10 MUST-KNOW CHINA TRAVEL TIPS

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For years, China was completely closed to foreign visitors and probably not a country that you would have wanted to visit, even if you could. Now, however, China is open for business and to tourists, and it makes a fascinating destination for a vacation. Be warned though, China is a very different country from what most people are used to, so read these ten travel tips, if you are thinking of taking a trip to China:

1. Learn a few phrases in Mandarin

You will be utterly amazed at how delighted local people will be of you making an attempt to talk in Mandarin. Even if it’s only a couple of words, you will be well rewarded with a big, warm smile for your efforts. (‘Ni hao’ means ‘hello’.)

2. Haggle in shops

If you look like a foreigner, then shopkeepers will often hike up the price, just for you! Expect shopkeepers to initially ask for ten times the price that they are really prepared to accept and be prepared to negotiate.….READ MORE ON THE NEXT PAGE

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