Shijiazhuang? A Cultural Keys hidden gem ‘How-to-Go’ guide!

Old Shijiazhuang train station

What have you heard about Shijiazhuang (石家庄)? Nothing? Well, that’s because it’s popularly believed that there’s nothing to see there! In fact, although there are few attractions in the city centre itself, Shijiazhuang, the capital of Hebei Province, is surrounded by interesting places that are easy to visit!

Read our 7 reasons why you should give Shijiazhuang a chance! 

Continue reading “Shijiazhuang? A Cultural Keys hidden gem ‘How-to-Go’ guide!”

Join Cultural Keys and the British Club Beijing for a guided walk at Guozijian in November!

Wudaoying Hutong and Guozijian Street, located near the Lama Temple, are two of the most interesting streets in Beijing. Wudaoying is lined with cafes, restaurants, bars and boutiques. And Guozijian is home to the Confucius Temple and the Imperial Academy, as well as more cafes and boutiques.

Join Cultural Keys and the British Club Beijing on Tuesday November 12th for a guided walk to discover more about this fascinating area!

Continue reading “Join Cultural Keys and the British Club Beijing for a guided walk at Guozijian in November!”

Beyond the sounds of Beijing Opera – One of China’s most iconic cultures!

Source: thestandnews.com

Chinese opera (戏曲 xìqǔ) might sound a little strange to the ears of those not used to it, but it is a stunning blend of many different art forms – music, singing, dancing, martial arts, acrobatics, costume design and make-up art, as well as literary art forms. Chinese opera reached its height, both in terms of quality and popularity, in the Song Dynasty (960-1279), with hundreds of regional styles developing.

Want to know more about this iconic culture, it’s history and the people involved? Read on to find out!

Continue reading “Beyond the sounds of Beijing Opera – One of China’s most iconic cultures!”

Mooncakes for the WHOLE Family at CK’s Mooncake Workshop!

Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in a slightly different way this year! Join Cultural Keys and Louise from Pet Pamperaz for a mooncake workshop with a twist – we’ll be making mooncakes for our furry friends!

PLUS! Read on after the event details to learn more about Chateau Canine, Beijing’s best resort for giving your furry friends a vacation they’ll never forget!

Continue reading “Mooncakes for the WHOLE Family at CK’s Mooncake Workshop!”