A U.K.-based company that creates luxury shopping destinations dressed as fake villages is expected to work on its first U.S. location starting next year.
Bicester Village, which currently operates 11 such villages in Europe and China, claims to be nearly as popular as the Buckingham Palace among Chinese tourists.
A new planning application has been submitted that would renovate a public restroom near a bus station in Cambridge, England to add squat toilets for Chinese tourists.
The proposed renovation will transform the Silver Street toilets in Cambridge near the Queen’s Road coach drop-off point and add four male urinals, three male cubicles, seven female cubicles, two gender neutral ones, and three new squat toilets, according to Cambridge-News.
A Chinese auntie from the province of Hangzhou was left heartbroken after helplessly watching unruly selfie-seeking tourists trample on the patch of pretty pink grass that she helped cultivate in the past three years.
According to the woman credited simply as “Auntie Zheng,” the visitors were able to destroy her plot of imported muhly grass in just three days, Shanghaiist reports.
Angry villagers living near a famous tourist spot in Yunnan, China engaged in a brawl against some Chinese tourists they caught littering in the area.
Locals were reportedly angered after they discovered that the tourists were throwing shells of their melon seeds into the clear waters of Lugu Lake last Friday.
Chinese-speaking tourists were recently captured on video “feeding” a swan with a paper napkin, while another is shown grabbing the bird’s neck at a park in Switzerland.
The video, which showed a group of tourists trying to snap photos with the animal, soon went viral on Chinese social media after it was reportedly posted on Snapchat earlier this week.
A TV show in Sweden has sparked outrage among Chinese netizens after airing a controversial episode that made fun of Chinese people.
With the purported topic of “welcoming Chinese people to Sweden,” the sketch on the satirical program Svenska Nyheter (Swedish news) listed some do’s and don’ts for Chinese tourists.
A trio of female Chinese university students sparked outrage on social media after leaving the Airbnb apartment they rented in Japan in complete chaos.
As seen in photos shared by their host, piles of trash, dirty utensils and misplaced objects became the aftermath of the five-day rent from Sept. 5-10.
A pair of Chinese tourists got out of paying their bill at a restaurant in Osaka, Japan after getting kicked out because of their “disgusting manners.”
The incident, which took place earlier this month, was caught in a video that has since gone viral on Chinese social media.
The number of cases where people get bitten by deer in the popular park in Nara Prefecture, Japan, have surprisingly reached a new record high.
The Nara government revealed on February 8 that the famed and often polite deer in Nara Park – home to nearly 1,500 wild deer – have become quite frustrated.
Injuries caused by deer bites have gone up from 118 cases from the previous fiscal year to 164 cases between April 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018, the Japan Times reported. Of the 164 reported cases, 80% of them are tourists, most of them Chinese.
Chinese tourists arriving at Singapore’s Changi Airport on Friday afternoon were greeted by embassy officials – and they had a few words of advice.
Embassy staff were waiting at Terminal 3 to hand out pamphlets they had prepared specifically for Chinese tourists visiting the city state – a list of dos and don’ts that runs to nearly 30 pages.
The Japanese owner of a beach equipment shop reversed his policy of charging Chinese visitors to Miyakojima in Okinawa 10 times more for beach equipment after sparking outrage online.
The unidentified man priced a beach parasol and chairs at 20,000 yen ($183) for Chinese tourists, while the fee for other visitors was 2,000 yen.
The Chinese countryside exudes such incredible beauty with its flowering trees in full bloom during the springtime that it attracts many visitors from the urban areas.
This year is no exception, and Chinese tourists have once again left the crowded and polluted cities to enjoy the fresh air and beautiful scenery of the provinces.