Beijing Cultural Activities: Calligraphy, Paper-cutting And Tea Ceremony

Learn about Chinese culture in a tranquil courtyard near the Forbidden City, experience some classic Chinese arts.

Learn about Chinese culture in a tranquil courtyard near the Forbidden City, experience some classic Chinese arts.

Visit a traditional Chinese courtyard located near the Forbidden City and join three activities during two hours to know more about Chinese culture.

The venue is a tranquil courtyard which has more than 200 years' history, and even one wall of the yard used to be the inner wall of the imperial city.

During the 2 hours course you will enjoy some tea and snacks. The Traditional Chinese Arts you will experience are:

  • Calligraphy: This ancient art is revered in Chinese culture and many students learn it at school. After introducing the different materials, you will learn how to write some characters and practice yourself.
  • Paper-cutting: Specially common during festivals, this art is used to wish people health and prosperity, or for decorative purposes. You will cut your favourite design to bring back home.
  • Tea ceremony: With 5.000 years history, tea is a main part of Chinese culture. Learn about the different kinds of Chinese teas with blind tea-tasting and brew your own cup of tea.
  • Try some Chinese experiences in a classic Courtyard conveniently located near the Forbidden City
  • Learn an impressive new skill as you follow the delicate brush strokes of a Calligraphy Master
  • Create your own Chinese decoration after learning the traditional technique of paper-cutting
  • Understand the secrets and the importance of tea in Chinese culture


48 Hours
2 Hours
Voucher Type
Email Confirmation
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Operating Hours

Activity starts at 10:00 am or 02:00 pm

Activity ends at 12:00 pm or 04:00 pm

Activity available from Monday to Friday

What You Get

  • 3 Traditional Chinese Experiences
  • Tea and Snack
  • Hotel pickup & drop-off
Additional Information
  • The exact Courtyard address and directions about how to go there by yourself. Ideally, you can visit Forbidden City first on your own (except Mondays), and then attend our activities.
  • Exact Location of how to get to the venue will be provided by e-mail after confirmation 
  • Minimum of 1 person is required for the class to operate. Maximum of 10 person for each session. 
How To Use
  • Present either a printed or mobile voucher for the instructor to verify
  • The tour is valid only on the date and time specified

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be given to customers under these circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

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