Huizhou is a large riverside city in the Guangdong Province. After Shenzhen, it is the closest mainland China city to Hong Kong and is filled with natural resources and tourism resources. With lakes, forests, mountains, and waterfalls, it is a great place for exploring, and being located at the transportation hub of Eastern Guangdong, there are plenty of opportunities to travel to other parts of Southern China from here.
Luofu Mountain is a sacred mountain located in Huizhou surrounded by four main scenic areas of caves, a grotto, and temples. It is a great place to learn more about Taoism through architecture, as it was once home to a famous Taoist practitioner named Ge Hong. At the centre of Zhuming cave, on the mountain, you can relax at White Lotus Lake and then visit Chongxu Ancient Temple, which was built by Ge Hong and the place where herbs were cleansed for his alchemy. To enjoy all of what Luofu Mountain has to offer, you can either hike up the mountain or take a scenic cable car ride. Buses run regularly from Huizhou Coach Station to the mountain, and they can also be reached by bus from Shenzhen and Guangzhou. Entry costs around 60 RMB per person, and cable car rides cost between 50 RMB and 100 RMB per person.
Daya Bay is a beautiful and relaxing beach along the coastline, with miniature islands dotted nearby. This is a perfect location to spend mornings eating breakfast on a beach in the sun, or reading and doing some yoga before work. The bay can be reached by taking a shuttle bus or a taxi.
Huizhou cuisine has a strong cultural background, where taste and colour are the main focus of the dishes, and lengthy cooking by stewing and braising is preferred. Some of Huizhou’s most popular and recognized dishes are mandarin fish, terrapin braised with ham, and mao tofu. Western food options are also available, as well as vegetarian options, but vegan food may not be as easy to find.
With a mild and humid climate, the average annual temperature in Huizhou is around 22.4 °C. Huizhou’s hottest months are from May to September and rainfall can be expected during July and August. A lower temperature in winter can be as low as 15 °C.
The nearest international airport to Huizhou is Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport.
Positions are available throughout the year in our Monkey Tree English Learning Centre in Huizhou, in the Huicheng District.
- 40 working hours per week (including up to 25 teaching hours per week and up to 30 teaching hours per week during Summer term)
- Salary: 18 000 RMB – 20 000 RMB per month
- Rewarding bonus upon contract completion
- Assistance with obtaining a Z-visa (working permit and residence permit paid for)
- Small class sizes (4-8 per class)
- 11-13 public holidays per year
- 10 days of paid annual leave
- Fully prepared and tailored curriculum
- Assistance with finding accommodation
- Comprehensive training program
Cost of living
－The cost of a combo meal at a fast-food restaurant in Huizhou starts at 32 RMB and a meal in a local restaurant can cost around 60 RMB. A weekly grocery shop can cost around 150 RMB.
－Sim card plans can be quite cheap in mainland China and up to 100 RMB, a month is enough for a package that includes data, calls, and texts. As most people communicate through WeChat, you would mostly need data on your plan.
－Utility costs can cost around 150 RMB per month
The average cost of accommodation in Huizhou can be between 1,500 RMB and 3,500 RMB per month. Two months of rent is usually required upfront, along with one month of rent as a deposit. In some cities, three months of rent is required upfront with a deposit.
+ Tier 2 city
+ Low living costs so living here enables you to save money, or spend more on travels.
+ Lots of scenic outdoor attractions to visit and plenty of opportunities for going on hikes.
+ Close to Hong Kong, so it is possible to go there on short getaways.
− Language barriers and a smaller expat community than cities such as Shenzhen and Shanghai.