These astonishing images show what it’s like to try and getaway for a short break in China.
Several hundred million people are believed to have taken to the roads during the “Golden Week” celebrations.
It marks the country’s National Day on October 1.
And amazing footage show several hundreds of thousands of drivers slowly making their way home on the penultimate day of the holiday.
Images of toll booths on the 2272km-long G4 Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway show cars backed up on both sides.
Motorists were reportedly left suffering at least 10-hour delays.
The route serves as the main route for cross-country travellers in the populous eastern part of China, where most of the country’s population resides.
The scenes were also reportedly repeated on many roads across the country.
China’s National Tourism Administration confirmed this year’s Golden Week tourism figures showed an incredible 6.1per cent year-on-year increase.
And it meant record-breaking numbers of travellers on Chinese highways.
Tourist numbers were also reported to have exceeded those recorded during this year’s Chinese New Year travel season in February.
Traffic jams are a headache not only for people going on holidays in China - here are the latest meltdowns that have caused breakdowns on the roads:
Woman refuses to move car and causes huge traffic jam
This woman refuses to move for another car after committing to priority right of way. The other car is unable to reverse and it starts a huge traffic jam that lasts almost 40 minutes.
B-double nearly cleans up traffic on Sydney motorway
A Sydney driver captured a harrowing near-miss on the M7 when a b-double truck veered off the road to avoid slamming into a sudden traffic jam.
Man with trampoline causes traffic jam
During rush hour on a busy street in Durham, North Carolina, this man, aptly named "Hercules" by the cameraman, was seen holding up traffic by blocking a lane with the trampoline he was towing down the road.
Car falls into ditch trying to bypass traffic
Stuck bumper to bumper, this driver attempts to bypass the traffic jam and veers into the emergency shoulder — only to fall and get stuck in a ditch.
Geese crossing road cause traffic jam
A family of geese cross a busy road causing cars to wait. Looks like they were able to make it safely across!