Fly To Jinjiang, China
Jinjiang City is located on the banks of the Jin River, opposite Quanzhou, in the picturesque Fukian region of China. While Jinjiang is known for its industry, the surrounding area boasts mountains, valleys and coastlines of breath-taking beauty and untouched wilderness.
Jinjiang Airport is the only airport in the vicinity, and serves nearby Quanzhou as well as Jinjiang itself. Find the cheapest flights to Jinjiang using the online flight booking tool above, and we’ll make sure you get the best deal, with no hassle at all.
Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport holders do need a Visa to visit Jinjiang, China. Leave plenty of time for Visa processing, and remember to check that your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date, and that you have 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- The nearest South African Consulate to Jinjiang is the South African Consulate-General in Shanghai. 27th Floor, Room 2705/5, 222 Yan An Road East, Shanghai, 200002. Phone: + 86 21 5359 4977.
See and do
Jinjiang’s claim to fame lies in the manufacturing sector, and it hosts a large number of foreign-invested factories, with preponderance in the clothing and footwear industries. As such, it is a magnet for migrant labourers from across the Fujian region, and you’ll find a great variety of people living in Jinjiang’s surrounds.
The most popular tourist attractions in Jinjiang tend to be religious in nature, and you’ll find China’s last surviving Manichean temple here. It’s situated on Huabiao Mountain, and is worth taking a trip to see, as it really is one of kind.
Anping Bridge is a major attraction as well, although not religious at all. It links Jinjiang’s Anhai Town and neighbouring Shuitou with 2070 metres of cut stone. The granite beams that make up the bridge weigh up to 25 tons each, and the whole thing is a marvellous example of ancient Chinese construction and ingenuity.
With clothing and footwear playing such a large role in Jinjiang’s economy, it stands to reason that shopping in the area would be good. You’ll find plenty of clothes and shoes for sale, both in retail outlets and local markets. Keep in mind that a lot of knock-off designer brands are produced here, so if you’re looking for the real deal, look closely, and shop at a reputable dealer.
Public transport in Jinjiang is mainly limited to the bus, and being a long, narrow city, you should expect to spend a fair amount of time travelling. Unfortunately you can’t hire your own car unless you have a Chinese driver’s license, as they don’t accept international driver’s licenses as yet.
Quanzhou Jinjiang Airport – JJN
Food and beverage: There are a few places to buy snacks and coffee at Jinjiang Airport before or after your flight.
Currency Exchange: There no confirmed foreign exchange facilities at Jinjiang Airport. You may need to change currency in Jinjiang City.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Report items lost or found within the airport terminal to airport security, who will direct you appropriately.
Airport Hotels: None on site. Nearby: Carp City Hotel, Guest House Quanzhou and Marco Polo Jinjiang.