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Visiting Three Gorges Is Free… Unless You’re a Foreigner

Posted: 09/26/2014 10:04 am

three gorges attraction touristIf you ever wondered if there is a price for not being Chinese in China, you can now pay the difference with your wallet.

Starting from September 25, the Three Gorges Scenic Area will be completely free for Chinese, but non-Chinese visitors will have to pay an admission fee of RMB 105 (around $17).

No explanation for the change was given by the China Yangtze Three Gorges Associated Company and the local government of Yichang when they made the announcement on September 24.

The new policy isn’t just a “thank you” shout out for people lucky enough to hold lifetime membership to the People’s Republic of China. It also waives the fee for compatriots in Hong Kong, Macau, and anybody of Chinese ethnicity living anywhere.

three gorges china news networkFor those people unwilling to pay the price of being a foreigner, the following is what you’ll be missing out on at the Three Gorges Scenic Area:

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Non-Chinese tourists, you’ll just have to decide if paying RMB 105 for admission is worth it.

Photos: China News Network, China News Network screengrab

  • 老 baRt 巴特 ‘homikus’

    Now this is some nice racist bullshit here, yeah. Unbelievable.


    Chinese will also be charging Black people 20% more than white people…doesn’t seem racist to me

    • Toothless

      Should be 50%

  • Toothless

    Swings both ways in China.

  • WilliamVague

    This discrimination is supposed to be a thing of the past. I saw the gorges before the damn. The park looks rather dull.

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  • Neobooper

    Its nice to be an invisible asian

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