May 29, 2018

We love Beijing and Shanghai, however, if you are looking to experience the traditions of a well-preserved ancient oriental culture, you ought to get off the beaten path!

Real China invites you to Fujian province, where you can enjoy 11 unique days in charming southern...

February 17, 2018

Happy Year of the Dog from the Real China Team!

Bow-wow!

Make no bones about it, the rooster has officially flown the coop and it is time to ask "Howl are you?" to the Year of the Dog! 
Real China hopes you and your loved ones enjoy some quality...

February 13, 2018

As mentioned in a previous article, more and more travelers to China are considering transit by train rather than air due to the rapid development of railway infrastructure.

On December 6th, 2017, the Xi’an to Chengdu High-Speed Train officially began operation. Thanks...

February 8, 2018

Want to earn more money and better luck next year? Don't forget to clean your kitchen today and thank the Kitchen God (灶神)!

The Kitchen God Festival or the Xiao Nian Festival (Little New Year) occurs on the 23rd, 24th, or 25th day of the 12th month in the lunar calendar...

February 5, 2018

Even though many places are still shuddering in chill this year, it's time to say goodbye to winter and ushered in spring.

According to the Chinese lunar calendar, spring has begun on last Sunday.

"Lichun 立春" falls on Feb. 4 this year. It is considered the beginning of s...

January 24, 2018

The Laba ( 腊八; literally: "Eighth of La") is a traditional Chinese holiday celebrated on the eighth day of the La Month (or Layue 臘月), the twelfth month of the Chinese calendar. It is customary on this day to eat Laba Congee.

Laba congee (腊八粥) is a Chinese ceremonial c...

December 8, 2017

Feel cold today? 
The 21st solar term of the year is Major Snow (Chinese: Da Xue大雪), which begins around Dec 7 and ends on Dec 22.

During Major Snow, the temperature drops significantly. The snow in the north may last a whole day, breaking the branches and blocking the...

December 5, 2017

Dear Teachers:
We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are ready to usher in the coming holiday season!
We just returned from ACTFL 2017! Did you get a chance to swing by our booth?
Check out our new look!

Our booth at the ACTFL 2017 in Nashville.
Pictured: Nick Wa...

November 7, 2017

The traditional East Asian calendars divide a year into 24 solar terms. Lìdōng, (literally: "start of winter") is the 19th solar term.

It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 225° and ends when it reaches the longitude of 240°. It more often refe...