|A pilot plan next month will limit the number of visitors to the Forbidden City|
The Palace Museum has had more than 10 million visitors annually in recent years; in the last three years, numbers exceeded 15 million, more than the Louvre and the British Museum, Shan said.
This has resulted in great pressure on the museum's service standard and safety control, Shan said.
What service standard and safety control?
Each time I went there, security guards looked bored, or several times would shout at visitors not to use flash, but were ignored and gave up, or the grounds were not kept clean thanks to lots of littering, and spitting... I don't even want to know if there was urinating in the former imperial palace!
Limiting the number of visitors would be a good start, but guides must advise their tourists of the rules, and if any are violated, the guide should be held responsible. And those visiting on their own and violate the rules should be accountable.
There will also be a real-name registration system for buying tickets, while group tickets must be booked online.
That's the end of our public service announcement for today.