About Zhejiang

Zhejiang is an eastern coastal province of China, with Jiangsu province to the north, Anhui province to the northwest, Jiangxi province to the west and Fujian province to the south, and more than 51.20 million people live in 101800 square km area.

Actually, Zhejiang (crooked river) was the old name of the Qiantang River for the characters of the river, and actually the name of the province is often abbreviated to its first character, Zhe (crooked).
Zhejiang province is a mostly mountains region, about 70% of its total are covered by hills. The altitude in the south and west is much higher than the rest parts. The highest peak of the province is the 1921-meter-high Huangyajian Peak which is located in the southwest. Mountains and mountain ranges include the Yandang Mountains, Tianmu Mountains, Mount Tiantai, and Mount Mogan.

The major plains lie in the north of the province along the south of the Yangtze Delta, which consists of the cities of Hangzhou, Jiaxing, and Huzhou etc. the Grand Canal of China enters from the northern border to end at Hangzhou. Another relatively flat area is along the Qujiang River around the cities of Quzhou and Jinhua.

Main scenic spots in Zhejiang Provinces are composed of gardens in traditional Chinese architecture along with area have beautiful landscape, such as West Lake, Humble Administrator's Garden, Lingering Garden etc. Moreover, there are over three thousand islands along the ragged coastline of Zhejiang, among them, the largest one is the Zhoushan Island.

Collection of Zhejiang Orphanages

Based in China, Lead to China works closely with Chinese Government and Social Welfare Institutes throughout China. This section contains detailed information like each orphanage address, photos, travel stories, visit arrangement, and travel tips.

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11 Days Zhejiang Children Reunion Heritage Tour

Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Orphanage City, Shanghai

  • We can arrange the visiting to all orphanages in Zhejiang Province
  • Famous places like Great Wall/ Giant Panda/ Terracotta Amy are all covered
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  • No forced shopping activities
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Spring Schedule: Mar 16th, Apr 06th
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Winter Schedule: Dec 20th

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Tips for a China Orphanage Visit

When you plan to have a China return trip, you'd better prepare a gift for other children in the orphanage. You can ask our travel consultant about the details and buy some gifts several days before your trip or you can buy that after your arrival in China if you're inconvenient for the excessive baggage. The guide from LeadtoChina will give you proper suggestions and help you to buy these. If you're confused about what items the SWI need, here are some good examples: snacks, or a basket of fruit, backpack, books or other school supplies. You are also suggested to buy fans and air conditioning in summer in some poor SWI. Most of the SWI will give you a present in return for memory.

Many families care about the donation, and if you want to do this, we suggest you to exchange the donated money for RMB and show this to the director of the SWI. Some SWI will issue a donation certificate to you but not every SWI will do this.

According to the size of the SWI and the frequency of the families' return, the visit can be the most important thing for the staff or a small part of the orphanage's routine work. You can talk to your child about the actual situation you've known to let them make enough preparations. You'd better tell them what will happen and what to do if things are not the same as they expected. They should keep a flexible attitude towards life and enjoy the process instead of following a certain model to start as things are not exactly what we think and this is very important. One more important point which is often ignored is that most of the orphanage children always have various special needs. It is better to consider this before visiting and your child should know that some children in the SWI have physical or mental disability. All these can provide a better atmosphere for the children with special needs in the orphanage during your return visit.

If you'd love to invite the orphanage director to lunch, please don't forget other people in the SWI as they are usually the director's assistants. If you want to invite the caregiver or nanny, you'd better extend the invitation through the director to request the consent out of courtesy. Our guide can help you to do this and convey your invitation accurately and politely. What's more, some of the orphanages will offer you free lunch but many SWI will charge you for about 100 USD as lunch fee. You can inquire about this through your trip consultant before travelling.

At last, some Chinese individuals act turgidly in front of you for not losing face. But most people follow traditional Chinese values, modesty and gentleness. Bearing this in mind can help you deal with problems in different situations successfully during your return visit.