|Volunteer Abroad in coastal China: Volunteering Opportunities
China is the cultural center of East Asia: its social riches and 5,000 years of turbulent history place it among the world’s greatest travel destinations. The Great Wall, X’ian’s Terracotta Army, the Forbidden Palace and Tiananmen Square: the very names ring of history and legend.
The Shandong province, where are volunteer projects are based, is located on the eastern edge of the North China Plain. The Shandong peninsula is home to some of China’s best ports, located along the peninsula’s rocky, indented coast. The hilly countryside produces an abundant amount of fruit while fishing is the most important industry along the coast.
With a history of more than 5,000 years, Shandong is considered one of the birthplaces of Chinese civilization. Shandong has also been the home of a large number of historical figures, including Confucius, the great thinker and educator from China.
Shandong Province is also considered the birthplace of China's pottery, porcelain and silk. Throughout the province the tourist can find traditional items like the clocks and watches of Yantai, the porcelain of Zibo, the kites of Weifang, the shell-carving and beer of Qingdao – host of the 2008 Olympics sailing events.
There are daily flights from Beijing to Yantai, less than an hour, costing less than $80. Weekend excursions can be arranged to visit the Forbidden City, the Great Wall and Tiananmen Square.
Volunteering in China is a way to immerse yourself in a new culture, while discovering one person can make a real difference. Volunteering in Shandong province allows you to explore a unique region of China, one that has a lot to offer its visitors. Enjoy the scenic beaches and local sites like Liugong Island, Penglai-Penglai Pavilion, theWater Fortress and the Museum of Ancient Warship.
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