Although China suffers from an unfortunate gender imbalance, the nation is still a place of great beauty- especially as far as the fairer sex is concerned. Chinese vixens Fan Bingbing and Angelababy have won over audiences worldwide with their sultry, exotic looks and there is a pipeline of eager and talented actresses and entertainers who will no doubt emulate their success given time and the proper exposure in the west. Before they take over the world, let’s examine the ten cities with the most gorgeous women.
I have personally been to each of these places and carefully curated my opinions and refined them into this article. The list is, of course, highly objective and is predicated purely on visceral looks, not personality - otherwise the Shanghainese girls would drop out of the top ten and enter a tie with Yiwu, Zhejiang for 257th place.
The list includes women of all ethnic backgrounds, not just Han Chinese. Special Administrative Regions (Hong Kongand Macau) are included on this list. Chime in the comments with your own opinions.
Remember, beauty is more than skin deep… except when it comes to top ten lists!
Women from the dongbei region are much vaunted for their height and fair skin. Haerbin, or Harbin as is the Romanized name, is known for producing a disproportionate number of gorgeous women. The only problem is that the temperature hovers around zero degrees centigrade all year, not much of a chance to cast an appreciative look at the denizens of the city that has produced luminous beings such as Li Bingbing and Song Jia. I would include pictures of them, but your head would explode like the fembot in Austin Powers’ in The Spy Who Shagged Me, and this is only number 10 on the list!
The province of Jiangsu is not only one of China’s most developed and wealthy provinces, it also boasts a litany of mei nu. Nanjing’s status as both a former capital and current lynchpin of a very advanced province means Nanjing is a hotbed for the hot. Do yourself a favor and visit Nanjing 1912 Leisure Zone located near the Central Business District on a weekend and try to keep your chin out of your shoelaces when you see women who resemble famous Nanjing resident Ni Ni (see below) stroll by.
Hangzhou gets the nod for number eight as it is another provincial capital of a key province and thus attracts a variety of smart, talented and gorgeous women. Beautiful ladies such as He Zhuoyan (pictured below) seem to rise out of the famed West Lake and bless the city with their presence.
Sichuan is the reason the saying 辣妹子 (literally ‘hot girl’) exists. It is rumored all the hotpot and spices women eat here give their skin a fair and clean disposition but make their outward personality fiery. The only way to find out is to visit and see a 四川辣妹子 with your own eyes. Bai Ling, familiar to Western audiences through her roles on Lost, is evocative of the breed.
Chongqing was spun off from its larger neighbor to the west, Sichuan, in the late 90s. Sichuan lost not only a key outpost on the Yangtze River, but also lost many tasty hotpot restaurants- and more importantly the ability to claim bombshells like Jiang Qinqin (below) as their own.
Ah, Qingdao. The namesake beer is watery and the gorgeous women will make your eyes water as well. It is consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in China. It is no surprise given the free-flow booze offered at the Tsingtao Museum, air that won’t decrease your lifespan, pleasant summer weather, beaches and gorgeous women. The aforementioned Fan Bingbing is a Qingdao native.
Shenzhen, once a fishing village of 30,000 residences in the 1980s, was tapped by Deng Xiaoping and party leaders for the development of sexy women China could use to export its pop culture abroad. And prosper it has, growing into China’s fourth largest city and the unquestionably debonair city in Guangdong, handily defeating its big brother, Guangzhou. At least that is the story I am sticking with.
You gotta see it to believe it. Shenzhen is downgraded a bit on this list because I have a suspicion many of its most beautiful people hail from other cities and are thus not ‘home grown’ talent. But such is the way in first-tier China. Everyone is from elsewhere.
Like any capital of any sizeable nation, Beijing has tons of gorgeous women. The only problem is getting a good look at them through the heavy smog can be difficult.
Shanghai, also known as 美女山,美女海（translates to godly place of mountains and seas of pretty women）is a fertile ground for gorgeous women. The definitive star in China right now is a Shanghai lass operating under the pseudonym, Angelababy. Maybe you have heard of her. If not you have seen her. Her face is plastered around the country at a rate of that approaching Mao, the Great Helmsman himself. Go to Bar Rouge or anywhere in the French Concession at any time of the day and you will see ladies that would threaten Angelababy’s livelihood if only they had a talent besides finding fuerdai and purloining all their RMB.
1. Hong Kong
Take the Kowloon through train someday and go see for yourself. There are women who could win America’s Next Top Model serving you fries from behind the counter at McDonald’s for crying out loud. The ayis sweeping the street would be trophy wives at country clubs in the west. Okay maybe that is a hyperbole. But you get the point. Now excuse me while I gather my passport and make a run for the HK New Territories border.
Is your city not on the list, but should be? Let us know in the comments below.