Globex Field Trip
Pre-Globex 3-Day Beijing Tour (Date: June 28-30, 2019) - Expense: USD 140/person
The costs cover tickets, transportation, three lunches, two bottles of mineral water each day, insurance, service fee and guide.
2. 5-Day Field Trip to the Yellow River Basin (Date: July 21-25, 2019) - Expense: USD 560/person
(USD 400/person for students enrolled in the Integrated Water Resources Management course)
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Yellow River Basin 5-Day Trip
Dates: July 21-25, 2019
Day 1: July 21, 2019. Beijing – Zhengzhou by high speed train; The Yellow River Museum
Known as the mother river of all Chinese people, the 5,464-kilometer (about 3,395 miles) Yellow River is the second longest in China after the Yangtze River. Like the Nile in Egypt, the Yellow River has been the lifeblood of Chinese civilization, and is still a major source of water to 100 million people in nine Chinese provinces. The headwaters of the Yellow River lie in Kunlun Mountains in northwestern Qinghai Province. It runs through nine provinces and autonomous regions on its way to the Bohai Sea.
The Yellow River Museum is the only natural science and technology museum in China that focuses on the Yellow River. It mainly displays the natural history of the Yellow River, the Yellow River culture, the Yellow River governance and the development and utilization of water resources through the collections of paleontological fossils, ore specimens, historical documents and paintings.
Day 2: July 22, 2019. The Yellow River Conservancy Commission and the experimental site; The Yellow River Scenic Area
The Yellow River Conservancy Commission (YRCC) is a government agency of the Ministry of Water Resources (MWR). YRCC takes the responsibility of water administration of the Yellow River Basin and the inland river basins in such province as Xinjiang, Qinghai, Gansu and Inner Mongolia. The experimental site of YRCC demonstrates the Yellow River models such as the Xiaolangdi Dam and how it operations in reality.
The Yellow River Scenic Area is situated northwest of Zhengzhou City, the capital of Henan Province. As seen from a high point in this scenic area, the mighty Yellow River rushes by and demonstrates tremendous force with rolling and falling of the river's torrents.
Day 3. July 23, 2019. The Yellow River XiaoLangDi Scenic Area in Luoyang, the DaiMeiShan Geopark
Located in the last gorge of middle reaches of the Yellow River and covers a total area of 1,262 square km, the Yellow River Xiaolangdi Scenic Area features superb sceneries of gorges, rivers, surrounding peaks and profound Yellow River culture. The 1667-meter-long Xiaolangdi Dam, the highlight of the whole scenic area, is a monumental work in controlling the Yellow River in Chinese history and a challenging masterwork of hydraulic engineering. It was built with multi functions of flood protection, ice prevention, electricity generating and desilting. Numerous verdant peaks around are delicate and pretty with places of historic figures and cultural heritage. The Xiaolangdi Dam, constructed by the end of the 20th century, is not only an achievement to create lakes in the high mountains, but also a fulfilling to make the muddy water in the Huanghe River clean and calm.
Wangwushan-Daimeishan Geopark is located in Jiyuan and Xin’an, Henan Province, It is about 170 km from Zhengzhou, the capital of the Province, and 900 km from Beijing. The park is geomorphologically subdivided into the Wangwu Mountain, Daimei Mountain and Yellow River Valley. The section of the Yellow River between the Wangwushan and the Daiheshan mountains is believed to be the most beautiful place along the whole River. The formation and the evolution of the Yellow River are closely related to the geological and tectonic evolution of the Wangwu-Daimei Mountains. It is geologically proposed that the run-through of isolated paleolakes in the middle reach caused to the formation of the Yellow River. The 40-km long Daimei Gorge is a typical red-rock valley. It winds its way up, showing a magnificent scene. The long geological history of Wangwu-Daimei mountains created not only a beautiful natural landscape but more than 20 kinds of mineral resources such as coal, iron, aluminum and so on. The Yellow River odd stones at the Daimei Mountain are widely owned by the collectors as a treasure.
Day 4. July 24, 2019. The Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang
Situated on the banks of Yi River in the southern suburb of Luoyang City, Longmen Grottoes is commonly listed among the Four Great Grottoes of China together with Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang, Yungang Grottoes in Datong and Mount Maiji Grottoes in Tianshui. The creating of Longmen Grottoes started from around year 493 when Emperor Xiaowendi of Northern Wei Dynasty (368-534) moved the capital from Pingcheng (known as Datong today) to Luoyang. Hailed as the No.1 among the most famous eight landscapes in ancient Luoyang, Longmen Mountain was recognized as an advantageous place in Chinese Fengshui, which made it the site for the grottoes. After a long intermittent project lasting over 400 years after Northern Wei, a spectacular grotto stretching for one kilometer from south to north emerged on the cliffs of the mountains by Yi River.
Among all the caves in Longmen Grottoes, that completed by Northern Wei Dynasty and Tang Dynasty account for the majority, reaching up to 30% and 60% respectively. Impacted by aesthetic standards of the times, two dynasties show widely different styles in carving statues of Buddhas. The ones of Northern Wei look vivacious, comely, tender and slim, while the Tang's are much plumper. In addition, Longmen Grottoes is also a treasure house of Chinese calligraphy. Not only do the inscriptions found in the grottoes record why the statues of Buddhas were carved but also they are essential Chinese calligraphy themselves. Nowadays, Chinese characters in Wei-style are still widely used in slogans and decoration.
Day 5 July 25, 2019. The Shaolin Temple; Zhengzhou-Beijing by high-speed train
Shaolin Temple, in the region of Songshan Mountain, Dengfeng City, Henan Province, is reputed to be 'the Number One Temple under Heaven'. Shaolin Temple history can date back to Northern Wei Dynasty (386 - 534), and it played an important role on the development of the Buddhism in China. Included on UNESCO's World Cultural & Natural Heritage List in 2010, it is the cradle of the Chinese Zen Buddhism and the Shaolin Martial Arts such as Shaolin Cudgel. Shaolin Temple embraces many exciting attractions, such as the Hall of Heavenly Kings (Tianwangdian), the Mahavira Hall (Daxiongbaodian), the Pagoda Forest, the Dharma Cave and the Martial Art Training Center.
Shaolin Kungfu is an integrated one with famous top 72 unique skills, and kinds of Chinese boxing, cudgel play, spearplay, sabreplay, and swordsmanship, and the word Shaolin has become the symbol of traditional martial arts of Chinese nation. The main idea of Shaolin Kungfu is the combination of Chan and martial arts, with the understanding of Chan the primary point. According to Shaolin Kungfu practitioners, Shaolin monks practice the martial arts to get better concentration and meditation in minds as well as win a stronger body and a prolonged life. A comprehensive system developed for over one thousand years, the martial arts and Chan theory of Shaolin Kungfu have well incorporated, which is the feature that make the Shaolin Kungfu greatly different from other Kungfu schools that are only emphasize on martial arts itself.
Day 1: 6:30 am-5:00 pm, June 28, 2019. The Great Wall, Chang Ling, Bird's Nest, the Water Cube
The Great Wall is 6350km long and was a mammoth defense bulwark that serpentined its way across mountains and valleys in the northern part of the country in China’s feudal years. Construction of the Great Wall began in the 7th century BC. But it was Qinshihuang, the founding emperor of the first unifying dynasty Qin, who brought it to completion. Repeated extensions were done in later dynasties until the Ming. Juyongguan (pass) is in the 18-kilometer (11 mi)-long Guangou Valley. The pass is one of the three greatest mountain passes of the Great Wall of China.
Changling spot is located in Changping District of Beijing, and on the south of Tianshou mountain peak. It was a famous buried mausoleum of the third emperor of the Ming Dynasty and his wife empress.
The Bird’s nest is the main stadium for the twenty-ninth Olympic Games in 2008. The Water Cube is the main water stadium for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, which is located in the Olympic Park. It is used for swimming, synchronized swimming and diving events during the Olympic Games.
Day 2: 7:30am-5:00pm, June 29.
Tiananmen Square, the Imperial Palace, Wangfujing, Temple of Heaven (Beijing Roast Duck for Lunch)
Tiananmen, located in the center of Beijing City, next to the south of the Imperial Palace, is the gate of Ming, Qing two generations. The People's Republic of China held a founding ceremony here in October 1, 1949, which became the symbol of the modern China and is designed into the national emblem. Over a hundred years, many ceremonies and demonstrations have been held here. Tian'anmen Gate (Gate of Heavenly Peace) was built in the 15th century and restored in the 17th century. From imperial days, the yellow glaze-tiled double-eave tower functioned as a rostrum for proclaiming pronouncements to assembled masses. The gate leads to an imperial city -- the Forbidden City.
Established in 1925, the Palace Museum is located in the imperial palace of the consecutive Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. The magnificent architectural complex, also known as the Forbidden City, and the vast holdings of paintings, calligraphy, ceramics, and antiquities of the imperial collections make it one of the most prestigious museums in China and the world. In 1961, the State Council designated the former imperial residence as one of China's foremost-protected cultural heritage sites, and in 1987 it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Temple of Heaven is located in southern Beijing. It was first constructed in 1420, the 18th year of the reign of Ming emperor Yongle, and was extended and renovated during the reigns of Ming emperor Jiajing and Qing emperor Qianlong. It was the place where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties would worship the god of heaven and pray for good harvest. Covering an area of 273 hectares, it is the largest architectural complex in the world for rituals to pay homage to heaven. In 1998, the Temple of Heaven was inscribed on the World Heritage List by the UNESCO. With profound cultural connotations and imposing architectural styles, the Temple of Heaven is considered a reflection of the ancient civilization of the Orient.
Day 3: 8:00 am-5:00 pm, June 30, 2019. Beihai, Houhai and the 798 Art District
Beihai Park, located in Beijing downtown area, belongs to the Chinese ancient royal garden. It is on the west side of Jingshan Hill and in the northwest of the Imperial Palace.
798 is not only digital, but also refers to Beijing 798 Art Zone, or Dashanzi Art District, 798 Dashanzi Factory Art District. The arts district is the name of Beijing state electronic industrial plant. At the same time, the 798 also refers to a kind of cultural concept.
Beijing Houhai is somewhere makes you relax. The scenery is picturesque, especially the night scene is charming.