Beijing Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Safety

    Hi I was in Beijing 3 years ago for nearly a week & visited the Great Wall too. In all that time from travelling on the Underground / Train & generally walking & taxis too I never encountered any...

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  • 2. Pollution

    US embassy issues a smog warning. Usually much different from what China announces. From what I understand Chinese people listen to the US version as it is more believable. These photos are from a day...

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  • 3. Toilets

    Well they have these in Japan, too and I hate them. Fortunately, a lot of places (in Japan) have modern ones. China not so much (actually I'd think hardly at all). On the other hand, it's better...

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  • 4. Restaurants/Nightclubs

    DONT GO TO BARS LIKE" PROPAGANDA BAR" ETC IN WUDAOKOU AREA CLOSE TO BLCU,,AS WELL IN SANLITUN,MY U.S FRIEND WENT TO TOILET IN PROPAGANDA BAR -WUDAOKOU ,CHINESE PEOPLE ASKED HIM WHERE HE IS FROM THAN...

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  • 5. Taxis/Pedicabs

    On some of the side streets at the corners of Wangfujing are Taxi stands. Be sure to ask the cost of the fare to your hotel before you get in the cab. I was quoted 100rmb for a ride that should cost...

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  • 6. Beggars

    At the some location somebody ( in my case two young girl at qianmen dajie) will asking you, where we are come from. Then, if we can't speak Chinese, she will speak English fluently. They want some...

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  • 7. Change Money

    Beware of street traders giving you counterfeit notes in your change. Check the watermark and feel of any notes you are given. In the Summer Palace I bought some postcards from a hawker using the...

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  • 8. Shopping

    I spent 5 nights in Beijing in March 2010 during which I made 2 purchases using credit card : one for hotel bill, the other in a well established restaurant well known for its peking duck. Both credit...

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  • 9. Health

    BEIJING When travelling here in China it is immediately noticeable that locals tend to spit anywhere and anytime. Apart from it being really unhygenic it is a common custom practiced allover. The...

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  • 10. Crowds

    CROWDS! Everywhere and every time. The great wall follows the rules, and it is a long stripe of people slowly gliding upon a rocky construction. No matter where you look, there is people. Try to...

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  • 11. Great Wall

    I was about to write " a nightmare" but it was a lye: not even that, only... impossible. Our only chance to access the wall in Badaling was to leave the bus more than 2 km before it, and walk along...

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  • 12. Climate

    The Chinese Wall in July and August can be a very hot experience. I was there one day in August, and it was 40 C and no wind. Puh... Make sure you have enough water, or money to buy refreshments. The...

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  • 13. Traffic

    Be careful when crossing streets. Not onlky do you have to watch out for for the usual cars and buses, but also bicycles and scooters. These frequently dont abide by the rules as the 4 wheeled...

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  • 14. 15 Taboos for the First Day of the Lunar New Year

    1. The daughters who have married are forbidden to come back to their parents’ homes:On the first day if the married daughter comes back to her parents’ home,...

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  • 15. Steep, Steep Stairs!

    When visiting the Drum and Bell Towers, please know the stair to access the top are extremely steep. The Drum Tower stairs are steeper than the Bell Tower. This...

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  • 16. "Poverty" in the Forbidden City

    One thing that disappointed me in the Forbidden City was the emptiness of most of the visited rooms. I don't know if it is consequence of the cultural...

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  • 17. CARRY ENOUGH FRESH BOTTLED WATER WITH YOU

    Beijing is one city that you are going to have to walk for miles every day you are out and about exploring the city. I found when I was in Beijing that it was...

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  • 18. You want Rolex?!

    Be wary. No matter what time of year you visit Beijing, like any city capital with years of history, you'll find pushy vendors. Chinese vendors are really pushy...

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  • 19. Currency Scam

    Warning: foreign currency scams take place in legitimate banks. While we were waiting to see a teller, to make a foreign exchange transaction we encountered...

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  • 20. Powerpoints in Hotels

    I was unclear as to what adaptor to take from Australia, so I took two. The one with 2 round prongs and one with 2 flat prongs. All Hotels we stayed at took the...

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  • 21. No "Facebook" in China!

    I was quite devastated the first time I got on a pc in China to learn that they have banned Facebook!!! I dont really know why, but a quick warning - that if...

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  • 22. The Traffic - what can I say???

    Chinese traffic is more chaotic than any other country Ive been to. But the main difference we noticed was the blatent disregard for laws, stop lights and walk...

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  • 23. Chinese toilets are not much fun!

    Im sure many people have done warnings about Chinese toilets before, so this will be not unlike the warnings! I will say that the toilets we encountered were...

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  • 24. China scarcities - toilet paper and Lipton Tea!

    Even at Hotels, they were stingy in providing toilet paper, mostly only giving us half a roll per day! And most if not all toilets provided toilet paper, so you...

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  • 25. Language Barriers

    If you dont speak some or fluent Mandarin, then your holiday in China is indeed going to be an adventure! Ours certainly was, and thats an understatement. Most...

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