China can be an incredibly diverse and beautiful country to visit, but tourists should expect to get ripped off a little at the big tourist sites. (Image:  Nick Richards  via  flickr  CC BY-SA 2.0)

5 Notorious China Tourist Traps

China can be an incredibly diverse and beautiful country to visit, but tourists can expect to get ripped off a little at the big tourist sites. Be smart, and don’t get ripped off a lot. Here are five China tourist traps.

Sandiao Cape Lighthouse (三貂角燈塔) is  called the “Eye of Taiwan,” and is a hot spot for wedding photos. (Image: Billy Shyu/ Vision Times)

The Beautiful Lighthouses of Taiwan

As the world’s 22nd largest economy with a land area of approximately 14,400 square miles (36,000 km2), Taiwan is the world’s 39th largest island. It is about 245 miles (395 km) long (north-south) and 90 miles (145 km) across at its widest point, and has a…

Windkanter (風稜石) is one of the most striking features of Fugui Cape (富貴角) in northern Taiwan. (Image: Billy Shyu/ Vision Times)

The Beautiful Fugui Cape in Taiwan

Situated at the northernmost tip of Taiwan island, Fugui Cape (富貴角) was originally called “Dabin (打賓)” or “Dabian (打鞭),” and was described as “hoek” (small peninsula) by the Dutch in 1972. The name was then transliterated as “Fuji,” and was called…

Consistently high house prices in China have long been a difficult problem for the country, leaving the government powerless and the people complaining. (Image: via  pixabay /  CC0 1.0)

Traditional Chinese Culture in Taiwan

When I chatted with my friend who immigrated to Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States, he said he liked the Taiwanese. I asked him why. He said that the Taiwanese have no “party culture,” and they retain good interpersonal relationships.…

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5 Notorious China Tourist Traps

China can be an incredibly diverse and beautiful country to visit, but tourists can expect to get ripped off a little at the big tourist sites. Be smart, and don’t…

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The Beautiful Lighthouses of Taiwan

As the world’s 22nd largest economy with a land area of approximately 14,400 square miles (36,000 km2), Taiwan is the world’s 39th largest island. It is about 245 miles (395 km) long (north-south) and 90…

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Meet the Chinese Dragon

Did you know that the Chinese dragon has purple whiskers that are 3-feet long? Did you know the saliva of Chinese dragons is said to be purple and “the most…

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The Chinese Terra Cotta Warriors

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Legendary Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctors

Four famous figures stand out in the history of traditional Chinese medicine. They are Bian Que, Huatuo, Sun Simiao, and Li Shizhen. Bian Que is the earliest known physician, from…

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The Ancient Art of Chinese Face Reading

Chinese face reading, also known as physiognomy, has a history of thousands of years in China. In ancient China, there was a saying: “If you want to know whether someone…

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The Beautiful Fugui Cape in Taiwan

Situated at the northernmost tip of Taiwan island, Fugui Cape (富貴角) was originally called “Dabin (打賓)” or “Dabian (打鞭),” and was described as “hoek” (small peninsula) by the Dutch in…

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The Great General Han Xin

Han Xin (approximately 231-196 B.C.) was one of Chinese history’s most outstanding military strategists. He is most famous for helping Liu Bang take power and usher in the 400-year-long reign…

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Traditional Chinese Culture in Taiwan

When I chatted with my friend who immigrated to Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States, he said he liked the Taiwanese. I asked him why. He said that the Taiwanese…

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The Meaning of Two Important Auspicious Images

For thousands of years, auspicious images existed everywhere in people’s lives in China, including grand celebrations, important festivals, anniversaries, prayer ceremonies, births, weddings, and funerals.