Qiang Huang  

  

Plein Air Painting and Touring in China 2018 Itinerary

06 Sep  Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, transfer to hotel. Overnight in Beijing for 2 nights.

(D.-at hotel)                              o/n Beijing Sunworld Hotel




07 Sep  Beijing

Visit the Forbidden City and Great Wall of China.

(B. L. D.-Peking Duck)                     o/n Beijing Sunworld Hotel




08 Sep  Beijing / Xi’an by plane

Transfer to airport and fly Beijing / Xi’an. Visit Ancient City Wall.

Overnight in Xi’an for 2 nights.

(B. L. D.)                                o/n Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel




09 Sep  Xi’an

Visit Terra-Cotta Warriors and Small Wild Goose Pagoda. Enjoy optional Tang Dynasty

Show.

(B. L.)                                 o/n Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel




10 Sep  Xi’an-Chengdu by Bullet train

Transfer to railway station and board on Bullet train between Xi’an and Chengdu.

Visit Jinli Street in the afternoon .Overnight in Chengdu for one night.

(B. L. D.)                              o/n Tianfu Sunshine Hotel




11 Sep  Chengdu-Shangli town

Drive to Yaan Bifengxia Panda Base (150 km/2.5hr) where you can get face to face

with the giant pandas in the forest scenery. Explore Bifengxia valley and Gorges for

2-3 hours. Drive for 30 minutes to Shangli ancient town. Overnight in Shangli for three

nights.


(B. L. D.)                              o/n Shangli Guesthouse




12 Sep   Shangli town

Paint in Shangli ancient town, one of the most attractive old towns in China which looks

like an“ink and Wash Landscape”painting. The ancient bridges, pagodas, and

memorial archways are distributed in or near the town. The wooden houses of varying

heights along the waterway contrasts finely with each other. The perfect combination of

history, culture and tradition with natural beauty makes the town all of mystery and

vitality. Overnight at Shangli

(B. L.)                              o/n Shangli Guesthouse







13 Sep   Shangli

Painting at Shangli ancient town.  Overnight at Shangli

(B. L.)                              o/n Shangli Guesthouse




14 Sep   Shangli –Chengdu by coach

Drive back Chengdu, visit Wangjianglou Bamboo Park, (望江楼) enjoy a cup of

jasmine tea in one traditional tea house to experience local life. Visit wide & narrow

alleys and matchmakers corner. Overnight in Chengdu for one night.



(B. L. D.)                              o/n Tianfu Sunshine Hotel




15 Sep  Chengdu-Lhasa by plane

Transfer to airport and fly Chengdu-Lhasa, Visit Norbulingka in the afternoon.

Overnight in Lhasa (3650 m) for 2 nights

(B. L. D.)                              o/n Shangli Guesthouse




16 Sep  Lhasa

Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Bakhor Street

(B. L. D.)                             o/n Gyangjin Hotel




17 Sep  Lhasa-Gyantse by coach

Transfer via Kampa La to Gyantse, visit Palkhor Monastery.  Overnight in Gyantse

(3900m) for 1 night.

(B. L. D.)                             o/n Gyantse Hotel




18 Sep  Gyantse to Shigatse by coach

Transfer from Gyantse to Shigatse(91km, 2 hours driving), visit Tashilumpo

Monastery. Overnight in Shigatse (3860 m) for 1 night.

(B. L. D.)                             o/n Tashiquta Hotel Shigatse




19 Sep  Shigatse to Lhasa by train

Take train between Shigatse and Lhasa (2 hours 35 minutes by train). Visit Sera

Monastery. Enjoy Tibetan Dinner and Show.  Overnight in Lhasa for one night.

(B. L. D.)                             o/n Gyangjin Hotel




20 Sep  Lhasa-Beijing by plane

Transfer to airport and fly Lhasa-Beijing. Overnight in Beijing for one night.

(B. L. D.)                             o/n Citic Hotel




21 Sep  Depart for home

Transfer to airport and depart for home.

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