The bad behavior of Chinese people has been in the headlines recently, both at home and abroad.
So what are some of the common bad habits of Chinese tourists?
1. Acting like a nouveau-riche
Chinese tourists would even knock on the door of a beautiful cottage in Zimbabwe, saying: “I like your house. Will you sell it?”
2. Crazily taking photos
On the beach in Phuket, there’s a group of people wearing neat clothes with heavy SLR cameras around their necks. They’re probably Chinese tourists. They hurriedly take pictures of themselves, the scenery, and other tourists, then they just rush on to the next tour site.
3. Chasing petty gains
After eating til they’re full at a grand buffet, some Chinese tourists get take-out boxes for “late-night snacks.”
4. Loving bargains too much
“We bought so many bottles of wine, why can’t you sell each a bit cheaper?”
5. Making noise in public
Chinese people like having fun in groups. When traveling, they like talking and laughing in a group, but sometimes ignore other tourists’ feelings.
6. Doing whatever they like at or to tourism attractions
7. Not putting trash in the right place
Again, too many bad instances of this happening. Some tourist sites have even had to put up special reminders written in Chinese.
8. Failing to do as the Romans do
A typical example would be “forgetting” to pay tips.
9. Knowingly violating the rules
Like smoking in a non-smoking area, even though there’s a sign right there on the wall.