Virtual Field Trip to China!

February 17th, 2006 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Recommended Website:
The China Guide

ClickSchooling list member Ruthe suggested this website that offers a virtual tour of China through 360 degree panoramas of notable attractions in Beijing and Shanghai such as:

  • The Forbidden City
  • Tiananmen Square
  • The Gate of Heavenly Peace
  • The Summer Palace
  • Old Summer Palace
  • Jingshan Park
  • Beihai Park
  • Hutongs – Traditional Alleys
  • The Marco Polo Bridge
  • Shanghai Pudong
  • The Bund
  • Acrobatic Troupe
  • Yu Yuan Garden
  • The Great Wall of China!

As you look at the photos, turn up your sound to hear original Chinese music. You can also click on audio to hear how to pronounce many names, words, and phrases in Chinese. In addition, as you click on the photos and illustrations, text boxes appear providing historical information.

While this is a commercial site to encourage tourism, there is so much of educational value that it’s a must see. However, because it is a commercial site, parents (as always) should take some time to preview it to determine suitability of all of the content — such as suggestions for hotels, shopping, and nightlife.

The site includes some video clips and uses humor to actively show travelers aspects of Chinese culture in which they can participate. Find out how to ride a bike with the masses, navigate the subway system, take a taxi without speaking Chinese and find your way to the restroom.

Scroll down the menu to find information on Chinese culture and food. Don’t miss the Chinese language lessons. Learn to count, exchange money, ask for directions, and order from a menu in Chinese!


Leave a Reply