Chinese Cultural Trip (Groups)

Chinese Cultural Trip

Capital Mandarin School offers you the chance to come to China as a group this year. A well thought out program that will allow you to sight-see, learn about Chinese culture and most of all, to have fun!

CMS offers a tailor made program to each individual group, that caters to your preferences and needs. In order to get more information on the Cultural Trip, please contact us at:



Wander through the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, the Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven.

Visit the pandas in the Beijing Zoo or go shopping around the Hutongs, where you will find the most interesting shops and stalls full of delicious and traditional food.



Enjoy learning about and experiencing the wonders of the Chinese culture with our teachers, kung fu masters and tea experts.

Learn calligraphy, give kung fu a try, make delicious dumplings and at the same time learn basic Chinese to help you move around the city and understand the culture better.


Our Cultural Trip’s main activities:



Kung fu or 功夫 (gōng fu) is a Chinese term referring to any study, learning, or practice that requires patience, energy, and time to complete. In its original meaning, kung fu can refer to any discipline or skill achieved through hard work and practice, not necessarily martial arts. The Chinese literal equivalent of “Chinese martial art” would be 中国武术 zhōngguó wǔshù.



Chinese calligraphy or 书法 (shū fǎ) is the artistic expression of human language in a tangible form. Distinguishing features of Chinese painting and calligraphy include an emphasis on motion charged with dynamic life. It has also led to the development of many forms of art in China, including seal carving, ornate paperweights, and inkstones.



In Chinese medical theory, Yin and Yang manifest pathologically in concepts of cold and hot, deficiency and excess, damp and dry, whereas “Qi” can be loosely translated in some contexts as “life force”, or in others as “energy”. It is through various medicinal herbs, that we can influence this: some herbs have ascending actions, while some descend; some invigorate while others sedate.



A tea ceremony is a ritualized form of making tea practiced in Asian culture by the Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Indian, and Vietnamese. The tea ceremony, literally translated as “way of tea” in Japanese, and “art of tea” in Chinese, is a cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of tea.