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China Inspirational Camp

Overview:
An ancient nation with an exciting future, China is one of the world's most fascinating travel destinations. OCSEP's China inspirational camp will put you right in the heart of China's important cities and landscape, delving into the history and culture of the Middle Kingdom. With museum trips and tourist attractions complemented by exchange activities and interaction with local students you will see things from all angles. There is no better way to enjoy and appreciate this exciting country than to see it yourself, and no better time than now.

Features:
World-famous sites and attractions
Authentic Chinese cuisine
Regular interaction with local students
Guided exploration of Chinese culture

Facts:
Date: March 9-22, 2015
Duration: 15 days
Cities: Shanghai, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Xi'an, Beijing
Transportation: High-Speed Train, Coach
Accommodation: 3-Star Standard Hotel
Leader: Bilingual Guide
School Visits: Shanghai, Wuhan, Xi'an
Package Fee: 2500 USD (exclude international flights and visa application fee)
School Leader: 1 free position for every 10 students

Schedule:
2015 Spring Break China Camp
Week 1 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday  
Morning Students arrive into PVG airport, airport pickup and transfer Shanghai City Tour CEIBS Visit Shanghai School Visit West Lake Hanghzou to Wuhan: G586 0713-1217 Yellow Crane Tower  
Afternoon Sightseeing Bus Tour of Shanghai Company Visit in Zhangjiang High-Tech Park Shanghai School Visit West Lake and Surrounding areas Afternoon activities with the local students Travel to Xi'an: G818 1432-1920
Location Shanghai Shanghai Shanghai Shanghai-Hangzhou Hangzhou Hangzhou - Wuhan Wuhan-Xian
Evening Welcome/ Rest  River cruise along the Huang'pu River Tour around  City God Temple area Travel to Hangzhou Hefang Street Night Market Optional Activities with the local students Rest
                 
Week 2 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning Shaanxi History Museum Visit world-famous Terracotta Warriors School Visit Travel to Beijing: G654 0900-1353 Forbidden City The Great Wall: the longest wall in the world Travel to Shanghai: G1 0900-1348 Travel back to Home Country
Afternoon City Wall School Visit TIan'anmen Square The Temple of Heaven  
Location Xi'an Xi'an Xi'an Beijing Beijing Beijing Shanghai
Evening Muslim Quarter Rest Rest Wangfujin Street Return late to hotel Rest Farewell Dinner


Sightseeing

Shanghai
-Historic Bund
The Bund alongside Huangpu River has been considered as the city's symbol since the 1920s. Referred to as "the museum of buildings", the Bund featuresinternational banks and trading houses of various architectural styles along with a walkway to view the iconic Pudong district skyline.

-Oriental Pearl Tower
The tower is a distinct landmark of Pudong financial district. How would you like to see the view from a unique transparent 360<Observatory at 259m? How about partying in a revolving restaurant 267m high? Both opportunities are yours to be had at the Oriental Pearl Tower!

-Yuyuan garden
Established back in 1577, with its shaded alcoves, glittering pools churning with carp, pavilions, and pines sprouting wistfully from rockeries, the traditional Chinese garden is an oasis of calm in the middle of Shanghai.

Hangzhou
-West Lake
West Lake has influenced poets and painters throughout China's history for its natural beauty and historic relics, and it has also been among the most important sources of inspiration for Chinese garden designers.

Wuhan
-Yellow Crane Tower
Enjoying the fame of 'The First Scenery under Heaven', it is one of the most renowned towers south of the Yangtze River. Its cultural significance led to its being made the symbol of Wuhan City.

Xi'an
- Terracotta Army
Dating from 3rd century BC, the Terracotta Armyis a form of funerary art buried with the first emperor of China in 210C209 BC and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife. Aside fromthe impressive craftsmanship to be found, the Terracotta army has also been titled as the eighth wonder of the world.

-Muslim Quarter
Muslim Quarter is found situated in the city centre, on the northern side of the Drum Tower. The Muslim Quarter, rightly or wrongly, is best known for two things: Firstly, the alley lined with market stalls that lead eager shoppers deeper and deeper into haggling-hell, and secondly, the amazing selection of tasty snack food that is available there.

-Shaanxi History Museum
As one of the first huge state museums with modern facilities in China, it houses over 300,000 items, including murals, paintings, pottery, coins, as well as bronze, gold, and silver objects.

Beijing
-Forbidden City
The Forbidden City isthe best-preserved imperial palace in China, the largest ancient palatial structure in the world, and the essence and culmination of traditional Chinese architectural accomplishment.

-The Great Wall
Construction of the Great Wall started in c. 220 B.C. and continued up to the Ming dynasty (1368C1644), when it became the world's largest military structure. Its historic and strategic importance is matched by its architectural significance.

-Tian'anmen Square
First built during the Ming Dynasty in 1420,Tian'anmen is a famous monument in Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China. It is widely used as a national symbol.

- Temple of Heaven
The Temple of Heaven, literally the Altar of Heaven is a complex of religious buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest.

If you represent a school or are an interested student please email camp@ocsep.com for further information.
 

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