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Visit Zhejiang Province

Jiyun Mountain Zhejiang Province China.

Jiyun Mountain. Visit Zhejiang Province.

In April 2017 I sold virtually everything I owned and headed off for my third and ultimately definitive Chinese adventure. This time I was based in Zhejiang Province in China’s fascinating southeast. The region is home to rolling farmland, ancient wooden bridges and traditional villages. Moreover, there are mountains galore and a handful of monster cities with plenty of sights for the discerning traveller. 

Visit Beijian Bridge Taishun County China.

Beijing Bridge, Taishun County.

Visit Zhejiang Province. 

I lived in the little city of Ruian, home to around a million people. I certainly got a taste of real China, as they say. In fact, there were no famous sights to speak of and very little in the way of entertainment and creature comforts. Furthermore, with very few expats there, I often found myself the centre of attention. Sometimes this was fun! Other times, I wished I were invisible. 

The city of Ruian in Zhejiang Province China

Mingjing Park in the city of Ruian. Visit Zhejiang Province.

Nevertheless, I managed to do some deep exploring across Zhejiang Province during my two year stay. For the full lowdown on my adventures, have a read of my travel reports from:

Cangnan County



Lishui Adventure Island Water World


Rui’an (coming soon!)

Taishun County

Tong Creek Reservoir (coming soon!)

Wenzhou (coming soon!)

Xin Yang River

Yongjia County 

Zhilou Village (coming soon!)

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