Beijing Shi Tourist Traps

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Beijing Shi Tourist Traps

  • Tour Scams

    Beijing Tourist Traps

    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 volunteering a Water Paint exhibition of her university. She asked us to visit the place. We followed her to see the exhibition. On our way to the place, she...

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  • Badaling Great Wall

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    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 but unfortunately rather accurate account of the seemingly compulsory stop-off at the Long Di Jade Factory.Confucius compares the visit to being held...

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  • Taxis/Rickshaws

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    Our experience at Beijing Station - First, there is no line. Just a large mob of people waiting. - Second, there are constantly hustlers asking if you want a taxi. Theses people are not taxi drivers!! Instead, they charge ridiculous amounts (100 - 250 RMB), to take you to the front of the line. They take your money and you still have to pay the...

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  • Shopping

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    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 China Coal mining country. Invited us to a Tea Room to chat. The two of us had one coke each. The three girls ordered Tea and when we tried to leave the...

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  • Beijing Zoo

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    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 frustrating to see the pandas through a window cage. When we go around, the back of the cages show a small open space, but the sensation remains. I think it...

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  • Art Students

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    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 the middle of winter on 26/12) and we were approached by a pretty girl wanting to chat to us about where we were from and wanting to go somewhere and...

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  • Ming Tombs

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    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 very honest, an area full of tourists, with restored old buildings and empty spaces do not attract me very much ...

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  • Mao's Mausoleum

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    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 now. Early in the day, Mao's glass coffin is on view with a rather rapid walk past. When you go in the afternoon, on the days it is open, the fee is...

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  • Amusement Parks

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    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 forbidden city is a too big palace, to fully enjoy the forbidden city, I usally spend more than half a day. You can live near "Houhai" district, because...

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  • The No. 2 Travelling Bus

    I had some friends coming to visit me so I thought I'd take them to the Great Wall. The No. 2 Travelling Bus also included the Ming Tombs, which my friends wanted to visit, so that was ok. So we arrived at the bus stop (near the main Beijing Railway Station) and chose the 'luxurious' bus to travel on for 50yuan round trip. At 9.30am we all chugged...

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  • 919 Bus to Badaling Great Wall

    In the guide books it tells you to go to Deshengmen bus station to get the 919 bus to Badaling Great Wall. As a matter of fact, its not the bus station you go to, but 'Gulou' which is a big watch tower. The buses are directly behind it. The bus station DOES have 919 buses but they are city buses and wont take you anywhere near the wall. The ones...

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  • Beware of lying touts when taking...

    Went to the aviation centre at Xidan to take airport bus. Bought the tickets (16yuan) and was about to board the bus. There were a few guys standing next to the bus and one held out his hand to examine the tickets. He then went on to ask me for my flight timing. Subsequently, he exclaimed that i will not be able to make it in time, claiming that...

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  • Beware of Private Cabs

    There are some private cabs (with no company names or the usual color that cabs have on the road) with tampered meter... beware! Either agree on the price before you board the cab or don't take such cabs at all. Take those cabs that you see on the streets. Identify them by the colours of the name of the company. The newer sedan cabs are slightly...

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  • Beijing Taxi

    Avoid "non-authorized" taxis by getting your cab at the hotels or in the authorized stops. We caught a cab at the back end of our hotel and got duped by their tampered meter. It read "75 rmb" and we knew that it should have been much less, but we couldn't argue since we didn't speak the language. Caught a "real" cab back from that same point to our...

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  • Hiring a Taxi

    When at the airport be sure to select a taxi that is in line outside of the airport, beware other people trying to get you to go with them. I fell for their line and ended up paying 3 times what I should have. Ignore any person that comes up to you inside of the airport termianl and offers their taxi service. They will keep talking to you but just...

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