"Ordos" or “Erdos”, meaning “enormous palaces” in Mongolian, is a historical city, being neighbors with Shanxi, Shaanxi and Ningxia. It is also a national forest city with a high vegetation coverage rate. In recent years, Dongsheng and Kangbashi new district are thriving with the support of the government. The climate is pleasant here. Wandering in Erdos, there are flowers in full bloom on both sides of the street, sending forth wafts of sweet fragrance. Architectures with Mongolian style, and modern high-rise buildings and top-grade shopping malls are seen everywhere. As you can see, it is an attracting metropolis combining traditional and modern features.
Ordos Aston English School opened in September 2008 and constitutes a new concept for Aston within a modern housing community offering a quiet and comfortable environment for both students and staff. The location two has opened at 2010 located opposite the most famous school named:”Er wan Xiao”.
2017, a decade since Aston moved into Erdos, has been a special and challenging year for Aston. There are over 400 students, and about 20 faculties in Erdos. Aston has developed in an exciting speed. Since opened the school we have around 200 students already. Parents like foreign teachers particularity and The surrounding area is exceptionally clean, with wide roads and modern buildings. Our newly decorated school offers wireless internet access and a cosy lounge for our teachers to relax between classes and plan their lessons.
The dynamic staff both Chinese and Foreign is always seeking new ideas to make everyone’s experience at Aston a fun and memorable one, with special events and activities all year long. Rich in natural resources, with a long history, colourful culture, well-developed industries and a clean environment, the city of Ordos has many attributes to make everyone, residents and visitors, enjoy their stay here.
Erdos is a quite convenient city with complete infrastructures. There is the international chain supermarket Wal-Mart, large shopping malls, Starbucks as well as all kinds of delicious food, including Chinese food and Western food. Plus, there are fast-food restaurants in both big and small scale at every corner of the city. In your free time, parks and zoos would be a great choice, and many entertainment places are also an option. For example, multi screen cinema complex, body-building hall with plenty of gymnastic equipment, KTV and many emerging bars.Ordos belongs to typical temperate continental climate with clear four seasons and abundant sunshine. The rainfall is infrequent and is mainly concentrated between July and September. Winters in Ordos are usually quite cold and dry. Ordos is strikingly clean and pollution free city with year round blue skies.
Ordos, which means “many palaces” in the Mongolian language, has a rich history dating back to 35,000 years ago when some of the first inhabitants of the region created the Ordos Culture. Before the Qin Dynasty (221BC-206BC) established shires and counties to administrate this area, it was almost entirely governed by nomadic tribes. In the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), the Ordos Tribe was divided into 6 leagues. Today, Ordos has become a modern, rich and dynamic city. The resource rich Ordos has made considerable progress in economic development, especially in the industries of cashmere, wool, energy and chemicals; Ordos even has its own brand of premium desert oasis mineral water.
Several tourist attractions bring visitors to the area. The most famous of them is Genghis Khan's Mausoleum. The majestic mausoleum is made up of six halls and corridors, and a five-meter-tall (16-foot-tall) statue of Genghis Khan stands at its entrance. However, this mausoleum does not constitute the final resting place of Genghis Khan since it remains unknown. Nonetheless, in the seventeenth day of the third lunar month, celebrations are held each year to commemorate this great leader.
The Singing Sand Ravine is another popular tourist site located one hour away from the city. The one hundred meters (328 feet) high sand dunes are famous for creating powerful echoes in the wind hence the title “Singing Sand Ravine”. Here visitors can ride camels, race round in sand buggies and also slide down the impressive ravines on sand sledges.
Ordos is about a 3.5 hour drive from the provincial capital Hohhot and a little over one hour’s ride to Baotou. Overnight trains/buses can be taken to either Beijing or Xian. Ordos Aston English School opened in September 2008 and constitutes a new concept for Aston. It is situated in a villa, within a modern housing community offering a quiet and comfortable environment for both students and staff. The surrounding area is exceptionally clean, with wide roads and modern buildings. Our newly decorated school offers wireless internet access and a cozy lounge for our teachers to relax between classes and plan their lessons. The dynamic staff both Chinese and Foreign is always seeking new ideas to make everyone’s experience at Aston a fun and memorable one, with special events and activities all year long. Rich in natural resources, with a long history, colorful culture, well-developed industries and a clean environment, the city of Ordos has many attributes to make everyone, residents and visitors, enjoy their stay here.
The apartment of foreign teachers is free provided by Aston.
The apartments are 10-15 minutes walk from the school and very well furnished, The living room has a TV and DVD player as well as a sofa. There are 70 odd channels on the local cable service and there are several DVD stores in town.
You should expect 2 bedroom-shared accommodation, solid heating, washing machines, and basic furniture located inside safe and interesting neighbourhoods. Please see the Teacher’s FAQ page for additional information. We have taken great care to ensure both are of high quality and suitable to our standards. We also try very hard to fulfil any individual requests of our teachers.