The Asian Club has traveled periodically to China during various spring breaks. It is always a great trip for students to explore the highlights of Beijing, including the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and the Olympic Sports Complex. Students participate in many local activities, including: visiting local schools in China; participating in a Taiji lesson and tea ceremony; experiencing both a Peking duck dinner and a traditional Chinese meal with Hutong families; taking a rickshaw tour of hutongs; and enjoying entertainment by the Legend of Kung Fu Show and Acrobatics show.
In Shanghai, students visit the Shanghai World Financial Center, Buddha Temple, and Nanjing Lu. Followed by an extended tour to Xi’an, Guilin, Yangshuo and Hong Kong, students have the opportunity to visit the Terracotta Warriors, enjoy the Muslim Quarter, eat street food, and watch the Tang Dynasty show. They also experience the mile-long outdoor theatrical light show, “ Impression Liu Sanjie,” take a Li River bamboo raft excursion, and finally a walking tour of Xi Jie.
In Hong Kong, students often end the evening watching "A Symphony of Lights" from the Avenue of Stars, and a ride on Star Ferry. With their expert local guide, students see Aberdeen and Repulse Bay, take the Peak Tram up to Victoria Peak, Visit Stanley Market, and enjoy a Dim Sum tasting.
In the future, the Asian Club would like to expand the trip to include Japan, Korea, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam to further broaden Prep students' understanding of Asia.