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1. Posted by novos (Budding Member, 21 posts) 6 Feb '07 20:46

novos has indicated that this thread is about China

i feel that., almost every tourism spots need to pay for the entering.
you have to pay even in a park..

getting commerical and commerical...

2. Posted by China1 (Budding Member, 17 posts) 6 Feb '07 22:27

Yes but they are all very, very cheap, especially the parks.
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3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator, 5550 posts) 7 Feb '07 00:51

They are compensating the communist time i guess....

4. Posted by rainy920 (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 7 Feb '07 01:29

;) yep, but it's decided by China economy, and they have to earn some money to maintain it at present. But now, some of the park is free now, we can wait for more time, and maybe some day all of the park will free, :)

5. Posted by catherine9 (Full Member, 15 posts) 7 Feb '07 01:50

;)I think it's reasonable in a certain extent.

6. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru, 4567 posts) 7 Feb '07 02:04

Hello Novos

I remember in China, having to pay a fee, if I wanted to walk on the pretty side of the street. The fee collectors did not look pleased, when I decided to just cross the street, and walk on the other side.

Mel

7. Posted by maxi516 (Budding Member, 4 posts) 7 Feb '07 03:02

Yes.Most of the scenery spots need to pay entrance fee.Because the spots and museums are all running under a bussiness company mode. The stuffs' salary and maintence fee are from the entrance fee and they also have to share the money with the local government.So it is not strange everywhere one need to pay for entrance fee.

8. Posted by daphnemaia (Full Member, 155 posts) 9 Feb '07 07:04

they also need to maintain the places in good condition and restore parts of it that need it (for historical sites)

this isnt as easy as getting a construction team in and asking them to just paint the walls. so i guess all the maintenance works require money too.

of course, they are making alot of out it too, but yeah, i don't think admission fees are particularly expensive in china. some places even have different prices for different seasons.

for example, at the zoo, u pay considerably less, because some of the animals are less active during winter (not that they are hibernating, they are just less active) n some animals have to be moved indoors where there are heaters (like giraffes, yes! cos giraffes are from africa and can't live in winter conditions).

so i think it's really reasonable!

9. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru, 2457 posts) 9 Feb '07 08:00

Most are still quite cheap, and even shoestring backpackers shouldn't have too many problems (although i seem to remember that the main temple complex in Guilin was very expensive in comparison to the rest of the country) and most do decent student discounts as well.

10. Posted by ellyse (Full Member, 195 posts) 10 Feb '07 02:24

If you're so unhappy about it, then don't come to China, or don't go into the attractions. No one's forcing you.