China is currently on the list of top 5 most attractive destinations worldwide. If you have a travel plan to the most populous country in the world and don’t want to be surprised when you first come there, keep in mind some of the things below.
Avoid going to China on holidays
As the most populous country in the world, on the days of a major holiday, Chinese car terminals are always overloaded. Even on New Year holidays, people call it “the biggest migration on the planet”. To avoid congestion, the service may increase more than usual, visitors should limit travel on such an occasion.
Note when traveling by train
Ideally, you should buy a train ticket in China 1 month in advance, otherwise there will be no chance to go anywhere. Prices between first class and regular tickets are not much different, but there are huge differences in terms of comfort. Therefore, tickets in the first class are often sold very quickly.
The fabric in the bed compartment will not be renewed unless you are a guest from the first station. You have to accept the bed sheets that previous guests have used.
Ideal public transport system
In major cities in China, the public transport system is ideal and convenient. However, it should be noted that buses and subways often stop operating quite early. For example, the Shanghai subway will end at 10:30 pm. However, tourists can call cheap taxis.
Chinese people do not have the habit of putting tips
Western tourists have a tip culture, but Chinese people do not. Service charges are included in the invoice. Therefore, visitors do not need to leave tips for driver or hotel restaurant staff.
If you are invited to lunch, you will not have to pay
If you are invited by the Chinese to eat, that means they will be the owner of the party and pay for that meal. Conversely, if you invite someone to eat, this means you will pay for the meal.
People do not use English
Most Chinese people do not communicate in English with foreign guests. Therefore, visitors will face many difficulties if they do not know the local language. Try to “add” some basic communication sentences or use transliteration on smart electronic devices to make your trip “easier”.
Do not use Facebook, Google Map, Gmai or Youtube
In China, you will not be able to access familiar social networking sites like Facebook or Google Map, Gmai or Youtube. These websites are all blocked in this country, which is such an inconvenien for visitors.
Not all hotels receive foreign guests
Before booking a hotel in China, please check whether this place is accepting foreign guests or only for domestic tourists.
Hot water is everywhere
Guests can find hot water everywhere, from the platform to the airport, the park and the hotel restaurants. This is loved by many tourists because they can cook noodles, make tea or make simple dishes when traveling.