Following Joseph Needham’s 1943 Journey to the West with SACU
Travel from the UK to Chongqing (Finnair)
Thursday 12th September (2 nights Chongqing)
Arrive Chongqing (Finnair arrive early morning) suggested hotel : Hongyadong Hotel
56 Cangbei Lu, which combines traditional Chinese furnishings and modern amenities.
Friday 13th September
Meeting and visits in Chongqing – visit the WWII places : Red Crag Village and Museum Martyrs
Memorial – Stilwell Museum. Meeting with British Consulate ?
Saturday 14th September (2 nights Chengdu)
Bullet train Chongqing to Chengdu frequent service e.g. dep 1600 arrive 1815
suggested hotels: Tibet Hotel or the Sichuan Hotel
Sunday 15th September
Visit the recently restored Dujianyan Irrigation project – we could also include the
Giant Panda breeding centre.
Monday 16th September (overnight in Anren)
Visit the Jianchuan Museum Complex at Anren – possible overnight at the Jingui residence ‘a red age
living theme hotel.
Tuesday 17th September
Return from Anren – meetings and sightseeing in Chengdu.
2055 Depart by overnight train – T22 to Lanzhou
1334 Arrive in Lanzhou. suggested hotel Lanzhou Jingjiang Hotel or Lanzhou Hotel
Programme in Lanzhou to be arranged
In Lanzhou – programme to be arranged
Friday 20th September (2 nights Shandan)
1515 Travel by train to Shandan T9203 arriving at 1955
hotel : Shandan Guest House 2 nights
Saturday 21st September
Exploring Shandan visit the new Shandan Bailie School
Sunday 22nd September ( 3 nights Dunhuang)
1337 Depart Shandan by train K169 to Liuyuan arriving at 2108
Drive across the desert to Dunghuang (allow 2 hours)
suggested hotel : Dunhuang Silk Road Hotel 3 nights
Monday 23rd September
visit the Mogao Caves - link with IDP ?
Tuesday 24th September
Visit the Crescent Moon Lake, Singing Sands, Dunhuang Museum
Wednesday 25th September 2 nights in Beijing
1135 Depart Dunhuang by air for Beijing arriving at 1420.
Thursday 26th September
Meeting and discussions in Beijing with CPAFFC
Fly back to the UK or continue your journey independently
Price will include
Accommodation and daily breakfast in good 3/4 star hotels with private facilities
All meals apart from on train journeys
all transportation as shown in the programme
services of local guides or Representatives from local Friendship Associations where appropriate
Finnair - flights from Manchester and from Heathrow
AY 055 11SEP Helsinki Chongqing 1730 0710 12SEP
AY 052 27SEP Beijing Helsinki 1055 1425 27SEP
AY 833 27SEP Helsinki London 1600 1710 27SEP
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