This year is the 14th year of Crossing Bridges
It will be held in Zhuji, Zhejiang Province , Jiangnan area
Dates: 5 Nov 2017 5pm – 11 Nov 2017 3pm
Location: Zhuji city, Zhejiang province, China
WHAT is Crossing Bridges?
Once a year photographers from different cultures gather for a week of networking , friendshio and shooting
9 countries participating
China , Taiwan , South Korea, Philippines , Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore , Indonesia and Sri Lanka
Holiday shooters look elsewhere; this is not for you
Its not a holiday and criterias apply:
- active in promoting photography as an amature or ptofessional
- contribute to team building and photography community building
- ability to take hardship and little sleep for 7 days but still put on a smile to encourage others
Interested photographers please PM to ed9119
Crossing Bridges XIV will be held in the city of Zhuji, Zhejiang, China. Situated 60km south of Hangzhou city, it is a small but vibrant city that is seldom seen by tourists overseas. Beautifully nested in rolling mountains and picturesque waterways, it is the world’s largest supplier of socks/stockings (60% of world market) and fresh water pearls (86% of world market). Zhuji is also one of the larger suppliers of underwear, conduits, pipes, copper hardware to the Chinese and international market. Zhuji also produces several varieties of grapes as well as strawberries and blueberries.
Zhuji is the hometown of one of the four beauties in Chinese history, Xishi. In the warring periods, Xishi sacrificed herself to be given to the King of Wu Kingdom as a tribute from the conquered Yue kingdom. Xishi effectively mesmerized the Wu king so much that Yue kingdom was able to secretly rebuild their army and ultimately conquer and destroy the Wu kingdom. Our logo of CB XIV pays tribute to Xishi with a caricature of her likeness.
This is the current itinerary summary. Itinerary is subject to change.
Wuxie National Park
Autumn colors (hopefully)
Tradtional clothing model shooting
Zhaojia - Home of the rare Xiangfei nut
Xiangfei National Park
Xiang Fei (Introduction, harvesting, processing)
Datang township - World capital of socks manufacturing
Socks factory visit
Dongbai Lake Area
Misty mountains landscape and daily life shoot
Mock Traditional wedding banquet (lunch)
Thousand Pillar House (ancient buildings)
Daily life street shoot
Ancient confucious school
Traditional clothing model shoots
Traditional Opera in ancient setting shoot
Shanxiahu - World capital of freshwater pearls
Pearl factory visit
East China Jewellery trade center visit
Tradtional Shaoxing Wine Factory visit
Countryside traditional homes visit
Day 7 END
Zhuji City Architecture
Closing Ceremony Lunch
Send off to airport
Pickup, Send off and Travel Information
We will arrange for airport pickups and send off at Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH) on 4th and 5th Nov. AND on 11th Nov (send off) Actual timings will be based on flight information of the participants. Regardless if you are extending your trip
OTHER Nearby Airports (find your own way to Zhuji)
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) – 280km away
Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) – 300km away
Getting to Zhuji city on your own
From Hangzhou city to Zhuji
Train: Highspeed trains are available from Hangzhou East Station to Zhuji Station. Many trains everyday.
From Hangzhou Xiaoshan International airport to Zhuji
Airport Express Bus: There is a bus station within Hangzhou Airport at domestic arrivals terminal gate 14 where buses direct to Zhuji bus station is available. Buses are also available in the reverse direction from Zhuji bus station to Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport.
From Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Zhuji
Shanghai Highspeed train station is connected to Hongqiao Airport where you can catch a highspeed train to Zhuji Station.
From Shanghai Pudong International Airport to Zhuji
Take the metro/subway all the way to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport Station (90mins). From there you can catch a highspeed train to Zhuji Station.
From Shanghai city to Zhuji via bus
You can take a taxi direct to Shanghai South Long Distance Bus Station where you can catch a bus to Zhuji. You can also take the metro/subway to Shanghai South Railway station and walk to Shanghai South Long Distance Bus
From Zhuji train station or bus station, you can just grab a taxi cab and head to the hotel. Just make sure the participant have the hotel name and address in Chinese on a mobile or printed out on a piece of paper. Just show the taxi driver. Hotel name and address in Chinese:
Accommodation for the entire CB XIV will be in a single hotel. There will be no hotel changes for the entire trip.
We will be staying in Huanjiang Star Boutique hotel (浣江之星精品酒店) offering 60 twin sharing and 40 single queen sized bed rooms. The hotel has a mid-sized supermarket in the same building which will be very convenient for participants. Situated in the same building are small restaurants, bubble tea shop, a pool/snooker house, internet café and a KTV. Many shops are situated within short walking distance from the hotel, like small restaurants, hairdressing salons, and a pharmacy,
Participants will be staying in 4-star standard twin sharing hotel rooms. Each room comes with two separate beds and we will house 2 participants to each room. Internet TV and free Wi-fi access comes standard with each room.
Single Occupancy upgrade
For the first time in Crossing Bridges we will be offering single occupancy upgrade at an additional cost (See Cost section for upgrade cost).
Single occupancy upgrade can only be applied to the entire stay for CB XIV, and not for individual nights during the CB period.
Zhuji’s tap water is one of the best in the country as it is supplied by the environmentally protected Dongbai Lake (which we will be visiting). Tap water is potable/drinkable. Each room comes with a kettle and teacups.
Cost for participant
Cost for Crossing Bridges XIV Zhuji is
SGD 870 twin sharing
SGD 1120 single own room
The cost includes:
1. Hotel accommodation
2. All internal transfer on air-conditioned transport per itinerary
3. All meals per itinerary
4. Entrance fee for all places of interest per itinerary
5. Daily mineral water
The cost does not include:
2. Personal and travel insurances throughout the journey
3. Personal expenses (Drinks, Alcohol, etc)
4. Visa fees if any
Signup closing dates
The closing date for signup by individuals is July 23rd
Visa requirements and invitation letters
For participants who need a visa to enter China, we will be issuing invitation letters from Zhuji Folklore Photography Association. This document is required for them to apply the entry visa in their respective countries.
Country showcase video/slideshow
Each country will be required to put together a video or slideshow of photos of our own respective country.
We will play these videos during the opening ceremony. The photos or videos can be landscapes or daily life/street photos shot in your country showcasing the works from your organizations/communities.
The video should not be longer than 5 minutes.