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Harvard Model United Nations China 2011 WEXPLORE Study Tour Package

Organized by WEXPLORE Program of WEMUN

Harvard Model United Nations China 2011 A program of the Harvard International Relations Council & WEMUN Model United Nations Platform Document provided by WEMUN


Why China Dear delegates and faculty advisors We are honored to invite you to WEXPLORE China program, an unparallel learning experience. When you choose to attend HMUN China, you open a whole different world before your eyes, full of potentials waiting for you to explore. It is wonderfully exotic, culturally enriching and it will surely challenge the way you see the world. China is a world of fascinating contrasts – a blending of the modern and the traditional; you can discover her culture and history, but also the current economic and social development. This experience will help you to understand the role that China is playing in the world and will play in the future. Please allow me to help you prepare for the involvement in the future of China: Over the next 20 years, Chinese cities will add more than 350 million people, same as the population of entire United States; There will be up to 50,000 skyscrapers, the equivalent of buildings in 10 New York City; There will be more than 200 Chinese cities with more than a million inhabitants, and in Europe today there are only 35. Besides China’s economic and social development, you will also be surprised when exposed to China’s vast history and land scope, diverse culture and different philosophy: China, one of the world’s most ancient civilizations, has a recorded history of 5000 years. It is a united multi-ethnic nation of 56 ethnic groups, each of which has its own clothing, music, language and living styles. Going abroad to attend a Model UN conference is not only to experience a different conference, but more importantly, to experience a new country and a new culture. We wish every of you will join our WEXPLORE program to explore today’s most exciting land. This program will take you to some of the most famous historical sites in the world. From the most modern Shanghai to the most traditional Beijing, from Shanghai’s amazing skyscrapers to Beijing’s ancient Great War, this program is specially designed for you to make the most out of your stay in China. You will see wondrous places and try things you’ve never tried before. Please feel free to contact info@hmunchina.org if you have any question. Come to China! Come to explore!

Sincerely,

Yichan Yuan Board of WEMUNC Platform & Director of WExplore China program Harvard Model United Nations China 2011 A program of the Harvard International Relations Council & WEMUN Model United Nations Platform Document provided by WEMUN


Package 1

Shanghai + Beijing

6 days (11th -16th, March/ 21st-26th, March) Price: 1080 USD This tour can be either before or after conference.

Day 1 Morning and Afternoon 

The World Expo museum By next March, the World EXPO may be turned into a museum

Shanghai’s Old alleys: Taichang Road Catch a glimpse of what life is like for Shanghai’s residents. Find out what they do and how they think while chatting over tea with locals in their homes. Visiting the old alleys of Shanghai is a great way to discover this city’s traditional culture!

Nanjing Road The world’s busiest shopping street

Night 

Boat around the Shanghai bund: Enjoy Shanghai at night! The bund, once home to foreign traders and major banks, has taken on a new vitality. Lovely old European-style buildings intermix with futuristic developments, chic restaurants, and top-end shops and bars. The bund offers plenty to see and do – and by night, it’s magical!

Both lunch and dinner are included in the tour package – dinner will be traditional Shanghainese food. We will stay overnight in a three / four star hotel in Shanghai.

Harvard Model United Nations China 2011 A program of the Harvard International Relations Council & WEMUN Model United Nations Platform Document provided by WEMUN


Day 2 All day 

Zhouzhuang Water Village: one of the oldest and most preserved water towns of Shanghai Zhouzhuang is one of Southern China’s ancient towns and still maintains much of its original culture. Surrounded by a lake, the town stands on an island in the “land of rice and fish.” As you explore, enjoy the many branching streams, stone bridges, and black and white tiled residences.

Both lunch and dinner are included in the tour package. We will take an overnight, soft sleeper train to Beijing.

Harvard Model United Nations China 2011 A program of the Harvard International Relations Council & WEMUN Model United Nations Platform Document provided by WEMUN


Day 3 Morning 

Check into the hotel

Tian’anmen Square & the Forbidden City The Tiananmen Square is the largest city square in the world (440,000 m² - 880 m by 500 m) . The Tian’anmen Gate was first built in 1417 in the Ming Dynasty. On October 1, 1949, chairman Mao Zedong proclaimed on Tian’anmen Rostrum the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Since then Tian’anmen has been the symbol of New China.

The Forbidden City was the Chinese Imperial palace from the mid-Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. The complex consists of 800 buildings with 8,886 rooms. It covers 720,000 square metres. The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987 as the “Imperial Palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties”. Afternoon 

Summer Palace (including a boat cruise) The Summer Palace was first built in 1153 and served as an imperial palace for short stays away from the capital. The two main elements of the garden are Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake.

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Peking duck dinner Before you take up the menu, you might want to know more about how Peking Roasted Duck is made and how it is served. Peking Duck is always served in well-cut slices. The whole duck must be sliced into 120 pieces and every piece has to be perfect with the complete layers of the meat.

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Olympic buildings: the Bird Nest & Water Cube The Beijing National Stadium, also known as the bird's nest was the main track and field stadium for the 2008 Summer Olympics and was host to the Opening and Closing ceremonies. National Swimming Center is also known as the "Water Cube", and is the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games for the construction of the main swimming pool. Its design is based on the global design competition.

Both lunch and dinner are included in the tour package. We will stay in a four star hotel overnight.

Harvard Model United Nations China 2011 A program of the Harvard International Relations Council & WEMUN Model United Nations Platform Document provided by WEMUN


Day 4 Morning and Afternoon 

Temple of Heaven The Temple of Heaven was built in 1420 during the reign of Emperor Yongle of the Ming Dynasty, Temple of heaven is the place dynastic rulers in China used to worship the heaven.

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Ba Daling Great Wall The Great Wall of China is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in China, built, rebuilt, and maintained between 5th century BC and the 16th century to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire during the rule of successive dynasties. And it’s one of the existing mega structures and the world's longest man-made structure.

Night: 

Acrobatics Show The history of acrobatics in China can be traced back to Neolithic times. It is believed that acrobatics grew out of the labor and self-defense skills that the people practiced and demonstrated during their leisure time.

Both lunch and dinner are included in the tour package. We will stay in a four star hotel overnight.

Harvard Model United Nations China 2011 A program of the Harvard International Relations Council & WEMUN Model United Nations Platform Document provided by WEMUN


Day 5 Morning and Afternoon 

Check out of the hotel

Shopping at the Silk Market Now there are 410 booths and nearly a thousand staffs working here. Yearly turnover amounts to over RMB one hundred million. Most of the foreign costume sold here are given prominence to culture connotation of the tour, including silk production and souvenirs, etc.

Both lunch and dinner are included in the tour package. We will take a night train or fly back to Shanghai.

Day 6 

Airport departures or check into the conference hotel

Harvard Model United Nations China 2011 A program of the Harvard International Relations Council & WEMUN Model United Nations Platform Document provided by WEMUN


Package 2

Shanghai

3 days (14th-16th, March/21st-23rd, March) Price: 550USD This tour can be arranged either before or after the conference.

Day 1 Morning-Afternoon 

The World Expo museum By next March, the World EXPO may be turned into a museum

Shanghai’s Old alleys: Taichang Road Catch a glimpse of what life is like for Shanghai’s residents. Find out what they do and how they think while chatting over tea with locals in their homes. Visiting the old alleys of Shanghai is a great way to discover this city’s traditional culture!

Nanjing Road The world’s busiest shopping street

Night 

Boat around the Shanghai bund: Enjoy Shanghai at night! The bund, once home to foreign traders and major banks, has taken on a new vitality. Lovely old, European-style buildings intermix with futuristic developments, chic restaurants, and top-end shops and bars. The bund offers plenty to see and do – and by night, it’s magical!

Both lunch and dinner are included in the tour package – dinner will be traditional Shanghainese food. We will stay overnight in a three / four star hotel in Shanghai.

Day 2 All day 

Zhouzhuang Water Village: one of the oldest and most preserved water towns of Shanghai Zhouzhuang is one of Southern China’s ancient towns and still maintains much of its original culture. Surrounded by a lake, the town stands on an island in the “land of rice and fish.” As you explore, enjoy the many branching streams, stone bridges, and black and white tiled residences.

Both lunch and dinner are included in the tour package. We will take an overnight, soft sleeper train to Beijing.

Harvard Model United Nations China 2011 A program of the Harvard International Relations Council & WEMUN Model United Nations Platform Document provided by WEMUN


Day 3 Morning 

Shanghai ingredient company This company represents a joint partnership between Nestle and a Chinese company. Learn about how multinational companies develop in a Chinese cultural context, and have the opportunity to cook Chinese food using authentic ingredients!

Afternoon 

Souvenir shopping

Drive to the airport or check into the conference hotel

Package 3

Beijing

3 days (14th-16th, March/21st-23rd, March) Price: 650USD This tour can be arranged either before or after the conference.

Day 1 Morning 

Check into the hotel

Tian’anmen Square & the Forbidden City The Tiananmen Square is the largest city square in the world (440,000 m² - 880 m by 500 m) . The Tian’anmen Gate was first built in 1417 in the Ming Dynasty. On October 1, 1949, chairman Mao Zedong proclaimed on Tian’anmen Rostrum the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Since then Tian’anmen has been the symbol of New China. The Forbidden City was the Chinese Imperial palace from the mid-Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. The complex consists of 800 buildings with 8,886 rooms. It covers 720,000 square metres. The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987 as the “Imperial Palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties”.

Afternoon 

Summer Palace (including a boat cruise) The Summer Palace was first built in 1153 and served as an imperial palace for Harvard Model United Nations China 2011 A program of the Harvard International Relations Council & WEMUN Model United Nations Platform Document provided by WEMUN


short stays away from the capital. The two main elements of the garden are Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake. 

Chinese tea tasting China is a country with a time-honored civilization and a land of ceremony and decorum. Whenever guests visit, it is necessary to make and serve tea to them. "Savoring tea" is how people take delight in their reverie and in tea-drinking itself. Snatching a bit of leisure from a busy schedule, making a kettle of strong tea, securing a serene space, and serving and drinking tea by yourself can help banish fatigue and frustration, improve your thinking ability and inspire you with enthusiasm.

Peking duck dinner Before you take up the menu, you might want to know more about how Peking Roasted Duck is made and how it is served. Peking Duck is always served in well-cut slices. The whole duck must be sliced into 120 pieces and every piece has to be perfect with the complete layers of the meat.

Olympic buildings: the Bird Nest & Water Cube The Beijing National Stadium, also known as the bird's nest was the main track and field stadium for the 2008 Summer Olympics and was host to the Opening and Closing ceremonies. National Swimming Center is also known as the "Water Cube", and is the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games for the construction of the main swimming pool. Its design is based on the global design competition.

Both lunch and dinner are included in the tour package. We will stay in a four star hotel overnight.

Day 2 Morning and Afternoon 

Temple of Heaven The Temple of Heaven was built in 1420 during the reign of Emperor Yongle of the Ming Dynasty, Temple of heaven is the place dynastic rulers in China used to worship the heaven. 2Chinese emperors had many other gods to worship apart from the god of heaven, including the gods of earth, water and war.

Ba Daling Great Wall The Great Wall of China is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in China, built, rebuilt, and maintained between 5th century BC and the 16th century to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire during the rule of successive dynasties. And it’s one of the existing mega structures and the world's longest man-made structure. Harvard Model United Nations China 2011 A program of the Harvard International Relations Council & WEMUN Model United Nations Platform Document provided by WEMUN


Night: 

Acrobatics Show The history of acrobatics in China can be traced back to Neolithic times. It is believed that acrobatics grew out of the labor and self-defense skills that the people practiced and demonstrated during their leisure time.

Both lunch and dinner are included in the tour package. We will stay in a four star hotel overnight.

Day 3 Morning and Afternoon 

Check out of the hotel

Shopping at the Silk Market Now there are 410 booths and nearly a thousand staffs working here. Yearly turnover amounts to over RMB one hundred million. Most of the foreign costume sold here are given prominence to culture connotation of the tour, including silk production and souvenirs, etc.

Both lunch and dinner are included in the tour package. We will take a night train or fly back to Shanghai.

Day 4 

Departure for Shanghai for the conference

Note: Joining WEXPLORE program, the WEXPLORE organizing team can help to organize the hotel during conference time

Harvard Model United Nations China 2011 A program of the Harvard International Relations Council & WEMUN Model United Nations Platform Document provided by WEMUN


Application 

Send application form

Please fill in the HMUN China 2011 WExplore Tour Package Application Form and fax it to +86 10 58701560 or send the scanned copy to info@hmunchina.org

The application form is attached or can be downloaded from: http://www.globalmun.org/Download.aspx?Conferenceid=46

Please select desired tour package according to your school’s time availability. Specific arrival and departure time may change subject to flight availability.

Confirmation

After you send the application form, we will send confirmation email as soon as possible, and our WExplore coordinator will contact you individually on your itinerary details.

Payment

Please make payments as soon as possible after your application is confirmed. The Shanghai + Beijing package is 1080USD per person. The Shanghai Only package is 550 USD per person. The Beijing only package is 650 USD per person

We suggest that you make the payment together with delegation fee or delegate fee.

Harvard Model United Nations China 2011 A program of the Harvard International Relations Council & WEMUN Model United Nations Platform Document provided by WEMUN


HMUN China 2011 Wexplore Tour Package