Hanzhong Aston completed construction in the summer of 2004, with its inaugural term in September of that year. Spacious teachers’ lounges give an open and spacious work environment. The school itself is massive in anticipation of rapid growth, with 15 classrooms and a roomy reception area.
It’s located in central of the Tianhan road,next to Hanzhong govement office,north of the Hanjiang river,near to one of the big shoping malls. Both fast-food ,local restaurants and,coffee shops are available just a short hop from our location.
All-new staff that are hired and are trained on-location by the experienced staff of nearby schools. Astons' employees are all dedicated to upholding the education standards bestowed upon them. The staff are all very friendly, helpful and are there for you if you have any queries or problems because of this you feel very comfortable with not only life in China but also working at Aston. This open and welcoming atmosphere helps new teachers and existing teachers, teach with an appropriate level of professionalism and also allows for a fun work environment to exist.
After a long period of development , there are 10 counties and 1 district in Hanzhong , which are Hantai District, Nanzheng County, Chenggu county, Yangxian County, Xixiang County, Mianxian County, Ningqiang County, Lueyang County, Zhenba County, Liuba County, Foping County.
Hanzhong is sandwiched between the Qinling Mountains and Daba Mountains, at the upper reaches of the Han River. The river flows through the city, shaping the Hanzhong Basin in the heart of the city. Mountainous and hilly areas make up the main geography of Hanzhong.
Situated in the transitional area between warm temperate zones and subtropical zones, Hanzhong has moderate and humid weather.The winter wind current coming form North China is blocked by the Qinling Mountains, so winter is relatively warm. The rainy season usually appears during June and lasts until September.
There are a great deal of famous history spots in Hanzhong, such as Classic Hantai, Baijiangtan, Zhangliang Temple, Wuhou Temple, Wuhou mausoleum, Zhangqian mausoleum , Cailun mausoleum, Plank Road,and Liping National Forest Park. On the other hand, it has lots of natural places of interest, such as, South River, East River(Horse Pond), Nansha River and Dingjun Mountain.
The pathfinder of the Silk Road - Zhang Qian, a native of Hanzhong Zhang Qian, China’s famous diplomat and explorer of the Western Han Dynasty (206-220B.C.), is a native of Chenggu County, Hanzhong City, Shaanxi Province.
He was the first Chinese who explored the world. The world-famous Silk Road initiated by him has been recorded in human’s civilization history. He had been to the West twice, on a journey of nearly 5,000km in 20 years - not only opening a main traffic that linked China with the West and establishing a good relationship with it, but spreading the rich Chinese culture and advanced technology such as sericulture, filature, smelting, papermaking, and agricultural technology to the West. In return, he brought the western-style art of music and dance and the local products like grapes, alfalfa, pomegranates, garlic, watermelons, walnuts and broad beans to China.
The Ancient Plank Road refers to the ancient passage built along mountains and cliffs by cutting holes in the cliff and inserting wooden beams, on which planks were laid to make a passage. Wooden railings were erected alongside to ensure the safety of people and horses. Its history can be traced back to the Warring States Periods (476 BC-221 BC). In Qin (221 BC-206 BC) and Han (206BC-220) Dynasties the construction scale was expanded.
Ancient Hantai (Hanzhong Museum): In 206 BC, Qin Dynasty (221 BC-206BC) was overthrown by a peasant revolt. Xiang Yu (a leader of a peasant army), proclaimed himself the ruler of the entire country because he believed that he performed valuable services in the revolt. He appointed Liu BangÂ the Han King in Hanzhong area. Liu Bang trained his army and encouraged talented people to join him. In the following years, he eventually defeated Xiang Yu and established the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD).
Liping National Forest Park located in the southwest of Nanzheng County encompasses a total area of 9,304 hectares. It is 70 km to downtown Hanzhong and 18 km to Xi＇an-to-Hanzhong Expressway. You can enjoy landscapes of a primeval forest, waters, a stone forest, alpine grassland and Mt. Bashan conditions and folk-customs there. Called Southern Shaanxi＇s “Jiuzhaigou”, it is the best place for hiking in spring, holiday spending in summer, tasting fruit in autumn and hunting in snowy winter
Our apartments are all located within 20 minutes walking distance from school or a 5 minute taxi ride or bus ride. This is very convenient for teachers who want to walk to school in the morning or want to go home to have lunch.
The apartments are also situated close by to important amenities such as supermarkets, bus stops, restaurants and bars. This makes life easier as for Westerners as they are within reach of such things it helps our foreign teachers feel comfortable and more at home.
All apartments come already furnished with sofas, TV's, Western style toilets, kitchens everything you would expect of an apartment. Most apartments are situated in gated communities which helps with security and safety issues if you have any.