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May 29, 2014

This tour will appeal to artists as well as those who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of Chinese culture through its artistic traditions – which will include painting, calligraphy, opera, architecture and traditional garden design.

A unique non-commercial tour that will start in Beijing and also visit the cities of Xian, Shanghai and Suzhou, and will include:

  • seminars and master painting and calligraphy classes followed by visits to art museums and galleries with experts in their field;

  • a visit to folk art gallery and participation in workshop;

  • talks and visits to sites of architectural interest, old and new;

  • a seminar on the origins and meaning of Peking Opera and an evening at the theatre;

  • a visit to traditional gardens in Suzhou with explanations on the symbolic significance and meaning of the placement of rocks, plants and water.

It will also include iconic tourist sites: architecture – from the Great Wall to the iconic cantilevered CCTV building and Olympic Birds nest; in Shanghai state of the art international award-winning buildings, the Bund, old French quarter; the Terracotta Army in Xi’an; the classic gardens in Suzhou…..

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