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June PhotoTour to Guilin, China

  • Jun 17, 2011 · 4:30 PM
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PhotoTour to Guilin is our 1st event of the Meet Up Group and it's fully booked immediately. 

Date: 17th - 20th June, 2011 (4 days)

Don't disappointed, I believe another tour is coming...

We are joining Bart Batsleer, a photo guide specializing in photo tours of Guilin. The Tour is thoroughly backed up by local notable Guilin photographers all of whom have close intimacy within local culture and decade of photographing experience in the fields.

He assists us to achieve our photographic goals coz he knows the area inside out with 100% well known local photographers, guides, villagers, porters and representatives who all receive FAIR wages for the job.

We are looking for the photographic positions that tourists rarely travelled as well as some of the extraordinary unique life experiences that I am dreaming of the surreal land of Guilin. 

Photo tour Guilin

Photo tour Guilin

The tour agenda as per my email attached file sent to the joined list a while ago and list highlight as below.

Day 1 - 17th June 2011

Pick up at the Guilin airport around 19.40 (flight ZC3032)

One and a half hour drive to the Yangshuo Mountain Retreat, prime location just on the bank of the same river.

Check-in and dinner in the hotel.

Day 2 - 18th June 2011

Leave at 5 for a sunrise in the fields 

7.30: breakfast in the hotel

8.30: go to a colourful local market 10.00: visit the forgotten village of Langzi

12.00: lunch in the Luna restaurant facing Moon Hill Noon break in the hotel

14.30 drive to Xingping, shoot countryside pics on the way (1 hour drive normally)

16.30: early dinner in Xingping

17.30: the cormorant fishermen and fishing lights around sunset. 

19.30: leave from Xingping for the 21.00 evening sound- and lightshow Liu San Jie, spectacle directed by Zhang Yimou, photographer himself.

Back to the hotel

Day 3 - 19th June 2011

Leave around 4 to the Li river. Bus for an hour and float down the Li river on bamboo rafts to hopefully get this kind of sunrise

Float on to the old town of Xingping where we have breakfast around 8 and you can take pics in the morning light.

10.00: 4-hour drive to the rice terraces (on the way pick up luggage in the hotel)

14.30: arrival down in Pingan village; half an hour slow climb to the hostel; porters available; then check in in the cosyLongji One Hostel.

15.30: shots inside the village of Pingan

16.30: half an hour climb to viewpoint 1 where we will take sunset shots

Bring torches for on the way down.

Day 4 - 20th June 2011

Leave (if you like) at 5.00 for a half hour climb to the sunrise shot at the (main) viewpoint 2. We will stroll around here for about two hours, also trying to get into the fields (though most of the rice planting will probably be finished by then).

8.00: breakfast in Pingan

8.30: more pics in and around the village; opportunities for portraits.

Lunch at 11.00.

11.30: walk down followed by a two hour plus ride to the airport of Guilin

Arrival airport before 14.30

16.00: fly back to Hong Kong (CZ3031)

**Tour End**

Ticketing - Flight Centre Hong Kong, Level 3, Centre Point,[masked] Gloucester Road,, Wanchai, Hong Kong -[masked], Contact Person: Matthew Brien, email address = [masked]


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  • Cool J.

    @All, Bart passed me HK$500 which is the balance left from our Tour, I'll pass you back HK$50 when I see you guys next event!! Or email me what you want me to do with your HK$50??

    July 14, 2011

  • Jo-Ann

    What a great trip!!! I can never tire of seeing this incrediable landscape. Youngshou is just stunning and chalked full of interesting shots.

    June 22, 2011

  • Bani C.

    Thanks for organizing Jenny. It's memorable!!! :-D

    June 21, 2011

  • Cool J.

    I can't believe I made the PhotoTour!! I have no regret to make it done and it's a dream and how amazing of the trip and all shots!!
    Thanks Jo Ann introducing me of the tour.
    Thanks Bart being our tour guide for all great shots, we are pleased to have you.
    Thanks for all participants, great company, great fun and great memory.
    CU guys in Harbin, China next Feb!!

    June 20, 2011

  • BL

    Great trip, shots, and company. First day was tiring but ended trip well rested. Thanks Jenny for organizing, thanks Bart for great itinerary and sights. Had a great time

    June 20, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have fun happy shooters~ Bring back some amazing photos~~~

    June 17, 2011

  • Cool J.

    OK, I just sent you the email to the joined party of my mobile no.
    CU guys tomorrow!

    Jenny

    June 17, 2011

  • Cool J.

    @Bart, got confirmation from Matthew. All e tickets are done. So, we'll be on the same freight to be arrived.

    May 30, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Bart, I'm coming to the Guilin trip in July, so how's the weather at that time of the year?

    May 30, 2011

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