Away Travel - 2021

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Harbin Snow & Ice Festival

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As one of China's largest winter events, the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival is a must-see attraction. Each year thousands of workers recreate famous landmarks and other buildings using crystal-clear blocks of ice from the local river. During our three days’ visit, we will view the amazing sculptures in Harbin Ice and Snow World; experience local activities like ice sloping and ice boating on the frozen Songhua River; experience the Russian influences of the region by walking through Central Street and St. Sophia Church; and meet the big cats at the Siberian Tiger Park. 

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Depart: Friday, January 22, 2021

Return: Sunday, January 24, 2021

 

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Tibetan Buddha Festival

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The Tibetan Buddha Festival is a traditional religious festival. It is held from the fifth day of the first month to the sixteenth day of the first month of the Tibetan calendar. This year’s festival starts on February 16, 2021.

There are more than one million Tibetans living in northwest China’s Qinghai province. Celebrating the Buddha Festival is one of the most important events among Tibetans. Our tour starts in Xining, the capital of Qinghai Province, where we will visit the 400-year-old Taer Monastery and Tibetan Museum. Then we will travel to Tongren, 168 km from Xining, where we will celebrate the Tibetan Buddha Festival with the locals, participate in the Grand Buddha worship activity, and appreciate the Tibetan Tangka Painting Art. 

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Depart: Thursday, February 18, 2021 

Return: Sunday, February 21, 2021 

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Jingdezhen Ceramics

Known as the “Porcelain City”, Jingdezhen was the designated source for all porcelain goods in the Imperial household for over 900 years. It has a history of porcelain making dating back nearly two millennia. The majority of the world’s fine Chinese ceramics dating from that time can be traced to Jingdezhen’s workshops. Today Jingdezhen remains a major source of ceramic goods found around the world.

On this tour we will see the ancient wood-fired kilns, learn the history of China’s fine ceramics, and see contemporary ceramic art studios.

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Depart: April 23, 2021

Return: April 25, 2021

 

Please email SEA@shanghaisea.com. Under subject, type “Travel:Jingdezhen Ceramics Tour 3 days” and include your member number, mobile phone number, WeChat ID, and roommate (if applicable). Reservation closing date is when the tour is fully booked. SEA coordinator is Christy Chen Moeller, WeChat: christychenmoeller.

Sichuan Panda Tour

Po’s home in the secret panda village only existed in the movie Kung Fu Panda 3. But in Sichuan, there are real homes of the giant panda. We will visit the giant pandas’ homes on this tour, in addition to the nature reserve area in Wolong, and the breeding center in Chengdu. Currently, there are more than one hundred giant pandas living in both homes. We will also discover the UNESCO heritage sites of the picturesque Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System where the giant pandas used to live in ancient times. We will also taste the famous cuisine of Sichuan. The Sichuan Panda Tour is an absolute must!

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Depart: May 2, 2021

Return: May 5, 2021

 

Please email SEA@shanghaisea.com. Under subject, type “Travel - Sichuan Panda Tour” and include your member number, mobile phone number, WeChat ID, and roommate (if applicable). Reservation closing date is when the tour is fully booked. SEA coordinator is Christy Chen Moeller, WeChat: Christychenmoeller.

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Ningbo weekend tour

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Ningbo is one of China’s oldest cities. It was known as a trade city on the Silk Road at least two thousand years ago. Today its port, the port of Ningbo-Zhoushan, is among the busiest in the world.

This spring we will visit Ningbo. We will explore one of the oldest libraries in the world, learn the history of this port town, and have a relaxing getaway.

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Depart: May 22, 2021

Return: May 23, 2021

 

Please email SEA@shanghaisea.com.  Under subject, type “Travel - Ningbo weekend tour” and include your member number, mobile phone number, WeChat ID, and roommate (if applicable). Reservation closing date is when the tour is fully booked. SEA coordinator is Christy Chen Moeller, WeChat: christychenmoeller.

Mount Wuyi and Oolong Tea Tour

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Mount Wuyi, located in China’s southeast province of Fujian, is one of the most beautiful Danxia landforms in China. Listed both as a UNESCO World Heritage Natural Site and Cultural Site,  Mount Wuyi’s rain forest, mysterious rocks, dramatic gorges of the Nine Bend River and tea culture make Mount Wuyi an idyllic destination for both nature and culture lovers.

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Depart: June 11, 2021

Return: June 13, 2021

 

Please email SEA@shanghaisea.com. Under subject, type “Travel - Mount Wuyi” and include your member number, mobile phone number, WeChat ID, and roommate (if applicable). Reservation closing date is when the tour is fully booked. SEA coordinator is Christy Chen Moeller, WeChat: Christychenmoeller.

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