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In less than a year, you can travel to China to see the most famous attractions of the country AND the longest total solar eclipse of the century.
The Olympics have shown us the new China – historic, modern and beautiful. The Houston Museum of Natural Science will explore its wonders during our trip to see the total solar eclipse in Shanghai next summer.
The trip includes three days in Beijing with time to climb the Great Wall, visit Tienanmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace, and the most famous Olympics venues, including the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube.
The trip also includes Xi’an with its Terra-Cotta Warriors and Wild Goose Pagoda followed by a trip south for a Yangtze River cruise, ending at the Three Gorges Dam, as well as sightseeing in Shanghai.
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But the highlight and final event is the total solar eclipse, with the dark new moon passing in front of the sun, blocking all but its beautiful outer atmosphere from our view for six full minutes. From a special location near Shanghai, we will watch this rare celestial event, occurring over one of the most populous and modern cities in the world.
If you have any questions about this historic event or the trip we’re planning to witness it, please leave me a comment on this post.