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Living in Yangzhou

Yangzhou is often referred to as “the rising prefecture” due to its status as a prefecture-level city within China’s bureaucratic hierarchy and its history as the capital of the Yangzhou prefecture in ancient China. Expats living in Yangzhou can experience the city’s rich history and vibrant culture on a daily basis. Yangzhou was established in the fifth century and has traditionally been one of the wealthiest cities in China, both monetarily through trade and intellectually through art and scholarly pursuits. Expatriates in Yangzhou can explore this history by visiting such places as the DaMing Temple, originally built between 420 CE and 479 CE and then rebuilt after it was destroyed during the Taiping Rebellion. Yangzhou is also home to Slender West Lake (sometimes also referred to as Shouxi Lake), a national park that was a favorite spot of Qianlong, the Quing emperor and now boasts a number of beautiful architectural sites and bridges such as the White Pagoda and the Five Pavilion Bridge. Next to these local sites, expats living in Yangzhou can of course also take advantage of Yangzhou’s local cuisine which is known for being expertly prepared and always of a high quality.

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  • Looking for a flat after September
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    Jul 5, 7:33 PM
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    If you go beyond the classic standards of 1 year contract. 1 month deposit, you may get a bigger discount. I signed a 2 years contract with my landlord and I manage to keep paying the same as I was …

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    Jun 26, 9:01 AM
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    Wow Kati! so complete!! thanks a lot! Anyone else with suggestions?

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    Aug 2, 6:23 AM
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    Thanks everybody!! Please keep participating by answering the following questions: 1.- Name your 3 favorites restaurants in Beijing 2.- How did you get there for the first time? (recommendation, …

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Moving to Yangzhou

Expats moving to Yangzhou usually utilize the Nanjing Lukou International Airport which is about an hour and forty minutes outside of the city itself. However, there are also good rail and sea links to other cities. Expatriates relocating to Yangzhou may find the local dialect challenging since it is fairly distinct from modern day Standard Chinese, even with the Lower Yangtze Mandarin used in Yangzhou being close to the official language of the Ming and Qing courts. As well as linguistic concerns, moving to another country and living in the midst of a foreign culture can be overwhelming. InterNations provides online forums, discussion groups, and more that can help ease such a transition. These social network opportunities can help put you in touch with fellow expatriates living in Yangzhou, China, and across the globe.

Working in Yangzhou

Yangzhou has a diverse and active economy and expats are drawn here to work in fields as varied as education, the food industry, tourism, manufacturing, maritime industries, and Yangzhou’s famous toy industry. However, despite the range of fields to work in, expatriates working in Yangzhou may still encounter various issues. These are often similar for a number of expats in Yangzhou or China and may even have commonalities with the problems expatriates throughout the world are faced with. To make expatriate life easier is InterNations’ mission and to accomplish this goal the platform enables expats all over the globe to connect with one another and find help and advice through their shared experiences. In addition, InterNations’ Expat Magazine covers various expatriation related topics such as international insurance, culture shock, cross-cultural communication, and more.

  • David Thyne

    At the first Shanghai Get-Together I met several American expats. I am very grateful that they shared their experience with me.

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    It is just so easy to find other international people and global minds with InterNations. I didn´t know there were so many in Shanghai.

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