is it safe at night in china? (3)
Yuval Bloomberg, Expert and addict of East Asian Cultures.
East Asia in general and China in particular, are probably the safest places in the world.
I lived in Taiwan and Thailand, visited China many times. I walked on foot in places where there were no tourists. I had never felt concern for my safety or personal insecurity.
As someone who lives in Switzerland, I have traveled extensively in Western European countries, lived in the United States for several months, traveled there and toured some of the big cities.
It is much more frightening to travel around non-tourist areas in Western countries. No doubt about it.
Maureen Jan, Global Mobility Consultant
Depends where in China, and if you are a foreigner and new to China, please plan to arrive in China during daylight hours (arrive by 8pm latest). Better yet, book the hotel transfer before arriving.
DO Not land at Guangzhou airport after midnight.
As you exit, you will discover there are no taxis. (No legitimate ones). You will be taken in a car driven by gangsters. You may be fine if you pay, and pay and pay to your gangster driver. His two henchmen join in the car as you are driven around this massive airport so there"s no way to escape. Mom says ‘if you arrive at airport at night, please sleep at airport until sunrise, DO NOT COME OUT’. Y'all should listen to mom.
Ian Cao, B.S. Animal Science, North West Agriculture and Forestry University (2018)
Before my first trip to America several years ago, ‘the safest city around the States’ Honolulu, I had never been told you shouldn’t hangout too late outdoors.
Because its perfect normal like I always eat barbecue and drink beers, chat hours with my friends over midnight during the summer. That’s what we young people usually do to reunion with some old friends and parents wouldn’t worry too much about us.
We donot have the problems of drugs and gun violence at all.
We met several teenagers with hood in our way and asked for smokes, seemed like high at that time on our way back to the campus of UHM from Waikiki. We, a group of people, and they didn’t bother us too much after we said no. We didn’t pay much attention at that time, but the professor told us that punks may carry some weapons and tragedy happened before.
When I think about that now, I still terrified, because I was the guy doing the conversation with that person, maybe one wrong word I said, I cannot share this story with you guys today.