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Technical and Cultural Tours

Some optional technical and cultural tours will be arranged as follows for the UNWGIC participants and the registered accompanying persons. If you are interested in joining the tours, you can make reservations through the Congress registration system.

For UNWGIC Participants:

1.Local sustainable practices (08:30 - 14:45, 22 November 2018)

The technical tour participants will visit typical villages in Deqing such as Yucun Village and Wusi Village, and the renowned Mogan Mountain, to gain general appreciation of the local practices for sustainable societal, economic, and environmental development. At the Yucun Village, by strolling along early 20th century style street with old photography studios, shoe shops, small cafes and specialty restaurants, participants can observe how innovative cultural and ecological tourism supports and boosts the local economy. Wusi Village, as China’s model village for green development will present participants with the scenic countryside landscape and leisurely lifestyle. The Mogan Mountain is one of the four renowned summer resorts in China for both natural beauty and history.

The early 20th century style street in Yucun Village
Wusi Village at the foot of Mogan Mountain
Mogan Mountain

2.Geospatial Information Technology Museum (09:00 - 17:00, 19 - 23 November 2018)

The Geospatial Information Technology Museum is located at the Zhejiang Geospatial Information Industrial Park in Deqing. The Museum takes up 7,100 m2 and comprises eight segments including a) Introduction, a) Navigation and Location Based Services, c) Aerospace and Remote Sensing, d) GIS and Web-based Geographic Information Services, e) Surveying and Mapping Engineering, f) Map Culture, g) Beautiful Deqing – Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and h) Future showcase. The Museum is open during the Congress and there is no need to make a reservation. Participants can make a visit during the Museum hours (indicated above).

3.Geospatial Technology Experience Park (09:00 - 17:00, 19 - 23 November 2018)

The Geospatial Technology Experience Park is designed to show how geospatial technologies improve our daily life. The Experience Park covers an area of approximately 133, 000 m2 and comprises four parts, including smart travel, smart city, smart environment and smart equipment. It provides a scene-based and immersive experience, display of geospatial technology and applications such as self-driving vehicles, unmanned boats, remotely operated convenience stores, patrolling and peddling robots, unmanned sweepers and robotic aquatic system. The Park is open during the Congress and there is no need to make a reservation. Participants can make a visit during the Park hours (indicated above).

For Accompanying Persons:

1.Mogan Valley and Erdu Town (09:00 - 12:00, 20 November 2018)

Participants will visit the Mogan Valley and the Erdu Town to learn about folk and farming culture in the Yangtze River Delta region of China, enjoy the beautiful countryside scenery of the typical “water” town. Special cultural performances such as pottery and tea making, folk arts and crafts such as shadow play, straw weaving, barrel making, and Chinese herbal medicine sachet making will be presented.

Mogan Valley
Erdu Town

2.Yucun Village, Junanli Resort & Osman Pearl Museum (09:00 - 12:00, 21 November 2018)

Participants will visit the Yucun Village, the Junanli Resort, and the Osman Pearl Museum to experience the cultural street setting of the early 20th century China, explore Deqing’s ecological homestays and boutique resort hotel, and learn the history and cultivation of cultured pearl as well the opportunity to purchase some pearl jewelry and pearl cosmetics.

Yucun Village
Junanli Resort
Osman Pearl Museum

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