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By Cherry Cao |

SOME 1.79 million tourists came to Shanghai in the first three days of the week-long Spring Festival holiday, up 8.5 percent on last year, according to the local tourism watchdog.

Many city attractions saw big increases in visit numbers, said the Shanghai Tourism Administration.

Between January 31 and February 2, Yuyuan Garden attracted some 1.4 million visits, a year-on-year rise of 27 percent. Meanwhile, numbers going to Zhaojialou, an ancient water town in Pujiang, Minhang District, jumped 30 percent year-on-year to 106,300.

Other popular tourist attractions such as Jinjiang Amusement Park, Happy Valley and Guyi Garden in Jiading District all registered more than 30,000 visits — notable increases from a year earlier.

Nanjing Road Pedestrian area, the Bund and Xujiahui — the city’s major commercial and tourism areas — attracted 4.2 million, 1.75 million and 2.4 million visits respectively during the three-day period, the administration said. Read more