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Is It Safe to Travel to China?

Many travelers, especially the women and family with kids may have a question: is it safe to travel to China now? The answer is definitely: YES. There are not any major threats to tourists’ safety or health. 
You don’t have to worry about the safety in China, as long as you don’t take risks to the potentially dangerous places without a local guide. Actually It is just like a thing that to travel to most parts in the world.

China Is a Safe Country for Tourists

In nowadays, most cities in China have been developing rapidly and steadily, and become surprisingly modern and very convenient. And a lot of foreigners from different parts of the world have been living in China for many years and find it a safe country. Just like other cities in the world, people in China also have a common daily life such as working for 8 hrs a day, eating 3 meals a day, surfing the internet or sleeping at the leisure time, etc… 
We set ourselves against any terrorist activities that may threat the personal or public security. Besides, to help the tourists with a safer and more convenient trip in China, in the public areas, we provide special help for the disabled travelers and a mum with a baby, such as the wheel-friendly no-barrier access inside the major attractions, and baby care rooms on many bullet trains.  
Nevertheless, It is hard to promise that it will be definitely safe without any potential danger to travel to China, since unexpected thefts are spreading in the world all the time… But if you just behavior as what you do in your own country, or if you have friends to accompany with you, maybe it is better to help you to reduce this kind of anxieties.

Also, if you are willing to choose us as your China tour friends, we will ensure your safety issue as possible as we can. We will pay high attention to your body situation if you have a tour to Tibet, Jiuzhaigou Valley, Shagri-La, or some other places which may cause some potential diseases, like altitude sickness.
Taking a joke: if you still receive emails or message from Top China Travel or still can connect Top China Travel advisors, it is definitely safe to for traveling in China.
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Is Safe to Travel by Train in China?

The answer is Yes. Take a train to travel is supposed to be the safest transport in China. 
In order to better meet the accurate needs of passengers and to ensure their safety, China railway has been carried on continuous innovation, and improved with scientific management and technical supervision work. There are conventional train, high speed train and freight train. International travelers are suggested to take high speed train for shorter train journey, nice environment and attentive service. 

>> Read more China conventional train and bullet train safety

The Safety Risks for Foreign Tourists in China & How to Avoid

There is an old Chinese saying goes that caution is the parent of safety. Get to know the safety risks in advance and learn how to avoid. 

Road Safety

The local government is continually improving the road system of China, which also improves the safety factors on road. Yet the construction of the roads and the old narrow mud roads in remote villages, the winding mountain roads may cause traffic accidents. So you are suggested to reserve a private transport from a travel agency. Top China Travel offers this kind of transfer service. 
  • Avoid being on the bad roads on the bad weather days. 
  • Be very careful of road conditions if you bike around, especially the mountainous and rural areas. 
  • Learn the Chinese traffic regulations if you have a self-driving tour. 

Food Safety

Food security is one of the major concerns for tourists. By and large the food safety standard in China is relatively high. You may find the diet habit in China is quite different from that of your country, as well as the food materials and the cooking methods. You are encouraged to try the local cuisine. However, If you can’t get used to it, there are Western restaurants in most cities. 

  • A person with bad intestines and stomach is not suggested to try the strange street foods or small restaurants of poor sanitation.  


To reduce the risk of theft and pickpocketing, here are some tips 
  • Bring a waist pack and keep it insight to carry wallet or purse, passport, tickets, and anything important and ready to use when traveling around. 
  • Not to carry large amounts of money when travelling in China. It is the target of thief. Now it is very convenient to use credit card in the big shopping centers and restaurants in China. 
  • Be aware of pickpockets in crowded places, such as public buses, train stations, bus stations, markets, pedestrian streets, etc. 
  • Keep your jewelry and valuables safe, including camera, cellphone, ipad, etc. 
  • Don’t sleep on the public transport. If have to sleep on a overnight train, take care of your wallet and valuables. So we can see that it is not suggested to travel with jewels or very expensive items. Of course you can fall asleep on car that Top China Travel arrange for you. 
  • If you have your passport or valuables lost, try to find the local policeman. They will be glad to help.

Adverse Weather

Always keep an eye on weather forecast. Generally, the rainy season and typhoon are weather factors that may influence tourists’ experience in China. 
► China’s rainy season occurs in different months for different areas. In South and East China (destinations like Guilin, Shanghai and Hangzhou), the rainy season occurs from April to June. In North and West China (destinations like Beijing and Yunnan), it is normally between July and September. In Central China, for destinations around Yangtze River, it rains continually from May to September. If you plan to visit the mountainous destinations such as Longji Terraced Fields and Jiuzhaigou, try to avoid the continuous rainy days that may landslide or mud-rock flow. 
► Typhoon may occurs between June and August. The affected coastal areas include Guangdong, Fujian, Zhejiang, and Taiwan.