Study Tours

Pre-session trip

Two alternative visiting routes are available

Tour nr.1: Tongliao, Inner-Mongolia

Visit to the Chinese poplar genetic resources, poplar breeding experiment sites, poplar protective forest, other local sight-seeing spots.
Cost: 635 US$ per person, including transportation and accommodation, about 4650RMB.

General information

Tongliao is 603 kilometers away from Beijing, which is in the north of Inner Mongolia autonomous region and between North latitude 42' 15' ~ 45' 41', East longitude 119' 15' ~ 113' 43', Tongliao covers an area of 59,535 km2 and is about 418 km from north to south and 370 km from east to west. The height above sea level is 90-1400 meters. Population of Tongliao is 3,109,200 and population of minority is 1,404,500. Tongliao City with temperate continental climate has an arid and windy spring, a short and warm summer, a nice and cool autumn and a dry and cold winter. The wind energy resource here is very abundant.
There are 43 rivers in Tongliao. The forest area is 1,250,000 ha. The amount of forest accumulation is 17,450,000 m3. There are also numerous wild animals and many kinds of minerals and over 200 kinds of tree species. Da Qingshan National Natural Reservation Area, Moli temple reservoir---the biggest desert reservoir in Asia and the longest manpower sandbank reservoir in the world, and Zhuri river tour district reflecting the local social custom and natural beauty are all worthy to be visited.

Details

22 October 2008
Arrive in Beijing (Accommodation at XiJiao Hotel included in the overall cost of the trip)

23 October 2008
Flight Beijing-Tongliao and field visit

24 October 2008
Visits:
1. Chinese poplar genetic resources (Populus cinomii)
2. Poplar breeding experiment sites

25 October 2008
Visits:
1. Poplar protective forest
2. Local sight-seeing
3. Fly back to Beijing at XiJiao Hotel. Accomodation at Hotel not included in the overall cost of the trip

Tour nr.2: Beijing Surroundings

Visit to the Europe-American poplar plantations; poplar variety test forest; the white poplar plantation and urban greenery; poplar wood processing mill.
Cost: 346 US$ per person (about 2530RMB), including transportation (by bus) and accommodation at XiJiao Hotel for 22, 23 and 24 October. Accomodation for 25 October is not included in the overall cost for the trip

General information

Tongliao is 603 kilometers away from Beijing, which is in the north of Inner Mongolia autonomous region and between North latitude 42' 15' ~45' 41', East longitude 119' 15' ~113' 43', Tongliao covers an area of 59,535 km2 and is about 418 km from north to south and 370 km from east to west. The height above sea level is 90-1400 meters. Population of Tongliao is 3,109,200 and population of minority is 1,404,500. Tongliao City with temperate continental climate has an arid and windy spring, a short and warm summer, a nice and cool autumn and a dry and cold winter. The wind energy resource here is very abundant.
There are 43 rivers in Tongliao. The forest area is 1,250,000 ha. The amount of forest accumulation is 17,450,000 m3. There are also numerous wild animals and many kinds of minerals and over 200 kinds of tree species. Da Qingshan National Natural Reservation Area, Moli temple reservoir---the biggest desert reservoir in Asia and the longest manpower sandbank reservoir in the world, and Zhuri river tour district reflecting the local social custom and natural beauty are all worthy to be visited.

Details

24 October 2008
Visits:
1. Small owner Commercial poplar plantations of Populus x euro-americana ‘Neva’ and ‘Guarianto’
2. Half-sib plantations of Populus deltoides 'Lux'
3. High density poplar variety test forest of Populus x euro-americana 'I-214', 'Neva', 'Guarianto' and Populus deltoides ‘Zhonglin-46’.

25 October 2008
Visits:
1. The Populus tomentosa plantation and urban greenary.
2. "Beijing Quanfu Woodwork Co. Ltd.", the biggest lumbercore plywood production based in Beijing.
3. City Tour

Post-session trip

Only one tour available

Tour: Beijing – Puyang (Henan Province) - Siyang (Jiangsu Province) - Nanjing - Beijing

Cost: 808 US$ per person, including transportation, accommodation and local sight-seeing admission ticket, about 5900 RMB

General information

Puyang (Henan Province)
Located between North latitude 35' 20' ~ 36' 12' and East longitude 114' 52' ~ 116' 2', Puyang is in the north of Henan province and adjacent to Shandong and Hebei Province, near to Yellow River, which is 603 kilometers from Beijing. Puyang covers an area of 4266 km2 with a general population of 3,500,000 and the urban area is 40 km2 with a population of 400,000. Situated in central part of China, the climatic feature of Puyang city is warm, partly moist and with a temperate continental monsoon climate. The four seasons are clear and annual average temperature is 13.3℃. In spring, Puyang is arid and windy and in summer it is hot and abundant in rain. Puyang has a very wonderful fall, but winter is dry and cold, with few of snowfall. The best tour season is autumn.
Puyang city is one of the origins of Chinese and known as the hometown of “dragon’s descendant”. Puyang is a booming city fueled with exploitation of petroleum in central part of China. It is very beautiful and young. It is also only one nationally sanitary city, garden city, civilized city, outstanding tourist city in central and western China, and has won several awards nationally and internationally. Puyang city is a wonderful place with a long history and profound culture, especially acrobatics art, which is famous in homeland and broad. In Puyang we will visit The poplar plantation, poplar protective forest of Yellow River, the poplar breeding, agro-forest, cultivation and animal breeding, white poplar plantation, road-side greenary, poplar and willow wood processing mill, poplar pulp and paper mill, local sight-seeing and also some interesting tourist attractions.

Siyang (Jiangsu Province)
Located in north Jiangsu Province, between East longitude 118' 20' ~ 118' 45', North latitude 33' 23' ~ 33' 58', Siyang county is 976 kilometers away from Beijing, Which covers an area of 1418 km2 with dry land of 998 km2, which accounts for 70.38% of the whole county. 29.62% of the whole county about 420 km2 is full of rain. There are 70,603 ha of arable land in the county. Siyang county lies in a transitional climate zone between the continental and the marine climate, and from the warm temperate zone to subtropics zone. Four seasons are clear. Spring and winter are arid; there is less of rain in fall but abundant rain and high temperature in summer. Annual average temperature is 14.2℃.
Siyang country is “town of Populus euro-americana’ in China. During the past 30 years, Siyang country has accumulated much of experiences in introduction and promotion of poplars, forestation, and intensive management. Forest coverage of fast-growing poplars has increased to 42%. China Poplar museum is one of the tourist spots in Siyang country. The museum covers 8760 km2, and total investment is about 5 million Yuan. Many valuable items including documents and products are displayed here to memorize the history and achievements of the poplar breeding and promotion in Siyang. In Siyang we will visit the poplar plantation, poplar protective forest of Sishui River, poplar museum, agro-forest and animal breeding, poplar and willow timber processing mill and local sight-seeing.

Details

1. Puyang (Henan Province)

31 October 2008
Beijing to Anyang (Henan Province) by train
Anyang to Puyang by bus
Hotel check-in
Reception and entertainment
Tourist attractions: local sight-seeing and acrobatic performances

1 November 2008
Visits:
1. Poplar and willow protective forest of Yellow River
2. The Commercial poplar plantations of Populus. x euro-americana ‘Neva’ and ‘Guarianto’
3. Agro-forest cultivation and animal breeding
4. Poplar and willow wood processing mill, poplar pulp and paper mill

2.Siyang (Jiangsu Province)

2 November 2008
Travel to Siyang (about 6 hours)
Visit the poplar museum

3 November 2008
Visits:
1. Poplar plantation
2. Poplar protective forest of Sishui River
3. Agro-forest and animal breeding
4. Poplar and willow timber processing mill
5. Local sight-seeing

3. Nanjing (Jiangsu Province)

4 November 2008
To Nanjing by bus
Visit willow research base of Forestry Academy of Jiangsu Province,P.R.China
Banquet is available at lunch
All the people will return to Beijing by flight or by train after 4:00 pm (dinner will be served during the journey)
Return to the hotel by bus

last updated:  Wednesday, July 23, 2008