We’re excited to launch our geography trips to China – new for 2018!
With the opportunity to visit a range of locations in Southern China to explore the region’s most fascinating geographical wonders, we will work with you to create your perfect itinerary, incorporating two or more of the following locations…
Guilin & Yangshou
Top 5 visits for Geography Students
1. Three Gorges Dam
The Three Gorges Dam is the main work of the Three Gorges Project, the largest hydropower project in the world. The immense structure is 2,308m in length and 185m in height and has a total electric generating capacity of 22, 550 MW.
Admire the dam from the site’s various viewing platforms before making your way to the exhibition hall to learn more about the Three Gorges Project and consider the costs and benefits of this large scale river engineering project.
2. Hong Kong Geopark
The UNESCO-listed Hong Kong Global Geopark is the city’s most treasured and expansive natural space, covering 50 sq km of Hong Kong’s northeast coastline.
Hike the High Island geotrail to discover rhyolitic lava flows and learn about tectonic activity and coastal defences before taking the Sharp Island geotrail to get up close to rare volcanic rocks and cross the tombolo (coastal deposition).
This excursion is an absolute must for geographers visiting Hong Kong, with its varied and fascinating sites coinciding with many aspects of the curriculum.
3. Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Centre
Chengdu’s Panda Breeding Research Centre is a non-profit research and breeding facility for giant pandas and other endangered animals, dedicated to conservation education and spreading awareness of biodiversity.
A visit to the Panda Breeding Research Centre will bring conservation to life for your students where they will witness the importance of such work first hand.
4. Zhujiajiao, Shanghai
Located in a suburb of Shanghai, Zhujiajiao is an ancient water town with a history of more than 1,700 years.
The small town is the best-preserved among the four ancient towns in Shanghai and is a fascinating place for geography students to visit. Thirty-six stone bridges cross the town’s rivers and canals and many of the centuries-old buildings are home to residents today, as they were for many dynasties in the past.
5. Urban Planning Exhibition, Shanghai
Tying in perfectly with the urban development area of the curriculum, the Urban Planning Exhibition Centre is a six-storey building which showcases Shanghai’s urban planning and development.
Its focus is a large scale model of the whole of urban Shanghai, detailing existing buildings and approved future buildings. Other exhibits focus on the history of the city, charting its development through the decades.