Visitors wear masks at the Summer Palace in Beijing on Wednesday. Park visitors must pre-book, and visitor numbers are capped at 30 per cent of the usual limit. With coronavirus lockdowns lifted, people in China are getting out again, and booking summer trips. Photo: Simon SongVisitors wear masks at the Summer Palace in Beijing on Wednesday. Park visitors must pre-book, and visitor numbers are capped at 30 per cent of the usual limit. With coronavirus lockdowns lifted, people in China are getting out again, and booking summer trips. Photo: Simon Song
Visitors wear masks at the Summer Palace in Beijing on Wednesday. Park visitors must pre-book, and visitor numbers are capped at 30 per cent of the usual limit. With coronavirus lockdowns lifted, people in China are getting out again, and booking summer trips. Photo: Simon Song

Coronavirus: ‘Sight of nature nearly brought tears to my eyes’ – after lockdown, people in Chinese cities are getting out, and booking trips again

  • Travel agency sees a surge in summer flight bookings, some national parks welcome back domestic visitors, and hotels woo guests with health precautions, deals
  • For some, the simple joy of hiking a nature trail or visiting Beijing’s Summer Palace is enough

Topic |   China travel
Visitors wear masks at the Summer Palace in Beijing on Wednesday. Park visitors must pre-book, and visitor numbers are capped at 30 per cent of the usual limit. With coronavirus lockdowns lifted, people in China are getting out again, and booking summer trips. Photo: Simon SongVisitors wear masks at the Summer Palace in Beijing on Wednesday. Park visitors must pre-book, and visitor numbers are capped at 30 per cent of the usual limit. With coronavirus lockdowns lifted, people in China are getting out again, and booking summer trips. Photo: Simon Song
Visitors wear masks at the Summer Palace in Beijing on Wednesday. Park visitors must pre-book, and visitor numbers are capped at 30 per cent of the usual limit. With coronavirus lockdowns lifted, people in China are getting out again, and booking summer trips. Photo: Simon Song
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