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[ GW-TCP-001 ] Beijing-Jingdezhen-Shanghai ( 8 days )
Chinese Ceramics
Pottery, porcelain and ceramics are three easily confused terms to describe the earthenware production in China. 
Pottery can be any object made from porous clay and baked at a temperature ranging from hot, direct sunlight to baking, or firing, in a kiln at a
temperature of about 1,000 degrees Celsius. It is usually neither hard nor stable. In order to produce ideal results, before firing, pigments or
colors were supposed to be applied to pottery. After firing, it can also be painted with almost any colors.
Porcelain, on the other hand, is made from a mixture of special clays, often kaolin, which is made from decomposed crystals of granite, and fired
at a very high temperature of 1,350 degree Celsius, at which kaolin becomes white. It is hard and much more durable than pottery. After firing,
porcelain can be painted in a rainbow of colors and glazed, and then fired at a low temperature to seal the color and harden the glaze. Even the
word “china” is often used to describe fine Chinese porcelain.

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Day 1 Arrive
Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. Meet your guide upon arrival and be transferred to your comfortable hotel. (D)
Day 2 Beijing
Begin the day’s activity with a visit to Tian’anmen Square, the largest urban square in the world. Then, move on to
visit the Imperial Palace, also known as the “Forbidden City”, the biggest palace complex in the world. There is
abundant porcelain treasure collection in Forbidden City, both on quantity and quality. In the afternoon, visit the
Temple of Heaven where the emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for good
harvest. You will have an opportunity to visit Liulichang, a small street lined with some antique stores. (B-L-D)
Day 3 Beijing
Today’s highlight is your visit to the Great Wall, one of the “Seven Wonders of the World” and a symbol of
Chinese civilization. Just like a gigantic dragon, the Great Wall winds up and down across mountains. A short drive
away is the statue-lined Shenlu (Spirit Road) leading to the Ming Tombs, here you can see some marvelous stone
sculptures. The Ming Tombs area is for deceased emperors of the Ming Dynasty. A Peking Duck Dinner concludes
your full day activities in China. (B-L-D)
Day 4 Beijing-
Jingdezhen
After breakfast, visit the enchanting Summer Palace, one of China’s largest and best-preserved royal gardens,
where you can have a walk along the famous Long Corridor. You will also take a ride in rickshaw through some
old “Hutongs”, lanes or alleys formed by lines of Siheyuan (a compound with houses around a courtyard). Then,
take a lat afternoon flight to Jingdezhen, the capital of “China Porcelain”. (B-L)
Day 5 Jingdezhen

Today is for your professional trip. After breakfast, pay a visit Jingdezhen Ceramics Museum, a special museum
of Chinese ceramics. This museum, seized about 18,000 collections, showed the ceramic development history of
Jingdezhen. Move on to visit Jingdezhen Ceramic History Museum, composed of historical museum and ancient
kiln workshop. Here the visitors learn the history behind the city, famed for its ceramics. Then, visit Hutian Ancient
Kiln Site
which represents the development of porcelain-making techniques, artistic quality and production scale,
and provides important concrete materials for the research into the developing history of Chinese porcelain. Also
the Gaoling Mountain Original Kaolin Mine near the village of Gaoling. In China, the name “Gaoling” or “Kaoling”
has been for centuries the term for the clay of porcelains. In this busy day, you also have some opportunity to make
ceramics on your own. (B-L-D)

Day 6
Jingdezhen-
Shanghai

Today’s highlight is visiting the Pottery & Porcelain Sculpturing Factory, the Chinaware Trading Mansion where is
the heaven for tasting, appreciating and purchasing of chinaware. Then, you will visit Longzhu Pavilion, located at
the top of Mt. Pearl, known as the imperial ceramic kiln in Ming and Qing dynasties. Then, fly to Shanghai in the late
afternoon. Be transferred to the hotel on arrival. (B-L-D)

Day 7 Shanghai
After breakfast, visit marvelous Shanghai Museum, a leading attraction of the city since it opened in 1994, containing
some priceless collections of paintings, porcelains and bronzes. Then, visit the Bund, at the west shore of the
Huangpu River, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and the Jin Mao Tower can be seen on the opposite side. The splendid
row of early 20th century Europe buildings remains the quintessential Shanghai sight. Pay a visit to fascinating
Yuyuan Garden
, a well-restored Suzhou-style garden, and take a walk through the Old Town filled with antique
markets and specialty stores. A fabulous Acrobatic Show concludes your first day in Shanghai. (B-L-D)
Day 8 Depart
Shanghai
Be transferred to the airport and prepare for boarding on your homebound flight. (B)
B:Breakfast  L:Lunch  D:Dinner
 
Hotel: 4star (or the same standard)
 
Price: RMB --/ per person in 1/2 double room
 
≥10 person
Single Supplement
6-9 person
Single Supplement
2-5 person
Single Supplement
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Note:

1) We will arrange a national guide for the group over 10 person, the cost is RMB_____.

2) If the group is over 16 person, the cost of the 16th person is RMB_____.

 

High Season: Apr., May, Sep., Oct., 1st Nov.-15th Nov
Shoulder Season: Mar., July, June, Aug., 16th Nov.-30th Nov
Low Season: Dec., Jan., Feb

 
 
 


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