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Experience Calligraphy, Paper-cutting and Tea Ceremony in a Hidden Courtyard

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    What to Expect

    The venue for this activity is a tranquil courtyard which has more than 200 years' history, and even one wall of the yard used to be the inner wall of the imperial city. During the 2 hours course you will enjoy some tea and snacks, and learn about:

    Calligraphy: This ancient art is revered in Chinese culture and many students learn it at school. After introducing the different materials, you will learn how to write some characters and practice yourself.

    Paper-cutting: Specially common during festivals, this art is used to wish people health and prosperity, or for decorative purposes. You will cut your favourite design to bring back home.

    Tea ceremony: With 5.000 years history, tea is a main part of Chinese culture. Learn about the different kinds of Chinese teas with blind tea-tasting and brew your own cup of tea.

    You can choose to attend these experience from Monday to Friday at 10:00 am or 02:00 pm. After booking, the local operator will send you an e-mail with the exact Courtyard address and directions about how to go there by yourself.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Zhonglao Hutong, Zhong Lao Hu Tong, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 3 Traditional Chinese Experiences
    • Tea and Snack
    • Hotel pickup & drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • IMPORTANT: Upon receiving your booking, we will confirm back within 24 hours that your tour has been processed.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    • English
    I took my nieces here after we visited the Forbidden City. They had a 3 hour (afternoon) class with Echo. She was so wonderful with the kids. They still talk about her to this day. I highly recommend this class, especially for kids from the U.S./Europe that don't know much about
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    By: VariArts Travel
    Kevin F
    Kanazawa, Japan
    Dynamic but limited show
    The show is at times breathtaking in the physical dynamism of the performers. It is a great spectacle - superb
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    Melbourne, Australia
    Ticket at the gate
    It was easy to buy tickets on the spot with cash. Locals use other Chinese apps for tickets and payment solution.
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    Mike W
    Really good!
    I didn't expect this show to be as high quality as it was. It was absolutely excellent and I will for sure go back
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    Jenny J
    Perth, Australia
    A long line of boats but a fantastic view!
    We had a giggle as we were expecting a leisurely cruise along the river but there were no less than 50 large
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    Matilda G
    Absolutely phenomenal
    One of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen, cannot vault the performance. There was snacks on site and the
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    Stuttgart, Germany
    Good trip and park area with garden and temple of heaven. Also you can see a lot what chinese people do to relax
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    Waking The Great Wall
    The Great Wall id a wonderful place to visit, to take pictures and video. If and when you visit The Great Wall
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    Darren Ó
    Melbourne, Australia
    Worthwhile trip with kids. My boys (10 & 6) really enjoyed the show and was one of their highlights of the trip
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    Michelle R
    Norfolk, Virginia
    Trip advisor never sent me my voucher!
    After having paid for my entrance weeks in advance, I was required to buy a brand new ticket upon entry because
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    Breathtakingly beautiful lakes
    This group of 5 or 6 lakes connected by small water falls are is stunningly beautiful with the background snowy
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    Key Details
    • VariArts Travel
    • Duration: 2h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English
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