Day 1 – Oct. 25, 2019 (Friday)
Morning transfer from Marriott Hotel to Haikou Airport for flight to Guiyang.
12:10am: Arrival at Guiyang’s Longdongbao International Airport and transfer to host hotel for check-in and lunch
Note: Guizhou FAM trip does not cover domestic flight from Haikou to Guiyang, FAM attendees shall book flight by themselves. Please pay attention to the flight schedule when booking flight.
Reference flight from Haikou to Guiyang - JD5571 (Capital Airlines): departure 10:25am/arrival 12:10am.
Guiyang is the Capital of Guizhou Province and situated on the Yunan-Guizhou Plateau and the Nanming River. Guiyang is home to a large Miao and Bouyei ethnic minority population and the area is surrounded by mountains and forest. The region is similar to California's Silicon Valley as the home to China's big data centers and thus has emerged as a local innovation hub.
3:00pm: Transfer to People's Square
People's square is heart of Guiyang, featuring a statue of Chairman Mao on the square with the modern skyline behind. The Nanming River runs silently through the park and under the Chaoyang Bridge. From the bridge and throughout the park, you will have a chance to experience the true essence of Guiyang and Guizhou Province- from the local youth and adults activities to the scenic vistas.
4:00pm: Transfer to the Jiaxiu Pavilion
Sitting on a huge rock in the Nanming River in the southern part of Guiyang, Jiaxiu Pavilion was built during the Ming Dynasty (1598).
Jiaxiu Pavilion is a magnificent three-storied, twenty-meter high building 20-meter-high with three eaves and a pointed top, containing carved windows and red lattices and upturned eaves on all sides. The lower level is the Floating Jade Bridge which spans both north and south banks. Under the bridge, the clear blue swirling water forms a pool named Hanbi. When night falls with all the lights on, the outline of the pavilion and the bridge are reflected in the river as if it were a fairyland.
In Jiaxiu Pavilion, you will enjoy the rich collection of stone engravings, calligraphy works, paintings by ancient artists. Among them, there is a long antithetical couplet with 206 characters written by a member of the Imperial Academy from Guiyang, which has 26 more characters which claims to be the longest one in the world.
5:30pm: Welcome Banquet with local Government and Tourism Board Officials