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Learn Chinese in Puzhehei
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Intensive One-on-one Chinese Course

You can choose to study Chinese in Puzhehei 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 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 Puzhehei?

Puzhehei, a place as beautiful as Guilin with Karst’s geographical landscape, is an ideal destination to enjoy some cool air on hot summer days in Yunnan. In the Yi group’s language, “Puzhehei” means a lake with countless fish and shrimps, which also indicates that this is a highly livable place.

In summer, endless water lilies and lotus leaves are connecting and spreading among the picturesque rivers and mountains of Puzhehei. Boating relaxingly in the river, enjoying the tender breeze, and appreciating the scenery, you will enjoy a peaceful summer in Puzhehei.

How to Get to Puzhehei?

Puzhehei is located in the Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture of Yunnan province and borders the Guangxi province. It is approximately 174 miles southeast of the provincial capital of Kunming.

The best way to get to Puzhehei is to take the high-speed train from Kunming, about 60 minutes. One thing to be noticed is that a shuttle bus ride is needed between the train station and the Puzhehei touring site.

If you plan to study Mandarin Chinese in China at Puzhehei for a great summer program in China, we will take you to the train station in Kunming and pick you up at the Puzhehei station.

Places to Visit in Puzhehei – Puzhehei National Wet-land Park

Puzhehei Wetland is located in the subtropical limestone mountain zone. The wetland and the stone mountains are integrated, forming a unique natural landscape and a special karst lake wetland ecosystem. It is a very representative karst landform in southwest China.

The total area of the Puzhehei National Wetland Park is 16,611 acres, and the biological diversity in this area is also vibrant. The Moon Cave and the Torch Cave are the most famous karst caves to visit.

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Places to Visit in Puzhehei – Caihua Village 菜花菁

This village is named Caihua Village because it’s next to the Oilseed blossoms fields. It is a Miao minority group village that well preserves the Miao minority culture. It also preserves some primitive buildings and traditional minority customs. For example, the famous Flower and Mountain festival is held from January 2 till 7 according to the lunar calendar. You can enjoy the equestrian race, Miao group singing event, and Miao group dancing performance during the festival.

Places to Visit in Puzhehei – Qinglong Mountain 青龙山

Qinglong Mountain is located about 600 meters west of Puzhehei Village. The main peak is 1,555 meters above sea level and 108 meters above the lake. It is not a very high mountain, so it is not difficult to climb.

Qinglong Mountain is the best place to enjoy the bird view of the Puzhehei scenic area and its villages. Walking along the narrow mountain road to the top of the mountain, lush trees along the way. After reaching the top of the mountain, there is a view platform for photographers to take pictures. The sunrise and sunset are all magnificent here.

Places to Visit in Puzhehei – Shede Grassland 舍得草场

Shede Grassland is located in the northwest of Qiubei County, covering more than 10,000 acres. It is the largest grassland in Yunnan Province and is praised as the “Mini version of Shangri-La.”

In the scenic area, the Yangxiong Mountain is the highest in Qiubei County, with more than 2500 meters. Virgin forest and towering ancient trees cover the mountain. Looking east from the top of Yangxiong Mountain, you can have a panoramic view of Puzhehei National Wetland Park.

Places to Visit in Puzhehei – Bailong Lake 摆龙湖

The Bailong Lake scenic area is composed of Qinglong Island, Cuizhu Island, and Biyun Island, which delicately combine the scenery of the lake and mountains here. There are 7 small islands and 3 peninsulas in total, so it is also praised as the Yunnan version of the “Qiandao Lake.”

Bailong Lake belongs to the plateau freshwater lake, so the water here is in a blending color of blue and green. Even in the flood season, turbid water is rarely seen here in Bailong Lake.

Things To Do in Puzhehei – Experience the Yi Minority culture by celebrating the Hualian Festival 花脸节

The Hualian Festival is the most solemn traditional festival for the Yi people in Puzhehei, Qiubei. This festival was originally set to exorcise evil spirits by smearing black dust on people’s faces from the stove.

For the time being, this festival has become the opportunity for contemporary Yi youths to express their romantic love emotion to others. At this time of each year, young men and women in Yi villages chase each other and try to smear the black dust on their favorite one’s face. The darker you are smeared, the more love affection you receive from others. You should try to run away from the black dust if you don’t want to accept these affections. Every year, there will be over ten thousand people participating in this activity.

Things To Do in Puzhehei – Experience the Zhuang Minority culture by celebrating the Dragon Sacrificing Festival 祭龙节

This festival is celebrated on the lunar March 3. The Zhuang minority group worships the god of the forest, “竜,” a giant ancient tree in the forests. Because the Zhuang minority group lives near and depends on local forest resources, it is strictly forbidden to cut down trees here. This festival is set to remind Zhuang people to always show respect to nature and prey for healthiness.

During the festival, Zhuang people have lots of entertainment together, including Zhuang drama, singing and dancing performance, the game of knocking red eggs on each other, fireworks show, and eating a glutinous rice cake.

Cuisine in Puzhehei – Colourful Glutinous Rice 花糯米饭 huā nuò mǐ fàn (Vegetarian Choice)

Colorful Glutinous Rice is made by steaming glutinous rice dyed with natural plant solution containing red, yellow, blue, purple, green, black, and other pigments extracted by Zhuang people. Colorful Glutinous Rice is not only beautiful but also has many meanings. Among the various colors, red represents auspiciousness, purple represents happiness, yellow represents more food, blue represents more clothing, green represents prosperity, black represents long life, and white represents peace.

This dish contains the best wishes from the Zhuang people. Do you know what to order in a Chinese restaurant?

Cuisine in Puzhehei – Pan-fried lotus leaves and eggs 荷叶炒鸡蛋 hé yè chǎo jī dàn (Vegetarian Choice)

Puzhehei grows lots of loti here. Not only the lotus roots and seeds can be cooked as dishes, but also its leaves. The lotus leaves have a fresh fragrance that can well match the egg.

This is a local special dish, and you can find it in many local restaurants. Though this dish looks simple, it is fresh with bright color that contains both a good appearance and good taste at the same time. There are another 10 dishes you must try when learning Chinese in Yunnan. 

Cuisine in Lijiang – Stewed Inula nervosa wall and Chicken soup 小黑药炖鸡 xiǎo hēi yào dùn jī

Inula Nervosa wall is a popularly used herb in Yunnan cuisine. This dish is cooked by stewing the chicken meat and the herb together for two hours in one pot. Zhuang people believe that this dish is not only tasty but also good for one’s wellbeing. They believe it is beneficial to one’s immune system. Enjoying a bowl of warm soup after the touring or your Chinese class would be the most comfortable thing during your trip.

 

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My first semester that I studied at another school, and the pressure there was pretty high, the classroom hour was long, and the homework was pretty tedious. Since I came to Keats, I found I have a lot more opportunities to speak in the classroom. My classmates all are fluent and love speaking and participating in the class. We have great classroom dynamic.

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Steve | UK

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I really enjoy coming here because it is like kind of a home for me. It is a great environment to learn Mandarin Chinese in China and meet great people from all over the world. Everyone here is extremely friendly. Kunming has a really nice climate. It is a very good mix of the modern city and also a lot of historic Chinese culture. Probably got the cleanest air in China and possibly the cleanest water too. I invite you to come to study Chinese in Kunming.

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Aliza | USA

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

I found Keats School and I am so glad that I did. When you learn Chinese in China at Keats, you are fully being taken care of. My teacher is really great and we become lovely friends.

Emiliano | Mexico

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I come to Kunming because I think the environment in Kunming is better and I heard that Keats School is better. I like the small group Chinese class because my classmates study hard and our teachers are very good. I like the teaching method of Keats because I like the activities at Keats. I think Yunnan is a particularly beautiful Chinese province.

 

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杜文宇 | Netherlands

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

So during my first week at Keats, I didn’t dare to speak any Chinese words. I found out that my Chinese level quickly improved since then. Although I have many options to study in China, for example, some other schools have homestay, I found I could immerse myself and fully focus on learning Chinese by staying at Keats.

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Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

Kunming’s scenery is very beautiful. It is the best place to study Chinese in China. My favorite learning method at Keats School is one-on-one because it is suitable for everyone. My teacher is very good, very caring, and lovely. My life when learning Chinese in Kunming is very good and the weather is very good. The air is very good. It is good for the elderly’s body.

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Hilary | USA

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

I’ve had a really great time here. I’ve studied a lot with my teacher who was fantastic. Keats School tried very hard to match its students with really good teachers that their personality works very well together. I really enjoy studying Chinese at Keats and I will definitely come back.

Filbert | Indonesia

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Before I came to Keats School, I had no confidence in my Chinese proficiency. I did not have the confidence to speak Mandarin Chinese and chat with Chinese people. However, after 4 months of study at Keats, I become more and more confident in speaking Chinese now. Studying Chinese in China at Keats School has been the best decision I have ever made. There are many games in the class, and my teacher’s teaching methods are also very interesting. My experience at Keats School has changed my view of China and Chinese people.

 

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