Evergreen Post Conference Site Tour


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Evergreen Post Conference Site Tour

  1. 1. Evergreen Post Conference Site Tour May 22 Leave after breakfast for Hangzhou (one of the most beautiful cities in China) Check into Hotel Lunch hosted by Zhejiang University (one of the major universities in China) Visit Zhejiang University and its library – a meeting is arrange with the officials and professors at the university in Library Information Science. Visit the Zhejiang Provincial library Dinner and tour around the west lake area as well as some evening attractions (boat ride is extra) Return to Hotel around 9:30 pm May 23rd Check out of the hotel after breakfast (load luggage unto bus) Visit Lingyin Temple (the most important Buddhist temple in China) Lunch Take plane trip to Xian at 3:45pm Check into Xian Hotel Evening free May 24th Full day tour after breakfast of Terra Cotta Soldiers and Banpo (includes Lunch along the way) Evening: Tang Dynasty performance and dumpling banquet
  2. 2. May 25th Morning city tour after breakfast Lunch in the city Drive to Danfeng (an Evergreen Site with a library in Danfeng high school, Public library, and 2 book stations at local farms) Have dinner and Stay overnight in Danfeng Walk around Danfeng on your own May 26th Visit Evergreen libraries at Danfeng. Meet with librarians and principal of Danfeng high school Lunch Leave for Xian in the afternoon Dinner in Xian Evening is free (you may wish to visit the street market there) May 27th Those who end their tour here can return to Shanghai by plane. Those who can go on will take a morning train to TianShui Lunch in TianShui Visit Magi Mountain (one of the important mountain carving sites in China) Dinner and overnight in Tianshui May 28th Go to TongWei after breakfast and check into guest house Lunch Visit Evergreen libraries TongWei No. 1 high school TongWei Public library
  3. 3. Agriculture stations If time permits, 2 middle school book stations Dinner and stay overnight in TongWei May 29 Meeting with TongWei’s librarians and principals Lunch Go to Lanzhou by bus and check into Hotel Dinner in Lanzhou May 30th Visit BingMin Temple after breakfast. This is a full days tour that involves going to a mountain area by boat. There are caves with carvings in the caves. Dinner back in Lanzhou May 31st Fly to Shanghai after breakfast Tour ends Expected Costs: May 22nd to May 27th – includes 2 plane tickets (Hangzhou to Xian and Xian to Shanghai around $420) around $700 USD in total which includes all meals, hotels tours and transportation form Hangzhou hotel to Shanghai airport. May 22nd to May 31st – includes 2 plane tickets (Hangzhou to Xian and Lanzhou to Shanghai around $450) and one train ride from Xian to Tianshui. The total should be around $1,000 USD. Methods of payment: In RMB (no credit card). We may have to collect the plane tickets’ expenses ahead of time as they need to be booked and paid for. I am trying to negotiate with local travel agencies so that we pay them upon arrival in Huzhou.
  4. 4. Note: Tipping is expected for the driver and tour guide. They expect about $5 per day total per person. You do not need to tip elsewhere.