Our draft itinerary for the latest of our short trips to China is subject to refinement and will take in the following locations: -
Shaoguan, Nanhua Temple, Danxia Mountain, Nanxiong, Zhuji Lane, Meiguan Ancient Pass
Day 01 Friday 13 April
Hong Kong – Shaoguan
Participants make their own way to Lo Wu. The group assembles at Lowu on the Mainland side at 10:30 am. From Lowu we take the 11:00 am train (normal train) to Shaoguan (about 5 hours). Self arranged lunch. Upon arrival at Shaoguan we are met and taken to dinner in Shaoguan city, and after taking in a night view of Shaoguan, transfer to our nearby resort hotel where we shall stay two nights.
Day 02 Saturday 14 April
Nan hua Temple, Shitang Hakka Village, Shuang Feng Fortress and Shek Hau pagoda
After breakfast at the resort we drive to the Tang dynasty Nan Hua Temple (about 1 hour) a famous home of Zen Buddhism to see the temple, its many National treasures, historical relics and ancient trees. After lunch we drive (about 1 hour) to visit the ancient Shitang walled hakka village, the Shuang Feng Fortress and the Ming dynasty Shek Hau pagoda. Dinner. We return to same hotel.
Day 03 Sunday 15 April
Nanxiong, Mei Guan Ancient Post Road and Zhu Ji Alley
After breakfast we check out of the hotel and drive to Nanxiong (about 1 ½ hours) and then to the Mei Guan Ancient Post Road. The path takes us up to the border between Guangdong and Jiangxi with a good view into the neighbouring Province. Lunch. Nearby is the famed Zhu Ji Alley, an historically significant street over a kilometre long lined with clan ancestral halls. These halls were built over time by those leaving central China and reaching the relative safety of southern China. Dinner. Overnight at a resort hotel.
Day 04 Monday 16 April
Dan Xia Mountain
After breakfast we drive about an hour to the Dan Xia Mountain. This is a UNESCO World Heritage site with a geological landform that is recognized as the archetypal form of its kind. The conglomerate rock has eroded into amazing shapes and we shall take an optional walk along a well-formed track among these. We shall also take a boat trip along the river here. Lunch and dinner. Hot spring bath. Overnight at same resort hotel.
Day 05 Tuesday 17 April
Shao Guan and return to Hong Kong
After breakfast we check out of the hotel. We drive to Shaoguan and visit the museum. After lunch we take the 2:30 pm High Speed train to Shenzhen North (about 1 1/2 hours). Private car transfer to HK Island (dinner not included). Return to Hong Kong is estimated to be about 7.00 pm.
Estimated cost: HK$ 4,800 per pax on a twin share basis.
Single supplement: HK$ 1500.
This trip is open to Members of the Royal Asiatic Society of Hong Kong.
A non-members surcharge of HK$750 applies.
Numbers are limited. First come, first served.
Tour price includes transport, accommodation, all meals, entrance fees and tips.
Tour price does not include for visa, travel insurance or beverages.
The Booking Form can be found here
For enquiries please contact:
Rocky Dang at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 9182 3483
or Peter Stuckey at email@example.com or tel. 9232 4284.