It's 'Golden Week' In China, And The Traffic Jams Are Like Nothing You've Ever Seen

After you see these pictures, you might never complain about traffic ever again.

It’s “Golden Week” in China (meaning there are a bunch of holidays, prompting basically a week-long holiday), and the government has suspended road tolls, so naturally the traffic is simply epic.

Reports from Xinhua indicate that 85 million Chinese — 13% more than last year — hit the road.

Bill Bishop points us to Tea Leaf Nation, which has found some really wild traffic jam photos, mostly from the social network Weibo.

The sheer number of people who just got out of their car and decided to engage in some roadside recreation speaks to the total lack of movement on these roads.

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Photo: Tea Leaf Nation

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Photo: Tea Leaf Nation

china traffic

Photo: Tea Leaf Nation

china traffic

Photo: Tea Leaf Nation

china traffic

Photo: Tea Leaf Nation

china traffic

Photo: Tea Leaf Nation

Here are a few more social media pics that were compiled by News.163.com:

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