Infos for freshman

2012/12/20 16:19:12


Welcome to Wudang Daoyuan Internal Kungfu Academy

Information about the academy is following :

1--six days training a week. (Training in the academy Less than one week have no holiday )

2--You can come anytime. Even during Chinese Spring Festival there are masters in the academy.

3--You will be offered room and board during your stay at the Academy in Wudang Mountains.

4--there are many buses up and down the mountains every day. It takes 15 minutes to go down the foot of the mountains(Wudang town) by bus.The transportation is very convenient for our school .

5--The weather is in winter sometimes snowy, maybe 25 days together. It’s 0 degree Centigrade in the coldest day. And in summer the hottest day is 35 degrees Centigrade, but in the night will be fine (25 degrees Centigrade) in summer. Wudang rains not too much, only sometimes.

6--Some teachers here can speak English, and you can learn Chinese with the Chinese students(talk with them, and they are very friendly). Many foreign students do this.

7-- we need to know how long you will study at our academy.

-if you stay in the academy less than one year,you just come here with your travel visa, we can help you change you travel visa to visit visa.

-then postponed your visit visa more than six months one time.

-so if you stay at the academy one year, we can help you postpone your visit visa two times(one time postponed your visit visa six months).

8—for recreation, you can email in the academy, and mountain climbing, and basketball and billiards or pingpong, etc. 


If you need Special things, go to Wudang city or Shiyan city. 


 . A guide to school bus usage

     1. You should apply to Reception office first for school bus usage three days in advance.

     2. The cost of school bus

a.       From the academy to Wudang town: CNY 100

b.       From  the academy to Wudang train station :CNY 150

c.       From the academy to Shiyan City:  CNY 200 

d.       From the academy to Danjiang City: CNY 180 

e.       From the academy to Xiangfan City: CNY 800 

f.       From the academy to Wuhan City:  CNY 2800 


 . There are also many buses up and down the mountains every day. It takes about 15 minutes to go to the foot of the mountains(Wudang town) by bus.


Visa-prolonging Procedures for Foreign Students in Wudang Daoyuan Internal Kung Fu Academy 

1 Two copies of certificate with the academy’s seal printed.

2 Two copies of the student’s application for visa prolonging. If it is a tourist visa, it has to be changed into a visit visa in Shiyan Police Station. The signatures of the applicant and the chief leader of the police station as well as the official seal of Wudang Mountains Police Station are required.

3 Two copies of application form for visa and legal stay in China filled by the student himself are required; two colored photos in one cun are also a must for the registration.

4 two copies of the main page of the applicant’s passport are required; two duplicates of the page with Chinese official seal printed are necessary.



1. The signal of mobile phone is normal. You can buy China Mobile or China Unicom cards for your mobile phone.

2.You can buy internet card at the price of 60 CNY .  


1. package can be mailed in wudang city.

2. remittance can be sent to the academy through China Bank. Both Shiyan city and Wudang town have China Bank.  


Any trip, which involves a change of climate and diet, can lead to difficulty in physical adjustment. One should take along some usual medicines, such as those for colds, diarrhea and constipation, though they are available at local drugstores. Those who take special medicine on a regular basis should be sure to carry an adequate supply with them.  


Please obtain your individual visa from the Chinese embassy which is closest to your home. The Tourist Visa will usually be issued within a day or two. Each visa is valid for a stay of 30 or 60 days, and can be extended while in China. Average cost of application is $30 USD.

Please state that you are entering China as an individual Tourist for the purpose of sightseeing. When applying for a visa, you will be required to answer certain questions and go through the following formalities: 


Providing a valid passport 

filling in a visa application form and handing in 2 up-to-date passport photos 

submitting documents needed for visa application and documents which explain one's reason(s) to enter China (sightseeing, tourist). We will provide you with proper paperwork and an official daily schedule of your trip to submit with your Visa application.

There are also many companies that offer visa expediting service for a fee. It is usually a bit more expensive than applying directly with the Chinese Embassy, but faster and easier. You can search online and find many of these services.



China has a low crime rate, compared to a lot of other countries; however crime has increased in the past few years, principally in the major cities. Foreigners have seldom been victims of violent crime. It is still wise to be cautious with your personal possession in public place. There are pickpockets active in crowded areas such as stations, markets, shopping areas, etc. Do not show off your money in public! Use your safe in the hotel room and don't bring too much cash with you when you don't need it. If there is any problem, report it to the hotel or police immediately.


Taboo Subjects

Please do not talk about these subjects with Chinese Nationals, Hotel Staff, or our Local Guides or Teachers such as Tibet, Dalai Lama, Tianamen Square Democracy Rally and Massacre, Chinese Government Political Prisoners, or the comparison of Democracy and Communism. These are all subjects that can create tension, fear and worry in Chinese people. Not to mention those subjects to avoid a lot of troubles! We are visitors in a foreign land, seek to keep a low profile, and set a good example. Please feel free to ask many questions to Chinese Nationals about their beautiful culture, land, history, art or cuisine. Have fun, but talk smartly.



China is one of the few countries where tipping is not practiced in most restaurants. In most places, it is not necessary to tip and nobody will ask for it. However, we will be tipping our local guides, national guides, and bus drivers around 1-5 dollars a day per person. This helps to insure their best efforts on helping to create a magical experience for us in China. Please budget about 5 dollars per day for tips; America dollar bills are a plus! It is a good idea to bring along USD $150 for tipping on our trip.


Credit Cards

At present the Bank of China accepts Master, American Express, Dynasty, Visa, JCB, and Diners Club cards. Travelers may use these cards to withdraw cash over the exchange counters in China's banks and make purchases or pay bills at large department stores, restaurants and hotels in more than 100 major cities in China. A surcharge of 2% is always charged for card transactions.


Water& Electricity

Electricity supply is 220 volts, 50 cycles throughout China. Plugs at hotel are normally two-pin flat (5 amp). Tap water at most hotels is not drinkable. Drink only bottled or boiled water. Tea is often provided free in hotels. Please only drink bottled water that you buy from a reliable source to be safe.


What to Pack

Pack lightly, and bring casual clothes. A pair of walking shoes is a must. Bring a couple of shirts, sweaters, and a jacket (depending on the season) that can be worn in layers to accommodate China's range of climates. Wash-and-wear clothing is preferable, although all hotels offer reliable laundry and dry cleaning services.

When packing accessories, you should decide what's really important and take only the items you'll really use. (Keep in mind that there will be many opportunities to buy clothes to wear during your trip). Today's China is well stocked with most personal items, although you may prefer to take along your favorite brands. Most sundries are available from hotel housekeeping or at local markets, and film and videotape are available almost everywhere. Don't forget to take along  a travel alarm, a good travel guide and a map.


Postal Services

Postal services are usually provided at hotel desks. Large hotels have mailboxes and sell stamps for letters, post cards and parcel service. Post offices, with eye-catching green emblems, are usually found on main streets, at railway stations, the airport and major scenic spots. They are open seven days a week from 08:00am to 17:30pm.


Internet Access

Most major hotels have dial up internet connections in their business centers. In most major cities (Beijing, Shanghai, Xian), you can find Internet cafes that have high speed digital connections for a very low hourly rate. The internet cafes tend to be smoky, and full of students, so if you do not like such conditions, perhaps use the hotel business center. Now around most temples on the mountain there is WiFi as well as the area of Carefree Valley.



In China, both Mandarin and English are the languages of business. However, Mandarin is an official language of China. Most of the Chinese merely speak their local dialets or Mandarin to each other. So, if you wish to visit China but cannot speak Mandarin, you might find it inconvenient during your tour. Therefore, it is essential and useful for the traveler to learn some simple Mandarin to make your trip to China  easier.



RMB (Renminbi) is the sole legitimate currency of the People's Republic of China. The basic unit of RMB is yuan, (pronounced in local dialest as kuai), which is divided into 10 jiao (pronounced as mao), which is again divided into 10 fen. RMB paper notes include 1, 2, 5, 10, 50 and 100 yuan, and the smaller 1, 2 and 5 mao. There are also 1,2, 5 yuan, 1, 2, 5 mao and 1, 2, 5 fen coins. The exchange rate fluctuates according to  international market conditions. You should keep the form you fill in when changing money, because you will need to show it when you change RMB back into foreign currency.


Climate and Clothing

China's climate ranges from year-round tropical monsoon climate in Hainan to Siberian monsoon climate conditions in the far north and classic desert weather in the west. Clothing is usually dictated by the weather. In winter it's a good idea to wear layers of garments - thermal or silk underwear with a sweater and padded jacket - so as to be able to strip when necessary. Padded jackets and wool-lined boots, in all sizes and styles, are among China's best buys. In the warm weather, clothing should be casual and designed for comfort, without being too naked. Slacks are still the norm for women in China, and are recommended for strenuous sightseeing. The Chinese are generally conservative in their dress, favoring dark colors.


Baggage Regulations

Allowance for carry-on luggage and checked luggage will vary with the class of your airline ticket, the dimensions of the bag, and individual airline policies. Usually, for domestic China and Intra-Asia flights, you are allowed to check one piece of luggage. The limitation is 20 Kilograms (44 pounds) total. A fee may be imposed for excess weight. Passengers traveling together can have their luggage allowances calculated together on a per-person basis. There is no free luggage allowance for holders of infant tickets. Passengers may apply for insurance coverage above the minimum value for checked luggage. On domestic trains there are no luggage restrictions, but few porters are available to help with luggage.



All visitors must fill out customs declaration forms to present on arrival. The copy should be kept and hand in on departure. Reasonable amounts of currency (including RMB) can be brought in, along with alcohol and cigarettes for personal use, cameras, radios, computers and tape-recorders. Certain valuable items, such as video cameras, office machines, computers and gold declared on the form must be brought out of China or else import duty will be charged on them. Prohibited imports: arms, ammunition and explosives; printed matter, film or tapes detrimental to China; dangerous or narcotic drugs; infected animals, plants or foodstuffs. It is also forbidden to take out any of the above items, or endangered species of animals or plants and antiques without export permits.


Hygiene and Vaccinations

Foreign tourists are required to fill in a cursory Health Declaration Form upon arrival. Recommended vaccinations for prolonged stay are influenza, tetanus, hepatitis B, tuberculosis, Japanese encephalitis B, gamma globulin and polio. The best medicine in China is the same as most other destinations, in regards to overall prevention. The key to prevention is pacing yourself in consumption of food, drink, exercise and awareness of hygiene. Useful items to bring along: general antibiotics such as tetracycline, antacid tablets to be taken before or after meals and insect repellent in the summer (in Southern China). Toilets off the beaten track tend to be primitive (no toilet paper) so it is useful to bring along your own sanitary necessities and moist towels when venturing outside your hotel. There are also no coin-op Laundromats. However, laundry services are available in most hotels, usually via the floor attendants. Daily dry cleaning and ironing services are offered at better hotels. Quality of service and price vary. It is also useful to bring a bar of soap, and hand wash your items in the sink of your room, then hang the items up to dry.


Table Manners

Various customs relate to meal times at the Chinese table. Round dining tables are preferred over rectangular ones as they can sit more people and allow diners to face each other without any implicit or explicit status differentiation in seating (such as the western tradition of the head of a household sitting at the 'head' of the table). At a meal, social status is leveled, and all are equal. Meanwhile table is the arena for family discussions, though the discussion of misfortunate topics such as death is considered bad manners. Other bad mannered practices include playing with the chopsticks during a meal (for example banging them on the table), or using a spoon used for personal to eat from a public plate or bowl.


Useful Chinese

 Hello – nee-how

Good bye – dsai-jin

Excuse me – dwee-boo-chee

Thank you – shie-shie

Please - ching

Never mind – boo-yao-jin

Do you speak English – nee hway shuo ying-yu ma

I understand – wo dong le

I don't understand – wo boo dong

Where is it – ta dsai na-r

How much is it (cost) – duo-shao-chian

My name is – wo shing…..

Pleased to meet you – shing hway

What's your name – nin gway shing

How hat's your name are you – shen-tee hao ma

Fine, thanks. And you – hen hao, shie-shie. Nee ne

America – may-guo

China – jong-guo

What a lovely day – tian-chee jen-hao

That was a lovely meal – jer-dwun fan ch-de hen shoo-foo

Leave me alone please – ching nee dso ba

You look great – nee jen piao-liarng

See you soon – hway-jian

Help – lai-ren na!

Go away – dso-kai!

Leave me alone – doo-yao chan wo!

Stop thief – jwaa-dsay

I'm ill – wo shung-bing le

I'm lost – wo mee-loo le



0 – ling

1 – yee

2 – er (liarng)

3 – san

4 – s

5 – woo

6 – lio

7 – chee

8 – ba

9 - jio

10 - sh

100 – yee-bai

1,000 – yee-chian

10,000 – yee-wan

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