Beijing Local Customs

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    by blueskyjohn
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    by blueskyjohn
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    by blueskyjohn

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  • 1. Spitting

    The Chinese are huges fans of hocking up everything in their throat and spitting it anywhere and everywhere. They believe that it is a hygenic thing to do, more so than our western tradition of...

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  • 2. Eating and Drinking

    Lotus pods are found being sold by street vendors. I purchased this one at Huo Hai Lake. It was 10RMB for two. You definitely should inspect the pod, looking for seed shells that are empty. The way...

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  • 3. Taking Photos

    I met the lady in the Temple of Heaven Park, early in the morning. She was very friendly, started talking to me (of course, apart from 'Ni hao' I couldn't understand what she was saying) and when I...

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  • 4. Morning Exercises

    Like what I've Said, senior citizens of Beijing Never had it so easy that after retiring at 55 years old, they are well taken care of by the government and provided with sustainable needs that they...

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  • 5. Festivals

    During NewYear's, Beijing needs you to wear earplugs. First things said first, consider the public offices to be closed but not restaurants or all of the shops. In fact that is when many people make...

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  • 6. Language

    The Chinese authorities certainly have quite some sense of humour, don't they? Do you understand what they are trying to tell you? Or warn you?? But then again, they have come a long way...... At...

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  • 7. Shopping/Bargaining

    They have some really nice handy craft in China, and they can be pretty cheap, if you are a hard bargainer. Bought the picture for RMB50 in a shop. Thought it was a good bargain, I bought 4. When it...

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  • 8. Beijing Opera and Acrobats

    Acrobatics have a long tradition in china, and going to see a show can be recommended. I went to a show with a guided tour, witch might not have been the best thing to do if I wanted to see top...

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  • 9. Superstitions

    Chinese tradition has a special veneration for mountains. That was a problem in Beijing, with the emperor's palace staying in a very flat area. The solution? Building a mountain. Thus we can see...

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  • 10. Streets and Traffic

    Beijing Order Car Rental Co. The Price List CarModel Airport-transfer One-day downtown BJ £¨RMB£© £¨RMB£© M-BenzS600£º 800 2000 M-BrnzS350£º 700 1600 Coaster£¨20seats£©£º 400 800 AudiA6£º 350...

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  • 11. Hutongs

    Red as a color of positive affirmation in China is one the ways to articulate otherwise solid, colorless walls of the buildings or as in this case, one of the gates to a residence in a hutong - a...

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  • 12. Toilets

    personal hygiene set for sale available at hotel rooms for 20 RMB and has towels, bath liquid soap, shampoo, lotion, tootbrush and toot paste. for people who forgot to pack their toilettries after...

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  • 13. Dress Code

    The Chinese people dress more conservatively than Westerners. Men do not wear shorts and women do not wear sleeveless outfits. Chinese women also do not wear tracksuits. Blue jeans, however, are...

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  • 14. History

    In ancient China people divided the night into five Gengs. A Geng was an ancient time unit used to divide the night, every Geng marked a Shichen (another time division unit which is the equivalent to...

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  • 15. Art and Galleries

    During 2011 Chinese National Day, I saw this beautiful Lotus and Jade Flowers displayed near the South Gate, Temple of Heaven. Chinese has own beliefs and understanding of Lotus and Jade. The...

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  • 16. Games

    We met a man who raises and trains fighting crickets. He showed us one of his crickets and the little jar he keeps them in. A cricket lives about 3 months, and their fighting career is only one month.

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  • 17. Cloisonne

    Cloisonne: Beijing is where cloisonne making originated. The earliest was made in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). The best was made during the Xuan De period (1426-1456) of the Ming Dynasty. During the...

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  • 18. Chinese Tea Ceremony

    This latest trip was the first time I had the opportunity to experience a tea ceremony. The procedure an basically the same for all types of tea with the...

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  • 19. Matchmaking

    In the park that adjoins the Temple of Heaven, parents who think their kid isn’t trying hard enough to marry come to one specific area with pictures, resumes,...

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  • 20. AVOID BREATHING BAD POLUTION WEAR A FACEMASK

    BEIJING To avoid the bad polution that you will find in China especially in Beijing wear a particle mask. Do what the locals do and wear a face mask. I carried...

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  • 21. Meeting people

    My best tip is to smile, make an effort to learn some Chinese with the locals' help, and let others laugh at you. Most people there are intrigued by Westerners...

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  • 22. Different ways of exercising

    The pictures show 2 things that Chinese people use to exercise their bodies and minds and then one thing that I saw one person do but I'm not sure if more...

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  • 23. Chinese Boxer Shorts

    Nuff Said! as everyone knows, we had lost luggage so we are forced to buy stuff and I bought these chinese boxer shorts at a chinese 7-11 convenience store for...

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  • 24. Chinese Deodorant

    Again very useful and very cheap! it only costs 10 RMB at 24 hour convenience stores around Beijing (we bought ours at 7-11) and again due to the language...

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  • 25. Chinese Tooth Paste

    very cheap at 10 RMB a 150 ml pack and is available at chinese convenience stores outside (just point it since they hardly understand english), useful to buy if...

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