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Tourism People, Places and Environments
The Seventh Biennial International China Tourism Conference

Zhangjiajie (Hunan Province), China - 13-15 July 2011

Fenghuang Old Town

July 16 to 17, 2011

Miao Building


The field trip will take participants by bus to Fenghuang Old Town.

Fenghuang Cheng, or Phoenix Town, is considered one of the most beautiful towns in China, and is located in a predominantly Miao ethnic area near the border with Guizhoui Provice.

It is approximately three hours from Zhangjiajie City.

2 Days, 1 night, all inclusive

US$169 per person - double occupancy
US$199 per person - single occupancy

" Feng Huang Cheng sets an example of what villages were like before the start of modernization. In the town dozens of lanes are paved with stones that run between the wooden houses built on stilts. Generations of local people have stepped on the lanes and worn them down bit by bit. Mist envelopes the town in the early morning or after a rain, creating a charming picturesque scene of Southwest China.

But Feng Huang Cheng's charm goes beyond the natural beauty. This ancient town has a history of 1,300 years and it has a number of old gardens as well as distinctive residential buildings, elegant bridges and mysterious towers and pagodas. In Feng Huang Cheng, tourists can also have a glimpse of the Great Wall. This section of the Great Wall was built in the Ming Dynasty (1573-1620) to defend against the local Miao minority ethnic group, which defied the central government at that time. "

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  • Trip Length: 2 days and 1 nights
  • Trip Cost: US$169 per person, double occupancy (shared room)
    • Cost is based on two persons sharing one room. Conference organizers will help to facilitate room sharing, but cannot guarantee that an appropriate roommate will be found. Please contact Alan Lew (alan.lew@nau.edu) to arrange this. If space is available, a single person may travel alone at additional fee of US$30. Please contact Alan Lew if you wish to consider this.

  • Cost includes: all transportation, all meals starting with lunch on July 16 and ending with dinner on July 17; accommodations; group entrance fees; tour guide services
  • Payment: US$169/person (double) or $199/person (single) Registration and payment will be due June 1, 2011. Late registration may be possible on s a space-available basis, and will cost and extra US$30 per person. The trip is limited to a maximum of 30 persons.
  • Refund policy: Payments are fully refundable before June 1, 2011. An 80% refund will be given for cancellations made June 2 to 30; a 60% refund will be given for cancellations made July 1 to 10. No refunds of any amount can be given after July 10, 2011.
  • Use the Conference REGISTRATION FORM to sign up for this field trip. Space is limited and registration will closed once it is filled.
  • The pricing of this tour is subject to change as currency exchange rates change and possible price inflation in China by 2011. Once you have paid the registration fee, however, you will be locked in at the price you paid.

  • We should be back in Zhangjiajie in the afternoon of July 17, and we will have dinner together that evening. Normally, flights from Zhangjiajie to Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou are in the eventing after 20:00 (8pm). if you wish to stay in Zhangjiajie for another night, a nice hotel will cost RMB 300-400 yuan (about US$50), while the best hotel will be RMB 700 yuan (about US$100). Assistance in booking the hotel can be provided at the conference, though you would be reponsible for your own payment directly to the hotel.

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