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Travel with Consideration (China)

Tourism can impact the natural, economic and social environment. At Wendy Wu Tours, we are committed to addressing this impact wherever possible without compromising our customers’ experience.

Taking Photos

Always check that it is ok before taking a photograph or video of a local person. Simply indicate to your camera to ask and never take the photograph or footage if someone gestures to say that they do not want you to. Cameras are not allowed in some sightseeing spots, particularly temples, and government buildings.

Observe local rules and customs

The laws, regulations and behaviors in China are affected by their different culture. For example:

  • Cameras are not allowed in some sightseeing spots, particularly temples.
  • Do not raise your voice as this can cause offense.
  • Always leave your shoes outside a temple or someone's home.  

Dress appropriately

The Chinese dress conservatively in more rural areas and Buddhism, Catholicism and Islam are the most common religions. Full length cotton trousers or shorts that cover the knees are acceptable and for women, tops that cover the shoulders and skirts or trousers that reach below the knee are ideal.  

A ‘modesty shawl’ – either a large shawl or sarong – can be useful to carry in your day bag while sightseeing, to cover up in some places of worship. Your guide will be able to advise you where and when this may be appropriate.