20 prachtige foto’s die laten zien hoe ongelooflijk druk het in China is

In China wonen 1,4 miljard mensen. Op sommige plekken zorgt dat voor een gigantische drukte. Vervelend als je er midden in zit, maar het levert wél mooie plaatjes op.

1. 1,8 miljoen mensen wilden meedoen aan een driedaags examen. Deze geluksvogels zijn uitgekozen.

Examinees walk into the entrance of a classroom building to take part in a three-day entrance exam for postgraduate studies in Hefei, Anhui province. A record 1.8 million people applied to attend this exam in 2013.

2. 1.700 studenten mogen lekker in de frisse buitenlucht hun tentamen maken.

Students take an exam at a high school's open-air playground in Yichuan, Shaanxi province. More than 1,700 freshmen students took part in the exam in 2015, which the school moved outside because of insufficient indoor space.

3. Wapperende was all over the place.

Laundry hangs outside student housing at a university in Wuhan, Hubei province.

4. Laat je ouders maar op de grond slapen in de gymzaal.

Parents sleep on mats laid out on a gymnasium floor inside a university campus in Wuhan.

5. Een wonder dat deze vrouw haar fiets kon vinden.

A woman collects her bicycle from a parking lot outside of a subway station in Beijing.

6. Rennen naar de metro is er niet bij.

People ride escalators and walk down the stairs on their way to a subway platform during rush hour in Beijing.

7. Op het station van Zhengzhou proberen mensen de trein te halen.

Passengers wait to get into the crowded Zhengzhou Railway Station on the first day of "the Golden Week," a holiday that celebrates the founding of the People's Republic of China. According to the China Tourism Academy, a total of 480 million trips were estimated to be made within those seven days.

8. Taxi nodig vanaf het vliegveld?

Taxi drivers line up in a parking lot while waiting for passengers at the new Beijing Capital International Airport.

9. 50.000 studenten bezoeken een banenbeurs.

Junior college students line up outside a job fair in 2014. Around 50,000 people attended this one job fair in Zhengzhou, Henan province.

10. Nog meer mensen op een banenmarkt.

Thousands of job seekers visit booths inside a job fair in Chongqing.

11. Duizend paramilitaire politie-agenten in actie.

Over 1,000 Paramilitary policemen take part in an exercise in Nanjing, Jiangsu province.

12. Lekker rustig groente kopen op de markt.

People buy vegetables at a morning market in Beijing.

13. Gezellig met zijn allen oud en nieuw vieren.

Large crowds walk under a row of trees decorated with fans and red lanterns at a temple fair celebrating the Chinese New Year in Beijing.

14. Of een dagje naar het strand.

People crowd on a beach in Dalian, Liaoning province, to escape the summer heat.

15. Als je echt vertier zoekt, ga je naar het zwembad.

A tourist resort in Daying County provides another escape from the summer heat.

16. Of naar het jaarlijkse waterspetterfestival.

Visitors participate in the annual water-splashing festival to mark the New Year of the Dai minority in Xishuang Banna, Yunnan province.

17. Maar er moet natuurlijk ook gebeden worden op zijn tijd.

Worshippers wait at the entrance of Guiyuan Buddhist Temple in Wuhan to burn offerings on the fifth day of the Chinese Lunar New Year. Hundreds of millions packed temple fairs and set off fireworks for the traditional weeklong holiday.

18. Je bent niet de enige die het water in de rivier wil zien stijgen.

Visitors get in line to see the soaring tide near the bank of Qiantang River in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. Tidal waves are at their highest during the month of September.

19. Lekker shoppen in Shanghai.

Shoppers crowd under colorful neon lights along Shanghai's bustling Nanjing Road.

20. Beijing in de spits.

Vehicles are seen on a main Beijing avenue during the evening rush hour.

Bron(nen):   Business Insider