By Bridget O'Donnell
Transportation hubs around China were flooded with passengers as the official public holiday period for Spring Festival came to an end this week.
Up to 11.8 million passenger trips were expected to be made on China's railway network on Wednesday alone as travelers gradually returned to major cities to go back to work. That represents a 7.6 percent increase from 2017.
Here are some photos from jam packed train stations, roads and other major transport routes taken around the Middle Kingdom yesterday and today.
Foggy weather during the holiday temporarily led to suspended ferry services, resulting in a traffic jam of epic proportions at Xiuying Port in Haikou, Hainan Province. More than 100,000 passengers en route to Xuwen, Guangdong Province were stranded at the port due to the traffic jam.
Passengers crowded Guangzhou South Railway Station.
Over 3.1 million people vacated Shenzhen for the holiday. As Spring Festival came to an end, nearly 300,000 passengers arrived to Shenzhen North Station on Tuesday alone.
Heavy congestion was spotted at Hongqiao Railway Station as travelers transfered to the Metro to go back into the city.
This article was originally published on February 22, 2018 by our sister magazine That's Shanghai. For more articles like this, visit the That's Shanghai website, or follow the That's Shanghai WeChat account (ID: Thats_Shanghai).