Explore China: The Best Cities for Digital Nomads in 2024

China's Younger Generation Embraces the Digital Nomad Lifestyle Meet @Huahuade Xiaoxiaoyin, a young Chinese digital nomad who's been living the dream for four months and counting! "No regrets, just experiences," she writes on Xiaohongshu, a popular Chinese social media platform. For many young Chinese, the digital nomad lifestyle is a breath of fresh air, an escape from the grueling "996" culture that dominates the nation's white-collar workforce. It's no wonder the hashtags #我离职了 (I quit) and #裸辞 (naked resignation) have gone viral on Xiaohongshu, with millions of views and counting. Join the movement and discover the freedom and adventure that comes with being a digital nomad in China!

As opposed to “inward curling,” “lying flat,” or quiet quitting, some young Chinese are opting for digital nomadism as a proactive solution to giving up.

“Digital nomads are essentially just traveling around and making some money on the side,”. “No one thinks this is something that will last long term, so why take it too seriously?”

Indeed, for younger Chinese seeking flexibility, adventure, and new experiences — from bustling urban centers to serene coastal towns — remote workers now have their pick as digital nomad facilities and coworking spaces increasingly pop up.


Here are the top locations in China where Chinese digital nomads are choosing to live and work in 2024.

Anji, Zhejiang Province

Looking for a serene escape from city life? Anji, nestled in Zhejiang Province, is a tranquil haven for remote workers. Surrounded by stunning bamboo forests and breathtaking vistas, this "bamboo village" offers the perfect setting for digital nomads to focus and thrive.

Experience the ultimate hybrid working and living space at Digital Nomad Anji (DNA), founded in 2021. This vibrant community fosters creativity and collaboration, providing a supportive environment for members to share resources and bring ideas to life. Join the DNA community and elevate your remote work experience in Anji, China's best-kept secret for digital nomads.

Dali, Yunnan

Looking for a unique blend of culture, nature, and relaxation? Dali, in Yunnan Province, is a haven for China's remote workers. This charming town offers:

- Rich cultural heritage

- Breathtaking scenery

- Relaxed ambiance

- Affordable living expenses

- Thriving arts scene

- Outdoor lifestyle options


The picturesque Old Town, nestled between snow-capped peaks and serene lakes, provides the perfect setting for focused remote work. With over 10 coworking spaces, including Snowy House, catering to digital nomads, Dali has become a go-to hub for remote professionals seeking inspiration and productivity.

Join the growing community of digital nomads in Dali and experience the ultimate blend of work and play in this Yunnan Province gem.

Chengdu, Sichuan

Think Chengdu, think cuisine? Think again! This vibrant city has emerged as a surprise favorite among China's digital nomads

Chengdu offers a supportive environment for remote professionals to work, live, and thrive. Join the growing community of digital nomads in Chengdu and experience the perfect blend of work, culture, and adventure in this unexpected hub.


Quanzhou, Fujian

Quanzhou, a hidden gem in China, has emerged as a top choice for digital nomads seeking a unique blend of modern and traditional living. This charming region offers:

- Ancient temples and majestic mountains

- Thriving startup scene

- Breathtaking seascapes

- Vibrant coworking spaces like Oneplace, fostering a sense of community among nomads

Quanzhou provides the perfect setting for digital nomads to work, live, and thrive in a culturally rich and supportive environment. Come and experience it for yourself!

Wenchang, Hainan

Looking for a sun-kissed retreat from the hustle and bustle? Tropical Wenchang has got you covered! This stunning coastal region entices digital nomads with warm weather year round and pristine beaches won´t let you indifferent.

Join the growing community of digital nomads in Wenchang and find your perfect work-life balance in this tropical paradise.