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Learn Chinese in Yuanyang
Language learning meets cultural immersion

Chinese Language Courses in Yuanyang

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes
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Chinese Language Course + Tour in China
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Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

  • Personal study plans
  • Best teachers and private lessons
  • Start anytime
  • Full immersion experience
  • Full services (study + single room accommodation)

HSK Test Preparation Course

  • Start anytime
  • HSK experts with years of experience
  • Get test scores improved significantly
  • Intensive one-on-one Chinese class
  • Full services (study + single room accommodation)

Chinese Language Course + Tour in China

  • Private one-on-one Chinese lessons
  • Full services (study + accommodation)
  • Excursions and tours with your teacher
  • Travel to Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-la, Jianshui, Yuanyang

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  • Live 1-on-1 online Chinese lessons
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  • Study Mandarin anywhere
  • Professional Chinese teachers
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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 ensure that you learn the most Chinese in the shortest possible time.

Accommodation is included.

Accommodation in Yuanyang - Spectacular Rice Terraces View from Your Room Window

  • Single/Double room accommodation with private bathroom
  • Live in Yuanyang right next to the rice terraces
  • Clean, safe and comfortable
  • Experience the vibrant culture and stunning rice terraces of Yuanyang, a beautiful village in China’s Yunnan province

Accommodation in Yuanyang

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture, stunning landscapes, and tranquil pace of life in Yuanyang, Yunnan - where tradition meets natural beauty.
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Why learn Chinese in Yuanyang?

Yuanyang County is the core area of the Hani terrace field, one of the famous world cultural heritages.

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 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.

Full Immersion in Chinese

  • If you prefer to have an all-Chinese learning environment and not speak any English, Yuanyang is for you. Please don’t be surprised if you are the only student in Yuanyang or if you barely see any international visitors.
  • The best thing about studying in Yuanyang is that your teacher will accompany you to do sightseeing every day after class, to create a pure Chinese language environment for you. Studying Chinese in Yuanyang not only focuses on the Chinese language but also offers a chance to explore the local culture with your teacher.
  • If you prefer a big and vivid international student community or expect a school community experience, please choose to learn Chinese in Kunming at the Kunming campus.

Amazing Landscapes in Yuanyang

Experience the breathtaking beauty of Yuanyang's terraced rice fields, a masterpiece of human ingenuity nestled in the heart of Yunnan's highlands
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How to Get to Yuanyang?

Different types of transportation can be chosen when traveling to Yuanyang to learn Chinese.

Yuanyang County is located in 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 car to Yuanyang (1.5 hours).

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

Yuanyang terrace fields have a profound history of over 1200 years. It is on a magnificent large scale and is praised as the most impressive sculpture 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, another field called the Aichunlan terrace field is worth visiting. The water in this field delicately reflects the sunshine in the morning, which presents a fairy blue color.

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 its buildings, 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 critical 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. More than 180 Hani families are living in the village. Entering the village, you can see a square here, 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 are scattered along the hill. There are also performances in this village for visitors to learn more about Hani’s 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 the 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 performances of singing and dancing, tropical scenery, a tropical fruit forest, a 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 learn about Hani festivals, folk customs, and art. The long street banquets in Habo Village are well-known too. This banquet is hosted in Hani New Year by sharing food 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.

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

After having an intensive Chinese class, a thermal spring bath or touring Yuanyang terrace fields can ease the 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, 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 you can enjoy both sunshine and the natural scenery while soaking in the pool.

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Cuisine in Yuanyang – Stewed Pickled Bamboo shoots with carps 酸笋鲤鱼

Terrace 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 terrace 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 your eyes and taste buds at Yuanyang!

Cuisine in Yuanyang – Fried Bamboo worms 炸竹虫

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 to catch these bamboo worms. When making fried bamboo worms, they have to be blanched with hot water first and then deep fry them in the oil until the worms turn 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

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 terrace fields are delicious and nutritious. 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 colorful and fragrant, and the well-cooked escargots meat tastes tender and juicy. You cannot miss this local dish after enjoying 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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How to Get to Yuanyang?

Different types of transportation can be chosen when traveling to Yuanyang to learn Chinese.

Yuanyang County is located in 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 car to Yuanyang (1.5 hours).

We offer bus station pick-up and drop-off for free.

What does the tuition fee include?

The tuition fee includes:

  • 4/6 hours of one-on-one Chinese lessons per day Monday to Friday
  • Accommodation (A clean and safe single/double room with private bathroom)
  • Program Certificate

We also offer a list of free services for studying in Yuanyang:

  • Bus station pick-up and drop-off
  • Internet access use without limit
  • Saturday excursions
  • Laundry
  • A tour of the surroundings (bank, supermarket, post office etc.)
  • Medicine for minor illnesses
  • Advisors available to offer help
  • 24/7 support
  • Access to The Chairman’s Bao online learning platform
  • Visa application assistance
  • Room cleaning every day
What's the year around temperature in Yuanyang?

Yuanyang, located in Yunnan province, China, has a subtropical highland climate. The temperatures in Yuanyang remain fairly consistent throughout the year due to its elevation.

The average annual temperature is typically around 16°C to 20°C (60.8°F to 68°F). The warmest month of the year is June, with an average temperature of around 20°C (68°F), while the coolest month is January, with an average temperature of around 10°C (50°F).

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