Is China a safe country to travel?

Yes, it is true that China is generally regarded a safe country to travel in although there are some unavoidable petty crimes, such as pickpockets and scammers. So travelers need to take routine safety precautions just at home and especially be cautious with their personal possessions in public place. Following are some tips for travelers to avoid potential problems:

Do not show off the large amounts of money in public and keep your wallet out of sight.
Carry your passport, visa, credit cards, or other travel documents in a safe place on yourself or leave it on the hotel safe.
Leave the valuables in a safe place such as the hotel safe. Do not leave them in your room or carry them with you.
Take care of your own belongs in crowded areas such as railway and bus stations, local festivals, markets, tourist attractions and so on.
Do not travel any sites that are not open to foreigners.
If you do need to exchange money, do it in the banks, hotels or other official exchange offices. It’s illegal to exchange currency with others.
Respect the local customs and habits, and avoid dissension with people.
Follow the Chinese laws and rules when traveling China.

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