Xi’an: Xi’an, located in northwestern China’s Shaanxi Province, is one of China’s oldest cities and the capital city of many ancient dynasties. It is the starting point of the Silk Road and the home of the Terracotta Warriors Museum.
Zhengzhou: Zhengzhou, located in central China’s Henan Province, is commonly referred to as the birthplace of Chinese Medicine. It is home to the world-famous Shaolin Temple, an important Buddhist temple as well as the ancient and modern center for Chinese martial arts.
Qingdao: Located along the eastern coast of Shandong Province, Qingdao is a major seaport with early 20th Century German colonial influence. Known for its fresh seafood and outdoor activities, Qingdao is the home of Mount Lao, one of the birthplaces of Taoism.
Beijing: Home to the Great Wall, Tian An Men Square, the Forbidden City, the world’s second-longest subway system, and award-winning skyscrapers , Beijing is a blend of ancient and modern. It is considered by many to be the cultural center of China.
Tentative 2018 Itinerary:
May 15: Depart from the U.S. for Xi'an, China
May 16: Arrive in Xi'an - Activities in Xi'an include:
- Terracotta Warriors and Horses
- City Wall and Big Goose Pagoda
- Muslim Quarter Sights
- Bites Evening Food Tour
- Shaanxi Normal University
May 20: Travel to Zhengzhou - Activities in Zhengzhou include:
- Henan University of Chinese Medicine
- Campus tour for Chinese Medicine Museums, herb gardens, lecture and hospital practicum
June 3:Travel to Qingdao - Activities in Qingdao include:
- Lao Shan Tour
- Coastal and City Tour
- Chinese Ocean University
June 7: Travel to Beijing - Activities in Beijing include:
- Great Wall
- Forbidden City
- Tian An Men Square
- Olympic Park
- Summer Palace
- Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
June 12: Depart Beijing, China for the U.S.