Jinhua Travel Guide

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Jinhua Restaurants

  • The Red Cactus

    The place for foreigners to meet and share a beer, a shot or 2. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. Daily specials. Live music every night! Flat screens playing important sporting events. Comfortable atmosphere. Includes many English speaking employees. So you don't need to worry of your lack of Chinese. Almost every night includes a few...

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  • only proper western restaurant in jinhua

    danny's cafe is located 100 meters away from the best western. it used to be more downtown at the jinmao tower. but since last month we relocated our restaurant to the outskirts of the city. very convenient for business travellers coming to jinhua. if your sick and tired of the buffet food of the best western come to danny's for proper italian...

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  • The Street Stands Server Great Fresh and...

    Almost all foods here have some form of meat product in them, except for the sweets, meat is expensive but a little goes a long way and tastes wonderfully satisfing The mien/noodle dishes with small portions of vegetables and spice are available for flavorings........ the noodles are always freshly made right in front of your eyes........ always...

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Jinhua Transportation

  • Car Rental

    Sometimes in the travel forums someone will ask about rental cars. The simple answer is that visitors can not rent cars.The longer answer is:1) China does not reconize any kind of international driver's license. This means that to drive in China you must have an official China driver's license, just like everyone else. 2) You do not want to drive...

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  • Da Bus, Da bus!

    There are many buses in Jinhua. I believe the schedule is that one an hour will arrive at any given bus station or stop.You do not buy a ticket to use the bus, just throw your money into a receptacle when boarding. The ticket price is 1 or 2 Yuan or .14/.28 cents USD. I believe you can ride as far as you want until either the bus reaches the end of...

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  • Taxi charges

    All taxies have meters, or at least every one I used did. I never felt like I was going to get ripped-off, but I suppose it does happen. The meters are always on the dashboard and in easy view. Just make sure it is set at zero when you start out Taxi charges are established and are as follows; the starting (minimum) price is 6 Yuan, including 3...

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Jinhua Shopping

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    by chinasonic.com Updated Jul 28, 2005

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    I was freezing on the back of a motorcycle and I needed more warm clothes while touring China..... YIKES....and I had a heck of a time finding warm shoes (or any shoes) that would fit my size 10 feet in many parts of mainland China.
    There were times shop owners just stared in horror at the size of my feet......
    Some shops even in the fine shopping Centers would laugh out loud and wave their hands in disbelief that I would be able to wear anything in their store.
    Best to buy clothes in Shanghai where the Chinese are more familiar with large westerners.
    Luckily I had brought some large plastic bags to tie around my tennis shoes/feet to keep me from getting frost-bite. All in all I had a marvelous time learning and living in China.
    Good Luck and keep your humor

    What to buy: I enjoyed the smoked ham in Jinhua.

    What to pay: The prices were very reasonable but you are expected to barter a long time with grace and a smile

    I had 6 sweaters on and 4 pants and I am chilled
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Jinhua Local Customs

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    by chinasonic.com Written Nov 12, 2003

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    At your table everyone shares food from the plates in the center of the table.
    If you order your own bowl of soup, then you don't have to share..smile and enjoy !

    I loved the hot food stands on the streets

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Jinhua Sports & Outdoors

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    by chinasonic.com Updated Sep 15, 2004

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    We took a bus ride up to the local reservoir and I learned that we were allowed to swim or rent a small paddling boat across this beautiful reservoir of nice warmish water. What a special treat. The water is clear and since I played in it for many days and I am sure to have swallowed more than my share, I didn't get ill. There is wonderful hiking and fishing poles available if swimming isn't on your agenda.

    Equipment: There are some snacks available to purchase and the local beer is mighty tasty too. There is a charming, on the water, Tea House that is also used as a fishing ramp. Dressing rooms and life vests are available to use. It's all good !!!!

    Zhejiang Reservoir
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Jinhua Favorites

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    by chinasonic.com Updated Jul 13, 2012

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    Favorite thing: Even though I never saw another Caucasian or any other European race in Jinhua during the 2 months I was there, doesn't mean "others" weren't there. I just was busy with my adventures.

    Fondest memory: I know that I was a rare gem in Jinhua and the people treated me kindly. Lucky ME !
    I miss all the wonderful students and teachers and even the people in the open market places that were at first concerned I may be an "official" were soon to see me daily and get to know and trust me.

    The big tip is to never photograph anyone who does not give you permission to do so. I was their guest but who knows, things change, people change and maybe cameras are more popular by the time this gets read and main thing to know, just have fun and Jinhua foods are out of this world in the large tea houses...YUM

    Peace and Goodwill To ALL
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