Author: Lindsay Clark
While visiting the city of Shangri-La (formerly known as Zhongdian), the ninth grade students took some Tibetan language and painting lessons at the Thangka Academy. Taught by monks and scholars, they got the great chance to absorb a lesser-known culture first-hand.
En route to Lijiang, China, the students at THINK Global school experienced a morning market in Shaping. Snapping photos, speaking in Mandarin, trying new foods - everyone took their own approach to this outdoor, cultural classroom.
-g The final weXplore experience in China took the TGS family to the Yunnan province where we learned about good luck - or fu - at this mountaintop temple in Dali. Our guide, Zhang Jiong, explains why people spin three times in front of the fu symbol, and the students attempt to bring good luck to themselves and their families.