teach English in Urumqi

Explore Urumqi

Urumqi, meaning ‘beautiful pasture’ in the Mongolian language, is one of China’s most vibrant and culturally diverse cities.

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City view of Urumqi
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Landscape in Urumqi

The Gateway to Central Asia

The unparalleled cultural variety ensures that teachers living in Urumqi can experience a wide variety of foods, languages, architecture and traditions. From the bustling Da Bazaar to the tranquility of Hongshan Park, there is no shortage of sights to see.

If you are a fan of the great outdoors and enjoy hiking, cycling, skiing or snowboarding, Urumqi is the place for you! The Nanshan mountain range provides to beautiful landscapes for summer hiking and fantastic ski slopes for winter fun.

Why Urumqi?

Urumqi is the capital of Xinjiang, China’s largest and most remote province encapsulating the Gobi and Taklamakan deserts as well as the Pamir, Tianshan, Altay and Kunlun mountain ranges

A melting pot of ethnicities – aside from the Han Chinese, Xinjiang is also home to the Uyghur, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Xibe, Tajik, Hui, Tuwa and Uzbek people

Xinjiang food is unique within China, having a distinctly Central Asian flavor including kebabs, pilaf and naan – favorites among teachers who visit there

Urumqi has great access to outdoor and winter sports facilities with mountain ranges and a major ski resort just 40 minutes outside of the city

Urumqi is a major trading post on the Silk road

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