As one of China’s newest cities, Daqing benefits from wide, clean streets and pollution-free blue skies all year round. Its skyline is pierced by modern high-rise apartment blocks and the streets populated by restaurants offering food from the diverse cultures that make up the peoples of this region. Adding variety to the urban landscape are the many spectacular lakes which provide residents with beautiful open spaces to exercise, play sports and practice Tai Chi.
Daqing has two main seasons – summer and winter. In summer, the city is a baking hot sea of green, with trees and flowers blooming all over the city. During the day parks are packed with people enjoying the warmth and in the evenings young and old alike cool off in the lakes. In winter Daqing is covered by carpet of snow. The frozen lakes are open for ice-skating and the streets lined with ice sculptures that light up the night with coloured lights from within.
Surrounded by the stunning wetlands and natural hot springs, and slices of Mongolian life available in Duerbote, there’s no shortage of things to do. And getting around the city couldn’t be cheaper, with taxis starting at 5RMB – less than $1!
- Population: 3 million
- Public Transportation: 2 major train stations, 1 airport, hundreds of bus routes & taxis
- Language: Mandarin, local dialects
- Climate: Temperate continental, with snowy winters and hot summers
- EF Daqing opened in 2001
What Makes Daqing Unique?
- Sitting between Russia, Mongolia and North Korea the city is truly multi-cultural, with all the food that goes with it!
- Natural hot springs – relaxation, whatever the weather, in your free time from teaching English
- 2 hours from Harbin and its summer Beer Festival and world famous winter Ice Festival
- Daqing’s own summer beer gardens, street barbeque and brand new Ice Festival
- The Daqing Wetlands. A vast nature reserve filled with outdoor activities for the more adventurous
- Blue skies!