Featured Cities

BEIJING: TIANNAMEN SQUARE, FORBIDDEN CITY, GREAT WALL OF CHINA

Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China and is one of the most populous cities in the world with a 3,000-year history and over 14 million people. Rich in history, the city has been China's primary capital for 800 years. It served as the capital of the Yuan Dynasties (1206-1368), and the subsequent Ming (1368-1644), and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties whose imprint is evident in Beijing's countless pagodas, temples and imperial parks that exist peacefully alongside modern high-rises and bustling markets. The city is not only the nation's political capital, but also a major economic and cultural center in Asia and the world.

TIANNAMEN SQUARE & FORBIDDEN CITY

A dynamic city where the old and new intermingle, we will start our journey in Beijing where the Tiannamen Square and the Forbidden City speak to the city's rich heritage. Beijing provides our students with limitless opportunities for learning about all aspects of China's rich history and cultural legacies.

TREK THE GREAT WALL

As we explore the country's world-class landmarks, we will undertake a breathtaking trek along the 2,000 year-old Great Wall of China.

XI'AN: TERRACOTTA WARRIORS

Xi'an is the capital of Shan-xi Province and one of the oldest cities in China, with more than 3,100 years of history. The city was known as Chang'an before the Ming Dynasty. Xi'an has been recently named as one of the 10 emerging megacities in China. It was the starting point of the ancient trade route with the West known as the Silk Road, and is now, after Beijing, the most popular tourist attraction in China.

Terracotta Warriors

Students will travel to Xi'an and visit the Terracotta Warriors, where thousands of life-size Terracotta Warrior statues face east in battle formation, protecting the emperor's tomb.

 

NANJING: 2014 Summer Youth Olympics, Dr Sun Yat-Sen Mausoleum & Qin huai River

Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu province in Eastern China and has a prominent place in Chinese history and culture, having been the capital of China on several occasions. Its present name means "Southern Capital". Located in the lower Yangtze River drainage basin and Yangtze River Delta economic zone, Nanjing has long been one of China's most important cities. With an urban population of over seven million (2011), Nanjing is the second-largest commercial center in the East China region after Shanghai. The city has long been a national center of education, research, transport networks and tourism.

2014 Summer Youth Olympics

The City of Nanjing hosted the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics. The City of Nanjing is global and has many wonderful attractions.  

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen

Sun Yat-Sen (Nov. 12, 1866 to March 12, 1925) was probably the most important political figure and revolutionary in China around the turn of the 20th century.

Qin Huai River

Students will boat cruise down the Huai River and see many scenic spots and historical sites.

SHANGHAI: The Bund & Huangpu River

Lying on the mouth of the Yangtze River, Shanghai is the new rising star in the East. It is a gigantic bustling city with over 23 million people. Shanghai contains the most striking blend of oriental and western cultures of the past and present. In this city, Western-style buildings can be seen standing alongside traditional Chinese structures and ancient temples. It is a major financial center and has the busiest container port in the world.

 

The Bund & Huangpu River

Students will visit Sais International University, the Bund and Huangpu River. Huangpu River is not only the mother river of Shanghai, which divides the city into east and west, but also assembles the splendid attractions of the city.