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Yangshuo Cooking School

Yangshuo Cooking School

Chaolong, China

The Basics

Cooking classes at the Yangshuo Cooking School range from a few hours to an entire week. Most visitors opt for a half-day class, which typically includes a visit to a local market to learn about regional ingredients, followed by a hands-on lesson in a traditional Chinese farmhouse. Dishes might include beer fish, eggplant with soy and oyster sauce, or duck with pickled ginger and chilies. After preparing the meal, enjoy the fruits of your labors in the serene courtyard. Families visiting Yangshuo can attend the Yangshuo Cooking School as part of a multi-day adventure through the region, with other activities such as biking, caving, and river cruising.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Yangshuo Cooking School is a must for foodies.

  • Basic classes last about four hours, including a market tour.

  • Your class fee includes round-trip transportation from your hotel in Yangshuo.

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How to Get There

The Yangshuo Cooking School has two locations: in Yangshuo on Binjiang Road on the banks of the Li River, and in the village of Chao Long, about 3 miles (5 kilometers) outside of Yangshuo. Transportation is generally included.

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When to Get There

A cooking class at the Yangshuo Cooking School is a great activity no matter the season. Menus vary by day, so check ahead if there’s something specific you want to cook.

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Multi-Day Cooking Classes

While most visitors opt for a half-day class, it’s also possible to enroll in 4-day and weeklong cooking classes. These allow you to cook a larger menu of traditional local dishes and often include other activities, such as a bike ride through the Yangshuo countryside, a cruise on the Li River, or morning tai chi classes.

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