INSIGHT CHINA CELEBRATES ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY!

Insight China looks back at a rich history of successful projects, informative interactions, exciting routes and knowledge transfer between Swiss and Chinese representatives. To continue this legacy and make this special anniversary unforgettable for our delegation this year’s edition will cover the following destinations to guarantee you a full insight into the Chinese culture! 

Beijing

As one of the oldest cities in the world  and not only because Beijing is a 6-times capital city  it bears its very own history. Beijing is home to a total of seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is considered the cultural hub of China. Unique culture, art, cuisine and architecture. In China’s second largest city  the No. 1 China gateway  we will start our on-site trip and create an optimal basis for an exciting and completely new experience.

Lanzhou

The capital of Gansu province is home to about 3.2 million people and is known as an ancient city on the ‘Silk Road’ trade route between Europe and China because it is at the entrance of a lowland corridor called the Hexi Corridor. Surrounded by mountains, deserts and plateaus, trade routes from north to south were blocked and Lanzhou benefited from the trade that inevitably passed through this area. It provided a platform for Western ideas, religions and views and under its influence Lanzhou has changed. Today the city is still known as an important transportation hub. The legacy of centuries of travel and trade on the Silk Road are the Bingling Temple Grottoes near Lanzhou and ancient temples and fortifications in the Hexi Corridor, and the modern city of Lanzhou offers the Gansu Provincial Museum as a travel highlight and modern facilities for a Silk Road tour. 

Chengdu

Min River and Dujiangyan, one of China’s most ancient and successful irrigation systems, watered by the Min River  this is where Chengdu in central Sichuan is located. The closely situated Mount Chingcheng and the irrigation system are designated a UNESCO World Heritage site (2000). The irrigation system, first set up during the Qin dynasty (221–207 BCE), diverted half the waters of the Min River eastward to irrigate the plain through a dense network of channels. This system has survived basically in its original form and enables the area to support what has been claimed to be one of the densest agrarian populations anywhere in the world.

CHONGQING

Known as “mountain city” or the “city on rivers”, Chongqing is surrounded by the Yangtze and Jialing river. Due to its very unique topography and features, Chongqing is known as a location with incredible scenery, mountains, rivers, forests, springs, waterfalls, gorges and caves. A green oasis  a little far away from the big city bustle.

Shanghai

Not for nothing is Shanghai the most famous city in China. Many popular districts, one of the first and now one of the largest Chinese ports (open for trade with the West). As one of China’s most influential trading center since the Communist victory in 1949  meeting domestic demand. Due to its geographical location on the coast of the East China Sea  between the Yangtze River and Hangzhou Bay  it encompasses not only the city itself, but also the surrounding suburbs and agricultural hinterland.

SITUATION SURROUNDING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

*Destinations are subject to change during the planning process due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.*

The Project Team of Insight China monthly evaluates the situation to ensure that contingency plans are in place for all possible scenarios.
It is of our utmost importance that the delegation receives the 5 ECTS credits. 
Additionally, we want to provide as many benefits and the best experience as possible for the delegation members despite the unforeseeable future. 
In case there is a change of plans, regarding the country of destination and cities we will of course inform you.
Until then, stay safe, take care and hopefully see you soon. 

Your Insight China Team 2020/2021