062The trip involves visits to the cities of Beijing, Zhengzhou, Luojang, Kaifeng, Xi’an, and Shanghai. In Beijing, highlights include visits to the Great Wall, the Beijing Silk Market, Tian’an Men Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven.

Zhengzhou (and Henan Province) features the birth place of the first Emperor of China (Zhao Zheng), the Shaolin Temple (home of the famous Kung Fu fighters), the Dragon Pavilion, Kaifeng Millennium City Park, the Henan Museum, and the Yutong Bus and Foxconn Electronic factories.

Xi’an sights include the Ancient City Wall and the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horse Museum. The final stop in Shanghai includes visits to the Yuyan Garden, the Shanghai Museum, the Jing’an Temple, and the Oriental Pearl Tower. And, of course, Shanghai is famous for its fabulous shopping opportunities.

Overview of Itinerary (minor alterations may occur)

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Overnight flight from Los Angeles to Beijing

September 14, 2014
Great Wall and Silk Market tours

September 15, 2014
Tian’an Men Square, Forbidden City, and Temple of Heaven tours
High speed train to Zhengzhou

September 16, 2014
Sias International University tour
Chinese language and culture study
Birthplace of first Chinese Emperor tour
Welcome banquet

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Chinese language and culture study
Country bike tour
Evening with Sias students

September 18, 2014
Chinese language and culture study
Afternoon sports
Evening in the Zhengzhou outdoor street market

September 19, 2014
Longmen Grottos and Shaolin Temple tours (Luoyang)
Kung Fu Martial Arts and Shaolin Zen Music Performances

September 20, 2014Boddhisattva Henan museum
Dragon Pavilion and Millennium Park tours (Kaifeng)
Evening party

September 21, 2014
Chinese language and culture study
Afternoon sports
Evening party

September 22, 2014
Henan Museum and Yutong Bus and Foxconn Factory tours
Exploration of Zhengzhou markets

September 23, 2014
High speed train to Xi’an
Ancient City Wall and Antique Market tour

Park KaifengSeptember 24, 2014
Terra Cotta Warriors and Horse Museum
Evening flight to Shanghai

September 25, 2014

Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Museum, and Jing’an Temple tours
Exploration of Shanghai architecture and markets

September 26, 2014
Pudong New District, Oriental Pearl Towers, and Bund tours
Evening flight from Shanghai to Los Angeles

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