Chinese Corner: Travel and Geography in China
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China has captured the imagination of travellers from across the world for centuries; imposing imperial palaces, delicate water towns, rich & varied cultural heritage, vast landscapes and amazing natural wonders; are just a few of the wonderful attractions the explorer might encounter.
The Great Wall, Forbidden City and Summer Palace depict the long and colourful history of Beijing. In Shanghai, a short trip from the Bund along the Huangpu River reveals the city’s rapid development into the global financial hub that we know today. In Xi'an, you can find the excavation site of the astonishing Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, as well as the start of the famous Silk Road which opened up trade routes with Europe, via brilliant Dunhuang, thousands of years ago. Following the paths of China's most famous rivers, the Yellow River and the Yangtze, will also open your eyes to a variety of fascinating folk customs and breath-taking landscapes.
This online lecture covers a basic introduction to travel in China, from the perspectives of the geographical surroundings and historical development. You will learn some helpful tips which will make it easier for you to start your first visit to China or, if you have already been to China, you will be encouraged to share your travel experiences in either Chinese or English.
This event will be held online via Zoom and we will send you the log-in details when you register.