25 Strange Travel Tips From The Chinese Government

If you’ve traveled abroad, you’ve likely read your fair share of travel tips. Few people want to be a bad tourist, and depending on where you go, your actions might rub other people the wrong way. Well, recently, the China National Tourism Administration released a 64 page illustrated manual titled “Guidelines For Civilized Travel Abroad,” and they’re pretty weird. Supposedly, Chinese tourists have garnered a bad reputation as tourists, and their government wants to fix that. Of course, in so doing, they’ve created these 25 Strange Travel Tips From The Chinese Government.

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Don't pick your nose in public.

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

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When using the bathroom, remember to flush.

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Don't leave footprints on the toilet.

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Or linger in the stalls.

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Avoid sneezing on people.

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

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Don't force people to take pictures with you.

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

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

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Don't dry your handkerchief or underwear on lampshades.

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Don't eat too much at buffets.

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Don't draw graffiti on national landmarks.

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

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Don't slurp noodles noisily on an aircraft.

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Refrain from limp handshakes.

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Soiling a swimming pool is frowned upon.

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Keep nasal hair trimmed at all times.

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

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

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Do not smash mirrors in Hungary.

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

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Don't cut people in line.

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Clap after watching shows.

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

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