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  • 1. Tour Scams

    Day 1: We were in Beijing on 25 Dec 13. We were approaching to the entrance of Forbidden City and one lady named "Lucy" approached us. She said, she is from some university in Xian and she is...

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  • 2. Badaling Great Wall

    About Great Wall Tour Packages : Long Di Superior Jade Factory A Virtual tourist contributor ,Confucius,reviewed a typical organised tour of the "Great Wall" .The reviewer writes a most entertaining...

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  • 3. Shopping

    Got lured into a common scam where three individuals came up to us on the street and was very interested in talking with Americans. Said they were visiting the Great Wall from their home in central...

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  • 4. Taxis/Rickshaws

    Arrival at the airport is not a great deal of fun, but it gets somewhat more hectic if you need a taxi. As soon as you get in the area lining up for taxi's, you will approached by guys who ask you if...

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  • 5. Beijing Zoo

    I was expecting to see a very carefully recreated environment, with small, planted and protected bamboo forests, where the pandas could live in a half free but controlled condition. It was...

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  • 6. Art Students

    My husband and I loved China, and I had read all about the scams before we left for our trip. But, on arriving, I had totally forgotten everything I had read! We hadn't been in Beijing five hours (in...

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  • 7. Ming Tombs

    During the third Ming emperor, he built Ming Tombs, where were buried several members of the imperial family. Their layout is according to the rules of feng shui and has several buildings ... To be...

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  • 8. Mao's Mausoleum

    This is a large structure at the south end of the famour Tian. Square...there is one entrance fee for the locals and it doubles for foreign visitors. (was 10 RMB in 2004) but may have hiked up more by...

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  • 9. Amusement Parks

    Hi, I'm a native chinese boy. In my opionion, the Tian'anmen squre is boring. But it's big, and takes you more than one hour. So I suggest you can go to the forbidden city directly. Because the...

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  • 10. Hongtue Village

    Hong Tuen located in the border of YANQING and HUANROU. It is an extremely beautiful hiking line. Here you can experience fresh air, beautiful valley covered by...

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  • 11. Beijing Tips

    Taxis - Make sure they have a meter box ,Market- always bargain as much as you can. Chinese are very aggresive when it comes to business rather walk away fast...

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  • 12. Tea House Scam

    I was in Beijing for a business trip and fell for the tea house scam. I arrived at Tienanmen square around 14:30. While outside the forbidden city, I was...

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  • 13. underground city

    I read in a guide that there is an underground city that Mao had built in the 60s furing the Sino-Soviet dispute. It had an Hospital and even a call from the...

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  • 14. Fluent English speaking students

    You may be approached by young student couples (usually 2 girls) speaking fluent English. They will ask where you are from and they usually have some knowledge...

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  • 15. FITNESS CENTERS ,,GYM S IN WUDAOKOU AREA

    MOST GY MS IN WUDAOKOU WOULD LIKE TO CHEAT YOU WITH HIGH MEMBERSHIP PRICES IF U ARE FOREIGNER THEY WOULD LIKE TO SHOW U THE GYM AND OFFER THE PRICE 5 TIMES MORE...

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  • 16. The air pollution

    Beijing has a very high level of air pollution. I do not have any chest complaints, but even I found it hard going at times, especially as there is a lot of...

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  • 17. Credit Card Surchages

    Be aware that the banks in China charge the merchants 4% or 5% of a credit card purchase for use of credit cards not issued in China.Some merchants/hotels pass...

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  • 18. Jewel Factory Near Olympic Village

    The Jewel factory is just beside the Olympic Station of the Beijing Subway. Why a tourist trap? well since I' am not into jewelry that's why but if your into...

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  • 19. River Pearl Factory near Summer Palace

    why a tourist trap? again I am not fond of jewelries hence i would label this a tourist trap ok. This factory is about 500 meter south of the exit of Summer...

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  • 20. SOME GIRLS TRY TO TALK TO YOU??,,NO,,NO,,,

    never talk to the girls who try to approach you on street etc,, they usually wants to cheat you ,get free dinner and escape or take u to the places they...

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  • 21. GYM S AROUND WUDAOKOU AREA

    most gym s will scam you esspecially dont go BODY BALANCE,BALLY TOTAL,FUSION INSIDE BLCU..usually gym mebership for one year shouldnt exceed 2500 in NIRVANA...

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  • 22. Take-away tricks

    My wife stopped off at a small restaurant in the hutong where we resided and ordered some dumplings as a take-away snack. When the waitress came from the...

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  • 23. Jade Factory

    A visit to a government-owned Jade Factory was included in a guided tour to the Ming Tombs. First you are guided through the factory and then you end up in...

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  • 24. Calling from Credit Card Phones at Beijing Airport

    Do not even think about using the credit card option which let's you place a phone call using your credit card from public telephones at Beijing airport. I just...

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  • 25. Shopping!!

    If you go to Beijing, you have to buy some souviniers from the hawkers. But be warned, they will give you ridiculously high prices. Here are the ultimate...

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  • HENRYDAM's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    A VERY POPULAR CON TO TOURISTS VISITING TIAN´ANMEN SQUARE, AND CHINESSE AUTHORITIES DO NOTHING
    I wish describe my experience in Pekin holidays in order to avoid any potential tourist to be cheated as I was, and, at the same time, reporting a confidence trickster Chinese gang.
    Tian´anmen Square, 2013 October 25 th.
    A couple of Chinesse women (con women hooks) came to me pretending to be tourists from North China and speaking in a fluent English and some Spanish as well.
    After a very good trained and practiced close up, they are getting my friendship and confidence.
    After a long conversation they proposed to have a coffee together in the way to the Forbidden City, as they are visiting this site and indicating you the way in.
    They get into a Bar with separated stances and had no even a bathroom. After ordering a coffee, one of then left and came back with three glasses of wine. They offer you one and, just when you drink a single gulp, you have just fallen into a con.
    A few minutes later a waiter (fraudster, member of the gang and promoter of the con) brings the bottle of wine and the order list. It is a label of French wine that even was not opened in front of you and the price is about 500 €.

    You advise you did not order it, the hook con women are apparently very surprised and they ask you to invite them, too expensive for them!.
    You cannot even avoid paying a third, as you have drunk (although a single gulp and by their invitation). Mafia waiter says you must pay at least a third, showing you the menu with abusive prices. It is possible wine had some additive according to the headache (may be this gang is also playing with your health).
    Waiter asks for your visa card. A nasty and dirty bar, even without a bathroom and serving wines over 500 € worth, could get about 150 € from you in this shared and improvised con-breakfast.
    The hook con women seemed very solvent, they pretend to be amazed yet. Afterwards, they leave the bar with you and get lost in a few minutes whilst you are wondering how a single gulp has damaged you so much.

    Waiter tries to avoid giving your visa card receipt, you will have to go and fetch it. After women come back to the Bar for their commission. If you refuse to pay something, as they are pure mafia, you will be obliged to pay anyway. Police do not understand you and avoid intervening, I imagine why.
    So, I advise tourists visiting this area, Forbidden City and Square, there are many hooks con women and thieves, pure mafia with the tolerance of Chinese authorities that avoiding even understand your complaints.
    I attach the gang member´s photos who broke my trip Budget. The business name is:
    BEI JING DA SHAN QING CHA GUAN.
    Tian´anmen East Square. Close to the North-East corner
    hooks 1 y 2, bar and promoters of the comt.
    Please, avoid being stated, it is a pity nobody advised to me. http://youtu.be/YxtNE2zGnPs

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