Experience Chinese culture at a CK Culture Taster this August!

So much culture, so little time to experience it all! This is one of the biggest, and some would say best, problems with being in Beijing. With so much to experience, how do you possibly find time to fit it in, especially if you are only here short-term?

It’s with that problem in mind that Cultural Keys is happy to offer another CK Culture Taster, a day in which participants get the opportunity to learn and enjoy not just one, but three different aspects of Chinese culture, all in one place!

Read on for more information about what this excellent afternoon of fun and culture will include, and how you can book your place today!

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Join us for a very merry Christmas at the CK Treasure Trove Last Minute Christmas Market!

This December 23rd and 24th, Cultural Keys will hold the first ever CK Treasure Trove Last Minute Christmas Market, proudly sponsored by YooLee Plaza and Alce Nero.  What tasty treats can you expect to find at this super-sized Christmas market? What perfect presents will be available for you to purchase for yourself and your loved ones? What activities will be on offer for attendees young and old?

Read on and find out exactly why this is the Christmas market you should be attending this year!

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Looking for Chinese culture gifts? Find exactly what you need at the CK Culture Boutique!


As if you hadn’t already realized, the time for gratuitous gift giving is almost upon us. Aside from the considerable stress of actually buying gifts for your nearest and dearest, finding a unique gift year after year can itself be a major headache.

But not to worry! This year, let the CK Culture Boutique take some of the pressure off you. We have gifts suitable for anyone who loves Chinese culture!

Take a look at this list of our top 10 gifts, and let us help you make this your easiest shopping experience ever!

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Meet the Mooncake – Traditional treats for Chinese Mid-Autumn Day

Wednesday the 4th of October is Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节 Zhōngqiū jié) in China! To celebrate the festival, families get together and enjoy eating mooncakes (月饼 yuèbǐng) and drinking tea… and may even get to gaze at the full moon if the skies are clear enough! 

But where does the tradition of mooncakes come from? And what are some of the most common flavours you can enjoy over the holidays? Read on to find out more!

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