Learn Chinese in Jingmai Tea Mountain
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Intensive One-on-one Chinese Course

You can choose to study Chinese in Jingmai Tea Mountain for 4 hours per day (20 hours/week) or 6 hours per day (30 hours/week). If you want to learn Chinese in China, the intensive one-on-one course is the fastest way to improve your Chinese.

We use unique teaching methods developed by Keats. Your Chinese teacher(s) will prepare your lessons according to your level of Chinese and your learning goals, to make sure that you learn the most Chinese in the shortest possible time.

Accommodation is included.

Why learn Chinese in Jingmai Mountain?

Where to learn Chinese in Yunnan? Jingmai Mountain can be one of your choices.

Jingmai Mountain is located in the southwestern border of Yunnan Province, at the junction of Xishuangbanna, Pu’er and Myanmar.

It is famous for Pu’er tea. As one of the six major tea mountains in China, Jingmai Mountain is also the birthplace of tea.

Jingmai Mountain has the world’s best-preserved, oldest and largest artificially cultivated ancient tea garden, which has witnessed the history of the development of Chinese tea culture.

You can experience the minority culture of the Bulang group and the Dai group.

How to Get to Jingmai Mountain?

Jingmai Mountain is located in the south-western of Kunming. There are two airports located nearby Jingmai Mountain, which are Lancang River Airport and Xishuangbanna Airport. The fastest way to get to Jingmaishan Mountain is to take a flight from Kunming to Lancang River Airport then take a bus from the airport to Jingmai Mountain which is about a 2-hour ride.

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Places to Visit in Jingmai Mountain – Ancient Villages

When learning Chinese in Jingmai Mountain, there are also many places for you to visit after the Chinese classes.

There are two famous ancient villages in Jingmaishan Mountain. One is the Wengji Village, where Bulang minority group inhabit in. The other one is Nuogan Village, where Dai minority group live in. These two ancient villages are the most well preserved two among many ancient villages here in Jingmaishan Mountain.

These featured minority group wooden-fenced buildings are scattering along the hill, breathing together with the old tea trees and forests.

Places to Visit in Jingmai Mountain – Chahuntai

When learning Chinese in Jingmai Mountain, China, you must visit the Chahuntai.

Chahuntai is the place where Bulang people worship their ancestors, Pa’aileng and his wife, the Dai Princess Qigongzhu. Pa’aileng was the leader of ancient Bulang group who teach Bulang people how to grow tea leaves.

Every year in the middle of April, Bulang group will hold ground ceremony here to memorize and worship their ancestors, so it is also called Tea Ancestor Festival.

Places to Visit in Jingmai Mountain – Bee God Tree

Among many places for you to visit after the Chinese classes in Jingmai Mountain, the Bee God Tree must an interesting one.

There is a tall ancient Banyan tree near the Mangjing area. More than 60 honeycombs are always gathered on the tree, so the local Bulang group prefer to call it Bee God Tree. The Bulang people believe that bees are the angels of happiness and the incarnation of their ancestor Pa’aileng. At major festivals, a ritual event called “attracting bees” will be held under the Bee God Tree.

Places to Visit in Jingmai Mountain – Tea Gardens

One of the many places for you to visit after the Chinese classes is the local tea gardens.

Jingmai Mountain is famous for its long history of producing top-quality Pu’er tea. There are many ancient tea gardens that still work well nowadays. Among them, the Dapingzhang tea garden is the most famous one. It is located in a land that flats like a palm.

In the Dapingzhang tea garden, there is an ancient tea tree that has been living for over 1,000 years. This ancient tea tree breathes with the dense forests around it and radiating a special fragrant. It would be even stronger in fall when the tea blossoms are everywhere on the hill.

Places to Visit in Jingmai Mountain – Manghong Octagonal Pagoda

This pagoda is a Theravada Buddhist Pagoda that was built in the Qing Dynasty by the Bulang people. This pagoda is in an octagonal pattern with a height of 2.1 meters. There are seven stone carving patterns on the top and bottom of the tower body, and a tower gate in the west. There are ancient weapons painted under the eaves of the pagoda, and the interior of the tower is hollow, which is the place where the Buddhist scriptures of the Bulang people are collected.

Things To Do in Jingmai Mountain – Photographing the sea of clouds

Many things are available for you to do after the Chinese classes in Jingmai Mountain. The autumn and winter seasons are the best time to appreciate the pretty natural view of the sea of clouds here in Jingmai Mountain. You can slow down your footsteps here in Jingmai Mountain to enjoy a peaceful daily life by basking in the warm sunshine, drinking the best Pu’er tea, and taking amazing pictures of the sea of clouds flowing among the hills.

Things To Do in Jingmai Mountain – Experiencing ethnic minority’s culture

Many ethnic minorities have lived on Jingmai Mountain for generations, such as Bulang, Dai, Hani, and Wa. Each minority group has its own characteristics, and only when you study Chinese in Jingmai can you truly experience the folk customs and folklore of these minority groups.

April is the most concentrated time for celebrating minority festivals in Jingmai Mountain. The Songkran Festival, the Shankang Festival, and the grand tea ancestor ceremony held by the Bulang people. Each village will have a banquet; fireworks will also be set off. April is also the time for spring tea to go on the market, and there will be many tea merchants, which is very lively.

Cuisine in Jingmai Mountain – Chopped raw meats 剁生 duò shēng

Chopped raw meats are minced raw meat that is repeatedly chopped with lean meat of various animals and pure natural wild seasonings. In the chopping process, an appropriate amount of animal blood can also be chopped together. The dish of chopped raw meats has many ingredients and when served with a variety of fresh wild vegetables and fruits, the taste is even more wonderful, making people unforgettable for a lifetime. This dish is a special minority cuisine that is popular among the Bulang and Dai people in Jingmai Mountain.

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Cuisine in Jingmai Mountain – Wrapped and steamed rice noodle 包蒸 bāo zhēng

The dish of wrapped and steamed rice noodle is also the specialty flavor ethnic cuisine of Jingmai Mountain. The main ingredients are rice noodles, fresh pork meats, plantain leaves, small bitter fruits, and mushrooms. Chopping the ingredients separately, mixing them with rice noodles evenly, adding various seasonings, and wrapping them up with banana leaves. Steaming the wrapped dish for a while then you can enjoy this delicacy.

 

Cuisine in Jingmai Mountain – Bulang group’s grinded Chilli 布朗舂辣子 bù lǎng chōng là zǐ

Bulang people prefer the spicy flavor. The Bulang group’s ground chili is with distinctive minority characteristics. Bulang people like to use the self-grown chili, mixing with at least 12 kinds of spices to pestle together. When all of these ingredients are evenly ground, this dish is completed. This dish of Bulang group’s ground Chilli can be served as an appetizer or can be added directly into the main course or other dishes to enrich the taste.

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My name is Sarah Fish. I am 81. I knew very little Chinese when I arrived. How was I going to survive 2 weeks of intensive Chinese? I have to laugh when I think of that now. What a positive experience this has been! I really wish we could be here a little longer. The teachers are extremely encouraging, evaluating first how much someone knows, and then starting from there.

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It doesn’t matter what level of Chinese you have, or even you can start from the zero level. Your teacher will prepare the lessons according to your requirements. The advantage of living in the school is that you will have your tutoring, you will have your private accommodation with your own bathroom and all the meals provided. I highly recommend everybody to actually take the whole package because you get to meet other students.

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The place is very cool. I am with a great group of people in my class, so coming to classes is very enjoyable. It is fun, we have a lot discussions, games, activities. Our teachers are also very good, very supportive. Learning Chinese is intimidating at the start because you have so many questions. But I would advise coming to Keats because the atmosphere for learning is great. It is very relax. I would recommend the school.

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I really enjoy this place because we have private lessons. I took the 6-hour program, 4 hours in the morning, 2 in the afternoon. Even though it is quite a lot, the teaching is complimentary. This is very helpful because I could review what I did before and learn new things. My 2 teachers are fantastic. We live in the school, so it is convenient. It is interesting to me to meet people from all over the world.

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Kunming is a great place to learn Chinese because not many Chinese on the street speak English. Keats has been a great school for me and a lot of other foreigners who studied in china recommended it to me. I think they are all right. The study method here is really structured. They make learning Chinese really easy. There are also a lot of cultural and natural places to visit.

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One thing I really liked was that I was able to work with my teacher to make an individual plan of study. Another really nice thing is that you live at the school, you feel completely safe.  You always have a group of people who are willing to do things with you on the weekends or in the evenings. They are serving you all the 3 meals a day, the food was excellent.

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