An evening gala celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC) was held here on Friday.
China's railways are expected to see a travel rush in the coming 10 days as many people intend to go back to their hometown or visit tourist attractions during the National Day holiday.
The city of Qufu, hometown of ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius, held a grand ceremony to commemorate the 2,570th anniversary of his birth Saturday.
Alma Dautovic, an American student's mother, said her son was "completely hooked" on China thanks to an event held here on Friday at Kolter Elementary School.
Yuan Yanmin, a teacher from northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, has spent 13 years teaching in the countryside.
Chinese tourists will make nearly 800 million domestic trips and another 7.5 million overseas during the upcoming week-long National Day holiday, said a report released Friday.
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