In addition to the conference, a number of social events will be hosted to provide further opportunities for attendees to exchange ideas and discuss cooperation. The social events will be attractive and unforgettable.
The conference welcome reception is the first event of the conference. Over drinks and cold dishes, attendees are able to catch up with old friends and colleagues and get to know the other attendees and exhibitors.
You could experience charming culture from the historical city with the tour during the conference. Planned tours include: a visit to the Yuelu Academy, Orange Island, and Hunan Provincial Museum.
All the Half-a-day sightseeing tours during the Conference will be organized by a Tour Company. The participants will sign a contract directly with the Tour Company, and only responsible for ticket costs. The price of the three Half-a-day sightseeing tours is ¥ 120 (20 USD). Sign up and payment when you arrive at the hotel.
The renowned Confucian scholars - Zhu Xi and Zhang Shi both once lectured at the Yuelu Academy. As one of the four most prestigious academies dating back over 1000 years in China, Yuelu Academy is now still a famous institution of higher learning as well as a center of academic activities and cultures.
Orange Island is located at the city center of Changsha, and also the center of Xiangjiang River. The Orange Island, towered by Mao's sculpture which is the permanent stage for local cultural events. Watched from the Peak of Mount Yuelu, Orange Island is like a black silk ribbon lying in the middle of the river and like a dark yellowish green barrier while seen in the river bank.
The Hunan Provincial Museum Founded in the early 1950s, as the largest history and art museum in Hunan province, boasts abundant collections that feature the cultural relics excavated from the world-famous Mawangdui Tombs of Han Dynasty. It not only presents the Chinese civilization along the middle reaches of the Yangtze River but also serves as a unique window for people to understand the development of the civilization in Hunan province as well as to appreciate the mysteries of Hunan culture.
To discuss with old friends and colleagues and get to know the other attendees, and to enjoy the night scene on both sides of Xiangjiang River, the Night out with Xiangjiang River Night Cruise will be held on a deluxe yacht named “jiu zhou long xiang”. The Changsha food, cold dishes, cake, bread, cold meat, beverages, beer, wine etc will be provided. Participants can drink some beverages and beers, enjoy the night scene, and discuss with each other on the deck.
To strengthen the communication between the attendees and to taste the Chinese food, the banquet with Changsha culture show will be held at the Empark Grand Hotel. During the Banquet, dance with local characteristics, Xiang Embroidery show, and other special local drama will be performed.
After the conference, attendees of the conference could join the optional tour to the world famous Zhangjiajie National Park (World Natural Heritage, about ４ hours’ drive from Changsha) with a discounted price. As the first National Forest Park of China, Zhangjiajie is famous for her abundant natural features including mountains, forests, caves, lakes and waterfalls, where you can find the movie "Avatar" shooting location.
21st September, Empark Grand Hotel Changsha to Zhangjiajie
07:00-08:00 MORNING CALL, enjoy breakfast in Empark Grand Hotel Changsha.
08:00-12:30 Take a bus to Zhangjiajie, and the journey takes approximately 4.5 hours.
12:30-14:00 Lunch time.
14:00-17:00 The first scenic spot is the Jinbian Brook. It covers a distance of 7.5 km from north to south, winding across mountains and valleys. The brook is limpid through the year and is famous for Jinbian Cave-which has a height of 382 m and looks like a huge flying eagle.
17:00-18:00 Dinner time.
18:00-19:30 Then transfer to the hotel and check in. Waiting for the show of Charming Western Hunan.
19:30-21:00 Enjoy the great show, it will show you the local nationality's special dancing, songs: Mao gusi dancing, Sangzhi folk songs. Special Wedding custom: Crying Wedding. Special date: Folk mountain songs festival. Special legend: Heroes return home. Special witchcraft: Walking in fire by naked feet, Walking on knife's edge by naked feet ,Gui gu Qigong etc.
22nd September, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
07:30-08:30 MORNING CALL, enjoy breakfast in hotel.
08:30-09:00 Take bus to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.
09:00-12:00 You can take Bailong Sightseeing Elevator to arrive Yuanjiajie Scenic Aera. You will see AVATAR Mountain. The movie AVATAR is shot here. Enjoy Hallelujah Mountain, NO.1 Bridge in the world and so on.
12:00-13:00 Lunch time. Enjor Zhangjiajie Tujia cuisine in the mountain top restaurant.
13:00-16:00 You will continue to visit the Tianzi Mountain today. Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve is a mesa in the northwest of Wulingyuan. Up on the mesa, the field of vision is widely opened up and it is a perfect location to have a panoramic view of the nature reserve. Tianzi Mountain has four scenic wonders, namely Cloud Billows, Moon Brightness, Sun Glow and Winter Snow. The cloud billows are ever changing, morning and evening sun glows vast sky, moon shines in the still night, winter snow falls enchanting the scenery, like a lyric, like a landscape painting.
16:00-17:30 The finally scenic spot Ten Miles Natural Gallery is one of the best attractions to visit in Zhangjiajie, walking in this canyon you can enjoy mountain view with trees just like Chinese painting,scenic spots like old man greeting guests/finger peak/family peak/old man gather herbs/three sisters ETC.
17:30-18:30 Dinner time.
18:30-19:00 Back to the hotel. Enjoy some leisure time for the rest of the day.
23rd September, Zhangjiajie to Changsha
08:00-09:00 MORNING CALL, enjoy breakfast in hotel.
09:00-11:30 Visit the Yellow Dragon Cave, squared at 100,000 square meters, is the longest one in Asia; it is an incomparable realm of gigantic subterranean chambers, fantastic cave formations, and extraordinary features. Many of the wonders of Yellow dragon cave are well known, yet the experience of exploring its chambers is every bit as exciting. The cave remained mystic to local villagers before the first caving adventure took place in 1982.
11:30-12:30 Lunch time.
12:30-17:00 Back to Changsha by bus, or go to Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport
The excursion after Conference and all the Half-a-day sightseeing tours during the Conference will be organized by a Tour Company.
For the excursion after Conference and all the Half-a-day sightseeing tours, the participants will sign a contract directly with the Tour Company.
The price of the 3-day excursion will be determined by the number of participants.
The price of the three Half-a-day sightseeing tours is ¥ 120 (20 USD). Sign up and payment when you arrive at the hotel.
The conference organizers will contact the Tour Company in advance and will closely monitor the service of the company to follow the procedure.
For the last day of excursion, if you go to other city from Changsha, you can arrive the Empark Grand hotel by bus at about 17:00 or maybe a little later. Moreover, if you go to other city from Zhangjiajie, you will have more free time after lunch (about 13:00) and you can go to the airport by taxi. Of course, we will book a bus to deliver the tourists to Zhangjiajie airport if many people would like to go back from Zhangjiajie and the reletaed information will be collected at the conference site.
For accommodation of 23rd Sep. 2018, there will be information collection of hotel reservation by Tour Company at the conference site where you pay the tour expense. Of course, If you book the room for the day of 23rd Sep from the Tour Company, you need to pay the room charge.
The Night out and Banquet are all free for all the attendees.
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