JinjiangQuanzhou 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.
Quanzhou Jinjiang International AirportJinjiang is home to the main airport serving Quanzhou. However, it is a fairly minor airport; there are flights to Hong Kong and some mainland cities and some international flights to other Asian cities, but not a large choice of flights.
Jinjiang railway stationJinjiang is served by Fujian's coastal high-speed railway, with frequent service to points along the Fujian-Xiamen axis. Some trains continue north (to Hangzhou and Shanghai, or to the interior of China), or south (to Shenzhen).
By busFrom Quanzhou, you can make it Jinjiang by a city bus (801 and 802 are two of the numbers), or by taxi.
To get there by bus from Xiamen, take a Quanzhou bus and get off when it passes through Jinjiang.
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.
Cao'an TempleThe world's only surviving Manichean temple is on Huabiao Mountain in Jinjiang.
Anping BridgeOne of the ancient bridges on the old coastal road. Well restored.
phone: +86 595 85681046address: 382 Shiji Avenue (世纪大道382号)
phone: +86 595 36771558address: Meiyuan Road, Meiling Subdistrict (梅岭街道梅园路)The heart of old Jinjiang, with many well-preserved historical buildings.
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.
phone: +86 595 36787777address: Quan An Amid Road, Meiling