Jinjiang

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Jinjiang is a mainly industrial city just across the river from Quanzhou in Fujian. Administratively, it is a county-level city in Quanzhou Prefecture, but for practical purposes it can be thought of as a suburb of Quanzhou. Population is about two million.

Get in[edit]

Jinjiang has an airport, while Quanzhou does not. However, it is a fairly minor airport; there are flights to Hong Kong and some mainland cities and international flights to and from Manila, but not a large choice of flights. The usual way to fly into the region would be via Xiamen or Fuzhou, both of which are larger and have a broader range of flight choices.

To reach Jinjiang by train, or by bus from Fuzhou, go to Quanzhou and grab a taxi. Some city buses also go from Quanzhou to Jinjiang; 801 and 802 are two of the numbers.

To get there by bus from Xiamen, take a Quanzhou bus and get off when it passes through Jinjiang.

Get around[edit]

Jinjiang is a long narrow city, spread along a river valley. Half hour bus rides are not unusual. It is a good city for drivers, with lots of good new roads and some shopping areas with parking available. However, see driving in China for comments on traffic conditions.

See[edit]

The world's only surviving Manichean temple is on Huabiao Mountain in Jinjiang.

Anping Bridge, between Jinjiang's Anhai Town and the neighboring Shuitou Town.

Do[edit]

Buy[edit]

Jinjiang is very much an industrial city, especially shoes and clothing. Naturally, there are quite a few shops for those items. Nearby Shishi, though, has better clothing markets.

The Filipino chain store SM have only a few locations in China. One is in Jinjiang, at the end of the 801 bus route furthest from Quanzhou. It is part of a very large modern mall.

Eat[edit]

While McDonalds and KFC are ubiquitous in China and Pizza Hut fairly common, Burger King has only a few locations so far. Oddly, Jinjiang has one, on the basement floor of the SM city Jinjiang, end of 801 bus route.

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