Let’s start this amazing journey with a story passed down from generation to generation in China.
In ancient China, people believe that there was some divine dog living in heaven. When he was irritated or starving, he would take a bite of
sun then gorge himself on it, that was why sun would disappear for a while and all you could see was a light ring. Since in agricultural society
sun was crucial for people to have good harvest, people would take out all kinds of gadgets to make noise in order to scare the dog away, so
they could get sun back. As we all know, eclipse only lasts for a few minutes, so soon when people saw sun again they thought their method
worked. People held the opinion that solar eclipses were connected with the fate of a country, so we can find a lot of records of eclipses in
Nowadays solar eclipse has taken off its mysterious veil and becomes a feast for not only astronomy lovers but also common people. This
year most of the cities in Yangtze River area will witness the spectacular solar eclipse which can be enjoyed by about 400 million people. No
wonder some media named the solar eclipse this year as “eclipse of China”.
As the moon's shadow reaches the coast, China's largest city---Shanghai will experience totality lasting 5 minutes at 01:39UT. Hangzhou, known as “paradise on earth”, will also be a good spot for observe the eclipse. TOC selects cities and spots which are perfect in both scenery and observation and presents you with this meticulously designed itinerary. Witnessing the once-a-lifetime solar eclipse and exploring the highlights of China, TOC will provide you with a trip which will stamp on your mind and can be told to children or grandchildren as your “early years’ expedition”. You can make many friends who share the sameinterest along the way.Don’t hesitate and join us now!