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Tai Chi Chuan. Be it on the open avenues and narrow homely alleys of China or the Kung Fu flicks on Hollywood movie screens; be it the middle-aged guy that sells steamed pork buns downstairs or the "American Dream" movie hero martial artist, it seems everyone knows a move or two. Tai Chi is all about overcoming firmness through gentleness; overcoming the fast with the slow – and has deep ties with Chinese philosophy of Taoism. To those on the outside, this martial art has always been profound, and in a sense, unfathomable.



Our camp spot is located atop a 400+ meter high cliff, with a beautiful 270° open panoramic view out onto the nearby city CBD area and horizon behind it.
Wear lay robes, sit in the Tai Chi eight diagrams formation, and learn Taoist Meditation and Tai Chi.
Hike the mountain ridges and valleys and discover a Wu Gong Kung Fu camp hidden in the hills. Fill up with a BBQ feast and enjoy hectic tabletop games under a dazzling mountain night sky.
Depart from Shanghai with the bus serivice for to & from journey.



Itinerary and Arrangements

Day 1

7:30-11:30  Departure from Shanghai (Gather at the specified address and take bus out to the destination)

11:30-12:00 Arrive in Tiantai and have lunch in the city center.

12:00-14:00 Tiantai – The campsite

Set down at the campsite, a beautiful spot located atop a 400+ meter high cliff, with a 270° open panoramic view out onto the nearby city CBD area and horizon behind it.

14:00-16:00 After setting up your tent, take a short break. Next up we go hiking on mountain ridges and through the valleys - the birthplace of a famous compendium of Wu Gong Kung Fu techniques! There's a little small mountain cave here. Who knew this is where that certain fabled Kung Fu technique would be uncovered! This book distilled the fundamental techniques of Shaolin and Wudang – the two authoritative schools of Chinese Kung Fu.

16:00-19:00 About an hour later, head back to camp to start cooking for our BBQ feast!

19:00-21:30 When the BBQ is done and the curtain of night falls, our boardgame fun begins! (We’ve got Exploding Kittens, Secret Hitler, Landlord/Monopoly, Werewolf Kill, Crabs, and other fun games~)

(Note: You have the choice between tent camping and a bed in the Home-inn, take your pick!)

Day 2

6:00-6:30 Rise and shine!

6:30-7:30 Put on your robes then move to the eight diagrams on the terrace. Here your course on Taoist Meditation with the Master begins. Taoist Meditation is a Taoist life-vitality breathing exercise. It's similar to meditation, but a little different.

7:30-8:30 Train Tai Chi with the grandmaster. Tai Chi is a national-level Intangible Heritage, Cultural Art. It has roots in Chinese Confucian and Taoist philosophy, with the concept of the Ying&Yang dialectic at its core. Tai Chi is multi-faceted, promoting both physical and mental health, and is useful in self-defense. It combines wisdom from Chinese Yi-ology, Chinese pressure point principles, ancient 'guiding' techniques and Taoist Meditation to create an inside-and-out balanced, gentle, slow, light, yet forceful and above all purely Chinese martial art form.

8:30-9:30 After Tai Chi hit a country-style restaurant for breakfast.

9:30-10:30 Take a little rest, then prepare to head down the mountain.

10:30-13:00 One hour's bus ride and we're in the CBD. 

13:00-17:00 Back to Shanghai by bus.

Trip Fees & Discount

Bring your own tent: RMB 1460/PERSON
Rent a tent: RMB 1500/PERSON
Home-inn: RMB 1580/PERSON


 | What's Included | 

1. Full bilingual guide accompaniment

2. Four meals (1x Breakfast, 2x Lunch, 1x Dinner)

3. All itinerant transportation costs

4. One night's accommodation (Camping or Home-inn) 

5. Taoist Meditation and Tai Chi Course

6. Insurance

7.  Transportation fee


| Purchase Notes | 

1. The event will be canceled if less than 15 people registered and all payments will be refunded as received.

2. This activity is a combined foreigner-Chinese event, including both Chinese and foreign attendees; event sign-up requires payment for successful completion.

3.Same price for children. Children under 12 years old cannot join the trip.

4. We will notice you the details of departure 2-3 days in advance via WeChat.

5. It is recommended to bring a flashlight, camping light, sunscreen, anti-mosquito, Power Bank, comfortable clothing..


Important information  

- In the event that you are unable to attend the activity after successful payment and sign-up, fees will be deducted and refunds given in accordance with the following standards:

 - Refund Policy:

Five days prior to departure: deduct 50% of the total original sign-up cost;

Refunds will be paid to the original paying account. Please contact thMart customer service to confirm the cancellation. 

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