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.

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