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Meet Uncrowned King of ChineseCeramics

History

Meet Uncrowned King of ChineseCeramics

Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Equipment, Drinks, Tickets, Food
Hosted in
English
History

Meet Uncrowned King of ChineseCeramics

History

Meet Uncrowned King of ChineseCeramics

Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Equipment, Drinks, Tickets, Food
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Do you want to explore where Uncle Qu, the Uncrowned King of Chinese Ceramics, discovered a piece of Chinese Emperor's plate. Yes, in the trash pit! And how?! Join this very unique experience, you will... * Have a precious opportunity to meet with my friend Uncle Qu, “the Uncrowned King of Chinese Ceramics” and visit his private museum of Chinese ceramics hidden in hutongs. * Appreciate the incredible collection of over twenty years, some of which are the only pieces in this world! A few pieces if complete and intact could be valued millions of dollars at Sotheby's. *Receive a primer in Chinese Ceramics. It is one of the best ways to learn and understand the Chinese culture, history, art, people, and ideology. * Explore how a piece of Chinese Emperor's plate was discovered by Uncle Qu. (Can you give a guess? :) * Touch these exquisite treasures with your hands, some dating back to Han Dynasty more than 2,000 years ago. * Uncle Qu is a master of traditional Chinese calligraphy and painting. Learn with Uncle Qu and draw the beauty in your heart. Give a try of writing traditional Chinese calligraphy with a brush on rice paper. *Select a very small piece of antique ceramics as invaluable gift and bring it home to cherish for years! *Top Chinese tea, mineral water and traditional Beijing sweets served.

Your host

Yuhua
2015
Joined Airbnb
5
Experiences hosted

Yuhua

Hello there, I am Yuhua, a hutong NERD, Mom of two kids, and founder of the Beijing Way Experience. I worked for a few Fortune 500 companies. My life totally changed after I gave birth to my two girls. I had a valuable opportunity to take time off from my busy life. While exploring hutongs in Beijing, I became fascinated by so many interesting things and amazing people! Chinese Ceramic is perhaps one of the best ways to learn and understand the Chinese culture, history, art, people, and their thinking. I still remember the first time I stepped into Uncle Qu's private museum hidden in hutongs. There were many Wows! : ) Now I would really love to share all of them with you!

What's included

Food
Tasty local snacks
Drinks
Chinese Tea or water
Tickets
Private museum
Equipment
A very small piece of Antique Ceramics Chinese Calligraphy works

Where you'll be

As one of the oldest hutong areas in Beijing, the Dongsi hutong area has come into shape under the rule of the Mongolian emperor Kublai Khan. It is the much less touristy place with lots of hidden treasures. Firstly, we will explore the nearby hutongs, visit one of the well-preserved traditional courtyard houses, learn and appreciate the beauty and wisdom of Ancient Chinese architecture. Then we will visit Uncle Qu's private museum in his home.

Availability

Save 20% when you book 2 weeks in advance. 

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests aged 12 and up can attend.

More tips

A kind reminder: Uncle Qu's collection of Chinese Ceramics are invaluable, please be very careful when touching with hands. *Special Discount applies for the Golden Season of Beijing from Sept. 23-November 06, 2019. Two people and above will enjoy 10% off. Please send to a message before booking!
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Meet Uncrowned King of ChineseCeramics
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