AGE: FOR 16-26 years old high school & Collage student &Adult Program brief propels: Dali is a wonderful place for Volunteer ,Adventure, there are plenty of Ethnic minority, during trekking around different mountain, experience different Ethnic Minority culture, such as Bai,Yi Ethnic tribes handcraft ,study Kungfu &taiji, deeper understand Chinese spirit, culture communication, improve student’s health and Execution ability also enhance environment and Ethnic culture protection awareness Introduction of Dali: In Ancient time. Dali is a woman’s kingdom The legend story about Avastilosvara became a local woman to rescue village people from a war in Ming dynasty. One day lots of robber and enemy come to the village try to start a war, a old lady carry a huge stone ,and the robber ask her why you carry so much, she answered: in the village, every young guy carries three times as mine, the robber scared about it, then run away. Actually, in local village, you will see woman do lots of hard work in farmland; carry a lot of heavy things, you have to respect and admire woman there Jizushan Mountain is the 5th most famous Buddist Mountain in China, is the buddha Gaye who gain enlightenment from, it is said this mountain was the place where Mahakasyapa, a senior disciple of Sakyamni, practiced Buddism.The Mountain is named for its chicken-foot-mountains ranges. Shaxi in the historic Market Square of the old village of Sideng, a once vibrant staging post along the Tea and Horse Caravan Trail, which primarily channeled trade in tea, horses and other valuables between diverse ethnic groups residing along the eastern Himalayan riff beginning in the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907).
We have been taking students to the Bai minority village of Shaxi, located in Jianchuan County for rural home stays since 2001 for the School for International Training. In the process we encountered the Shaxi Rehabilitation Project, conducted by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, who have been working since then to restore in a traditional way the decaying but beautiful Bai houses around the historic square of what was once a center of trade on the ancient tea and horse caravan route linking Southeast Asia Tibet and on to India. Shaxi lies just below the forest covered hills of Shibaoshan, famous for its Indian influenced rock hewn sculptures and its Buddhist temples that date from the time of the Nanzhao and Dali kingdoms (649-1053). After completing much of their work the Swiss are now leaving and Shaxi is becoming a new, if off-the-beaten track tourist destination, now a World Monuments site. Shibao Mountain located in the northwest of Dali, contains Buddhist rock carvings and temples of over 1300 years old with, amongst others, images of the Bodhisattva Guanyin, and lady's produced organ. Local people often worship for pray for giving birth no pain delivery. They are art treasures of the Nanzhan Kingdom and the Dali Kingdom. And we will visit the Center for Cultural Learning and Development in a courtyard structure we are renovating in the traditional style and conduct training sessions for local guides and interested residents in how Shaxi’s tourism may be managed in a sustainable way that will best benefit the local people. This building will serve as a testimony to Bai culture and, replete with a library, serve as a resource center for scholars of the Bai, the ancient Nanzhao Kingdom and We hope by increasing awareness of the local residents to avoid the type of mass tourism found in nearby Dali and Lijiang whose primary beneficiaries are outside entrepreneurs. We are also outlining a three day hiking trail connecting Shaxi with a smaller Bai mountain village, Mapingguan, and the temples of Shibaoshan Summer camps in Dali Schedule One week trekking around Dali, experience Bai ethnic culture, handcraft. And studying Taiji & Kungfu & Chinese lessons,and try Rock climb near Erhai lake . One week English Volunteer teaching, visit local Bai Ethnic family, deep experience Bai Ethnic village culture, home stay, research subject. Details of Schedule
First week: Trekking week
Morning Afternoon Evening Monday Dali Cangshan mountain trek Tuesday Taiji kongfu lesson Wednesday Taiji kongfu lesson Thursday Taiji kongfu lesson Friday Shuanglang village visit Saturday Rock climbing near Erhai lake side Sunday Shaxi mountain and village visit Second week: volunteer English teaching in Shaxi local elementary school week Monday Shibao mountain Free time or watch movie Tuesday Visit local Bai family Free time Wednesday English teaching Free time Thursday English teaching Free time Friday English teaching Free time Saturday English teaching Free time Sunday Sum up, and visit Lijiang old town , Farewell day Free time
Sleeping and meals
package includes: Airport pick up and drop off Medical and travel insurance Accommodation:Guesthouse:girls dorm, Boys dorm &,home stay Transportation:private car or local vehicles support Meals (B.L.D.)=breakfast,lunch,dinner English speaking tour guide Chinese qualified teacher Taiji & kungfu qualified master
Programs High light: Experience Adventure & Local ethnic minority village Concentrative Chinese language environment Small group class with the maximum of 12 students Diverse Ethnic Minority culture, activities, handicraft studies Environment protection subject studies and research. Carefully selected camp directors, coordinators and monitors based on their experience, expertise and, above all, dedication to the students.
Cultural Activities and Excursions: We provide diverse cultural activities and cultural appreciation for students in the afternoon from Monday to Friday, to introduce more about China. Activities include handicrafts, Kungfu, acrobatics appreciation, museum and historic site visit, etc… TAIJ&KUNGFU master’s introduction: Taiji, Eight Trigrams,Kungfu, Xingyi studying Mr. Ma Kaiyi:Member of Yunnan provincial association of Martial Arts Dali Diancang kungfu School with over 50years Teaching experience of Taiji,Eight Trigrams,Xingyi, Kungfu,18 Ancient weapons, including swords,spears,and sticks,ets, and related practice
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