Teach English in Yangzhou
A dynamic port city
Yangzhou Overview Why Teach in Yangzhou?
Your City Guide to Yangzhou
Not too far from Nanjing, you’ll find Yangzhou, located in the middle of Jiangsu Province. Right inside the Yangtze Delta Region, this dynamic port city boasts fantastic opportunities while being surrounding by natural landscapes and plenty of history to discover.
The wonderful climate makes it an ideal place to be year-round. Here’s why you’ll love Yangzhou!
What Makes Yangzhou Unique
Yangzhou has the notable distinction of being ranked as one of the top 10 leisure cities in the country. With scenic rivers and gardens, it’s a top tourist spot. Plus, the history! Here is where you’ll find an extremely well-preserved ancient city area for the Ming and Qing Dynasties. With Slender West Lake Scenic Area, a model of culture and tourism for all of China, incredible gardens, and architecture, Yangzhou is in a class all its own!
The history of Yangzhou continues to weave itself into the culture here. In 486BC when Wu, the Emperor of the State, ordered the creation of the Hangou River and Hancheng City, it set into motion 2,500 years of history. It saw the prosperity of the East and West Han Dynasties, Sui Dynasty, and even the Tang Dynasty.
Many well-known scholars and poets come from Yangzhou, plus there are hundreds upon hundreds of historic sites to behold. It is best known for the Yangzhou opera, arts and crafts, pottery, flat engraving typography, jade, and paper cutting. When you make Yangzhou your new home, you’ll have so much to discover! (Photo credit: BBC Travel)
What to Eat in Yangzhou
The cuisine here is very characteristic of both the Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces. Rich broths and an emphasis on top-quality ingredients are in order to maintain the careful composition of the dishes here. You’ll find the dishes to be braised, stewed, or roasted in technique.
Among the favorites, stewed pork balls and stewed fish heads top the list. Shredded pork in chicken soup, stewed pig’s feet, and steamed herring are other delights you will most certainly want to sample. It’s very unique from other regions in China.
Things to Do in Yangzhou
Slender West Lake was named from a poem comparing it to West Lake. Slender, as the name suggests, it is a much smaller width across at just about 2.5 miles. With a national park that brings in historic and cultural relics to round out the experience amid classical gardens, it’s a popular place for locals and tourists alike.
The ancient style of this city means there are unique opportunities to explore the many gardens and monuments. Daming Temple is one you’ll want to see, while both Ge Yuan and He Yuan gardens are ideal for peaceful retreats.
Yangzhou is a natural choice for those seeking a historic place to teach in China, one that will make you feel right at home! (Photo credit: BBC Travel)
Yangzhou Life What's the cost of living in Yangzhou?
The cost of living in Yangzhou is quite low comparing to many other major cities. Therefore, most people will find that they can do extremely well when they choose to move to this area of the country. (Below is the cost of living data in Yangzhou in 2019 from Numbeo,$ in USD)
The rent for a single apartment in the city center is approximately $363 per month, and that could go down further to $261 if you choose to live outside of the center.
The utilities, including water, heat, electricity, internet, and television can cost upwards of $60 per month, while taking the bus is fairly cheap at $15 for a monthly pass.
When talking about food, there are millions of options for you to choose in the city of Yangzhou. A normal meal is about $3 ~ $4, and local beer costs about $2 per liter.
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Slender West Lake
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