Private Chinese Culture Workshop with Mandarin and Calligraphy Learning

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From $147.20

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Beijing, Beijing

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Enjoy an introduction to Chinese language and calligraphy with this 3-hour culture class accompanied by tea break. Held in a private Chinese room at Nanxincang Culture and Art Street. The language section covers basic greetings and interactions, and offers insider tips on getting around Beijing. Under the expert eye of a master calligrapher, you’ll practice using the tools of the trade: brushes, ink and paper. Try your hand at writing Chinese characters in an artistic style. Take your completed calligraphy work home as a special souvenir of your cultural experience.

What's Included

Bottled water

Hotel pickup for hotels within the 3rd ring road of Beijing

One-way private transfer

Private tour

Tea cover class

What's Not Included


Hotel drop-off

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 5
  • ADULT: Age: 6 - 90

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Age under 4 is free to join
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Nanxincang Culture and Leisure Street
Your tour guide will pick you up at the prearranged time, then hop on a private vehicle to the traditional Chinese room in which the culture lesson is held.

Your experience begin with the welcome tea, gaining artistic inspiration from the decoration and furniture of the traditional Chinese room. Then you will start to learn the basics of the Chinese language (Mandarin) with a friendly teacher during a 1-hour class. Chinese language is widely regarded as being too difficult for a foreigner to even attempt to understand. The class are personalized to teach basics like survival phrases and polite ways to interact with locals; you will learn fundamentals like how to count from one to ten and more. Get to learn how to ask questions about daily life in Beijing, how to ask directions, how to order food in Chinese restaurant etc. 

After a short beak, continue your calligraphy learning.  Under the careful guidance of your teacher, try your hand at using genuine Chinese tools; Gain knowledge of the Four Treasures and how to use them: brush, ink, paper, and ink stone. Learn to write your favorite Chinese character and your name on a square piece of paper. 

When you have finished your calligraphy lesson, bid your teacher farewell and take your leave with a unique souvenir to bring home.  Your tour will ends here, you can choose to explore the surrounding area on your own, your tour guide can help you to get a taxi to your next destination.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included

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