Hefei is located in the eastern central part of China. The capital of Anhui province, it is the cultural, economic and education center of the region.
Surrounded by majestic hills, two major rivers and a lake, Hefei is considered by many to be one of the most scenic cities in China.
There is plenty of cosmopolitan flavour here – from the temple markets and pedestrian streets to the KTV parlours and lively nightclubs, there’s plenty here to entertain.
Best of all, its costs virtually nothing. The cost of living in Hefei is one of the lowest in China. Whether it’s shopping for vegetables at your local grocer or getting a haircut, daily expenses take a small portion of your paycheck, leaving you with plenty to save or travel.
Western conveniences are easily available as well in the form of fast food restaurants, modern apartments & good public transportation.
- Population: 7.4 million
- Public Transportation: 2 major train stations, 1 international airport, Bus Rapid Transit system, taxis and a subway system under construction
- Language: Mandarin, local dialect
- Climate: Humid continental, with four distinct seasons
- EF Hefei flagship school opened in 2002
- Teach English in Hefei at one of our 4 schools
What Makes Hefei Unique?
- Lu Opera, a popular localized version of the famous Chinese art of singing, can be found all over the city. It is one of the most beautiful forms of Chinese opera
- Luzhou Roast Duck is just one of many popular dishes in Hefei’s culinary scene. Others include Lord Bao fish and Li Hongzhang Hodgepodge
- The Memorial Temple of Lord Bao is a great attraction to visit – it celebrates a local judge from the Song Dynasty (around 1000AD) who was revered for his moral character. Today, the temple has a beautiful palace with several halls and pavilions celebrating Lord Bao
- Huangshan, or “Yellow Mountain” is located nearby. The site is considered one of the best natural sites in China because of its unique landscape and “sea of clouds” effect that happens at certain altitudes.