Ancient Chinese culture dates back over 5000 years and has managed to retain a fascinating and distinct identity. Religion, philosophy, politics, Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism have had a lasting impact on Chinese traditions and although Western Culture has invaded certain elements of Chinese life, their influence still lives on today.
Mandarin Chinese is the most commonly spoken language in China although there are over 297 languages living in China today.
Chinese cuisine is intertwined in Chinese culture. The main food staples in China are rice, noodles, tofu, tea and soy sauce. Food varieties symbolise different things in Chinese medicine and traditional beliefs. For example, a variety of noodle, the Shou Mian (寿面), is an avatar of long life and good health according to Chinese traditions.
Vast and shrouded in mystery, China is one of our most popular school tour destinations. Take your students on an enchanting journey through one of the worlds most fascinating countries. Explore its complex cultural heritage and variety of landscapes, from one the world’s largest cities, Bejing, to the ancient city of Xi’an.
The Great Wall of China is one of the most impressive feats of ancient engineering and human dedication, but there's far more to China than its famous wall. As the world’s second largest economy students can discover the corporate secrets to success in the global financial hub of Shanghai.
Take your students on a tai chi experience at The Temple of Heaven, or visit the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace in Bejing.
I first visited China in 2014 and always thought it would be a great place to take students. I was amazed at the culture, history and the infrastructure of the country - and of course, the food. Moreover, I felt it was important for students to be aware of our biggest export partner and the influence China will have on Australian businesses over the next 20 years. Seeing the students appreciate the fascinating culture and history of China was extremely rewarding for me.
Check out the trips available for your school in China. From business, language, and culture, there’s a trip to suit your school and subject.