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Cultural Keys is a Chinese arts and culture centre that helps visitors and residents get more out of their time in China by providing unique and authentic cultural experiences, from traditional Chinese calligraphy and painting workshops to kung fu...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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No.191, Xiaopu North Street,Xiaopu Village, Songzhuang, Tongzhou District, Beijing 101118, China
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Reviewed June 17, 2019

Since I was a kid I always have wanted to go to Shaolin Temple. So I had the great oportunity to go there with the Cultural Keys company. All the staffs were very polite and attentive with me and I felt very confortable with them....More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 14, 2019

As a martial arts practitioner, going to the legendary Shaolin Temple is like going on a pilgrimage and back to basics. There are no words to express the sensation that one feels there is magic! I went at Shaolin Temple with CK Martial Hearts Warrior's...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 5, 2019

I attended the Warriors' Way program at the Shaolin Temple with Cultural Keys in May 2019. It was a life-changing experience, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested in kung-fu and t'ai chi, Chinese culture, and/or Buddhism. The training pushed me...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank asapritti
Andrew_James_CK, Owner at Cultural Keys, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2019

Dear Asapritti, Thank you so much for your kind words! Having you with us really changed to dynamic of the group in a very positive way, and we are very honoured to have had you join us! Best of luck on your future journeys! Sincerely,...More

Reviewed June 4, 2019

You will be stretched beyond your current limits. You will feel the aches and the soreness. But, you will leave with an experience of a lifetime and form habits you’ll carry with you for a long time to come. Like many people, I knew about...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Warburgdan
AJDonnelly_CK, Owner at Cultural Keys, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2019

Dear WarBurgdan, Sincere thanks for taking the time to leave such an encouraging review! We are very happy to know it's another 'bucket list' task crossed off, and we really hope you keep training the skills your learned while with us, as the effort you...More

Reviewed June 3, 2019 via mobile

I attended this program after finding it through YouTube, and I could not speak more highly of it! It’s definitely challenging, but if you seek personal enlightenment, be immersed in chinese culture, and pushing your limits... this program will do just that!!More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank LeAnn T
AJDonnelly_CK, Owner at Cultural Keys, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2019

Dear LeAnn, Touche! We are so glad that you both found the program challenging and that you feel the program offered you so much. I can honestly say your positivity throughout your time with us was a force for inspiration for all the other participants,...More

Reviewed May 22, 2019

I attended this afternoon workshop on traditional sugar blowing and sugar pouring, and it was quite good. I know the language barrier will always be a challenge in China, but with something as difficult as this, I would have appreciated a more step by step...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Musician2018
AJDonnelly_CK, Owner at Cultural Keys, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2019

Dear Ali2019, Thank you for joining our Sugar Art Workshop last month! We are very grateful for your feedback, and will make sure that in the future, we take more time to explain each step more clearly. With that in mind, we definitely hope to...More

Reviewed May 20, 2019 via mobile

Amazing workshop with friendly staff. Very informative with background history of the art told before we took part in the sugar art sticks and sugar blowing. Would definitely recommend. It was alot of fun.More

Date of experience: May 2019
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AJDonnelly_CK, Owner at Cultural Keys, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2019

Dear 658, It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our Sugar Art workshop and want to recommend it to others. It makes us so happy that you feel you didn't just learn something, but had fun as well, which is exactly what Cultural Keys hopes...More

Reviewed May 16, 2019 via mobile

I visited the studio with some friends for a Calligraphy workshop,and I must say I was impressed by how bright and spacious it was,Nic and AJ were great,welcoming,fun and indeed very knowledgeable about the Chinese culture.We learned about the history of Chinese calligraphy then we...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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AJDonnelly_CK, Owner at Cultural Keys, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2019

Dear Amalsbm, Sincere thanks for taking the time to leave such a detailed review! It is always our hope that people enjoy our workshops and presentations as much as possible, so it's a real joy to hear how much you enjoyed your session! I hope...More

Reviewed May 16, 2019 via mobile

We had a great time with friends learning some traditional Chinese painting techniques with a pro. He was very patient and will to help us. Great way to dive into learning about the culture. Definitely will make it back for another class at Cultural Keys.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Amber N
AJDonnelly_CK, Owner at Cultural Keys, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2019

Dear Amber, Thank you so much for the review! We will most definitely pass your praise onto the teacher, and will look forward to the next time you join us! All the best, AJ Cultural Keys

Reviewed May 16, 2019 via mobile

I have now done two workshops with Cultural Keys and they were both great. The studio in the art village is a bright and cheery place filled with different Chinese arts. Nic gave interesting and informative presentations before the workshops and then a master artist...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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AJDonnelly_CK, Owner at Cultural Keys, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2019

Dear Lauriel, For all your efforts in bringing so many people together to learn with Cultural Keys, we owe you sincere thanks! It was an honour to have you and your group join us, and we couldn't be happier to hear how much you enjoyed...More

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