World's Worst Traffic Jam: The G4 Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway

These astonishing images show what it’s like to try and getaway for a short break in China.

Several hundred million people are believed to have taken to the roads during “Golden Week,” a week-long holiday that has millions traveling back home or to domestic vacation destinations.


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It marks the country’s National Day on October 1.

And amazing footage show several hundreds of thousands of drivers slowly making their way home on the penultimate day of the holiday.

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Images of toll booths on the 2272km-long G4 Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway show cars backed up on both sides.

Motorists were reportedly left suffering at least 10-hour delays.


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The route serves as the main route for cross-country travelers in the populous eastern part of China, where most of the country’s population resides.

The scenes were also reportedly repeated on many roads across the country. Trains were also packed, with officials expecting more than 13 million to use the railway network.

China’s National Tourism Administration confirmed this year’s Golden Week tourism figures showed an incredible 6.1per cent year-on-year increase.

And it meant record-breaking numbers of travelers on Chinese highways.

Tourist numbers were also reported to have exceeded those recorded during this year’s Chinese New Year travel season in February.