_ General Agri and Irrigation Expo China
day 1 Shanghai\Suzhou
Arrive in Shanghai (Usually in the morning), a city of 12
million people and an important center for trade and industry.
On arrival a city sights tour including Nanjing Road, one
of the busiest and biggest shopping street in China and to
stroll on the Bund, Shanghai's famous waterfront. After dinner,
we drive about 1 and 40 minutes to Suzhou. Overnight Suzhou.
day 2 Suzhou\Shanghai
Suzhou, China's "Venice of the East" and one of
the oldest cities is an attractive city with an extensive
network of canals, well known for its beautiful gardens. We
take boats cruising on canal to view people's daily life for
one and half-hours. Visit a small dairy operation in the center
of a modern Agricultural Technology Park (Agriworld). This
is a research center involved in evaluating various breeds
of cows and species of animals like ostrich, peacock, wild
duck and chicken and plants and crops recommending to Chinese
peasants for breeding and cultivating. After the visit we
meet with local agriculture experts. We visit local Silkworm
farmers land and to see their houses and silk processing factory.
After dinner we drive back to Shanghai. Overnight Shanghai.
day 3 Shanghai \Xi'an
Morning we drive to the suburb to visit vegetable farmers
who are known as pioneer of China's Agricultural Reform after
China opened its door to the world in 1980s. And we will also
visit Shanghai Sun Qiao Modern Agri Development Zoon, where
there are a lot to see, such as many kinds of organic vegetables,
grains, edible fungus, fine seedlings, experimental fields,
some pickled vegetables processing, technical central of bio
and microbe, cell and gene engineering and talk with agri
After lunch, we visit the Yuyuan Garden, built in 1559 by
a high official of the Ming dynasty intending to entertain
his parents. The exquisite layout, beautiful scenery, and
the artistic style of the garden architecture are where the
charm of Yu Yuan lies. The garden is acknowledged as "an
architectural miracle in the region south of Yangtze River",
"elite of garden in southeast China", and "the
mountain and forest in the embrace of the bustling city".
Evening flight to Xi'an. Overnight in Xi'an
day 4 Xi'an
Xi'an, the one of the ancient capitals
of China, is one of the oldest settled regions in China, with
remains of human habitation dating back to prehistoric times.
As the Wei River, a tributary of the Yellow Rive, cuts across
the middle of the province, this fertile land became a center
of Chinese civilization. The earliest evidence of human habitation
dates back 6000 years to Neolithic times, when the plain was
lush and green and primitive Chinese tribes established their
villages. We visit some important historical sights including
the Ban-Po Primitive Society Museum, one of the earliest places
where people cultivated farmland 6000 year ago and fossilized
millet and vegetable seeds are displayed in many original
pottery jars. Visit some local peasant families followed by
a city tour to see the well-preserved old city wall that was
built from 1370 -1387. Then later explore the agriculture
products free markets. Be prepared for some surprises. This
afternoon one of the highlights of the tour is a visit to
the buried army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. These 2180-year-old
terracotta armies of more than 8000 soldiers were discovered
in 1974. On the way, we visit a peasant village where we talk
to some farming families about their operation of enterprises,
growing of grain crops, kiwifruit and pomegranate orchard
and visit their homes. See Tang Dynasty show in the evening.
Overnight in Xi'an
day 5 Xi'an\Beijing
In this morning we drive 82km to Yangling, the earliest area
where the Chinese agriculture civilization started. We visit
National Agriculture High-Tech Industry Demonstration Zone
founded in July 1997, which is the only one in China. This
Zone was set up especially for demonstrating the best agri-achievements
and providing technical and personal support to the development
of West China's agriculture. At present, Yangling has scores
of researches, which occupy the advanced position within China,
and part of which reach the international advanced level.
These researches are: wheat breeding, water saving agriculture
in arid area, plant protection, soil and fertilizer, livestock
product incretion and embryo engineering, the comprehensive
management of water and soil losing in loess plateau, desertification
protection, forest fosterage, garden and greening art, fruit
tree and horticulture, lumber processing and use, protection
exploitation and use plant resources. The place also concentrates
more than 4000 researchers, the biggest number of sci-tech
talents in China, belonging to 64 subjects of agronomy, forest,
water and herd. We will arrange a technical interview to talk
with our clients to exchange views with some experts. After
lunch we fly to Beijing. After checking in hotel, we visit
the Tian An Men Square-the world largest square. During the
" Culture Revaluation" between 1966-1976, this square
was honored as "the heart of the world's people and the
holy place where the sun arises" Then we have Peking
duck banquet near the square.
Overnight in Beijing
day 6 Beijing
To take part in Irrigation Expo China September 21-23, 2004
held in Beijing National Agricultural Exhibition Center. Today,
many countries in the world face the challenge of increasing
the arable land. This is especially true in China, with its
long history of difficulty in supplying water to its people.
In order to meet the agricultural needs of China, many new
irrigation technologies and water management systems must
be implemented in next few years. From this exhibition show
you will have a general idea of:
1. The Bright Future in China Irrigation Market
In the next five years, China is increasing the investment
to US$ 9.4 billion in the large irrigation area in West China.
It is about US$ 4 million that will be spent to introduce
foreign irrigation technology and equipment.
In 2003, about 6.7 million ha. Ranch is under the processes
of restoring to grassland.
In 2003, the land converted to Forestry is reaching to 73.67
2. The Development Goal in China Agricultural Irrigation
Accomplish 17 million catch work and irrigation projects.
More than 80% of the well irrigation area carries out spray
irrigation and pipe water transportation.
More than 60% of the main irrigation ditches implement seepage
The effective irrigation area reaches 60.3 million ha.
For detailed information of this show please check the attachment.
In the evening after dinner, go to see Chinese Acrobatic Show
in Beijing Chaoyang Theater. Overnight Beijing
day 7 Beijing
No visit to China would be complete without seeing the Great
Wall. The original wall was built over 2000 years ago and
stretched over 6000km. Its main objective was to keep out
Genghis Khan and the Mongolian hordes. This proved only partially
successful. Today it represents one of the wonders of the
world. Visit the Forbidden City, home of the Ming and Qing
dynasty emperors. Sited on 72 hectares of land with 9000 rooms
covering a floor space of 150,000 square meters. For those
who have seen these magnificent sights before and wish to
do something else the day is free for shopping or visiting
other sights. In the evening after dinner, we go to enjoy
the biggest night food market where you can see all kinds
of different food from all over China. This market attracts
people at home and abroad. Overnight in Beijing
day 8 Beijing
Transfer to the airport to board your flight back home.