June 23 â€“ July 14, 2011
Sponsored by University of Vermont Asian Studies Overseas Program and Windsor Central Supervisory Union
Comparison â€˘ The USA Population = 313,232,044 (July 2011 est.) country comparison to the world: 3
Area = total: 9,826,675 sq km
country comparison to the world: 3 land: 9,161,966 sq km water: 664,709 sq km
â€˘ China Population = 1,336,718,015 (July 2011 est.) country comparison to the world: 1
Area =total: 9,596,961 sq km
country comparison to the world: 4 land: 9,569,901 sq km water: 27,060 sq km
Chinaâ€™s Flag Red with a large yellow five-pointed star and four smaller yellow five-pointed stars (arranged in a vertical arc toward the middle of the flag) in the upper hoist-side corner; the color red represents revolution, while the stars symbolize the four social classes - the working class, the peasantry, the urban petty bourgeoisie, and the national bourgeoisie (capitalists) - united under the Communist Party of China
The Cities We Visited • • • • •
Beijing Kunming Qufu Jinan Beijing
The 4 Cities
Beijing Highlights • • • •
The Great Wall The Beijing Opera Tiananmen Square Forbidden City
The Great Wall â€˘ Several walls have been built since the 5th century BC that are referred to collectively as the Great Wall, which has been rebuilt and maintained from the 5th century BC through the 16th century. -From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Beijing Opera â€˘ Peking opera or Beijing opera is a form of traditional Chinese theatre which combines music, vocal performance, mime, dance and acrobatics. -From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tiananmen Square â€˘ Tiananmen Square is a large city square in the center of Beijing, China.
Kunming, China Yunnan Province The Golden Temple, one of many temples we visited.
As with most Taoist temples, you approach it by climbing up a mountainside on winding stone steps and pass through a series of "Heavenly Gates". The three Heavenly Gates of the Golden Temple are highly decorated with painted archivolts and carved beams and rafters.
More videos from Kunming, China
Qufu, China The birthplace of Confucius.
Restaurants and Food A video showing photos from all the cities we visited.