Teach English in Hefei

The Hidden Gem In Central China

Hefei Overview Why Teach in Hefei?

Hefei Overview

As the capital city of Anhui province, Hefei is one of the most ancient cities in China with more than 2,000 years of history. It has since been the political, economic and cultural center of this region.

Besides that, Hefei is also filled with beautiful surroundings – most people consider a visit to Hefei will quickly determine that a longer stay is needed to get the most out of this city. If you plan to live in Hefei, you’ll be enjoying the convenient modern facilities at a very low cost of living.

The government in Hefei put a log of emphasis on economic growth, putting together long-term plans that attract foreign talents, encourage innovations and technology breakthroughs.   

Facts About Heifei

  • Population: 7.5 million
  • Public Transportation: well-developed both internally and externally – 1 international airport, railway lines to all major cities in China; 2 metro lines, 100 bus lines, cheap taxies  
  • Language: Mandarin, Local Directs  
  • Climate: 4 distinct seasons   
  • Expats: growing community
  • Nightlife: active with a wide range of bars and pubs  
  • Food: belongs to Anhui Cuisine, featuring braising and stewing techniques with fragrant and delicious tastes

Cost of Living in Heifei

  • A regular meal in a restaurant: 10 RMB – 20 RMB
  • Fruits for a week: 50 RMB
  • Dine out with friends: 50 RMB – 80 RMB
  • Public transport (bus): 2 RMB for a one-way ticket, 50 RMB for a monthly pass  
  • Taxi: Start (normal tariff) 8 RMB, 1km (normal tariff) 2.3 RMB  
  • Movie ticket: 35 RMB
  • Drinking outside: 5 RMB for domestic beer, 15 RMB for imported beer  
  • Average monthly salary: RMB 4,000 – RMB 6,000

Teaching in Hefei Experience

Requirements

  • Have Obtained Bachelor Degree
  • English Level: Native Proficiency
  • Passport Holders Of United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand Or South Africa
  • The Ability To Obtain A Clear Background Check
  • Ability To Live Abroad For At Least One Year
  • Teaching Experience Is Preferred But Not Required 

The experience

  •  Local experiences: cultural and social activities organised by placement providers
  •  Chinese language: free lessons organised by placement providers
  •  Travelling: travel and experience China in a local way during weekends and holidays

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Things to do when you are in Hefei:

Visit the Anhui Museum

This is the one activity that everyone can seem to agree on when it comes to things to do while visiting Hefei.  There are five floors within this museum and each one focuses on a different time period. There are plenty of artifacts, works of art, and relics for visitors to see, but most people seem to love the massive dinosaur fossil in the entryway the most.  As everyone is wandering around, they will discover pottery exhibits, calligraphy exhibits, and even porcelain exhibits from over the years.

Visit Mingjiao Temple

This temple is not the one that was originally constructed back during the Liang Dynasty, as that one was rebuilt and expanded upon before being destroyed during the wars.  The temple that visitors see today was constructed by Yuan Hongmo and it consists of three parts that include the Buddhist Palace, the Sutra Depository, and the Western Chamber Park.  There are more than thirty Buddha statues for people to see during their visit at this temple and it is recommended that everyone takes the time to find them all.

Visit the Hefei Botanical Garden

This is the perfect spot for visitors to wander around, while enjoying the beauty of the garden and the fragrance of the flowers.  The flowers are not in bloom all year long, so visitors will want to plan their time in Hefei carefully if they want to see the most flowers within the garden.  In fact, the best time to visit these gardens is during the rainy season, as that is when everyone will see the most blooms, including tulips, roses, azaleas, and irises.  

 

Visit the Xiaoyaojin Ancient Ferries Site

This area is absolutely stunning, especially when it is possible to see the ferries out in the river.  This is an ancient area, so everyone will want to grab as many pictures as they can, although hopefully, people will be able to appreciate this attraction long into the future.  

Visit the Bao Zheng Cemetery

This is a beautiful cemetery that has a few nice garden areas, which makes it perfect for a short visit.  Most people begin at Bao Zheng’s burial site before heading over to the wax museum. It is extremely easy for a person to miss the tomb itself, so people should pay attention as they are walking around.  To find the tomb, everyone must walk down a lit tunnel that is underneath one of the temple buildings in the back of the park.

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