International Towing Tank Conference

28th ITTC in Wuxi, China, September 17 – 23, 2017


Sept. 18, 2017, Monday (Day 1)

08:00 Departure from InterContinental Hotel
10:30-12:30 Slender West Lake, Yangzhou

Slender West Lake, originally a natural river course named Baozhang River, is situated in the northwest suburb of Yangzhou City. With continuous harnessing through the dynasties, it gradually became a scenic area with many enchanting lake scenes. As it is located to the west of the city and is slim in its shape, so it is named Slender West Lake.

Slender West Lake is 4.3 kilometers in total length with an area of over 30 hectares. The lake boasts many famous scenic spots, such as the White Pagoda, the Five Pavilion Bridge, and Xiaojin Hill. The Long Dike is on the western bank of the lake, extending about one hundred meters from the entrance of the park to the Xiaojin Hill. Weeping willow trees are growing all along the dike. In the lake is an islet where Zheng Banqiao's calligraphy of couplets can be seen in a house.

13:00-14:00 Lunch, Bus to Zhenjiang
15:00-16:30 Xijing Ferry, Zhenjiang

Xijin Ferry, Xijindu in Chinese, is located at the foot of Yuntai Hill in Zhenjiang, east China's Jiangsu province.

Built in the Six Dynasties period and reconstructed during the following Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties, the Xijin Ancient Ferry Street has witnessed many political, military, economic, cultural, religious and other important historical events as well as the history of the city. A large number of historical relics and mass traditional residential area are well preserved in this 1,000-meter-long street. People regard it as an ancient ferry museum in China.

Most of the historical relics can be seen today, however, glass covers are used to protect them from erosion. Walking along the street, visitors can feel the historical atmosphere of different dynasties. Inscriptions are seen on the arches, such as "Happy Boating" and "Journeying Together", expressing the wishes of the ancient people before boarding the ferry boat. "Hills covered with green wood" and "Flying Pavilion and Sailing Boats" remind the visitors who are walking along the street of the charming landscapes and the busy ferry in the old days.

17:00-19:00 Back to InterContinental