LoPair's Au Pair China program placement cities are mainly in developed cities:Beijing,Shanghai,Shenzhen,Guangzhou,Hangzhou,Ningbo,Nanjing etc. Because over 95% of Au Pair China's Host Families are from renowned metropolitans. These cities represent the highest level of development and life standards of China in a modern era. There is no reason at all to miss out on China during your youth! Different cities have different features. With all the free time you will have, historical sites, natural beauties, cultures, and local customs are within your reach.
Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China and one of the most populous cities in the world. Its population in 2013 was 21,150,000. The city proper is the 3rd largest in the world. The city's history dates back three millennia. As the last of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, Beijing has been the political center of the country for much of the past eight centuries. The city is renowned for its opulent palaces, temples, parks and gardens, tombs, walls and gates, and its art treasures and universities have made it a center of culture .
Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi Province, is bounded on three sides by mountains. It has a 2500-year history and in ancient times was an important military town. Now it is one of China's heavy industrial cities and accounts for more than half the national coal mining output.
Xi'an is also a world class historical city, which retains more of its ancient character and atmosphere than Beijing. Xi'an was capital of China in a more ancient period than Beijing, and could be said to be the first Chinese capital historically, as previously China was divided into smaller warring states. Historic sites include: the Terracotta Army, the City Wall, the First Emperor's Tomb, Shaanxi History Museum, and the Forest of Stele Museum.
Chongqing is the largest municipality in southwest China. It is a modern port city on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River at the confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing Rivers. With an area of 31, 800 square miles (82,400 square kilometers), it shares borders with provinces of Hubei, Hunan, Guizhou, Sichuan, and Shaanxi. As China’s fourth municipality after Beijing, Shanghai, and Tianjin, Chongqing has maintained rapid economic development while preserving a wonderful natural environment.
Chengdu is an exception among large Chinese cities. It's the only urban area of over 7 million people not in East China, near the Pacific coast. The largest city in mostly mountainous or arid West China, it is a concentration of the population of the Sichuan Basin. The pace of life is the most relaxed of China's large cities.
Guangzhou (Canton) is a mighty manufacturing base, drawing millions from the countryside to work in its factories. Vast quantities of clothing, electronics, plastic goods, and toys are shipped from Guangzhou all over the world. A city that has sprung up recently with China's economic boom, it hosts the biannual China Import and Export Fair or Canton Fair.
Shenzhen is located in between Guangzhou and Hong Kong. It is a huge manufacturing center that has sprung up overnight. Feeding off the success of its neighbors, it is ranked fourth in China for industrial output, manufacturing higher technology products than Guangzhou in general, and with several of its own successful sunrise companies.
Ningbo is located on the East China Sea, in the middle of China's coastline, and at the southern flank of the Yangtze River Delta. It is the birthplace of the ‘Hemudu Culture'dating back 7,000 years. Since the Tang & Song Dynasties(618-1279). Today, Ningbo is a city with the same rights as a province in economic planning and management, a sub-provincial-level city further opening up to the rest of the world, and a “fairly large city” entitled to formulate local laws and regulations.
Hangzhou is known in history firstly as an imperial landscaped retreat for the emperors of Beijing, but it was also capital of China during the Southern Song Dynasty (1127–1279). Prosperous Hangzhou maintains its imperial past in the West Lake suburbs. See West Lake, Peak Flown From Afar, Lingyin Temple, the Song Dynasty Town, the Grand Canal (linking Hangzhou with Beijing), and the National Tea Museum.
None can deny the historicity of Nanjing, from ancient capital of the Jin (265–420) and other dynasties, to modern Republic of China capital before and after World War II, when it was infamous for the Nanjing massacre. Historical attractions include Sun Yatsen's Mausoleum, Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang's Tomb, and the Confucius Temple
Shanghai is the undisputed largest and wealthiest city in China. With a name synonymous with world trade, Shanghai has the largest and busiest port in terms of containers and cargo tonnage, a grand business district, two large airports (Pudong and Hongqiao), the world's fastest train (the Maglev), and a network of elevated highways.