Sunday, August 7, 2011

What a Chinese university dormitory look like

Zhejiang Gongshang University 8
I don't know if this applies to all universities in China, but the university dormitory I've experienced living in for about a week in Hangzhou deviates from what I have in mind for an ordinary dormitory. Thanks to China's economic miracle - their university dormitories look like 3- or 4-star hotels. My room at Zhejiang Gongshang University Guesthouse was a twin-bed medium-sized room complete with a flat-screen TV, a balcony, a toilet, towels and other basic hygiene effects.

China university dormitory
China university dormitory 3
The view from my room. There are many dormitory buildings in this university.
China university dormitory 4
This is one of the university restaurants near the dormitories.
China university dormitory 7
My 5-yuan (77 cents in US$) breakfast meal - stir-fried noodles, a sausage, and a yogurt. I'd prefer coffee though.
China university dormitory 6
One important note is that the western toilet is not common in China. In this dormitory, the toilets are mostly Japanese type, but with holes in them.
China university dormitory 2


  1. Did you stay on Xiasha campus? And was this the dormitory for the international students?

    I'll be going there next year and I hope it will be something like that.


  2. Oh hi Tim! I don't know, coz I'm not familiar with the campuses. I stayed there only for a few days, for a conference. Hmmm, if that is the one with the economics department, then I guess it probably was. Enjoy your stay there!

  3. Hello! Which was the cost of the dormitory?


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