||Water in China
|Travellers to China should be careful not
to drink the water in order to avoid intestinal
illnesses that could spoil the trip. Sources
of drinkable water are, however, abundant,
so you need not worry about problems getting
clean water. |
Here are our tips on water:
- Any variety of bottled water should be fine,
just make sure the water has the original
seal. Bottle water is available in many shops,
food markets, and food stalls. The price
varies but is very inexpensive -- often less
than $0.25 (USD) per bottle.
- Boiled water used in tea should be fine as
is true for canned drinks.
- Do not use tap water for brushing teeth.
Rinse your mouth and toothbrush in bottled
- Avoid any drinks with ice unless you are
confident that the ice was prepared from
- Avoid any foods rinsed in water as more than
likely, non-drinkable water was used.
Bathing in the water is fine, however, so
long as it does not get into your mouth.