Follow Prof. David Buck to Explore China Porcelain

Dr. David Buck is professor emeritus of Chinese history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, former editor of the Journal of Asian Studies. He has been leading education tours in China since 1980. Since 2009, we have cooperated with prof. David Buck and hosted his group’s tour in China. This July, he will lead an education group to visit China again to explore Chinese history and China Porcelain in Jingdezhen.  

 

Location
Activities
Jul.18
Fri.
US/China
Board the plane and fly to China
Jul.19
Sat.
Beijing
Arrive in Beijing and transfer to the hotel. The rest day is at your leisure to explore the beauty of Beijing
Jul.20
Sun.
Beijing
Visit the Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City – the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties, and the National Museum – the largest museum in the world with first class facilities and capabilities.
Jul.21
Mon.
Beijing
Visit the Great Wall - the most magnificent defense works in the world and Olympic Green (Bird Nest & Water Cube) where 2008 Beijing Olympic Games was held.
Jul.22
Tue.
Beijing
Visit the Beijing Zoo to see lovely giant panda. After lunch, have a happy time at the Beijing Happy Valley – an amusement & theme park in Beijing and another Disneyland in Mainland of China.
Jul.23
Wed.
Beijing/Xian
Visit the Temple of Heaven - a masterpiece of architecture. Then, transfer to the Beijing West Railway Station and take a high-speed train to Xian. Upon arrival, the local guide will meet you at the station and accompany you to the hotel.
Jul.24
Thu.
Xian
Visit the Emperor Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum to see the Terra-Cotta Warriors and the Tomb of Emperor of Qinshihuang.
Jul.25
Fri.
Xian
Sightseeing Xi’an City includes the City Wall, Wild Goose Pagoda, the Grand Mosque and surround Muslim quarter.
Jul.26
Sat.
Xian/Nanchang
Visit the tomb of Han dynasty - Emperor Jingdi in the morning. Fly to Nanchang – the capital city of Jiangxi Province and check in the hotel.
Jul.27
Sun.
Mount Lushan
Visit the Tengwang Pavilion – one of the most famous three pavilions. Then, drive to Mt. Lushan – the famous summer resort mountain, and visit Ruqin Lake, Huajing Park, Fairy Cave of Lushan.
Jul.28
Mon.
Jingdezhen
Continue sightseeing on the top of Mt. Lushan includes Lushan Museum, Lushan Botanical Garden, Hanpokou Scenic Resort etc. Then, drive to Jingdezhen – the porcelain capital of China.
Jul.29
Tue.
Jingdezhen
Visit the Jingdezhen Ceramic Historical Expo Zone and the Fuliang Ancient Town, Jingdezhen Old Street and ceramic market.
Jul.30
Wed.
Jingdezhen/
Shanghai
Visit the Yaoli Scenic Area – a village with rich resources, handcrafts and kilns. Visit Wanghu Scenic Spot, Yaoli Ancient Town, and ancestral hall. Then, fly to Shanghai and check in the hotel.
Jul.31
Thu.
Shanghai
Visit Shanghai Museum – a veritable treasure house of ancient Chinese art, Shanghai Art Museum (China Pavilion). Have free time for shopping in the afternoon.  
Aug.1
Fri.
Shanghai
Visit the Zhujiajiao Water Town – a famous historical town south of the Yangtze River, and take a wood boat to experience the old town.  Visit the Bund – assembles the splendid tourist attractions of Shanghai and Nanjing Road – the No.1 commercial street in China.
Aug.2
Sat.
Departure
After breakfast, transfer to Pudong International Airport and fly back to your home.
 
Feedback: “ We had a truly wonderful trip this past month. Your arrangements worked wonderfully. I have received lots of emails and photos from our fellow travelers and they all are full of praise about the trip.

                                       2012 In the Footsteps of the Qianlong Emperor

                                   Beijing/Mount Panshan/Chengde/Yangzhou/Suzhou/Shanghai
Feedback: “Hello Mike,   I’ve been telling everyone who expresses any interest in visiting China to contact you. I will continue to do so. We had a wonderful tour! It was well organized, you’re attention to detail was fantastic. Your choices for hotels and foods were excellent. I have not heard one complaint from the docents. I appreciated the mix of guides you provided the group. Overall this was an excellent tour. We felt you and your team was very attentive to our needs both the groups celebrations (birthday cakes), when the group added events (acrobats and opera) and at times when others were sick you were very helpful. Thank you so much for your work on this tour. ” From Brigid Globensky, Senior Director of Education and Programs, Milwaukee Art Museum.
  

                                                            2009 China History Tour

             Beijing/Datong/Hanging Temple/Taiyuan/Pingyao/Xian/Shanghai/Taian/Qufu/Shanghai

 

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