Using heat to soften and straighten bamboo for a flute.

Craft.


CRAFT A CHINESE DIZI FLUTE TO KEEP


What bamboo to use. Where to get it. How it becomes a flute. Learn flute craft from Master Ding of Zhongtai Flutes.


Play.


FLUTE BASICS: LEARN TO PLAY, WIN AN ENGRAVING


How it’s held. How to blow. Musical scales & ‘twinkle twinkle little star’. Learn flute fundamentals with the master or his daughter.


Eat.


EAT COUNTRY HOMESTYLE IN THE VILLAGE OF FLUTECRAFT


How it’s held. How to blow. Musical scales & ‘twinkle twinkle little star’. Learn flute fundamentals with the master or his daughter.



FIND DATES AND PRICE TAGS AT THE BOTTOM

 

MEET UP

MEET UP. RIDE OUT.

Meet up at an arranged location or be picked up from any centrally located Hangzhou hotel.


Depart for Zijing Village.

About Zhongtai Zijing village: A entire village devoted flute craft. The forests that surround the village are full of a special variety bitter bamboo, named “Zhongtai Bitter Bamboo” after the area. Longer bamboo segments, even and unblemished inner walls, higher density wood and narrower segment necks make Zhongtai bamboo the perfect raw material for bamboo flutes, and Zijing Village in Zhongtai the home of bamboo flute craft in China.


Bamboo forests - Zijing Village has 'Bitter bamboo', perfect for bamboo craft.
 

ARRIVE. VILLAGE WANDER

ARRIVE AT ZIJING VILLAGE. SEE THE BITTER BAMBOO GARDENS. HOMESTYLE VILLAGE LUNCH.

Arrive and meet with Ding Shifu, generational inheritor and master of an ancient method of flutecraft.


Join the Shifu on a walk to the nearby bitter bamboo forest garden. Listen to as he explains how to recognize the best material for flute crafting (interpreter included).

Gather around the master’s home table to enjoy lunch in honest village hospitality. Chat and get to know your host and travel mates.

About Master Ding: A friendly, honest professional craftsman. Inventor of the first flute hole-drilling machine, master Ding honed and innovated the old Chinese Heritage skills he inherited from his ancestors.


Trendy travel group posing for photo at Chinese homestyle lunch around master Ding's table.

 

FLUTE CRAFTING EXPERIENCE

HANDS-ON BAMBOO FLUTE CRAFTING. LEARN TO PLAY.

Lunch ends, crafting begins. Select your bamboo, understand its musical key, then get to work line-marking, straightening, sanding, tempering, polishing and hole cutting. ​


Finish crafting, then rest while the master makes the finishing touches to perfect the tone of your new instrument.

​Learn ‘Twinkle-twinkle Little Star’. Impress your teacher and win a personalized engraving!


Husband and wife line marking on bamboo lengths before cutting holes.
Female traveller straightening bamboo in the workshop - not as easy as it looks!
Us and Master Ding's daughter finishing our flutes and learning to blow.
 

TOUR END


Bid master Ding and Zijing Village farewell.

Board transport and return to Hangzhou.

This concludes the tour.


Pro-crafted Chinese bamboo flutes - Zhongtai bamboo flutes.

Contact us through the site ChatBox to to lengthen, shorten or otherwise change this itinerary in whatever way you'd like.

 
Dates & Rates

> NOTE: Custom and Private bookings can be taken year round. Get in touch for a quote using the site ChatBox~


No Fixed Dates


Rates:

This tour has a scaling rate - book with more people for a super cheap tour!

Want pick up? Prices provided are non-pickup rates - contact us to add pick-up!


1 Person

1843.2 RMB

USD 288.00

 

2 People

1075.2 RMB/pp

USD 168.00

 

3 People

819.2 RMB/pp

USD 128.00

 

4 People

742.4 RMB/pp

USD 116.00

 

5 People

640 RMB/pp

USD 100.00

 

6 People

614.4 RMB/pp

USD 96.00

 

7 People

588.8 RMB/pp

USD 92.00

 

8 People

563.2 RMB/pp

USD 88.00

 

9 People

537.6 RMB/pp

USD 84.00

 

10 People

512.00 RMB/pp

USD 80.00

 

✓ INCLUDED


> Chinese Home Lunch


> Bamboo Dizi Flute Crafting Workshop

+

Keep the Flute you craft


> Simple Flute Lesson


> Accident Insurance


> Private Vehicle Return Transportation between Hangzhou and Zijing Village


> English-Proficient Guide & Translator


NOT INCLUDED


> Pre-itinerary Transport


 
Need-to-Knows and Other Services

All travellers aged under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.



Zijing Village, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province

Half-day Master-guided Bamboo Flute Crafting near Hangzhou

BAMBOO FLUTE CRAFTING | HANDS-ON CRAFT WORKSHOP

Hands-on - make your own bamboo flute, an inheriting master of the crafting tradition guiding you through every step. From finding the right bamboo, to cutting it, to tempering, polishing, straightening, hole cutting... even learning to play. Let master Ding and family guide you through it all.

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Using heat to soften and straighten bamboo for a flute.

Craft.


CRAFT A CHINESE DIZI FLUTE TO KEEP


What bamboo to use. Where to get it. How it becomes a flute. Learn flute craft from Master Ding of Zhongtai Flutes.


Play.


FLUTE BASICS: LEARN TO PLAY, WIN AN ENGRAVING


How it’s held. How to blow. Musical scales & ‘twinkle twinkle little star’. Learn flute fundamentals with the master or his daughter.


Eat.


EAT COUNTRY HOMESTYLE IN THE VILLAGE OF FLUTECRAFT


How it’s held. How to blow. Musical scales & ‘twinkle twinkle little star’. Learn flute fundamentals with the master or his daughter.



FIND DATES AND PRICE TAGS AT THE BOTTOM

 

MEET UP

MEET UP. RIDE OUT.

Meet up at an arranged location or be picked up from any centrally located Hangzhou hotel.


Depart for Zijing Village.

About Zhongtai Zijing village: A entire village devoted flute craft. The forests that surround the village are full of a special variety bitter bamboo, named “Zhongtai Bitter Bamboo” after the area. Longer bamboo segments, even and unblemished inner walls, higher density wood and narrower segment necks make Zhongtai bamboo the perfect raw material for bamboo flutes, and Zijing Village in Zhongtai the home of bamboo flute craft in China.


Bamboo forests - Zijing Village has 'Bitter bamboo', perfect for bamboo craft.
 

ARRIVE. VILLAGE WANDER

ARRIVE AT ZIJING VILLAGE. SEE THE BITTER BAMBOO GARDENS. HOMESTYLE VILLAGE LUNCH.

Arrive and meet with Ding Shifu, generational inheritor and master of an ancient method of flutecraft.


Join the Shifu on a walk to the nearby bitter bamboo forest garden. Listen to as he explains how to recognize the best material for flute crafting (interpreter included).

Gather around the master’s home table to enjoy lunch in honest village hospitality. Chat and get to know your host and travel mates.

About Master Ding: A friendly, honest professional craftsman. Inventor of the first flute hole-drilling machine, master Ding honed and innovated the old Chinese Heritage skills he inherited from his ancestors.


Trendy travel group posing for photo at Chinese homestyle lunch around master Ding's table.

 

FLUTE CRAFTING EXPERIENCE

HANDS-ON BAMBOO FLUTE CRAFTING. LEARN TO PLAY.

Lunch ends, crafting begins. Select your bamboo, understand its musical key, then get to work line-marking, straightening, sanding, tempering, polishing and hole cutting. ​


Finish crafting, then rest while the master makes the finishing touches to perfect the tone of your new instrument.

​Learn ‘Twinkle-twinkle Little Star’. Impress your teacher and win a personalized engraving!


Husband and wife line marking on bamboo lengths before cutting holes.
Female traveller straightening bamboo in the workshop - not as easy as it looks!
Us and Master Ding's daughter finishing our flutes and learning to blow.
 

TOUR END


Bid master Ding and Zijing Village farewell.

Board transport and return to Hangzhou.

This concludes the tour.


Pro-crafted Chinese bamboo flutes - Zhongtai bamboo flutes.

Contact us through the site ChatBox to to lengthen, shorten or otherwise change this itinerary in whatever way you'd like.

 
Dates & Rates

> NOTE: Custom and Private bookings can be taken year round. Get in touch for a quote using the site ChatBox~


No Fixed Dates


Rates:

This tour has a scaling rate - book with more people for a super cheap tour!

Want pick up? Prices provided are non-pickup rates - contact us to add pick-up!


1 Person

1843.2 RMB

USD 288.00

 

2 People

1075.2 RMB/pp

USD 168.00

 

3 People

819.2 RMB/pp

USD 128.00

 

4 People

742.4 RMB/pp

USD 116.00

 

5 People

640 RMB/pp

USD 100.00

 

6 People

614.4 RMB/pp

USD 96.00

 

7 People

588.8 RMB/pp

USD 92.00

 

8 People

563.2 RMB/pp

USD 88.00

 

9 People

537.6 RMB/pp

USD 84.00

 

10 People

512.00 RMB/pp

USD 80.00

 

✓ INCLUDED


> Chinese Home Lunch


> Bamboo Dizi Flute Crafting Workshop

+

Keep the Flute you craft


> Simple Flute Lesson


> Accident Insurance


> Private Vehicle Return Transportation between Hangzhou and Zijing Village


> English-Proficient Guide & Translator


NOT INCLUDED


> Pre-itinerary Transport


 
Need-to-Knows and Other Services

All travellers aged under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.