Learn All About Chinese Culture on These Awesome Tours

By That's, October 23, 2019

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Passionate about Chinese culture? Looking for a fun, hands-on way to explore the Middle Kingdom’s unique heritage? If so, then here are two excellent China tour packages you can book right now!

1. “Spirit of Zen” 2-Day Buddhist Experience Tour

Starting from RMB1,250 per person

In need of a break from the day-to-day pace of the city? We’re excited to offer That’s Shanghai and Urban Family readers an unbeatable deal on a two-day Zen experience in a bamboo forest. Take a step away from the frenzy with this relaxing excursion, which takes place November 9-10, 2019

Enjoy the spirit of Buddhism on this trip to a thousand-year-old Buddhist temple, hidden among the trees of a bamboo forest.

Zen Buddhist Temple Trip

Zen Buddhist Temple

Zen Buddhist Temple
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Experience the life of a real Chinese monk through guided and translated tours of the temple and learn about its long history, as well as its architecture and inhabitants. See how a monk really lives, and learn more about Buddhist culture through in-depth monk sermons. You will also get the chance to find your inner peace and relax with daily meditation sessions.

Zen Buddhist Temple Trip

Zen Buddhist Temple Trip

Zen Buddhist Temple Trip
Images via thMart

The two-day Buddhist temple tour includes a one-night stay at the Bodhi Garden, an air-conditioned coach hire, a translator and guide accompaniment and travel insurance. The experience will give you insight into temple life through a master monk’s sermon, Buddhism learning sessions, temple etiquette, vegetarian meals, Zen cultivation, transcription meditation, a tower climb, morning classes, midday and evening alms and more.

Here are some photos from a recent trip, which took place over the weekend of September 7-8, 2019:

Buddhist Trip

Buddhist Trip

Buddhist Trip

Buddhist Trip

Buddhist Trip

Buddhist Trip
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Don’t miss out on this opportunity for a true Buddhist experience and to see the life of monks up close. Read on for details...

Trip Info

What: “Spirit of ZEN” 2-Day Buddhist Experience
Dates: November 9-10, 2019
Price: RMB1,400 per person (original price: RMB1,500 per person)
Group Booking Deals: RMB2,700 for two people (RMB150 discount per person), RMB3,900 for three people (RMB200 discount per person) or RMB5,000 for four people (RMB250 discount per person).

You can get your tickets now through our e-ticketing site or by scanning the QR code below. But hurry, because spots are limited!

Book Trip

2. Traditional Chinese Stationery Discovery Tour at Huangshan

Starting from RMB2,250 per person

Learn All About Chinese Culture on These Awesome Tours
Image via bingguopang/Flickr

Want to get your creative juices flowing this fall? We’re thrilled to announce that we’re offering That’s Shanghai and Urban Family readers a fantastic deal on a three-day traditional Chinese stationery discovery tour at Huangshan (aka ‘Yellow Mountain’).

Learn all about the traditional writing brushes, ink sticks, calligraphy paper and inkstones of Huizhou on this fascinating tour, taking place November 15-17, 2019. This is your opportunity to feel the artistic pulse that runs through these ancient cultural icons.

Together with a great master craftsperson, you’ll enjoy hands-on experiences of the traditional Chinese techniques of brush, ink, paper and inkstone crafting. 

Learn All About Chinese Culture on These Awesome Tours

Learn All About Chinese Culture on These Awesome Tours

Learn All About Chinese Culture on These Awesome Tours

Learn All About Chinese Culture on These Awesome Tours
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You’ll also be able to wander around and discover the magic of Huizhou. Enjoy the simple elegance of Huizhou Ancient City and the white-walled, black-awned aesthetic of Tangmo Village. Here you’ll appreciate the characteristic stone and wooden sculptures, as well as the carved decorative tiles of the Hui school of architecture.

Tangmo Village
Image via @architecture_on_the_road/Instagram

Not only will you get a healthy dose of travel and sightseeing goodness on this tour, but you’ll also get to sample sumptuous authentic Huizhou cuisine while you’re at it!

The tour package includes a two-night stay at a four-star hotel, meals, travel coach transportation, admission fees to the Ancient City of Huizhou and Tangmo Village, Huizhou Cultural Museum guide fees, a bilingual guide accompaniment and travel insurance. 

You can’t miss out on this unique cultural experience! Read on for details...

Trip Info

What: Traditional Chinese Stationery Discovery Tour at Huangshan
Dates: November 15-17, 2019
Price: RMB2,750 per adult, RMB2,250 per child, RMB900 per room per night for single room supplement. Free for children under 2 years old.

You can get your tickets now through our e-ticketing site or by scanning the QR code below. But hurry, because spots are limited!

Stationary Tour

Click here to see more travel deals.


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