In a hilarious snap, the Vampire Diaries star struck a pose with two pals who accompanied him on his trip to China, rocking black coats and black and white gas masks as they stood in front of a scenic area in the Asian city.
"Me and my brothers @itsiklevynyc @sleepingbowie in Shanghai breathing it in!!!!!," Ian joked in a caption on Instagram, posting the photo with it.
The 35-year-old actor headed to Shanghai Thursday, writing on Instagram, "Do you know this guy?Would you let him into your country? Hmmm-that is the question... An airline named after my home- the Mississippi River Delta, taking me to China... Very cool."
Something tells us Ian could get into just about any city.
And it looked like the guys were having a great time exploring China once they arrived.
Following Ian's gas mask pics, one of his pals on the trip posted a shot of them on Instagram a train heading to their next destination, writing, "Speeding towards 2014 at 300 km per hr on train from shanghai to beijing with brothers Daniel Erdman and Ian somerhalder."