800 years of Lijiang Old Town, a transit for Silk Road and Ancient Tea and Horse with wooden houses and cobblestones alleys, streets and town square. Home of the Naxi and other Chinese Minority ethnic groups.
A day trip to see the majestic Giant Buddha of Leshan, the largest stone Buddha in pre-modern period and hike at the misty mount Emei.
Jiuzhaigou is a natural protected part with colorful lakes in green, aqua, green marine, blue to cobalt blue colors with the backdrop of the Min Shan mountain range in Winter. A spectacular photograph dream.
On the way to Jiuzhaigou, we get to see the beautiful winter mountainous area of the Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture and Tibetan (བོད་པ,藏族) village
A complete trip to Chengdu: see the Giant Panda and the Red Panda, Sichuan Opera with the magic changing mask and Sichuan hot pot with the spices of huā jiāo peppercorn
To know the culture of a country, best to see the museum in Shanghai, the Shanghai museum with collections from fabulous Bronze age, beautiful porcelains and ceramic, the china of China and Buddhist Sculptures. This is going to be a long post.
In between classes, here are some of the Shanghai's photograph from Zhongshan Park, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai Bird and Flower Market and Yuyuan Garden