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Student Trip to China
- April 21, 2018
- Posted by: Yorktown Education Team
- Category: Yorktown Education Adventures Off-Campus
A few of our students traveled to China during Spring Break with Mrs. Ma. Here is what two of them had to say about their exciting trip.
My Trip to China
by Maya Hardee
We went to many exciting places over our week trip to Beijing, China.
On the first day, we visited the Badaling section of the Great Wall. It was a beautiful view the whole climb and it was surprisingly a very steep climb. We also ate hot pot, which is where you cook your own food at the table by placing the meat or vegetables in a simmering pot.
On the second day, we visited the Summer Palace and Yuanmingyuan park station. The Summer palace had lots of old temples, buildings and artwork for us to walk around and enjoy. Yuanmingyuan park is the ruins of the old summer palace it was very cool to see what remains today.
On day three, we went to Tiananmen square and the Forbidden City. Tiananmen square was very unique we got to see a magnificent tower, long halls and many people gathered to see the building. The Forbidden City was gorgeous every hall and temple was designed with great detail. The creators paid attention to everything, like colors, animals, designs etc.
On day four, we went to the Beijing Zoo and the Temple of Heaven. I loved the zoo because I got to see all the adorable pandas laying around or eating leaves. They were looked so fluffy, soft and I was in awe of them. The temple of heaven was another temple we visited. It had many relics and stories that are held within it.
On day five, we went to an antique street, the Olympic nest and the water cube. At the antique street, we were able to shop, walk around and eat food vendors were selling. The Olympic nest is the stadium where the 2008 Olympics were held, it was massive with thousands of red seats in it. The water cube was very unique too, as the building actually looked like a cube. Plus, the area where the diving took place looked very nice and effortless.
On our last day, we went to 798 Art District. Another street where we got to shop in little stores and walk around to take in China. It even snowed on this day! It felt really cool to feel the snow drop on my face as I was in another country.
I had an amazingly fun time on our trip to China and I am so grateful I had to opportunity to visit such a major country.
My Week in China
by Kat Andiel
My week spent in China over the 2018 spring break was a remarkable experience. My group and I got to hike up the great wall, explore a ruins park, and experience classical Chinese architecture dating all the way back to the time of the dynasties.
Of these remarkable architectural feats were the Tiananmen Square, the Summer Palace, The Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven. These iconic buildings were decked with red and gold, tall pillars, symbolism of phoenixes and dragons, and many objects meant to represent longevity of the dynastic rule.
As far as meals were concerned, we ate at hospitable restaurants that provided us with a plethora of classic Chinese dishes for sharing, by way of a lazy Susan. Our tour guide was very insightful and was able to provide us with much information on the sights we were exploring. Additionally, we were able to experience immersing ourselves into the Chinese culture. We walked down many famous Chinese shopping streets, and walked in the midst of bustling city life. Overall, I enjoyed my trip to China.