Teach English in Suzhou

The Melody From The Yangtze River

Suzhou Overview Why Teach in Suzhou?

Suzhou Overview

As one of the most ancient cities in China, Suzhou still has plenty of charming history throughout the streets, despite the fact that modern buildings and traditions are slowly creeping in.

Those who choose to travel to this spectacular city in China will find themselves being greeted by gorgeous gardens wherever they go, as they take time to wander through the streets and open green spaces.  

Everyone will love their time in Suzhou, especially if they take the time to discover enough about this city.  

There are dozens of breathtaking gardens scattered throughout Suzhou and visitors will want to take the time to see as many of them as possible during their stay.  Those who do not have as much time will want to begin with Humble Administrator’s Garden, Master of the Nets Garden, Lion Grove Garden, and the Lingering Garden.

Facts about Suzhou

  • Population: 10.58 million
  • Public Transportation: 1 international airport, 4 lines of rail transit, frequent regular buses and tourist buses, more than 4,800 taxies, rickshaws that take you to narrow streets and alleyways, bicycle rentals are popular
  • Language: Mandarin, Local Directs  
  • Climate: 4 distinct seasons   
  • Expats: growing community
  • Nightlife: apart from vibrant bars and pubs, traditional local nightlife is also quite attractive (opera, night market, etc.)  
  • Food: belongs to Jiangsu Cuisine, refined color presentation and carefully selected fresh ingredients

Living in Suzhou

COST OF LIVING IN Suzhou

  • A regular meal in a restaurant: 15 RMB – 25 RMB
  • Fruits for a week: 50 RMB
  • Dine out with friends: 50 RMB – 150 RMB
  • Public transport (bus): 2 RMB for a one-way ticket, 50 RMB for a monthly pass  
  • Taxi: Start (normal tariff) 11 RMB, 1km (normal tariff) 2.65   
  • Movie ticket: 40 RMB
  • Drinking outside: 9 RMB for domestic beer, 20 RMB for imported beer  
  • Average monthly salary: RMB 4,000 – RMB 6,000

Teaching in Suzhou 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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Suzhou city guide

Things to do when you are in Suzhou:

Visit Hanshan Temple

This temple is one of the top ten in the country and those who visit will discover that part of the temple’s architecture is from the Southern Dynasty, which was in place from 502 to 557.  The best time to visit this temple is on New Year’s Eve, because that is when the one hundred and eight bell ringing ceremony takes place. Anyone who visits at another time should at least climb to the top of the pagoda for the stunning views of the city.

Visit the Suzhou Silk Museum

There are numerous museums within Suzhou, but the Silk Museum is the most fascinating to visitors.  As people are wandering around this museum, they get to see how silk is harvested, prepared, and eventually spun into thread.  

Visit the Suzhou Industrial Park

Everyone will find their way to the Suzhou Industrial Park at some point when they visit the city, because it is where a plethora of stores and restaurants can be found.  There are many other delights though and they include Asia’s largest Ferris Wheel, the largest lake in China, two manmade islands, and a musical fountain. Visitors will want to be in this area around eight in the evening on Fridays and Saturdays, because that is when a thirty-minute show is performed at the fountain.  

Visit Tiger Hill

The Yunyan Pagosa, as well as the final resting place of the King of Wu, can be found on Tiger Hill and there is a fantastic legend that has been passed down the generations as well.  Back in 496 BC, a while tiger appeared on this hill when the King of Wu buried his father and since that time, it has been said that skipping this area of the city will lead to a lifetime of regret.  

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