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30 Common Things In China That Always Get Non-Native Reeling In Curiosity


30 Common Things In China That Always Get Non-Native Reeling In Curiosity

A street is a wild place in this country!

Even if you’re Chinese and have not been to the mainland for a while, you will find these facts truly shocking. But the people here have preserved this culture and embraced them as part of their own. The Chinese have a rich culture and they are more than red angpaus and Chinese New Year.

For those who are interested in what kind of life do people have in China, here are some fun facts for you.

1. The Chinese use squat toilets, as research has shown squatting helps the digestive system.

2. People don’t use bathtubs and many places have water from showers and the washing machine flows down to the toilet.

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3. Chinese install bars on windows to prevent thieves as well as keeping their kids from falling out of there.

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4. New owners install windows themselves as apartments are typically installed without one.

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5. This is one crowded country – below is a picture of the entrance exam for art school.

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6. China has some of the most gorgeous natural landscapes. Below is the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park or Avatar mountains.

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7. The Great Wall of China is HUGE and not all of them look the same.

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8. Panda is a national treasure as they are exclusive to China.

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9. Modern China is built right next to the Old China.

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10. Chinese businessmen do anything to attract customers and their workers are ready to do anything to get a job.

11. They also have impressive architecture such as the Guangzhou Yuan, world’s highest round building.

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12. China has deep subway stations, like Chongqing, which takes 2.5 minutes downward.

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13. And they really love massages.

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14. Many homes don’t have central heating to save electricity, so people would wear their outerwear indoor.

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15. The same also happens at schools.

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16. Chinese love instant noodles and they now come with a special powder that heats up the noodles without fire.

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17. People enjoy eating together in a family restaurant by ordering dishes to eat together on a turning table. This is a very common setting in many restaurants.

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18. People like to say 666 which reads “liu, liu, liu” that is similar to 溜溜溜 that also means “Cool, cool, cool!”


19. Clubbers put flashlights in mouths to look pretty.

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20. Night markets are popular and often pops up on streets and pedestrian walkways.

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21. Tattoo, permanent makeup, and manicures can also be done on the street.

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22. Beggars accept donations through the WeChat payment system nowadays. Like Mr. Chen here.

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23. People also like to take naps as it helps increase their focus and productivity.

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24. Some local dialects can sound really rude and aggressive, but that’s just their normal speaking tones.

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25. Using MSG or flavoring is really common and even considered seasoning here.

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26. Hotpot is also pretty common in China, much like how nabe is enjoyed in Japan. People add meat, seafood, and vegetables as they eat.

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27. Passengers are willing to pay for tickets without seats and sleep on the floor for days.

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28. People wear pajamas on the street.

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29. No one follows traffic rules here and you can cross the street wherever, whenever.

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30. Parents would also use leash on kids as a precaution as 200,000 children are kidnapped every year in China.

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