FENG SHUI STUDY TOUR OF CHINA

28th June to 15th July 1996

Itinerary

Day 1 June 28th 1996

Australia / Hong Kong Europe / USA flights to Hong Kong Australia, England, Germany and USA: Leaving from your chosen city of departure as arranged with your sponsor.

  • Transfer to Majestic Hotel.

  • Meet international students

Day 2 June 29th 1996

  • Hong Kong Morning free to explore Hong Kong

  • Afternoon seminar (3 hours: 14:30 - 17:30) by well known Hong Kong Feng Shui master JIANG Kuang Wen. - Master Jiang is a qualified architect and author of "Feng Shui and Modern Architecture".

  • Chinese Banquet and social evening with Master Jiang and other local Feng Shui practitioners,  including Raymond Lo, author of 'Feng Shui and Destiny'

Day 3 June 30th 1996

  • Hong Kong/Wuhan:  Wuhan is one of the largest cities in Central China (population 3 million) and the home base of Prof. Wang Yu-de, our teacher and guide for the tour.

  • Transfer to the "Foreign Guests" Hotel in Wuhan University (Luo Jia Shan Jong).

  • Introduction Lecture by Prof. Wang in the evening (2 hours).

Day 4 July 1st 1996 Wuhan

  • Feng Shui lecture with Prof. Wang in the morning (4 hours).

  • In the afternoon tour by air conditioned bus to visit:

  • The Yellow Crane Tower (Huang-he-lou)

  • The Ancient Zither Terrace (Gu-gin-tai)

  • "Return to the Original Zen" Temple (Gui-yuan-zen-si) All the sceneries in this tour are hand picked by Prof. Wang because of their Feng Shui significance and interest. Some are well known, some are rarely visited by the tourist. Prof. Wang will accompany us on the whole tour in China and he will provide us with his insights all the way. 

  • Evening free time.


    Day 5 July 2nd 1996 Wuhan

Feng Shui lecture with Prof. Wang in the morning (4 hours).

In the afternoon, tour by bus to visit:

  • Ancient bronze bells in the Hubei Provincial museum.

  • East Lake (Dong - hu) - Feng Shui Chinese Garden.

  • Cultural evening to be announced.

 

Day 6 July 3rd 1996 Wuhan

Travel by bus to:

  • The Ancient City of Echeng, established 219AD.

  • See the magical spring and calligraphy carved in rocks by famous scholars.

  • As usual, Prof. Wang will explain history and Feng Shui significance of local sceneries.

Evening free time.

 

Day 7 July 4th 1996 Wuhan / Beijing

Late lunch. Afternoon free time, go shopping in the busy streets of Beijing or go to the Tiananmen Square.

Evening lecture by Prof. Wang (2 hours). Prof. Wang will present a lecture us on the history and Feng Shui of Beijing and the significance of sights we are to visit in the next few days.

 

Day 8 July 5th 1996 Beijing

Full day tour by bus to visit:

  • Great Wall of China at Badaling

  • The thirteen Imperial Ming Tombs

  • Underground tomb of the first Ming Emperor

 

Day 9 July 6th 1996 Beijing

Full day tour by bus to visit:

  • The Imperial Palace and the Forbidden City (Gu-guan)

  • The Coal Hill Park (Jing - shan) - last emperors Feng Shui death - legend has it that the hill was placed in the wrong place and the Dragon was unset!

  • The Temple of Heaven (Tian - tan)

  • The Lama Temple of Yong-he-gong - this is the largest Islamic Temple in China.

  • Cultural evening to see the famous Beijing Opera.

 

Day 10 July 7th 1996 Beijing

Full day tour by bus to visit:

  • The Famous Summer Palace - Yi-he-yuan - the amazing complex of buildings and gardens that overlook the Kunming Lake

  • Evening lecture by Prof. Wang (2hrs)

 

Day 11 July 8th 1996 Beijing / Cheng De

Early morning air conditioned train trip to the town of Cheng De

Afternoon bus trip to visit:

  • The Imperial Garden of Cheng De

  • Evening free time to enjoy the local sites

 

Day 12 July 9th 1996

  • Cheng De / Beijing Visit to the Lama Temple of  Wai-ba-miao.

  • Prof. Wang will give 2 hours lecture on Feng Shui of Cheng-de.

Evening free time.

 

Day 13 July 10th 1996 Beijing / Xian

Afternoon tour to:

  • The Big Goose Pagoda - built in 648 AD by Emperor Gaozong, the third king of the Tang Dynasty and the female ruler of China - Emperoress Wu

  • The Forest of Ancient Stone Tablets

  • The Shaanxi Provincial Museum

Evening free time

 

Day 14 July 11th 1996 Xian

Full day tour by bus to visit:

  • The tomb of Qin Shi Huang. The first emperor of China.

  • The Terracotta Warriors.

  • The Huaqing Pool, a public bath house 30 km outside Xian that boasted facilities to hold 4000 bathers at one time.

Evening free time.

 

Day 15 July 12th 1996 Xian

Full day bus tour to visit:

  • The Qian Tomb, burial place of Emperor Gao Zhang and Emperoress Wu - the famous female ruler of China

  • The old city Wall of Xian and the Great Mosque.

Evening lecture by Prof. Wang

 

Day 16 July 13th 1996 Xian / Hua Shan

Travel by bus trip to:

  • Hua Shan (Flower Mountain) - one of the Five Sacred Mountains of China.  It's peak is 2,200 M. high. You may have a chance to meet some of the Taoist Hermits on our way up to the top!

 

Day 17 July 14th 1996 Hua Shan / Xian / Hong Kong

Evening free time - do your shopping now and enjoy the night life of Hong Kong

 

Day 18 July 15th 1996 Hong Kong

  • Group farewells

  • Free time in Hong Kong.  Shopping and sightseeing.

  • Provide your own lunch and dinner.

  • Evening flight by Cathay Pacific Airways to return to Australia.

  • Flights to Europe and USA

 

Arrival morning of 16.07.96 (Day 19) Monday in Sydney

People taking the opportunity to stay longer in China and Asia, will need to   re-book their return flights


Your Tutor,  Professor Wang Yu

Prof. Wang was born in 1954, the year of the wood-horse. He currently holds the post of Director, Institute of Historical Research at Huazhong Normal University, Wuhan. Prof. Wang is an active teacher in his department and also supervises the post graduate research programme. In 1993 he was invited to teach Feng Shui at the Tokyo University and is a member of the China Historical Society and the Chinese Society of Science and Technology Historians.

Prof. Wang is a well known Feng Shui expert. His institute is famous for its work on Feng Shui and has written many books on the subject, amonst them 'Mysterious Feng Shui' and 'Annotated Commentaries on the Art of Feng Shui'. In 1992, he edited a 12 volume work on the Mysterious Culture of China and this book won second price in the China national book competition.

Prof. Wang is completing his PhD thesis on Feng Shui this year, and has just written a book on Feng Shui and domestic Chinese architecture to be published in 1996. He has expressed much excitement to the organisors of this tour and is looking forward to conducting the first International tour and seminar on Feng Shui in China. There are strictly limited places due to the logistics of such a tour. To secure your place, fill out the registration form supplied to you by your local agent and send with the required deposit no later than the 20th of February 1996.