China’s history and culture influence not just the Chinese, but the story of the world’s civilizations.
History, Culture& Architecture
China’s history and culture influence not just the Chinese, but the story of the world’s civilizations. Our programs ensure thatgroups see, live, hear and taste the history of China and its various dynastic empires by visiting must sees like the Great Wall and the Forbidden City, the Terracotta Warriors.However, we also take the time to share the small eccentricities of day-to-day culture like what it means if you hold your chopsticks a certain way, what NOT to gift your elders (ie, a clock), how young people celebrate Chinese valentines’ days and many more. At WildChina, like many other students of culture and history, we frequently use the medium ofarchitecture to illuminate the past and its people.
China has a rich and extensive history that spans thousands of years, with a diverse and vibrant culture that is reflected in its architecture. From the Great Wall and the Forbidden City to the traditional courtyard homes and intricate pagodas, Chinese architecture showcases a blend of ancient traditions and modern influences. Chinese culture encompasses a wide range of customs, beliefs, art forms, and philosophies, including Confucianism, Taoism, calligraphy, martial arts, and Chinese opera. This multifaceted culture has left an indelible mark on the world and continues to captivate people with its depth and diversity.
The program begins in the city of Dunhuang, where students will visit the famous Mogao Caves and explore the ancient Buddhist art and murals that have been preserved there for centuries. Along the way, they will learn about the life here, gaining a deeper understanding of the diverse cultures that flourished along the Silk Road. Expert local guides will accompany the students throughout the trip, providing insights into the history, culture, and ecology of this unique and fascinating region of China.
The Great Wall is the most commonly used and effective defense system of the Chinese nation against foreign aggression since ancient times. The history of building and defending the Great Wall for thousands of years has left us a precious legacy.
Whether from to the construction or defenses of the Great Wall by the ancient people, it is worth learning from that. For energetic children, the winding Great Wall is also a good place to exercise on foot and experience outdoor activities.
Your adventure will take you through the verdant valleys and misty mountains of Guizhou, where you’ll visit ancient villages and meet the friendly locals who will share their stories and traditions with you. From the Miao people’s stunning silver ornaments to the Dong people’s awe-inspiring drum towers, you’ll witness the unique cultural practices of each minority group. Along the way, you’ll also hear captivating legends and myths. With expert guides and immersive experiences, this program is perfect for those seeking to deepen their understanding of China’s diverse cultural landscape and its rich mythological heritage.