World Flower Council
2017 INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT "Fragrance Embrace”
September 18-21, 2017
The Garden Hotel
Featured special guest presenters:
Mr. Harijanto Setiawan from Singapore
Ms. Tesunuri Kawana from Japan
Mr. Frederic Dupre from France
Post Tour Overview
Chengdu, Xi’an, Beijing September 22 - 28, 2017
We can’t miss the opportunity to visit Pandas while in China! Chengdu Research for Giant Panda Breeding (known as Panda Base). Gain fascinating insight into the progression of baby pandas to adult pandas. Admire the delicate newborns in a special infant panda area. Continue to enrich your knowledge by observing adolescent pandas between the age of one and five. Sichuan cooking experience will be a fun evening of cooking, sharing and exploring the Sichuan Cuisine Museum.
Xi'an is considered the cradle of Chinese civilization. Marvel at the most significant archeological excavation of the 20th century, the Terracotta Warriors. 7,000 life-sized figures in ordered rows. Including the Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum it is the largest imperial tomb in China with richest burial objects. Xi’an is also the Eastern terminus of the Silk Road. There is a vibrant Muslim community featuring the Great Mosque from built in 792 and the Beiyuanmen Street Market. Some good shopping here! The Wild Big Goose Pagoda will give us insight into the Buddhism in China.
Our tour culminates in Beijing with a walk on the Great Wall of China. The Great Wall is the longest
man-made structure on Earth, spanning nearly 4,000 miles of China's northern frontier. We plan to visitthe Wall near Mutianyu a location that offers either a stair climb or a cable car ride to the top of the Wall. We will take a Hutong Rickshaw Tour through a preserved area of Beijing including a visit in the home of a local family. Tiananmen Square is the largest public plaza in the world, erected in 1417 at the height of the Ming Dynasty. There are several impressive monuments including the Great Hall of the People, the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong and the famed ceremonial gateway. The Forbidden City/ Imperial Palace/Palace Museum is a construction comparable to the Pyramids in Egypt. The entire site is comprised of 800 buildings with more than 9,000 rooms.
Day 1 Friday, September 22 Transfer to Chengdu via airline, Sichuan cooking experience and dinner at Sichuan Cuisine Museum. Overnight Chengdu
Day 2 Saturday, September 23 Half day tour Chengdu Research for Giant Panda Breeding (known as Panda base), afternoon flight to Xi’an. Overnight Xi’an
Day 3 Sunday, September 24 Half day tour Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, afternoon relaxed pace tour of the Ancient City Wall or alternately tour the wall top by bicycle. Overnight Xi’an
Day 4 Monday, September 25 Full day tour Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Muslim Quarters and Great Mosque, shopping time. Overnight Xi’an
Day 5 Tuesday, September 26 Morning transfer to Beijing via high-speed train. Late afternoon Hutong Rickshaw Tour and Family visit. Overnight Beijing
Day 6 Wednesday, September 27Full day tour of Great Wall of China at Mutianyu, renowned for its Ming Dynasty-era guard towers, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Overnight Beijing
Day 7 Thursday, September 28 Transfer to Beijing Intl. airport and flights home.
Optional morning tours of the Summer Palace or Beijing Flower, Bird, Fish and Insect Market.
For further tour information, please contact Teri Knebel of IMI at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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