Chinanews.com, April 4 (Zhongxin Financial Reporter Xie Yiguan) On April 12, Dachuan sat on the return train and exchanged travel experiences with netizens.
"Tiananmen raised the flag and looked, Jingshan Park climbed high and looked far away, the corner tower of the Forbidden City was photographed, Dongjiaomin Lane arrived, the front door of Dashilar was seen, the Temple of Heaven went to the Hall of Prayer for the New Year, the door nail meatloaf was eaten, Shichahai swam, the drum tower passed, and the tobacco bag Xie Street Wudao Camp went."
In one day, Oikawa finished the above attractions. When the trip ended, Oikawa glanced at his phone and his steps remained at 4,2.
To visit as many attractions as possible in a limited time and budget, "special forces tourism" is becoming a way for more and more young people to travel. In between work and study, they choose to go to another city and enjoy a short time of "tired and happy".
Data map: Shouhuangdian complex. Photo by China News Agency reporter Yi Haifei
"As soon as I lay down, I couldn't lift my legs"
Ochuan, who is currently studying at university in Inner Mongolia, is usually a travel enthusiast. Before coming to Beijing, he had already gone to many places to work as a "special soldier".
During the three-day and two-night trip to Nanjing, Dachuan went to Jiming Temple, Xuanwu Lake, Zhongshan Scenic Area, Ming Xiao Mausoleum, Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum and other places. During his one-day trip to Ningbo, he checked in Rihu Park, Old Bund, Tianyi Square, City God Temple, Drum Tower, Moon Lake Park, etc.
While visiting the sights and tasting local snacks, his phone was flooded with travel photos these days.
"After a few 'special forces-style trips', I still feel quite good, but the biggest problem is that I am tired and tormented, especially when I go back to school." Okawa said.
Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, National Museum, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven... When he clocked in to the above attractions in one day, Xiaoyu (pseudonym) had exceeded 40,000 steps, "When I returned to the hotel at night, I couldn't lift my legs as soon as I lay down." ”
In a few days in Beijing, light rain averaged 3,<> steps a day, rushing non-stop to one attraction after another. "I'm really tired and happy, and although my legs and feet hurt at the end of the day, I'm very happy."
Infographic: Temple of Heaven. Photo by China News Agency reporter Tomita
"More experiences with less time and money"
After studying and working, grab your luggage and run to the airport or station, and after the journey, hurry back to your city. Why young people should travel day and night for a trip.
"Migrant workers have short vacation hours, but they want to see more scenery, so they choose this way of traveling." Xiaoyu, who works in Shanghai, told reporters bluntly.
Bell Tower, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Dynasty City That Never Sleeps, Terracotta Army of the First Emperor of Qin... Min Min (pseudonym), who had just completed a two-day, one-night "special forces tour" in Xi'an, also mentioned in an interview, "Because I only have time on Saturdays and Sundays, I don't want to waste time, so I chose 'special forces travel', which is very fulfilling." ”
"I'm a senior now, I can't go out for the first three years of college, and now I'm about to graduate, I want to make good use of the second half price student ticket, and I only have free weekends, so I have to travel in just two days to have fun." Mao Mao (pseudonym), who is in Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, recently traveled to Yangzhou and visited the famous attractions in Yangzhou.
For college students, choosing "special forces tourism", in addition to time costs, there are also economic cost considerations.
"Most college students use living expenses to travel, which allows them to experience as many attractions as possible with limited living expenses. If you can compress the travel time, you can save the bulk of the bus tickets and accommodation. Some people choose to take an overnight bus, which not only saves on accommodation, but also makes the fare cheaper. Okawa said of "special forces-style travel."
In order to save costs, Dachuan went to Beijing this time and chose to sit in a nine-hour hard seat, "round-trip tickets and attraction tickets are controlled within 200 yuan, plus other expenses, this trip to Beijing, a total of 1200 yuan." ”
"The same was true of previous trips to Nanjing and Yangzhou, which cost about 2000,<> yuan over four days, and most of them were mainly eating." He added.
Saving accommodation costs by night train is a common practice for many young people. On April 4, during the Qingming Festival, on a travel platform, from the 5th to the 4th, 5% of the "post-62s" tourists chose flights and trains departing at night "00pm-9am". In addition, nearly 9% of "post-00s" tourists check in more than 4 scenic spots in one day.
In order to save time and money, the most popular "special forces" tourist destinations tend to be cities with relatively dense attractions and convenient trains, high-speed trains and public transportation in the city.
Some 24-hour restaurants and bathing centers also gather many people who carry out "special forces-style tourism". Previously, some media interviewed some customers who stayed overnight and rested in Haidilao, most of them were young people who came to Beijing for tourism.
"For today's young people, especially today's college students, they will think about how to save more money, or get more experience at a lower price." Jiang Han, a senior researcher at Pangu Think Tank, told reporters that young people will choose such a way of traveling when they are more physically fit, which is actually a reflection of a lifestyle for young people.
"I'd rather walk through the soles of my shoes than see the sights," the young man is measuring more sights with his footsteps. "When these young people share their 'special forces-style tourism' on social platforms, accompanied by money-saving strategies such as overnight stays in Haidilao, overnight in hard seats, and overnight bathing, under the influence of this atmosphere, more young people will choose this way of travel." Oikawa thought.
The reporter noticed that "special forces-style tourism" already has a corresponding "video template" on the short video platform, and the dubbing is also very similar.
Data map: Slender West Lake, Yangzhou. Photo by Zhang Zhuojun
If you choose "special forces tourism", there will be a trade-off
Young people like to share the characteristics of life, coupled with the promotion of social media, so that "special forces tourism" has become popular on the Internet, and even once appeared on Weibo hot search.
Although many people envy the attitude of young people to just go, from the perspective of public opinion, this way of tourism has also caused a lot of controversy, including "what is the difference between this and business trips", "it is completely a horse and flowers", "is it for traffic" and so on.
"The advantage of this way of tourism is that the cost is relatively low and the time efficiency is high, but only young people, who are relatively physically strong, are likely to support it, and if they are middle-aged and elderly, they may not be able to support this intensity." Jiang Han said.
For many people questioning "the experience is too bad", Jiang Han believes, "Since they choose this way of travel, young people will have a choice, choose the 'special forces style', and they are not afraid that the experience it brings is not so good, and more is to get more experience at a lower cost." As for the quality of the experience, whether you get all the experience or not is no longer the most concerned about young people. ”
Okawa also mentioned that due to the compressed economic costs, the experience obtained is definitely limited. "As far as I'm concerned, there are actually fewer 'special forces travels', and they are more vacation and experience. However, when partnering with classmates, they often choose the 'special forces' mode, which is more cost-effective. ”
After his trip to Beijing, Oikawa is already planning which city to go to next. Although he had just been to Beijing, he wanted to go again, and Xi'an was another city he wanted to visit.
After going to Beijing in early April, at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 4, Light Rain set off from Shanghai and arrived in Qingdao at 7:10 the next day, starting a 9-hour "special forces tour", this time she wanted to watch the sunrise and sunset and blow the wind on the beach. (End)