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Science museum draws most tourists at New Year break

THE Shanghai Science and Technology Museum was the most visited scenic spot in the city during the three-day New Year holiday, local tourism authorities said yesterday.

The museum and some indoor attractions benefitted from the cold weather, which drove tourists indoors.

The Shanghai Science and Technology Museum had the largest number of tourists among the 11 scenic sites monitored by tourism authorities during the holiday - some 33,100 tourists in three days. The daily increase was between 63 to 100 percent compared with the same period last year.

A museum exhibition featuring 64 specimens of vertebrates from the world's oceans proved especially popular with families.

Many of the city's outdoor tourist attractions witnessed a slight decrease in visitors yesterday compared with the first two days of the holiday because of the cold weather.

But some, such as the ancient canal town of Fengjing, still reported big increases despite the cold weather compared with the same period last year.

The water town in suburban Jinshan District welcomed 5,400 tourists yesterday, an increase of 74 percent over the same day last year. It had 14,900 visitors on Wednesday, up 83 percent. Stepped-up promotions in the district were credited in part.

All 11 spots attracted some 180,000 tourists over the three days. The others were the Oriental Pearl TV tower, Jin Mao Tower, Happy Valley, the Shanghai Wildlife Park, the Jinjiang Amusement Park, Madame Tussauds, Oriental Land, the Changfeng Ocean World and the former Saudi Arabia Pavilion.

The Shanghai Sightseeing Bus Center saw a slight decrease in visitors for Shanghai-area attractions over the holiday compared with the same period last year. It said Suzhou, Shaoxing, as well as the Zhouzhuang, Zhujiajiao and Wuzhen water towns, were the top five destinations.

Meanwhile, online shopping topped the list of complaints during the holiday, representing 28 out of 218 complaints received by the city.


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