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Q: What's your favorite city?

I live in shanghai but I prefer hangzhou ! What about you ?

 

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Copenhagen, Denmark and Funchal, Madeira in winter.

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I mean Chinese city !

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Guangzhou for living. No question. Umm Can i say hongkong?
Dalian was the city i was most pleasantly surprised about.
Chongqing is good if the only sense you have left is sight.

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Dalian and Guangzhou are both really good cities.

 

I loved Guangzhou, but my wife didn't. Neither of us were really fond of the food. Eck.

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Alot of people say that about the food. But i really love it. Im not a spicy kinda guy so that helps. Plus all of the chinese food you ate back home is pretty much cantonese. Bbq pork, chow mein , wonton soup. Beef and brocoli. Sweet and sour pork. So always something i can eat. Plus if i do feel like spicy food they are alot more tame with the hunan dishes here.

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I'm not a big fan of spicy food, but that's all my MIL cooked until I arrived. She kept the super spicy stuff out, and the food was so delicious.

 

Guangdong food was edible to me, but my wife hated it. I can eat almost anything, and I usually don't complain; almost everything tastes anywhere from "ok" to "really good."

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winkLived in Guangzhou for 2 years, didn't like it (sorry Mike). In Chongqing, Beibei district now...and I am loving every minute of it....all my senses are alive and kicking...sight included (pun intended for Mike)

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Kao, beibei isnt chongqing! Thats a small farmer town an hour or two away! Yes its technically in CQ is its now a province/municipality but that is in no way Chongqing city. Ive been numerous times. You sir are a much stronger man than I. Last i was there they didnt even have a Mickey D,s!

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Mike@ when were you last here? Life is much slower here. At least drivers give way to you when crossing the streets. In Guangzhou, every mother's son wants to kill you. No, no, Guangzhou is not for me. Besides, the eye candy here is much better than Guangzhou. 

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@Louise about the eye candy. Tou-freaking-che!

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Honk Kong, Taipei.

 

The continent used to have nice cities before they became dormitories with malls.

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Hong Kong was AWESOME

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Hmmm... 

 

- Hangzhou (beautiful city)

- Suzhou (surrounding water villages not so much the city itself)

- Sanya (for the beach)

- Chengdu (I like the blend of old and new here)

- Hong Kong (obvious reasons)

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I love Kunming, for its quiet charm, for its climate, for the ethnical melting-pot, for the food and the many opportunities for trekking around. I lived there for a few weeks only, however.

I feel lucky to live in Suzhou, it have lots of green space for walking and biking. Not just one lake, but maybe 100 km of cycling lanes in quiet places. The city have more than shopping malls ie. genuine bits of history are still there and well-kept. The city urban management is good.

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Kunming was really nice. I loved it there.

 

But the tanks driving all over the city kinda creeped me out...

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Shenzhen, living next to Hong Kong that offers 40% discounts in airfare for some strange reason is wonderful... Shenzhen is a rich young growing city, perfect for the future...

mike695ca:

All good points but for me the people ruin any positives. Very few local people and tonnes of migrant workers. Ugh.

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Yeah, true, the public is pretty aggressive.

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I love a lot of cities in China...

 

Everything in Anhui Province except Bengbu, and everything in Guangdong Province.
Kunming, Yunnan Province

Xiamen, Fujian Province

Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province

Weihai, Shandong Province

Harbin, Heilongjiang

 

Hmm... been to most provinces in China, but I guess my favorite place would be between two places in northern Hubei and Anhui. I don't want to post it here in case my ex-girlfriend googles it and finds my username. cool

DrMonkey:

Anhui... So you have been to Hefei ? How you can not love Hefei, aka. Fat Together I have good feelings for Hefei, but it's more selective memories of a gone time ie. when the city was not yet a gigantic construction field (the train station is now a nightmare) and I was a poor lonesome cow-boy.

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I loved Hefei. My wife and I had a blast there. We stayed longer than we should have, and we went shopping like crazy. The malls near the train station are AWESOME.

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Xinjiang Urumqi

 

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A few days ago I nominated Urumqi as the worst city I've been to in China.

I was there again last week and nothing's changed my mind.  The only difference this time was that there was more security around.  Soldiers, tanks and stuff.

 

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That is your point of view bro , i am choosing urumqi for its natural beauty  , if you can not notice the natural beauty it is not my fault indecision

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Xiamen

Quite clean and by the sea

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Guangxi, Beihai. Although the Northern Chinese people are ruining it. So I think my next favorite will be QingBaiJiang. A place that is outside Chengdu.

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Kunming is awesome! Beautiful city, clear skies!!! And relatively cheap. And its not yet infested with those ridiculous super skyscrapers the Chinese seem so obsessed with building everywhere after they demolish all the nice old buildings. And it has lots of genuine bars, not just KTVs

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Surprised Qingdao hasn't been mentioned so far.  As far as Chinese cities go it's very good.  Lots to see and do.  Right on the seaside.  Mountains all around.  Plenty of good restaurants and decent bars that sell draught beer.  

Too much traffic though and that's one of the main reasons I moved on after 2 years.

Now gotta nominate Karamay in Xinjiang Province.  Not too much of anything and clean (by Chinese standards, that is..).  The Uyghir and Kazakh presence means there's food to be had other than Chinese muck.

 

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shanghai

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Shanghai!... But I just got here a week ago so its a quick judgment call.

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I really like Hangzhou, and Suzhou. I love the lake and the canals.

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Dalian Must be rated one of the best !! Vibrant Boisterous life of young language lovers.

Shanghai with its sophisticated airs and graces

Beijing with diplomatic faces the hard rocks of Society 

the Paris of Chengdu Bolivian walks in the evening stroll meander rivers by cafe nooks

Shenzhen smiles of the old Shekou port of life gone bye the Magic Of China !!

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Other than the local police aiding and abetting in a tourist attraction's parking lot scam, I enjoyed my time in Wuxi this past May 1st holiday!  Lots of great places to eat and drink, and the locals seemed generally friendly or at worst ambivalent towards foreigners.

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