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Photo Series: HNC Trip to Zhenjiang

By: DING ZIQIAN

On October 21, students from the Hopkins-Nanjing Center went on an organized trip to Zhenjiang, a famous historical and cultural city near Nanjing.

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The first stop of the trip was a visit to Jinshan Temple. The temple was built over 1,600 years ago and is known as one of the most scenic spots south of the Yangtze River.

 

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Students listened to the tour guide narrate Buddhist stories.

 

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Students made a wish at the Dragon Well.

 

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In China, stone lions are seen as guardians of good luck and peace.

 

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At noon, the students arrived at the ancient Xijin ferry where they ate local specialties for lunch.  This picture features “Gui Hua Gao” a traditional Chinese dim-sum, which translates to rice cake flavored with sweet-scented osmanthus.

 

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Bamboo can frequently be seen in Chinese parks.

 

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The last stop of the day was Jiaoshan, a Taoist resort on a small island. Students visited temples, explored an ancient fort and viewed old stone tablets.

Photos are all by the author.

Ding Ziqian is a staff writer for the Nanjing bureau. She is a first-year MA student at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center.

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