Best Cities In China

The Top Ten
1 Shanghai Shanghai is one of the four municipalities under the direct administration of the central government of the People's Republic of China, the largest city in China by population, and the second most populous city proper in the world, with a population of 24.28 million as of 2019, it is the most populous urban area in China and the most populous city proper in the world. Shanghai is a global center for finance, research, technology, manufacturing, and transportation, and the Port of Shanghai is the world's busiest container port. more.

I studied there before. Transportation is convenient. I meet both locals and foreigners. Amazing tourist spots, including The Bund and Pearl Oriental Tower. Every Shanghai visitor must have mixture of Western food and Chinese food in their diets. Also it's a major economic city of China. Overall, a wonderful experience.

People who lives in Shanghai are more disciplined and educated. Many expats dwell here and they love the place. I can speak for myself because I've been travelling back and forth here in Shanghai.

Shanghai is far more developed and westerner-friendly than other large cities like Beijing. The city management is also far better. The air is also better than Beijing, Shenyang, Changchun, or other Chinese cities.

I have lived in Shanghai for years, and I'm also involved in frequent business trips in different cities in China. I like Shanghai, it is modern, fashionable with open culture.

2 Hong Kong Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia. With over 7.5 million residents of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre (426 sq mi) territory, Hong more.

Hong Kong S.A.R. was a british colony, and had been separated from mainland China for 99 years, and has totally different sets of laws, resources, and culture from mainland. Even now, the "one country, two systems" policy remains.

Let's put it this way, HK people are allowed to use facebook, google, and do not get censored. The government is a lot less corrupted, people are way more disciplined, educated, hygienic, and open minded than those in mainland China. There is even a special organisation ICAC (Independent Commission Against Corruption) working effectively to investigate and stop corruption. There is way more freedom in Hong Kong than in any other place in mainland China, people have the rights to protest and speak for what they believe in. Incidents that happen in mainland China do not happen in HK, such as police beating up hawking children and protesters being "committed suicide" (as in the government claiming the individual's cause of death was suicide, when ...more

The only good thing in Hong Kong is that I can at least access any google linked website and watch youtube. Mainland cities in China is nothing compared to Hong Kong because of the western society and freedom of speech. Hong Kong is by far better than any city in South East Asia.

Hong Kong is badass. Chinese, Kung Fu and awesome action movie.

Only civilized city I've seen in China so far, people are helpful, smart, clean and friendly, you can find almost anything here, the only downfall I'd say is it's a little bit expensive

3 Beijing

Indigenous people in Beijing are humorous, easy going, responsible and generous. Also, many of them are highly educated.

The food in Beijing are also very delicious. Like Beijing duck and soybean milk. They are not weird at all. All of them are the most normal food, like chicken, flour, beef, etc.

Beijing is a great city with a rich cultural heritage and long history. In my eyes, Beijing is absolutely the best city in China.

Beijing may not beat other cities in China with the number of skyscrapers; that aspect can easily be changed, but the rich imperial past that dwells in this city remains as the heart of the city. It is also one of the most modern city that has the 8th tallest building in the world.

Beijing is the capital, it is the center of culture and economy. I suggest going to Beijing CBD central business district where there is the new skyscraper called China Zun that is 528m tall and to forbidden city, hutongs, Great Wall or galaxy soho or sanlitun if you want to go shopping!

Yes Beijing rocks! Don't listen to other people saying that China is gruesome. It is our own tradition and other racist people can't say anything about it.

4 Wuhan

Wuhan is my hometown, it is the first city which against with Qing Dynasty in 1911. !

Citizens here are really kind
They have the best food in the whole world

Kind and hospitable people!

5 Guangzhou

Guangzhou is different to those famous cities like Beijing or Shanghai. It makes me feel quiet and serene.

The third biggest cities. Unique southern culture.

Best city in china. Beijin and Shanghai great not because the people live there, is other force

Very good city, nice people, amazing sights.

6 Tianjin
7 Shenzhen

Why this city not listed in top 3? I'm completely surprised.

The biggest city without pollution,with strong potentials to become a technology centre,young,still has a lot of space to improve.

It's developing very fast.

Shenzhen is the most prosperous, energetic and progressive city in China

8 Shenyang

Where I born and lived.

9 Chongqing
10 Macau

Great for visiting and living plus it is full of energy...

The Contenders
11 Nanjing

I love the farmlands and plains of Nanjing. It's not as polluted and I love the noncity parts.

Love this city the people are friendly, The stores are grand, and there's just so much history

12 Hangzhou

I guarantee you it's the the most beautiful city in China. Clean and tidy city, polite and warm people.

13 Xi'an

This is the most ancient city in China, the best for sure.

14 Chengdu

Chengdu should definitely be number 1. A beautiful place to visit. A lot of cute pandas, rich history, great food. Most importantly, lots of pretty girls, lol. Highly recommend to visit this city.

Great city with greatest food.

15 Nanchang

Awesome for its historical stories. Very beautiful city and has been developing fast.

16 Harbin
17 Changchun
18 Qingdao

Qingdao is a beautiful city which have beautiful beaches,the people there is very kind.

19 Dalian

This is the most beautiful out of all the cities in China. A drive along the eastern shore has the beautiful life size and larger than life size art in the world.

20 Guilin
21 Xiamen

I'm from Xiamen. I was born in Xiamen.

22 Suzhou
23 Wenzhou

I live in here

24 Taipei, Taiwan
25 Nanning
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