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China controls tourists with speed humps

There are some who treat sightseeing like a checklist to be marked off. Rather than experiencing a place, they race to get there, take a picture and then leave with the only memory of the place the photo they took of it.


A picturesque spot in China's Taierzhuang was the site of such sightseeing crimes, until local authorities decided to do something about it.


So they installed these so-called 'calming devices' (which look a great deal like speed humps) to slow human traffic, Mail Online reported.


The speed humps go for about 100 metres at the historic site's pedestrian entrance, the path being dubbed 'washboard road' for its visual similarity to a washboard.


Despite previous concerns that the frenetic pace of tourists was compromising the experience of the site, the speed hump solution has had its fair share of criticism.


The People's Daily China posted pictures of the speed humps to social media, with some commenting that the remedy is a bit odd.


One person wrote: "They look more like they are for uphill traction for low powered vehicle? Or for car suspension testing? Just insane otherwise to have so many."


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Written by: Gaya Avery
Published: 3 May 2017

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