Social Program/Excursions

Half Day tour in Changsha ( Wednesday 7th June, 2017)

A tour around the city of Changsha will be organized on Wesnesday during the conference. We will visit the most famous tourist spots in Changsha including the Orange Island, Yuelu Montain and Yuelu Academy which is called 'a thousand-year academy'.  


Post conference Tour: schedule for the 4-day tour to Zhangjiajie

After the conference, attendees of the conference can join the optionional tour to the world-famous Zhangjiajie with a discounted price. We leave in Friday afternoon and be back in Changsha in Monday afternoon. After the tour, attendees can leave either from Zhangjiajie Airport or Changsha Huanghua Airport. A detailed schedule of the tour is as follows.

Day 1: Friday 9th June, 2017

The tour starts after lunch when the conference finishes.

We will pick up the guests outside the conference venue. It’s a 4.5-hour drive from Changsha to Zhangjiajie, and after we arrive, we will have dinner and check in the hotel. In the evening, we will watch a great fairy tale show Tianmen Huxian (The Romance of a Foxy Lady with a Woodman).


Day 2: Saturday 10th June, 2017

Tianmen Mountain

After breakfast, we start visiting Tianmenshan National Forest Park, take the world’s longest passenger cableway to the top of the mountains, and visit the natural Tianmen Cave, plank road alongside cliffs and many other attractions in the vicinity of the national park.

Day 3: Sunday 11th June, 2017

Zhangjiajie National Park (Tianzi Mountain)

After breakfast, we start visiting Wulingyuan Scenic Area, and we will take Bailong elevator up to Yuanjiajie, you will see the quartz sandstone forest just look like the floating mountains in the movie Avatar, then take shuttle bus to Tianzi Mountain, visit Marshel Helong Park, the West Sea, Imperial Pen Peak, etc. then take cable car down the Mountain, you can choose walk into Ten-Miles Art Gallery or take sightseeing train.

Day 4: Monday 12th June, 2017

After breakfast we will visit Zhangjiajie National Park again, today we walk along the Golden Whip Stream, with a length of 5.7 kilometers, Golden Whip Stream is famous for its pristine water, its verdant mountains, its steep cliffs and its serene valley. As a veritable "paradise" for plants, its pathways are adorned by an abundance of flowers, trees, and grasses. After lunch, we take shuttle back to Changsha. Note that you can also take flight from Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport which has flights to destinations such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xian, Nanjing, Nanning and Yinchuan, as well as Taipei and Busan.

Price of the tour:

Double room: 1600 RMB/person (appr. 246 US dollars) 

Single room: 1960 RMB/person (appr. 301 US dollars)

Price include all transportation, hotel, meals, tickets to all toursit attractions and tour guide service in English. Note that price does not include travel insurance. If you haven't already purchase the travel insurance, you can also buy it for this tour at the sign-up desk.

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