There is a
saying in Chinese, “you learn by reading
ten thousand volumes of
books as well as by traveling ten thousand miles”. We firmly
believed that Yunnan is where you can learn Chinese with our
well-qualified teachers in the classroom and by traveling to many
different places which can make Chinese cultures and the Chinese
language more of a reality. Our weekend Trips in Yunnan will help
you learn more about the culture by travel and by experiencing
firsthand this amazing province.
Yunnan has for a
long time been regarded as one of most popular tourist destinations
all over China. Its diverse cultures of twenty-five distinctive
ethnic minority people, its breathtaking landscapes and historical
interest all over the province make Yunnan one of a kind in China
for cultural experience and travel. It is a great place for you to
appreciate the beauty of China and inspire your study of Chinese.
It is a place
full of history; there are ancient cities and towns like in Lijiang,
Dali, Jianshui, and Heijing, all of which have a long history.
These are great places for you to deepen your understanding of
Chinese culture and will be a great benefit to your Chinese language
China’s fifty-five ethnic minorities are found in Yunnan.
Twenty-five of them have a majority population in Yunnan, and
fifteen groups are exclusive to Yunnan. Lijiang is where you can
have a better understanding of the Naxi people and their unique
culture; Xishuangbanna is where you can closely observe the Dai
people and their traditions; Chuxiong helps you grasp the
distinctive culture of the Yi people; in Shangri-la you experience
almost the same authentic Tibetan culture as you would in Tibet.
These are but a handful of many other places where you can learn
about the diverse cultures of Yunnan. The desire of learning more
about these cultures can be a great inspiration for your Chinese
For the other
very important aspect of culture, religions can give you a greater
perspective on how cultures are shaped and developed. Studying
and traveling in Yunnan can be a great benefit for your
understanding of this aspect. Shangri-la has for long been
regarded as one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Tibetan
Buddhism. Dali has long been impacted by Mahayana Buddhism in
history and people’s lives are still influenced by it. Yunnan is
the only place in China where you can study how Theravada Buddhism
is practiced. For this, places like Xishuangbanna and Dehong
are great places to visit. Taoist temples and Confucianism
buildings can be found everywhere around the province.
There are a
great number of impressive natural wonders which will certainly make
your oversea Chinese language study in Yunnan interesting and
colorful---Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Mei Li Snow Mountain, the First Bend
on the Yangtze River, the Tiger Leaping Gorge, the Terrace Field,
and the Volcano Clusters, among many others.