The Highlights of China Tour
Poets, prime ministers and the immortal donkey
This tour is sure to delight students’ imaginations by uncovering secrets to Beijing’s ancient and modern history. (Additional supplement)
In this immersive experience, students will learn how to knead and roll dough, create fillings, and concoct natural dyes from fresh vegetables for colorful wraps
Hutong Rickshaw Tour
Tour of the Hutongs, Beijing’s ancient, narrow streets by rickshaw
Great Wall of China
Travel north from the city to the Great Wall of China to walk on top of the wall, Juyongguan Section.
On the way back to Beijing, stop at the Ming Tombs and a stroll along the Sacred Way lined with animal statues.
Kung Fu Show
Fusion of modern dance with Chinese traditional arts which make this performance unique and spectacular.
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The square contains the Monument to the People’s Heroes, the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China, and the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong. Outside China, the square is best known for the Tiananmen Square Massacre, an armed suppression of a pro-democracy movement in June 1989.
Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, and Gu Gong in Chinese, lies at the city center of Beijing, and once served as the imperial palace for 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 – 1911).
Jade Buddha Temple
One of Shanghai’s few active Buddhist monasteries, this temple features an incredible Buddha monument crafted from pure jade.
Also known as the ‘Garden of Happiness’, this extensive garden is in Shanghai’s old city.
Old French Concession
Despite re-development, this historical area still showcases some of the city’s colonial past.
Nanjing Rd Market
Within the plethora of Shanghai’s malls, this is a favourite for locals and tourists alike for fashion, electronics, an other gadgets. Work on your bargaining skills!
Visit to The Bund
Explore this rapidly changing city with a guided walk along the famous colonial riverside area known as ‘The Bund’.
A night river cruise of the city is an excellent way to showcase this beautiful city.
Oriental Pearl TV Tower
Go to the top for views over the expanding metropolis of Shanghai
Fei Lai Feng
To see a giant budda carved into the rock, surrounded by forest.
Historical city gate
A glimpse into the city’s monumental past, all but gone except for the old wall exhibition hall. Besides photos and maps though, there are no English translations.
One of the city’s most famous buddist temples, it has been destroyed and rebuilt on more than 15 occasions! Marvel at different halls including the Hall of Four Heavenly Kings with gigantic wooden and granite statues.
Ancient City Wall
Stroll on the top of the ancient city wall or choose to bike ride around the wall!
Big Wild Goose Pagoda
This dates from the Qing dynasty and is performed later at night, there is a ‘Fire Fountain’ Laser Show, with choreographed music and lights.
Night Food Market in Muslim Quarter
The main food street area is known as Huimin Street or Muslim Quarter. It’s a main street with a few intersecting roads. So the Xi’an Muslim Food Street is the collective name for a number of streets, including Beiyuanmen Street, North Guangji Street, Xiyangshi Street and Dapiyuan Street, and it has become a famous attraction of Xi’an for its profound Muslim cultural atmosphere.
The Terracotta Army was constructed to accompany the tomb of China’s First Emperor as an afterlife guard. The thousands of detailed life-size models represent the army that united China at the end of the Warring States Period (476–221 BC). They were molded in parts, fired, then assembled and painted. It is considered one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world, and one of the greatest discoveries of the 20th century.
The return journey to Xi’an would include a stop at the remains of this 6,000 year old village