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Calligraphy Class

Practice the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy, and walk away with a special memento, when you sign up for a small-group class. Pick from four different daily class times to best suit your sightseeing schedule (a sunrise session is available for those battling jetlag), and get ready to flex your creative muscles. Learn more about the practice and try different techniques, and leave with a brand new set of skills.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$40.00 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$40.00 USD

Private Tai Chi / Kung Fu Class in Beijing

Learn the basics of tai chi during a one-hour private class in Beijing. Your expert instructor explains the foundation of tai chi, a Chinese martial art that is said to benefit the body’s overall health. Hear about the philosophy of Taoism, and yin and yang, then practice some slow deliberate movements combined with deep breathing and focus, the essence of tai chi.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$32.00 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$32.00 USD

Small Group Tai Chi or Kung Fu Class plus Calligraphy Learning in Beijing

If you love to travel like a local, see Beijing through fresh eyes with a martial arts class followed by a calligraphy lesson. Greet your instructor and small group at the gates of the Temple of Heaven then study either tai chi, with its slow, relaxing movements, or fast-paced, dramatic kung fu. Once you’re done, pick up a brush and learn the fine art of Chinese characters.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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$60.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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$60.00 USD

Taiji Lesson and Local Breakfast in Beijing

Master the art of ancient ‘Taiji’ boxing and enjoy breakfast on this 2- to 2.5-hour Beijing experience. After a brief look at the Drum and Bell Tower district, join a Yang-style Taiji Master for a 90-minute lesson in this martial art and exercise technique. Learn why it appeals to people worldwide, and pick up its slow, rhythmic movements and teachings on life. Finish with a Beijing restaurant breakfast of steamed buns and other specialities.
  • Duration: 2 to 2.5 hrs
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$37.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 to 2.5 hrs
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$37.00 USD

Temple of Heaven and Tai Chi Tour

This combination tour includes a tai chi class where you will learn about the health benefits of this martial arts practice, as well as some basic gestures. Then visit the Temple of Heaven, a complex of religious building used for harvest ceremonies during the Ming and Qing dynasties.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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$46.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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$46.00 USD

3-Hour Hutong Walking Tour And Peking Opera Mask Painting Class

Combine your Old Beijing sightseeing experience with several different cultural activities on this immersive, multi-part tour. Meet your guide directly at your hotel, and travel to Beijing’s hutongs—traditional alleyways and courtyard dwellings that have been a part of the city for centuries. In addition to a sightseeing tour of the area, you’ll also take part in a Chinese opera mask-painting session, followed by a tea ceremony. For an upgrade, you can also add a traditional, local meal to your itinerary.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$35.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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3-Hour Private Tour: Tai Chi Lesson with Temple of Heaven

This is a wonderful way to start a day in Beijing. Enjoy the ultimate stress-free experience without any transport to organize as hotel pickup and drop-off included. You’ll travel with a guide to the Temple of Heaven Park and watch locals taking part in their daily exercises. After exploring the park, you’ll have the rare opportunity to take part in a Tai Chi lesson with a Tai Chi Master. After your lesson, you’ll be able to walk into the Temple of Heaven, as admission tickets are provided.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$58.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Day Tour including Temple of Heaven, Tai Chi Lesson, Rickshaw, and Hutong Family Lunch

Experience Beijing’s Temple of Heaven, old ‘hutongs’ and love of Tai Chi on this full-day private tour. Tour the imperial Temple of Heaven complex, and enjoy an outdoor Tai Chi class followed by a rickshaw ride through the alleyways of a traditional ‘hutong’ neighborhood. Visit a family home for a dumpling-making session and lunch before learning about hutong life at a hutong museum. Includes private transport, entrance fees, and central hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$68.31 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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$68.31 USD

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Noon Calligraphy Class

Stay away from heat! Meet your Calligraphy teacher to experience the perfect 1.5 hours Calligraphy class. The best way to learn Chinese Culture. 
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$40.00 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private Half-day Tour: Temple of Heaven Visit with Tai Chi Class

Rewind to China’s Ming and Qing eras on a 2-hour walking tour of Beijing’s Temple of Heaven. Learn about its importance to the imperial families of China, then watch Beijing’s older citizens perform their morning exercises. Combine with a 45-minute Taiji Class teaching by a Taiji Master in the Temple.  The entrance fees and Taiji class fee are all inclusive
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$48.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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$48.00 USD

Chinese Papercutting Workshop

Our Chinese Papercutting Workshops are held at our culture centre in Xiaopu Art Village and are limited to 6 people, to ensure each attendee gets full attention from the teacher. The price includes transport to and from the centre, a 2-hour workshop, snacks and Chinese tea. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to take your creations home with you.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$380.00 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Beijing Private Day Tour to Hutong and Summer Palace plus Calligraphy Experience

Experience 1.5 hour interesting Calligraphy Class. Get to know Chinese Culture. Visit the most beautiful imperial garden in Beijing, Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).  Savor the authentic Beijing Cuisine and Enjoy the beautiful Hutong with rickshaw or walking
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$50.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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$50.00 USD

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Beijing Xinyiquan Martial Art Retreat

The Xinyiquan Retreat is about 10 forms, it's study from 10 kinds of animals as Dragon, Tiger, Bear, Horse, Monkey, Chicken, Snake, Swallow, Harrier, Eagle. Human imitate animals action is very good for health, you could learn one of them which you feel interested and take time to practise.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$45.00 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Beijing Culture Tour: Opera Mask Painting, Cricket Fighting and Hutong Lunch

This is interesting private day tour takes you to experience traditional Chinese culture workshop, such as Chinese Calligraphy, Opera Mask Painting, Taiji practice. Moreover, you will watch a Cricket Fighting game in Hutong, the Beijing old neighborhood area. In addition, see a performance of drum beaten in Drum Tower. A tasty lunch with local Hutong family is inclusive.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$72.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full Day Culture Tour Tai Chi Class at Temple of Heaven Forbidden City Tiananmen Square

Visit three of Beijing’s top sights — Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City — on a private 8-hour tour that includes a tai chi class. Start at the Temple of Heaven, where you learn about the UNESCO World Heritage-listed imperial temple, then take a tai chi class that teaches you the basics of the gentle martial art. Visit a silk factory and have lunch (at own expense), then spend the afternoon touring expansive Tiananmen Square and the stunning Forbidden Square, another World Heritage Site.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$82.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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