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Bizarre Travel Tips from the Chinese Government (25 pics)

Posted in Random » Weird   8 Oct 2013   / 7283 views

The “Guidelines for Civilized Travel Abroad” was released by the Chinese Tourism board as a way of educating the local population as to specific travel etiquette. Here are some of the strangest tips that appeared in the manual.


Don't pick your nose in public

Don't steal life vests off of airplanes to give as gifts

When using the bathroom, remember to flush

And don't leave footprints on the toilet

Or linger in the stalls

Avoid sneezing on people

Don't fight with others when you want to take pictures

Don't force people to take pictures with you

When in Spain ladies should where earrings, anything less is akin to being naked

When diving in the ocean, don't catch and take away any marine life

Don't dry your handkerchief or underwear on lampshades

Don't eat too much at buffets

Don't draw graffiti on national landmarks

Don't eat a whole piece of bread in one mouthful

Don't laugh, whistle, or jeer at performers when they mess up on stage

Don't slurp noodles noisily on an aircraft

Refrain from limp handshakes

Soiling a swimming pool is frowned upon

Keep nasal hair trimmed at all times

If you have to pick your teeth, do not use your fingers

Don't talk about people behind their backs in Chinese, they might understand you

Do not smash mirrors in Hungary

Do not click your fingers in Germany (it's reserved for dogs)

Don't cut people in line

Clap after watching shows

Credits: list25.com


Comments (4):

darkraisin 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Don't interrupt your meal for going to the toilet.
Don't ask in restaurants if they have Chinese food.
kapaltitan 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#22 before this advice it was a real problem :D
If these people need to be told this stuff then I never want to go to China.
gigantes 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
from my understanding, the reason for all this is pretty much because of mao. he declared war on classicism and etiquette, and the following generations made a deliberate point of being obnoxious and rude... or at least oblivious to the need for decent behavior, both at home and as tourists.

quite a shame IMO, because the culture is incredibly rich and fascinating. then again, the west treated them very shabbily for awhile, there... so maybe turnaround is fair play.