However, it is really complicated for you to choose the right country since there are so many interesting destinations around the world. Well, if you love to travel to wonderful and mysterious places while you live exciting experiences and immerse yourself in rich cultures, we have the right place for you: China.
Located in the southeast of Asia, this massive country has a lot of wonders to offer to all its visitors. China has the third largest territory in the world and it’s vast land is home to an incredibly variety of natural and historical landscapes with attractions for every taste. It will take you a lot of time to explore every corner of this fascinating country.
China’s official language is Mandarin which is the most spoken language in the world thanks to the Chinese population which is actually the largest on the planet. As an Au Pair you will have the chance to improve your cultural knowledge and your professional options by learning this advantageous language.
We already said it: China offers places for every taste. You will find an inspiring mix of modern and ancient architecture, colorful festivals and smiling people everywhere. In the following, we will introduce you to some of the highlights that are not only popular tourist destinations but also interesting places in China to visit during an Au Pair stay!
Au Pair in Beijing
Capital of China and one of its political, cultural and economic centers. Cradle of one of the most ancient civilizations of the planet, this place shows the idyllic combination between ancient traditions and modernization. As an Au Pair you will have the chance to get a total immersion experience in the fascinating Chinese culture and in one of the most developed Chinese cities.
Here you can live a lot of exciting experiences. Enjoy a trip with your Host Family to the Great Wall or discover the mysteries of the Forbidden City. Visit the market, there you will be surprised by the quantity of products you can find at great prices and you can taste exotic and delightful plates in an authentic Chinese restaurant. Interesting fact: It is not mandatory to tip the waiter as it is not part of Chinese culture so you don’t have to do it if you don’t want to.
We know that a trip to the other side of the world can be a little bit intimidating and you may think that sometimes it will make you feel lonely. Don’t worry, you will get to know many other Au Pairs from all around the world who are ready to make new friends and experience this adventure with you.
Au Pair in Shanghai
Shanghai represents another important cultural center of China. This is a big and modern city in which you will have the chance to enjoy all the advantages that technology can offer.
Since this country is so huge, you may believe that traveling across the land could be difficult and exhausting, but not in China! Shanghai, for example, offers the opportunity of traveling in the world’s fastest train, The Maglev. You will be astonished by the performance of this magnificent piece of technology. The only thing you have to do is to choose your destination and enjoy your trip. And do not worry about prices; they are actually quite affordable compared to western fees.
Take your free time to enjoy a stroll along The Bund, a fascinating riverside walk that offers spectacular views. Marvel at the performances offered by talented acrobats who present their show in many theaters of Shanghai or visit The Shanghai Museum where you will find amazing pieces of art.
The Shanghai Museum where you will find amazing pieces of art. The Bund is rich in attractions. The northernmost part is Huangpu Park. The Shanghai People's Heroes Memorial Tower stands proudly here. The Bottom is a free and open Bund Historical Memorial Hall.
The Huangpu Park is next to the famous Waibaidu Bridge, which is also the intersection of the Huangpu River and the Suzhou River. In the middle of the Bund, there are Chen Yi Square, “Lover Wall”, waterfall clock and the entrance and exit of the sightseeing tunnel connecting Pudong and Puxi; the southernmost part of the Bund is the historic Shiliupu Pier. In addition, the rich urban sculpture group is also a major attraction of the Bund.
Au Pair in Hong Kong
If you choose Hong Kong as your destination, you will enjoy multiple attractions offered by this city. This is an unique city where you can find traditions from many different cultures in coexistence.
Here, as an Au Pair, you will live exciting moments and you will discover first hand why this city is called Asia’s World City. Feel free to practice not only the Mandarin language but also Spanish, French, Italian and many other languages since this city is home to people from all around the world.
You will love the food: it is not only super tasty but also cheap. Actually, Hong Kong has the world’s cheapest restaurant with a Michelin star. You can also choose street food to enjoy a great variety of exquisite plates or go to the bars which are also a good option if you want to enjoy a vibrant and entertaining ambiance.
Hong Kong has its own Disneyland! However, even though this park receives a lot of tourist every day, the Ocean Park is the theme park preferred by kids and adults in Hong Kong to enjoy their family time.
The highest point in this city is the Victoria’s Peak. This place offers you an all-around magnificent view of Hong Kong, so it is definitely classified as a must-visit. Continue to explore the city, board the Star Ferry and discover the mysteries of the Man Mo Temple.
You are in the land of martial arts, so why not seize the opportunity and give it a try? Tai Chi is a great option if you want to connect with your spiritual side and practice some sport at the same time.
Au Pair in Chongqing
Chongqing City is built on the mountain, surrounded by two rivers, and lack of flat land. Due to the terrain, most buildings are built along the slopes. The traditional houses along the Yangtze River in Chongqing are the “hanging feet” of a wooden building supported by several pieces of wood.
The Hanging House is a unique traditional residential form in Chongqing, dating back to the Eastern Han Dynasty.You will definitely be astound by the unique architectures here if you stay as Au pair in Chongqing for few months, enjoying this “hot pot” culture sitting a the hanging restaurant on the slope of the mountain.
In recent years, due to the rapid economic development, this architectural form has been extinct in the urban area of Chongqing, and only the original ancient hanging building in the ancient towns such as Ciqikou and Zhongshan Town in Jiangjin District. The newly constructed Hongyadong Hanging House folk custom building is intended to restore this traditional building.
In addition, Hechuan District has also built a large number of Linjiang sling-style houses on the banks of the Minjiang River in Nanjing Street, which is quite traditional in Chongqing.
If you are interested in visiting such city famous for its hot temperature, hot pot and warm-hearted locals, do not hesitate to start your star as Au Pair in Chongqing.
Au Pair in Guangzhou
Guangzhou has a history of more than 2,200 years. The history of being a water-city has as long history as Venice. Since the 1930s, Guangzhou has become the main port of the Maritime Silk Road. It became the largest port in China during the Tang and Song Dynasties. It is the world-famous Oriental Port City; China's only foreign trade port is the only port in the world that has been growing for more than 2,000 years.
It is one of the first historical and cultural cities in China and it is the largest and longest-established foreign trade port in southern China. Au Pairing in Guangzhou is wonderful as well, as you could not only own the chance to taste cantonese delicacy, like dim-sum, cantonese breakfast and lots kinds of nutritious soups but also could visit well-known places of interest, such as Baiyun Mountain Scenic Area, Guangzhou Zoo, Guangzhou tower and so forth. You can nott miss any chance to take a ferry on the Zhujiang River in the evening, where you can appreciate the sexy view of the city at night.
If you would like to know about history, either will you be recommended to Guangzhou Museum or go along the street where there are many buildings still telling you their stories. featured architects are riding houses, skyscraper and the symbol “Guangzhou tower”, through which you might sense that you are transmitting between modernization and ancient time.
Guangzhou is worth of spending long time living in and you should feel the city and immerse in its culture of southern China day by day!
China is waiting for you – start your adventure now! Traveling and getting to know a new culture has never been as easy as with the Au Pair program, so don’t miss the chance of creating wonderful memories in this breathtaking country. Enjoy the most interesting places in China, safe and easy through the Au Pair program!