Great Wall of China* - There will be a one-day visit to the Great Wall of China* (the section at Mutianyu) one of China's most iconic landmarks and a hugely important historical and cultural attraction.
The Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square* - There will be a half day visit to the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Two more important and beautiful must see locations!
Please note: Return transport is arranged from the PKU campus via air-conditioned coaches, and visitors have the opportunity to walk along the Great Wall, take photographs, have something to eat and look inside some of the watchtowers. As one might imagine, our trips are very popular with our participants, and the vast majority of LSE-PKU Summer School students attend, including those who are from Beijing and/or China. Trips to other places of interest may also be available, and this will be confirmed closer to the beginning of the programme. All LSE-PKU Summer School social events are optional and can be booked during registration in Beijing (additional charges are payable).
*Weather permitting. However if any of the excursions are not possible we will offer alternative options.
Top Tip: Beijing is also full of other attractions, including the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, the Lama Temple, the Hall of Great Harmony, the Gate of Heavenly Peace, the 'Birds Nest' stadium (Niaochao) and many others. If you don't have time to see them all during the LSE-PKU Summer School, you may wish to consider extending your trip and staying slightly longer after the LSE-PKU Summer School to make the most of your time in China.
"Try to stay a bit longer than the programme takes so that you can utilise this time to explore more of Beijing and China, possibly with the new friends that you have met. There is simply so much to do and see, and since the study load is relatively heavy, you really want some extra time to explore the city." Maxim Roben, Vrije University, Netherlands