/Stringer

Visitors walk on a bridge over the West Lake in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. REUTERS/Stringer

Visitors walk on a bridge over the West Lake in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. REUTERS/Stringer
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