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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.

Accommodation is included.

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 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 traveling 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

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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 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.

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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. 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 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 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 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 learn 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 can learn more about Chinese culture and folklore.

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

After having an intensive Chinese class, a thermal spring bath 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, 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.

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

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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 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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