Beijing 2008 Torch Relay Route

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Having just watched the lighting ceremony in Olympia, I wanted to find a brief indication of the route, in part to become more familiar with regions of China, but also to record details of the coverage. It’s also one of the most remarkable cultural events of the Olympic programme.

Date Arrival
Mar-24 Lighting Ceremony at Olympia – Reporters without Frontiers protest in stadium and Tibet protestors in Olympia
March 24–29 Torch Relay in Greece
Mar-30 Greece Hand-over Ceremony
Mar-31 Beijing
Apr-01 Heading to Almaty
Apr-02 Almaty
Apr-03 Istanbul
Apr-05 St. Petersburg
Apr-06 London
Apr-07 Paris
Apr-09 San Francisco
Apr-11 Buenos Aires
Apr-13 Dar es Salaam
Apr-14 Muscat
Apr-16 Islamabad
Apr-17 New Delhi
Apr-19 Bangkok
Apr-21 Kuala Lumpur
Apr-22 Jakarta
Apr-24 Canberra
Apr-26 Nagano
Apr-27 Seoul
Apr-28 Pyongyang
Apr-29 Ho Chi Minh City
May-02 Hong Kong
May-03 Macao
Hainan
May-04 Sanya
May-05 Wuzhishan
May-05 Wanning
May-06 Haikou
Guangdong
May-07 Guangzhou
May-08 Shenzhen
May-09 Huizhou
May-10 Shantou
Fujian
May-11 Fuzhou
May-12 Quanzhou
May-12 Xiamen
May-13 Longyan
Jiangxi
May-14 Ruijin
May-15 Jinggangshan
May-16 Nanchang
Zhejiang
May-17 Wenzhou
May-17 Shaoxing
May-18 Hangzhou
May-19 Ningbo
May-19 Jiaxing
May 20-21 Shanghai
Jiangsu
May-22 Suzhou
May-22 Nantong
May-23 Taizhou
May-23 Yangzhou
May-24 Nanjing
Anhui
May-25 Hefei
May-27 Huainan
May-27 Wuhu
May-28 Jixi
May-28 Huangshan
Hubei
May-29 Wuhan
May-30 Yichang
May-31 Jingzhou
Hunan
Jun-01 Yueyang
Jun-02 Changsha
Jun-03 Shaoshan
Guangxi
Jun-04 Guilin
Jun-05 Nanning
Jun-06 Baise
Yunnan
Jun-07 Kunming
Jun-08 Lijing
Jun-09 Xamgyi’nyilha
Guizhou
Jun-10 Guiyang
Jun-11 Kaili
Jun-12 Zunyi
June 13-14 Chongqing
Sichuan
Jun-15 Guang’an
Jun-15 Mianyang
Jun-16 Guanghan
Jun-16 Leshan
Jun-17 Zigong
Jun-17 Yibin
Jun-18 Chengdu
Tibet
Jun-19 Shannan Diqu
June 20-21 Lhasa
Qinghai
Jun-22 Golmud
Jun-23 Qinghai Hu
Jun-24 Xining
Xinjiang
Jun-25 Urumqi
Jun-26 Kashi
Jun-27 Shihezi
Jun-27 Changji
Gansu
May-28 Dunhuang
Jun-28 Jiangyuguan
Jun-29 Jiuquan
Jun-30 Tianshui
Jun-30 Lanzhou
Ningxia
Jul-02 Zhongwei
Jul-03 Wuzhong
Jul-04 Yinchuan
Shannxi
Jul-05 Yan’an
Jul-06 Yangling
Jul-06 Xianyang
Jul-07 Xi’an
Shanxi
Jul-08 Yuncheng
Jul-08 Pingyao
Jul-09 Taiyuan
Jul-10 Datong
Inner Mongolia
Jul-11 Hohhot
Jul-12 Ordos
Jul-12 Baotou
Jul-13 Chifeng
Heilongjiang
Jul-14 Qiqihar
Jul-15 Daqing
Jul-16 Harbin
Jilin
Jul-17 Songyuan
Jul-17 Changchun
Jul-18 Jilin
Jul-19 Yanji
Liaoning
Jul-20 Shenyang
Jul-21 Benxi
Jul-21 Liaoyang
Jul-21 Anshan
Jul-22 Dalian
Shandong
Jul-23 Yantai
Jul-23 Weihai
Jul-24 Qingdao
Jul-24 Rizhao
Jul-25 Linyi
Jul-25 Qufu
Jul-25 Taian
Jul-26 Jinan
Henan
Jul-28 Shangqiu
Jul-28 Kaifeng
Jul-29 Zhengzhou
Jul-30 Luoyang
Jul-31 Anyang
Hebei
Aug-01 Shijiazhuang
Aug-02 Qinhuangdao
Aug-03 Tangshan
August 4-5 Tianjin
August 6-8 Beijing

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