Qiang Huang  

  

Plein Air Painting and Touring in China 2017 Itinerary

10 Sept  Arrival in Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, transfer to hotel. Overnight in Beijing.
(D.-hotel)                         o/n Vision Plaza Hotel in Beijing

11 Sept  Beijing
Visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.  Enjoy Hutong tour by the rickshaws.
(B. L.)                            o/n Vision Plaza Hotel in Beijing

12 Sept  Beijing
Visit the Great Wall in the morning, the Summer Palace in the afternoon.
(B. L.D.-Peking Duck)               o/n Vision Plaza Hotel in Beijing

13 Sept  Beijing-Kunming by plane
Transfer to airport and fly Beijing-Kunming.  Met and transfer to hotel.
(B. D.)                            o/n Jin Jiang Hotel Kunming

14 Sept  Kunming
Visit Stone Forest, sketch in the Stone Forest.  Drive back to Kunming.
(B. L. D.)                         o/n Jin Jiang Hotel Kunming

15 Sept   Kunming-Dali by coach
Drive to Dali (370 KMs, 5 hours driving).  Visit the Three Pagodas and old town of 
Dali.
(B. L.)                            o/n Landscape Hotel in Dali

16 Sept  Dali-Shaxi by coach
Drive to Shaxi, en route visit the Xizhou village of Bai Minority.  In the afternoon 
sketch in Shaxi.
(B. L. D.)                          o/n Lao Ma Dian Lodge

17 Sept   Shaxi
Sketch in Shaxi
(B. D.)                            o/n Lao Ma Dian Lodge

18 Sept   Shaxi
Visit the Shibaoshan Grotto, sketch at Shibaoshan, back to Shaxi.
(B. D.)                            o/n Lao Ma Dian Lodge

19 Sept   Shaxi-Lijiang by coach
Drive to Lijiang and sketch in old town of Lijiang
(B. L.)                             o/n Palace Hotel

20 Sept   Lijiang
Visit Black Dragon Pool Park (sketch in the park), visit the Yufeng Monastry, the
Fresco at Baisha village and the Shuhe Old Town. (sketch in Shuhe old town)
(B. L.)                              o/n Palace Hotel

21 Sept    Lijiang-Zhongdian (Shangri-La)
Drive to Zhongdian, en route visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge.  Upon arrival in
Zhongdian, stroll in the old town of Zhongdian.
(B. L.)                            o/n Old Town Hotel

22 Sept  Zhongdian (Shangri-La)
Visit the Pudacuo National Park (including Bita Lake and Shudu Lake).  Sketch in the
park, drive back to hotel in late afternoon.  (lunch box provided today)
(B. L.)                            o/n Old Town Hotel

23 Sept  Zhongdian-Beijing by plane
Visit Ganden Songtsamlim Monastery, visit the Tibetan village with a sketch in or near
the monastery.  Transfer to airport and fly Zhongdian-Beijing by CZ8130 (1750/2305) 
Met and transfer to hotel.
(B. L.)                            o/n Vision Plaza Hotel in Beijing

24 Sept  Depart for home
Transfer to airport and fly Beijing-US.  End of tour.
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