Many students and teachers want to organize an education trip to China or a study tour in China, and you may not be so familiar with China. Therefore here we make a detailed article about top places to visit for an educational trip to China, and their educational elements to design interesting activities.
For having an educational trip to China, there are 3 important things which must be on the list, beautiful places, historical and cultural sites, interesting activities with elements. Some of travelers having a family trip to China with children would like to add historical and cultural sites and learning lessons into the itinerary, which have great benefits to children in a school age.
Beijing is the capital of China and the idea place for an educational trip to China. It has a history over 1,000 years, and it has been capital of ancient China for several hundreds. Beijing has many historical and cultural sites listed as the UNESCO World Heritage, and most tourists would like to visit the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Tian’anmen Square, Summer Palace, Jingshan Park and Yonghe Palace, which are related with the ancient royal family.
Famous modern buildings for sightseeing, also landmarks in Beijing are National Stadium Beijing, National Grand Theatre, Beijing National Aquatics Center, where you could learn something from its exterior and design.
The most famous scenery in Beijing is the Great Wall, and it has many sections, such as Mutianyu Great Wall, Badaling Great Wall, Jinshanling Great Wall. You won't miss it.
You could go to the residential area, and visit Beijing hutong. Yandai Xiejie and Nanluo Guxiang are recommended to for you to walk along those alleys and see the ancient residential buildings in Beijing. You could go to local people’s house, talk with local people, and learn how to cook Chinese food, and how to make traditional handicrafts from them. Still, in those hutongs, there are stores for you to learn how to make pottery.
Another interesting thing is to take helicopter tour at the Great Wall. At night, rest is not everything, and you could go to watch Kongfu Show in Red Theatre, and cross talk show in Teahouse.
Xian is another ancient capital of China, and it has a history over 2,000 years. Xian is the top place for visiting historical and cultural sites, and watch precious items made in ancient China. Best places to visit in Xian for an educational trip are Terracotta Warriors, Xian City Wall, Shaanxi History Museum, Big and Small Wild Goose Pagodas, Drum and Bell Towers. Terracotta Warriors is a large art treasury of terracotta warriors, chariots and weapons, which was made in 2,000 years ago, and unearthed in 1974.
The most beautiful scenery to see around Xian is Mt. Huashan. Mt. Huashan is a famous mountain in China for its dangerousness, and it is not easy to climb from the foot to the top. Its gorgeous scenery has attracted enormous tourists from home and abroad.
Interesting things to do in Xian: visit Terracotta Warriors, and learn how to make terracotta warriors under the guide of masters. Moreover, you could learn how to make dumpling, and have a meal of various dumplings.
As most of you know that Shanghai is a modern city in China, and also the economic center, it has so many to offer for you. You could have a city sightseeing tour, a cultural tour, and also a tour for natural sightseeing.
Places for Shanghai City sightseeing: Oriental Pearl Tower, Nanjing Road, People’s Square, Tianzifang, Xintiandi.
Places for Shanghai cultural tour: Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Jing’an Temple, Shanghai Museum, the Bund.
Places for natural sightseeing: Zhujiajiao Water Town, Huangpu River Cruise.
Interesting things to do in Shanghai for students: walk on the transparent floor of Oriental Pearl Tower and enjoy the panoramic view of Shanghai, learn Qipao culture in Shanghai, and learn sculptures, bronze wares, jade wares, furniture, Chinese currency, ect., in Shanghai Museum.
Chengdu is the home of Chinese giant panda, a famous foodie city in China and also a historic and cultural city. Most travelers visiting Chengdu are to see panda, and they also like to eat Sichuan food, and visit Jiuzhaigou near Chengdu.
Chengdu Panda Base. Sichuan has several panda bases, and Chengdu Panda Base is the most convenient to go. In Chengdu Panda Base, you could see this rare animal, observe their life, get close to their living environment, and learn about panda.
Eat Chengdu food and learn Chinese diet. Chengdu food and Sichuan food are well known to westerners, especially Kung Pao Chicken and Chengdu Hotpot. Chengdu people like to eat chilies, therefore Chengdu food is always spicy, just like Chongqing food, and other food in the southwest of China.
Beautiful places to visit in Chengdu: Qingchen Mountain and Xiling Snow Mountain in Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou and Mt. Emei around Chengdu.
Guilin is a beautiful city renowned for its natural scenery and landscape. Almost all beauty of Guilin is the benefit of karst landscape, like its mountains, rivers, caves, lakes.
Most beautiful places in Guilin: Li River, Longji Rice Terrace, Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Yulong River.
Guilin is regarded as one of the best places to hiking and biking. The best hiking routes in Guilin are hiking in Longji Rice Terrace, hiking along Li River, and hiking along Yulong Rivers. The most famous countryside biking route is in Yangshuo Ten-mile Gallery.
Interesting things to do in Guilin: climb mountain to watch the panoramic view of Guilin, lean culture of minority groups in Longji Rice Terrace, and join outdoor activities like rock climbing, hiking, biking, horse riding.
Other ideal places for organizing an educational tour in China are Lhasa, Datong, Pingyao, Luoyang, Lanzhou, Dunhuang. Another popular theme tour is Silk Road Tour, which is also suitable for educational tour in China.
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