Jinzhou, in the heart of Liaoning Province of China, is a magnificent city with plenty of exciting opportunities for expats to experience.
One day, hike across the tidal bay to Bijia Mountain and the next shop until you drop at the local markets.
Guangji Pagoda, in the center of the city, is a gorgeous temple site. Rising 13 stories high, with an octagonal shape, it is considered a prime example of Liao architecture.
Another great experience is taking part in traditional folk celebrations on North Putuo Mountain during the annual festival held there.
Recent developments in the city mean that there are plenty of western-style apartments, fast food restaurants and transportation options, making quality of life very high.
- Population: 3 million
- Public Transportation: 2 train stations, 1 airport, hundreds of bus routes & taxis
- Language: Mandarin, Dongbei dialect
- Climate: Continental, with four distinct seasons, warm summers & cold winters
- EF Jinzhou Flagship opened in 2002
What Makes Jinzhou Unique?
- Jinzhou is a great place to learn Chinese as many locals speak Mandarin. The local dialect is considered very similar to standard Mandarin, which makes befriending locals very easy
- Travel to nearby major cities is suitable thanks to the city’s transportation infrastructure. You are also a short flight away from Japan and Korea
- Famous dishes include smoked chicken and seafood from Bohai Bay. Additionally, Lingchuan white wine is popular with locals
- The city is also known for its link to the Jurassic period, as many geological fossils from that time period have been found in the area