As always, China’s National Day Golden Week, which came to a close yesterday (October 7th) gave Chinese internet giants a good opportunity to look into Chinese people’s habits and preferences in how they spend their leisure times.

While we are accustomed to crowded tourist spots and congested traffic on highways during the holiday, an increasing number of people opt to enjoy some indoorsy “alone time”. Over 21 million WeChat users took less than 100 steps on any single day from September 30 to October 6, according to a report released by the social media platform. Of the total, 56% are post-80 or post-90 users.

The finding is fairly unsurprising given the travel rush. A total of 726 million Chinese tourists traveled in the country during the holiday, up 9.43% year-on-year, according to data from China Tourism Academy. The railway traveler numbers jump to a level on par with the peak figures for the Spring Festival rush, local media reported.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.