How it works:
- Opening: at temples, you may be given incense sticks by a local/monk, seemingly for free.
- Set-up: he/she shows you how to light it and to make a prayer and if you do, an inflated fee will then be demanded.
Places to beware:
- Pingyao: Shuanglin Temple, Qingxu Guan
- Shanghai: Zhujiajiao Ancient Town (City God Temple)
What to do:
- Decline. If you want to make a prayer, check with temple staff instead.