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We have designed a fun trip that lets you visit China’s must-see spots. Over the course of 12 days, you will explore the country’s most treasured sites and try out a slew of transportation options!
Travel to the Great Wall in a campervan, go by Jeep to the Loess Plateau and the Terracotta Warriors site, sail on the Li River, fly to Guilin, cycle around Moon Hill in Yangshuo, take a local high-speed train to Xi’an, and catch a ride on a sidecar through the streets of Shanghai!
In Beijing and Shanghai, you’ll get to know the locals: chat with a bicycle repairman in Beijing, talk with a gardener in Shanghai, meet a modern art gallery curator, assist in a mahjong party, and learn about the Schoolhouse project in Beijing.
Then enjoy the peace of mind that comes with having your own private guide every day!
Day 1 and Day 2:
Day 3 and Day 4:
|Beijing → Great Wall|
|Beijing → Xi’an|
Day 6 :
|Xi’an → Guilin|
|Guilin → Yangshuo – Cruise on the Li River|
|Yangshuo → Guilin → Shanghai|
Day 10, 11 and 12:
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The 798 SPACE in BEIJING
THE SHANGHAI MUSEUM
A Loyal Character Dancer by Qiu Xiaolong
Chronicle of the Chinese Emperors by Ann Palludan
Oracle Bones by Peter Hessler
Hutongs – narrow streets or alleys, most commonly associated with Beijing. Hutongs are alleys formed by lines of siheyuan, traditional courtyard residences. Many neighborhoods were formed by joining one siheyuan to another to form a hutong, and then joining one hutong to another. The word hutong is also used to refer to such neighbourhoods.
Siheyuan – A siheyuan is a historical type of residence that was commonly found throughout China, most famously in Beijing. In English, siheyuan are sometimes referred to as Chinese quadrangles. The name literally means a courtyard surrounded by four buildings.
Acupressure massage – Acupressure is an alternative medicine technique similar in principle to acupuncture. It is based on the concept of life energy which flows through “meridians” in the body. In treatment, physical pressure is applied to trigger points with the aim of clearing blockages in these meridians. Pressure may be applied by hand, by elbow, or with various devices.
Some medical studies have suggested that acupressure may be effective at helping manage nausea and vomiting, or for helping lower back pain. Some people remain skeptical, though. According to Quackwatch, acupressure is a dubious practice, and its practitioners use irrational methods.
Acupoints used in treatment may or may not be in the same area of the body as the targeted symptom. The traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theory for the selection of such points and their effectiveness is that they work by stimulating the meridian system to bring about relief by balancing yin, yang, and qi (also spelled “chi”). This theory is based on the paradigm of TCM.
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