Lonely Planet Writer

Chinese hotel guest discovers huge sum of money under pillow

A hotel guest in China was treated to an (un)welcome surprise last weekend when he discovered ¥10,000 (US$1540) in cash under his pillow. Lu Gang had checked in to a hotel in Chongqing when he found the stash of banknotes under his pillow.

Chinese Yuan banknotes.
Chinese Yuan banknotes. Image by Karl Baron / CC BY 2.0

Lu quickly went from excited to dismayed as he realised the hotel room had likely not been cleaned properly, if hotel staff hadn’t discovered the cash before his check-in. Hotel management was alerted and the money was turned over to the police. Read more: shanghaiist.com