5 Things To Do While Teaching English In China
1. See the Great Wall of China
Visiting this spectacular wonder of the world is a must do when in China. The Great Wall of China was built over 2000 years ago and has long and rich history. This monumental structure was designed to protect China against its enemies, stretching almost 9000 kilometers. People around the world can’t deny this grand piece of Chinese history as one of greatest architectural structures of its time.
2. Visit the Forbidden City
Located in Beijing, the Forbidden City is touted as the biggest palace in the world. It has 8886 rooms, and everything in the Forbidden City has been left untouched to this day, keeping its beauty and authenticity. If you would like to look around Forbidden City properly, it would take at least one week but if you want like to look around briefly, set aside 3 days to see this stunning master piece.
3. Get Friendly with the Pandas
“Which animal do you think is the cutest?” When most people are asked this question, more often than not they will say the Panda. If you visit southern China, you can see these adorable animals munching on some Bamboo as they go about their day. Nowadays, these special animals are listed as an endangered species as there are only about 1600 Pandas left, all living in China. So if you get the chance to see these beautiful black and white creatures, you’re truly experiencing a rarity.
4. Meet the Terracotta Warriors
These significant Chinese relics called the Terracotta Warriors and are situated in Xian. The Terracotta Warriors are 1.5km away from tomb of Qin Shi Huang and were made to protect the Emperor in the afterlife. These warriors number over 6000 soldiers, 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses. And an interesting thing is their face, position, armor, hair style are all different. So we can assume these warriors are an imitation of real soldiers.
5. Try Traditional Street Food
Many people say that if you would like to experience new culture, try their food. How about trying street food in China? Meet and greet with locals while you experience an array of traditional food types. Try your taste buds on delicious hot soup and sausage, spicy noodles, black tofu, steamed sweet potato and an assortment of delicacies. And for those with stronger stomachs, they also have fried Scorpion and Grasshopper too! The street markets are a not to be missed cultural experience.