Oops! Please delete my lengthy previous message - this one contains
the pertinent information. I'm sending this sample itinerary of a
tour to China. My husband is going on this 3-week tour and I thought
it might be of interest for the CSG Conference planning next year.
CHINA ITINERARY SUMMARY
Visit elephant nose hill, fubo hill, seven stars garden, tea show by
the Zhuang ethnic group, tea
tasting, stay in Gui Lin at night
Cruise on Li Jiang, one of the most beautiful river in China, stay
Take bus back to Gui Lin, on the way visit Lu Di Ai, one of most
famous cave in China, fly to Chen Du
Jiu Zhai Guo
Fly to Jiu Huang airport, take bus to Huang Long National Park.
Jiu Zhai Guo National Park.
Cheng Du, Bei Jing 7
Fly back to Cheng Du in the morning, free activities in Cheng Du in
the afternoon, fly to Bei Jing.
Tian an men square, the great palace (forbidden city), etc.,
The great wall, Ming Tomb
The summer palace, temple of heaven, etc.
Fly to Shang Hai
Nan Jing Lu, Wai Tan which has various architecture style in the 20s,
night-time cruise in Pu river.
Lake West, silk show, dragon tea field, take bus to
Fei Lai Peak, then fly to San Ya
Visit the most beautiful beaches in China.
Mystical island, Xing Long arboretum, warm spring
Qiong Hai, Hai Ko
Mine museum, dong shan hill, wan quan river, etc
Hong Kong, then San Francisco
Brief Introduction of each destination:
In this trip, we will go to 14 different cities and locations in
China. They are Hong Kong, Xi Qiao (in Guangdong province), Guilin
(in Guan gxi province), Yangsuo(in Guangxi province), Chengdu (in
Sichuan province), Jiu Zhai Gou (in Sichuan province), Huanglong (in
Sichuan province), Beijin, Shanghai, Xiaoshan (in Zhejiang province),
Hangzhou (in Zhejiang province), Sanya (in Hainan province), Hai Ko
(in Hainan province).
See attached map of China with places marked by blue circles for this
A tiny bubble on the underbelly of China, Hong Kong has undergone
explosive development since being pinched by the British and turned
into a trading outpost. Hong Kong's role hasn't changed much, even
after the handover, and it remains one of the great trade centres of
the world. Much of the quaint historical past of Hong Kong has been
sadly demolished in the race for modernization, but it certainly
can't be said that Hong Kong lacks character its streets are
unmistakable. With the constant bustle, neon and activity, it's easy
to forget that there's a quieter dimension at the green outlying
islands and The New Territories. Hong Kong is one of the most
energetic cities anywhere and a place to soak up rather than do any
specific sightseeing. Dining choices are almost unlimited and
shopping remains a pastime. There are few places on Earth that can
match this optimistic city.
It's a well-known place for vacation. It is located 40 miles we st of
Guang Zhou, the capital of
Guang Dong province.
Gui Lin, famous for its wonderful scenery, rivers and karst peaks
covered in lush greenery, Guilin has a long history as the most
beautiful place in China. Established in the Qin Dynasty as a
regional power base for the first emperor of China, Guilin's pop
ulation exploded to around a million during the 1930s when the city
was a Communist stronghold against the Japanese. In recent decades,
although development and exploding tourism are changing the face of
this beautiful city, Guilin has remained one of China's greenest and
scenic cities. Guilin is situated along the Lijiang River, which is a
favorite travel attraction in itself. The beauty of the water and the
karst peaks towering into the sky have attracted travelers to this
area for centuries.
Yang Shuo, besides Dali in Yunnan, is China's most popular backpacker
destination. It's close to Gui Lin. In fact, Yangshuo has become
legendary as a place to get away from China. The village is set
amongst limestone and karst peaks, and is filled with quaint alleys,
shops and restaurants that serve many kinds of western foods. The
surrounding land is flat and perfect for bicycle riding and with your
choice of peaks to climb and local villages to visit, Yangshuo has
plenty to do!
Jiu Zhai Gou
Jiu Zhai Gou is located in the South section of Min Shan mountain
Range and there is great tributary in the Gully which is the water
source of JiaLing River of the Changjiang river system, The mountain
peaks are towering around and the snow summits are raising in the
sky. The Gully is formed into a "Y" type embraced by free mountain s.
There are 117 lakes in the gully both large and small which are
distributed in terraced types. Between the lakes there are 17
waterfall groups and torrents in 11 sections and 5 calcification
flowing shoals connected each other, which have formed into the
natural Landscape with high mountain lake groups and calcification
flowing shoals as the main body that is the only one China and rarely
exists in the world.
The Scenery is varied in four seasons.In the middle of the Spring,
the green and the flowers are beautiful. In Summer the lakes are
tranquil and mountains are azure In golden Autumn the trees are full
of red leaves and in middle Winter the glacial cascades are in
thousands. The green lakes, cascaded waterfalls, flowing shoals,
color forests, snow peaks and the flirtatious expression of Zhang
nationality as well as the animal and vegetation resou ces being
richly endowed by nature are greatly favoured by people. The national
treasure-Pandas and the golden monkeys are more Loved by People
too,which are honored as the "World of Divine Tales Fairy Land on the
earth ". In 1978, the Nine Village Valley was constructed as the
national natural protection area. In 1982 it was appointed by the
state Council as a key point scenic and historic area, in 1992
andr1997 it was
Listed by UNESCO as the natural heritage of the world and
biosphere protection area of the world and it is the only famous
scenic spot for tourist visit in China, which has won two interna
tional which has won two international Laurels and is rare in the
world. The Culture of Zhang-Qing has its own unique fascination. The
flirtation song and dance evening party reformed by the Nine Village
Valley Nationality Artists Group has given humane Landscape to the
unparalleled natural landscape and has become another scenery line to
Nine Village Valley.
Huang Long scenic spot has very special sceneries, rich natural
resources, and primeval forest. It's close to Jiu Zhai Gou. Huanglong
is thus called "A Fairyland on Earth" ;. There are snow mountains
just like those in Canada, the Great Gorge in America, the primeval
forest in Colorado, and the glamourous ponds in Huangshi Park. With
so many wonderful views gathered in one place, Huang Long is not only
the treasure of China, but also the treasure of the world. Huang Long
Valley is deeply hidden in Mount Cang Long. It is about 60 kilometers
from Cang Long to the east of Snow Mountain Peak and the forest. Here
a light yellow, calcareous heap covers the surface of the earth, like
a golden dragon running swiftly out from the boundless forest. Thus,
the name of "Yellow Dragon."
Hang zhou is known for its natural beauty of West Lake worldwide.
"Above is paradise, below is Suzhou and Hangzhou" expresses people's
indeed praise to Hangzhou. In the Yuan Dynasty, the famous Italian
traveler Marco Polo described this city as "the finest and most
splendid city in the world."
The shopping environment in Hangzhou is exciting and convenient.
Travelers and tourists like to go to Qing He Fang Street. It is one
of the most famous and historic streets in the city and reflects many
of the features of the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Shoppers
will admire the antique buildings while purchasing items from a wide
range of local goods such as silks, tea or maybe a silk parasol,
brocade or a beautiful Hangzhou fan. These are just some of the items
to be found but there are many more.
Beijing, as the capital of the world's most populous nation and
longest continuous civilisation, is rich in culture and history. It
is a sprawling city of over 12 million people, located inland in the
north-east of the country.
Since its early days as the Mongol capital in the 12th Century,
through the Ming and Qing Dynasties as the capital of the Chinese
empire, strategically located to keep an eye on the northern hordes,
Beijing has long been the pinnacle of civilisation in China. This is
made obvious by the wealth of historical sites in and around the
From world famous attractions such as the Great Wall and the
Forbidden City to the charm of Old Beijing's hutong alleys and eating
Peking Duck, the city has a lot to offer.
In line with the continuing drive for modernisation in China, Beijing
can be heavily polluted and sometimes resembles a large construction
site. Some buil dings, or even whole neighbourhoods, that were
standing yesterday will become a new shopping mall tomorrow. The
price of this may be the loss of the ambience that gives this city
such an enchanting feel.
Sanya - Located on the southernmost tip of Hai Nan Island is the
island's most famous tropical resort, wonderful in the baking summer
months and also a popular spot in winter too. And it is the beaches
that are the biggest attraction here. Sanya has some of the most
beautiful and well maintained stretches of sand not just in China but
in southern Asia. The sand here is white, palm trees provide shelter
from the sun and the sea is wonderfully blue and warm. This is just
about the only place in China with a really laid back feeling and
atmosphere. The 2004 Mrs. World contest was hold in Sanya.
The capital of Hai Nan province.