Sunday, 16 August 2015 - 19:22
Chinese tourists advised to be cautious in Sri Lanka
Chinese tourists traveling in Sri Lanka have been urged by their government to remain cautious due to various accidents in the island nation.
In recent years, China has become the second largest source of visitors to Sri Lanka.
However, Xinhua news channel stated that the tendency of these tourists involved in motor accidents have hiked in the recent times.
According to the Chinese Embassy in Colombo, 46 accidents were reported with regard to Chinese tourists during the first 7 months of this year.
In addition, 3 incidents of drowning were also reported where 2 persons have died.
Furthermore, Chinese visitors have been involved in 30 cases of theft, in addition to a snake bite incident, and 3 instances of falling off trains.
Due to this reason, their government has advised the Chinese tourists to be knowledgeable of Sri Lankan rules and regulations, and act accordingly.
In addition, they have also been instructed to be knowledgeable on various aspects of Sri Lanka including food and beverages, lodging, transportation, tourist attractions as well as shopping areas prior to visiting the island.