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Day Tour: Medicinal Plant Botanical Garden
 
 
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One of the largest medicinal plant botanical gardens in China, the garden at the Medicinal Plants Research Institute in Haidian district boasts a wide variety of medicinal plants from all over northern China. The gardens are alive with famous plants such as peonies and Chinese skullcaps as well as many rare and little-known medicinal plants. Except for the deep Beijing winter, anytime is a good time to visit the garden. Along with the gardens, the institute has one of the best medicinal food restaurants in China and a morning at the garden wouldn't be complete without a lunch in the restaurant.

Where to meet: Catch coach at the China Culture Center, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China.

         
   
         
         
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This tour is guided by CCC's expert Thomas Avery Garran (US) 

Thomas has been studying herbal medicine since 1989. His original training was in Western herbalism and later in Chinese medicine. He is a graduate of the American School of Herbalism and holds a Masters Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Thomas is the former Chair of the Department of Herbal Medicine at the Institute of Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Honolulu, HI, and on the advisory board for the John Burns School of Medicine’s Department of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. Thomas has been living in Beijing, China for the last 4 years where he has been practicing and worked with several teachers. Thomas has primarily focused on internal medicine including the treatment of gynecology, as well as digestive, liver, and lung illnesses.

 

 

 
 
   
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