We look forward to greeting you at the XIX International Botanical Congress in 2017.

Field Trips

China is well known for its rich cultural heritage, but is perhaps less well known for its wonderful natural heritage rich in plant species, vegetation ranging from wet tropical to boreal to alpine to desert, and a variety of environments extending from sea level to the top of the highest peaks on earth. Participants will be able to experience some of this rich diversity before and after the Congress through field trips arranged by the organizing committee. The trips will provide the opportunity to visit the most amazing parts of China. The sites of the field trip have been carefully selected to provide participants with memories that will last a lifetime. For those who have not visited China, it will be an opportunity to see and experience parts of China that most visitors are not even aware of!

To provid information on each of the sites and to answer questions that arise, each of the trips will have a knowledgeable scientific guide familiar with that particular field site.

SHENZHEN NICE TOUR DOMESTIC TRAVEL SERVICE CO.,LTD has been selected by the organizing committee to be the official travel agent for IBC2017. Travel contracts for the field trips will be between the travel agency and the participants.

Because some of the field trips are at high elevations and accommodations and travel conditions are not as convenient as in more developed parts of China, there are some requirements for physical and mental preparation. Please read the cautionary statements and other details for each of the sites before choosing to participate in a particular trip.

Based on travel conditions and the availability of accommodations, the maximum number of participants for each of the trips is limited. We urge participants to book as soon as possible to avoid being shut out of a trip of particular interest. The deadline for booking is May 15th, 2017 has been extended to June 15th, 2017.

Only the registrant of Congress can book the field trip.

For travel questions, please do not hesitate to contact the travel agency, [email protected]. For questions of a scientific nature relating to a particular trip or field site, please contact the scientific guide for that trip. Please also send a copy of your inquiries to the Congress Secretariat ([email protected]) to insure a timely reply to your message.

Generally, the duration period of a Chinese visa to attend a conference is about 15 days. Delegates who registered for a field trip and/or for a pre- or post-congress tour and need to extend their stay in China must send payment and complete visa information before April 1, 2017 (Beijing time). Alternatively, delegates can also apply for a tourist visa, which is good for 30 days.

Please note that of the 26 trips planned, 11 were canceled due to less interests from delegates, and 5 were confirmed due to the booking reached the minimum level; FT-25 only has one available slot now, please contact Mr. Zhang [email protected] for reservation.

The Booking of FT-01 has reached the maximum number and is closed now.

FT-01:  Oases on the Tropic of Cancer; Guangdong(confirmed)
FT-02:  Tropical Rain Forest on Hainan Island
FT-03:  North-South Corridor, Typical East Asian Monsoon Evergreen Broadleaved Forest; Jiangxi and Fujian (pre-conference)(confirmed)
FT-04:  Arid-Humid Transitional Zone in Eastern China; Shandong
FT-05:  Tianmu Shan and Huang Shan, Tertiary Relict Plants and Mixed Broadleaved Forests of Eastern China; Zhejiang, Anhui
FT-06:  Sanqing Shan and Wuyi Shan, A Gathering Area of Eastern Asian – North American disjunction genera; Jiangxi, Fujian
FT-07:  Botanical Curiosities of the Subtropical Broadleaved Forests, Wuling; Hunan(confirmed)
FT-08:  Shennongjia,Relict Flora in Central China; Hubei
FT-09:  Ta-pieh Shan, Watershed in Eastern China; Anhui, Henan and Hubei
FT-10:  Living Fossils: Metasequoia and Traditions of the Tujia and Miao Minorities; Hubei
FT-11:  Temperate Forest Vegetation in Northeast China; Jilin, Heilongjiang
FT-12:  Temperate Grasslands; Beijing, Hebei, Inner Mongolia (pre-conference)
FT-13:  Temperate Forests: Wuling Mountain, Chengde Mountain Resort and Mulan Paddock; Beijing, Hebei
FT-14:  Taihang Mountains; Beijing, Shanxi, Hebei, Henan (pre-conference)
FT-15:  Qinling Mountains, Boundary between Temperate and Subtropical China; Shaanxi
FT-16:  Biodiversity of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau; Qinghai (pre-conference)
FT-17:  Three Parallel Rivers Region, Hengduan Mountains; Yunnan
FT-18:  Hotspots of Plant diversity, Central to Southern Yunnan
FT-19:  Typical Karst Flora; Guangxi
FT-20:  Biodiversity of the Subalpine Region of Northwest Sichuan
FT-21:  Investigation of Nature and Culture in the Karst Areas of Southeast Yunnan
FT-22:  Nu Jiang (Nu River = Salween River) Grand Valley and Southern Gaoligong Shan; Western Yunnan
FT-23:  Qingcheng Shan – Dujiangyan Scenic Area, Emei Shan, Le shan Scenic Area, and Giant Panda; Sichuan
FT-24:  Hot, Dry Valleys and Lowland to Alpine Vegetation; Sichuan, Yunnan
FT-25:  Gateway to the Tibetan Highlands; Western Sichuan(confirmed)
FT-26:  Vegetation and plants in typical limestone and Danxia Landform, Guizhou, SW China(confirmed)

NOTE: Shan1: Mountain     Xian2: County      Jiang3: River      He4: River