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Intensive One-on-one Chinese Course

You can choose to study Chinese in Lijiang for 4 hours per day (20 hours/week) or 6 hours per day (30 hours/week). If you want to learn Mandarin Chinese in China, the intensive one-on-one Chinese 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 Lijiang?

Lijiang is an important part of the Yunnan-Tibet Ancient Tea-Horse Road and the Ancient southern Silk Road. By having an immersion Chinese class here, you can enjoy both study and sightseeing simultaneously. It is located at the junction of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau and the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Lijiang is the best place to appreciate the snow scenery of the main peak of the Yulong Snow-capped Mountain.

Lijiang is also a touring destination to enjoy delights of both cultural and historical sites. Lots of ethnic minority groups in Lijiang form the diverse customs and traditions here.

Lijiang is also the home of many world heritages: the World Cultural Heritage – Lijiang Ancient City, the World Natural Heritage-Three Parallel Rivers, and the World Memory Heritage – Naxi Dongba Ancient Literatures.

How to Get to Lijiang?

Different types of transportations in China can be chosen when traveling to Lijiang to learn Chinese.

Lijiang city is located in the north-western Yunnan, approximately 310 miles northwest of the provincial capital of Kunming.

There is Sanyi international Airport, a High-speed Train Station, and a Coach Station in Lijiang to choose a different type of transportation.

The most convenient way of getting to Lijiang is to fly to Kunming first then take the high-speed train to Lijiang. It takes about 3 hours and about RMB 220.

Places to Visit in Lijiang – Yulong Snow-capped Mountain

Yulong Snow-capped Mountain has the most beautiful snowy scenery, with its 13 peaks undulating under the clear blue sky. Looking from a distance, the Yulong snow-capped mountain is like a silvery dragon wandering in the air.

Yulong Snow-capped Mountain is located about 15 kilometers north of Lijiang City. It covers an area of 960 square kilometers, and the scenic area is 263 square kilometers.

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Places to Visit in Lijiang – Lijiang Ancient City

Where can you enjoy both tranquillities of life and take private Mandarin lessons in China simultaneously? Go to Lijiang Ancient City.

The Ancient Town of Lijiang is also known as the Dayan Ancient Town. It is a national historical and cultural city built in the late Song and early Yuan Dynasty (late 13th century AD). It is located in the middle of Lijiang city. It is also the most well-preserved ancient town in China with the most Naxi style. It has an altitude of 2,416 meters and covers an area of 3.8 square kilometers. In December 1997, it was included in the “World Cultural Heritage” list by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.

Places to Visit in Lijiang – Tiger Leaping Gorge

Tiger Leaping Gorge is about 56 miles away from Lijiang City.

After the swift Jinsha River flows through the First Bay of the Yangtze River in Shigu Town, it suddenly turns north. It squeezes through the gap between the Haba Snow-capped Mountain and the Yulong-capped Snow Mountain, forming the world’s most spectacular grand canyon. The narrowest place of the canyon is the famous Tiger Leaping Gorge landscape. The entire Tiger Leaping Canyon is 20 kilometers long and is divided into three sections: Upper Tiger Leaping Gorge, Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge, and Lower Tiger Leaping Gorge. Among them, the Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge section is a paradise for backpackers. Hiking in the Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge is an experience you cannot miss in Lijiang.

Places to Visit in Lijiang – Lugu Lake

If you’re interested in ethnic minority group’s culture and customs, you may want to visit Lugu Lake after taking your intensive Chinese language program.

In the Mosuo language of the Naxi people, “lu” means mountain valley, and “gu” means “inside.” Therefore, the name Lugu Lake means the lake embodied in the valley. The Lugu Lake is also regarded as the “Mother Lake” by the local Mosuo people. The Mosuo family in Lugu Lake still retains the matrilineal family tradition of female heads and female members. And the matrilineal clan marriage system (commonly known as walking marriage) of “Men do not marry. Women do not marry, union voluntarily, and separation and freedom.” Those who like the beautiful scenery of the lake should not miss it.

Places to Visit in Lijiang – Blue Moon Valley

Blue Moon Valley is also known as the “White Water River” earlier.

On a sunny day, the color of the water is blue, and the valley is crescent-shaped. Looking from a distance, it looks like a blue moon inlaid at the foot of Yulong Snow-capped Mountain, so it is called Blue Moon Valley.

The name “White Water River” is due to the white mud at the bottom of the river, which will turn the river white when it rains, so it is also called “White Water River.”

Things To Do in Lijiang – Hike in Anaguo

You can have a hiking workout when learning Chinese in Lijiang, China.

Anaguo is located in Taohua Village in Lijiang City. It is also known as Anago and Anage. It is a new entry-level hiking mecca in China. Touring attractions like virgin forests, alpine pastures, sunrise in clouds, azalea forests, spruce forests, yew forests, rocky mountains, Iris Valley, and Xiangshui River in Anaguo.

Things To Do in Lijiang – Horse riding and boating at Lashihai Lake

Lashihai Lake is about 15 kilometers away from the ancient city of Lijiang. This wetland park mainly includes four areas: Lashi Lake, Wenhai Lake, Jizi Reservoir, and Wenbi Reservoir. Here you can ride the horse on the ancient Tea-horse road, boat in the lake and watch birds. Traveling through the virgin forest, you can also appreciate the pretty views of the Qixian Lake and Mei River.

Every winter, about 30,000 birds will migrate to this wetland area to spend the wintertime, including 57 rare and endangered birds such as Panhead geese, black-necked cranes, and white swallows.

Cuisine in Lijiang – Cured Spareribs 腊排骨 là pái gǔ

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The most common way of having the Lijiang cured spareribs is the hotpot.

Lijiang Cured Spareribs Hot Pot is a traditional delicacy of the Naxi people. The soup is boiled with cured pork ribs. In addition, various side dishes are cooked simultaneously, which also contributes to the delicious taste of the dish. Lijiang Cured Spareribs effectively fuse the pork meat and bone flavors so that the flavor elements can easily be dispersed into the soup. Therefore, no matter what you put into the hot pot, it can well absorb the Cured Spareribs’ rich fragrance and its rich taste.

Cuisine in Lijiang – Chicken Pea Flour Jelly 鸡豆凉粉 jī dòu liáng fěn

Chicken Pea Flour Jelly is a signature food in the Lijiang Ancient Town. The raw chicken pea is a kind of legume unique to Lijiang, which is oblate in shape and the size of chicken eyes. Because the chicken pea is rich in melanin, the appearance of chicken pea flour jelly looks grey and black, so people also call it “black jelly.”

Chicken Pea Flour Jelly can be cooked as both a cold dish and a hot dish. The cold dish is more common to see in summer. Cutting the jelly into slices first, and then dressing colorful condiments to make it tasty. In winter, it’s normally cooked as a hot dish. People fry the jelly slices in a pan until it turns into golden brown on both sides and then serve with different sauces, which is also delicious.

Besides the Pickled Fruits, there are another 10 dishes you must try when learning Chinese in Yunnan.

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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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Last year I started studying Chinese at University. The reason that I came here is that currently, I’m preparing for the HSK 5 test. Also, I heard that this is one of the best schools to study Mandarin in China. After I came here I realized that Kunming is a pretty cool city to live in and with regards to the teachers’ teaching methods, I think they’re very professional. And I think the language environment is good so now I’m ready to take the HSK 5.

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