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

You can choose to study Chinese in Yuanyang 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.

Out of the classes, there are also many free online Chinese lessons conducted by Keats School. These free learning materials can facilitate your Mandarin learning when you practise a self-study plan.

Accommodation is included.

Why learn Chinese in Yuanyang?

Yuanyang County is the core area of the Hani terrace field, which is one of the famous world cultural heritages. By having an immersive Chinese class here, you can enjoy both study and sightseeing at the same time.

It is the best place to appreciate the pretty view of the terrace field and photograph the sea of clouds too.

As the home of many ethnic minority groups, Yuanyang is also an ideal destination for you to experience the authentic minority group’s culture in Yunnan.

Ethnic minority group culture greatly enriches the local cuisines. Various minority cuisines will bring a novel taste to your taste buds.

How to Get to Yuanyang?

Different types of transportations can be chosen when travelling to Yuanyang for learning Chinese.

Yuanyang County is located in the south-eastern Yunnan, approximately 176 miles southeast of the provincial capital of Kunming.

There is no airport in Yuanyang due to its geographical location. Taking a direct bus from Kunming to Yuanyang is one of the options, which takes about 6 hours.

You may also choose to take the high-speed train from Kunming to Gejiu (3 hours) first and then transfer by taking a car to Yuanyang (1.5 hours).

Places to Visit in Yuanyang – Terrace fields in four major areas

What to do after your Chinese class?

Yuanyang terrace fields have a profound history of over 1200 years. It is on a magnificent large scale and is praised as the most amazing sculpture done on the hills. To enjoy the best view of the Yuanyang terraced fields, you should visit the four major areas including Bada, Laohuzui, Duoyishu and Jingkou. Besides these four major areas, there is also another field called Aichunlan terrace field that is worth visiting. The water in this field delicately reflects the sunshine in the morning which presents a fairy blue colour.

The best scenery here in Yuanyang terrace fields is the magnificent view during the sunrise and sunset.

Places to Visit in Yuanyang – Azheke Hani Village

It is also worth appreciating the local Hani minority group’s village and their buildings, which are rich in minority features. The typical Hani minority building here is called the Mushroom cottage due to its mushroom-like appearance.

Azheke Village is one of the key villages under the protection of the Honghe Hani Terraces World Heritage. It is a well-preserved primitive Hani village. There are 51 traditional Mushroom cottages listed for protection in the village.

Places to Visit in Yuanyang – Jingkou Folklore Village

You can also visit the Jingkou Folklore Village. It is a well-preserved Hani village in Yuanyang. The village is full of an original primitive atmosphere. There are more than 180 Hani families living in the village. Entering into the village, you can see a square here, which is used for the Hani people’s gathering. In the east of the square, is the Hani Culture Museum. The Hani Mushroom cottages are built to surround the square and scattered along the hill. There are also performances in this village for visitors to know more about Hani minority culture.

Places to Visit in Yuanyang – Nansha Red River Valley

Nansha County is the new county seat of Yuanyang County. Nansha was originally named Nansai, which means waterside tidal flat in Dai language. Nansha is 240 meters above sea level, where the Red River, Paisha River, and Ma Lizhai River converge to the east. The scenic spot is dominated by humanistic landscapes, displaying Dai-style buildings, Dai performance of singing and dancing, tropical scenery, tropical fruit forest, tropical botanical garden, and other landscapes.

Things To Do in Yuanyang – Experience Hani Minority Group’s culture and customs in Habo Village

Habo Village is surrounded by mountains and has a steep slope. It is the best place to know about Hani festivals, folk customs, and its art. The long street banquets in Habo Village are well-known too. This banquet is hosted in Hani New Year by sharing foods with all villagers and all visitors together. The traditional Hani ritual such as offering sacrifices to the forest gods demonstrates the ancient customs of the Hani group.

By using the free Chinese learning materials, you will be able to know more about Chinese culture and folklore.

Things To Do in Yuanyang – Thermal springs of Yashadi and Jiasha

A thermal spring bath after having an intensive Chinese class or touring in Yuanyang terrace fields can ease your tension of the journey away. From Yuanyang towards the west, the Yashadi and Jiasha thermal springs located here can wash the dust for you.

These thermal spring spots are scattered in the valley that is far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The temperature of the thermal spring here is as high as 92℃, and most of the pools here are open-air. So it is possible for you to enjoy both sunshine and the natural scenery while soaking in the pool.

Cuisine in Yuanyang – Stewed Pickled Bamboo shoots with carps 酸笋鲤鱼 suān sǔn lǐ yú

Terraces fields are ideal for breeding fish because the water here is always flowing and clear. Bred in this ideal environment, the fish meat tastes tender, fresh, and sweet. Using the pickled bamboo shoots to stew the carp fish bred in terraces fields can create a delicacy. The sour taste of the pickled bamboo shoots delicately blends with the fresh carp meat. What a feast to enjoy for both of your eyes and taste buds at Yuanyang!

Cuisine in Yuanyang – Fried Bamboo worms 炸竹虫 zhà zhú chóng

Do you know what to order in a Chinese restaurant?

Fried bamboo worms are a specialty food in ethnic minority areas in Yunnan. Hani people also enjoy eating this dish. Children in Hani village will also go to the bamboo forest on the mountain in groups to catch these bamboo worms. When making fried bamboo worms, the bamboo worms have to be blanched with hot water first and then deep fry them in the oil until the worms turn into golden brown. The well-fried bamboo worms are golden brown and have a crispy taste. Bamboo worms are also a kind of protein-rich insects and are considered a high-quality source of protein.

Cuisine in Yuanyang – Stir-fried Escargots 炒田螺 chǎo tián luó

Hani terraces fields are also rich in escargots, and escargots have naturally become a homemade delicacy for the Hani people. You can find this dish at any of the local restaurants. The escargots organically bred in the terraces fields are delicious and nutrient. Hani stir-fried escargots are usually served with Hani broad bean sauce, minced ginger, garlic slices, green onions, millet peppers, and other condiments. The dish is both colorful and fragrant, and the well-cooked escargots meat tastes tender and juicy. You cannot miss this local dish after enjoy your day in the Hani terraces fields.

Besides the Stir-fried Escargots, there are another 10 dishes you must try when learning Chinese in Yunnan.

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Vanya | BULGARIA

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I found Keats to be very good, teachers are excellent, and really take the students seriously. Kunming is a great city. The environment is awesome, no pollution. The air quality is great, good weather. People here are very friendly. I come to take classes every day. I feel comfortable studying at Keats. I learned so much things, although I only studied at Keats for 2 months. I am really satisfied with my teacher. For us foreigners, Keats is really a great help. Therefore, I would highly recommend Keats to all of you.

Jade | UK & Mauritius

Small Group Chinese Class

I think the learning environment here is great. The teaching methods are also very interactive and fun. What I particularly enjoy here is the fact that my teacher does not stick to the textbook. We spend a lot of time discussing general topics, such as Chinese culture, world news, typical expressions used by local people. We also discuss social and economic topics.

星河明 | Japan

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

I took the one-on-one class with 6 hours a day. The classes are very interesting. The teachers are caring and the content the teacher teaches me is suitable for my level. I have a lot of time practicing Chinese in class. The food is great here. I have improved my Chinese through this program at Keats.

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Josh | USA

Small Group Chinese Class

I really had a wonderful experience at the school. The teachers are very very friendly. In my class, we practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing. We play games and other fun activities. We have trips around town. The staff at Keats is phenomenal. My teacher is one of the best teachers I have ever had in my educational experience. She comes in with a smile every day.

Ramji | USA

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

The best part of the school is the patience the instructors had and the time to focus on the fundamentals like pronunciation. I think it is very easy to skip over those and go to vocabulary. But by learning the pronunciation, I feel like it helped me gain a better understanding of the language.

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Richard | UK

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

This is my second time coming. Last year, I also came for about 12 weeks. This time I came for 13 weeks. The reason why I particularly want to come to this school was because of the one-on-one classes. I was able to increase my level and learn more quickly than group classes. If I have a chance again to come next year, I certainly will.

Joleen | Germany

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

About studying here, I think the living condition is very convenient, because the dorm is very close to the classroom. Our teachers really enjoy teaching Chinese. They are also very passionate. Compared with other cities in China, Kunming has really good weather.

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Rients | Netherlands

Small Group Chinese Class

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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