LOCATION

Venue

Zhejiang Sanli New Century Grand Hotel

Zhejiang Sanlin New Century Grand Hotel is a member of the New Century Hotel Group, which is one of the first luxury business hotels in the main urban area of Hangzhou. The hotel is located in the core area of the business district in the northern part of Hangzhou. To the north, it is situated against a Canal tributary, Shangtang River. To the east, it faces the beautiful scenery of the northern City Sports Park, spanning 46 hectares. It is like an oasis in the city. The hotel has a very convenient traffic network. It is about 8 kilometers away from the West Lake and only 35 kilometers from the Xiaoshan airport. The hotel owns 418 luxury guest rooms with beautiful city or garden views. The Kaiyuan custom-made Kingkohl sleeping system and bedding articles bring you a comfortable sleep experience. The hotel adopts the world-famous brand "Hansgrohe" for the bathroom appliances, which brings VIP high-quality bathroom enjoyment. Four Seasons Chamber and Cook Fun Town, which are glorious and elegant, provide you with not only the new Hangzhou dishes, Guangdong dishes, nestsabalones, and fines, but also local flavor dishes with a unique style. Hawaii café with original flavor will be cooked by famous western cooks, so the western food will have excellent taste. The hotel, adhering to the Kaiyuan hotel group's attentive customer service, is the good choice for your business meetings, travel, and leisure.

Address: No.538 Shaoxing Road, Gongshu District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310004, China.

Travel to Hangzhou

Transportation Guide Download

From Shanghai to Hangzhou
From Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Taxi To Conference Venue
Distance: Approx. 200km
Travel Time: Approx. 2h 40mins
Fare: Approx. CNY600
Metro To Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
Take Metro Line 2 (toward East Xujing) to Hongqiao Railway Station.
Operating Hours: From 6am to 10:30pm
Travel Time: Approx. 2hs
Fare: CNY8
From Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
Taxi To Conference Venue
Distance: Approx. 165km
Travel Time: Approx. 2hs
Fare: Approx. CNY600
Metro To Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
Take Metro Line 10 (toward Hongqiao Railway Station) to Hongqiao Railway Station.
Operating Hours: From 6:18am to 11:38pm
Travel Time: Approx. 15mins
Fare: CNY4
From Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
Railway To Hangzhou East Railway Station
Take the high-speed train to Hangzhou East Railway Station.
First/Last Train: 6:10am/21:52pm
Travel Time: Approx. 50mins
Fare: CNY73
Local Transportation (To Conference Venue)
From Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
Taxi Distance: Approx. 35km
Travel Time: Approx. 45mins
Fare: Approx. CNY120
Metro 1.Take Metro Line 19 (toward Shaoxi) to West Lake Cultural Square Station.
2.Transfer to Metro Line 3 (toward Xingqiao) and get off at Shanxian Station.
3.Exit D1 and walk 1.5 km to the venue.
Operating Hours: Line 19(6:21am-23:11pm)/Line 3(6:00am-22:30pm)
Travel Time: 1h10mins
Fare: CNY8
From Hangzhou East Railway Station
Taxi Distance: Approx. 8km
Travel Time: Approx. 25mins
Fare: Approx. CNY25
Metro 1.Take Metro Line 1(toward Xianghu) to West Lake Cultural Square Station.
2.Transfer to Metro Line 3 (toward Xingqiao) and get off at Shanxian Station.
3.Exit D1 and walk 1.5 km to the venue.
Operating Hours: Line 1(6:00am-22:30pm)/Line 3(6:00am-22:30pm)
Travel Time: 40mins
Fare: CNY4
From Hangzhou West Railway Station
Taxi Distance: Approx. 20km
Travel Time: Approx. 30mins
Fare: Approx. CNY70
Metro 1.Take Metro Line 19(toward Yongsheng Road) to West Lake Cultural Square Station.
2.Transfer to Metro Line 3 (toward Xingqiao) and get off at Shanxian Station.
3.Exit D1 and walk 1.5 km to the venue.
Operating Hours: Line 1(6:04am-23:15pm)/Line 3(6:00am-22:30pm)
Travel Time: 1h
Fare: CNY6
From Hangzhou Railway Station
Taxi Distance: Approx. 9km
Travel Time: Approx. 30mins
Fare: Approx. CNY30
Metro 1.Take Metro Line 5(toward Jingxin) and get off at Shanxian Station.
2.Exit D1 and walk 1.5 km to the venue.
Operating Hours: Line 5(6:00am-22:30pm)
Travel Time: 45mins
Fare: CNY4
From Hangzhou South Railway Station
Taxi Distance: Approx. 30km
Travel Time: Approx. 50mins
Fare: Approx. CNY100
Metro 1.Take Metro Line 5(toward Jingxin) and get off at Shanxian Station.
2.Exit D1 and walk 1.5 km to the venue.
Operating Hours:Line 5(6:00am-22:30pm)
Travel Time: 1h15mins
Fare: CNY7
From Shanxian Station to Conference Venue From Conference Venue to China Construction Bank

Airports

Hangzhou International Airport (Code: HGH)

http://www.hzairport.com/en

Shanghai Pudong International Airport (Code:PVG)

https://www.shanghaiairport.com/index_enpdjc.html

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (Code: SHA)

https://www.shanghaiairport.com/index_enhqjc.html

Note: It takes only one hour by high-speed train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou.

Railway station

West Railway Station

11-12 km drive to the venue, about 20-23 min

East Railway Station

14-16 km drive to the venue, about 30-34 min

Hangzhou Railway Station

15-16 km drive to the venue, about 32-36 min

South Railway Station

36-40 km drive to the venue, about 39-47 min

https://www.12306.cn/en/index.html (booking)

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Currency Exchange
Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport Terminal 4
1.North of the Exit of International Arrivals (Non-Restricted Area)
2.Right Side, 90 Meters East After the CHINA IMMIGRATION INSPECTION (Restricted Area)
Highest Amount: USD 5,000 equivalent daily
Shanghai Pudong International Airport Terminal 1
1.Boarding Gate 18, International Departure Hall
2.Between Gates 8 and 9, Departure Hall
3.Between Gates 9 and 10, Reception Area, Arrival Hall
4.Between Gates 10 and 11, Reception Area, Arrival Hall
5.Between Baggage Carousels 8 and 9, International Arrival Hall
6.Between Baggage Carousels 10 and 11, International Arrival Hall
Terminal 2
1.International Departure and Waiting Corridor
2.Between Baggage Carousels 22 and 23, International Arrival Hall
3.Between Baggage Carousels 26 and 27, International Arrival Hall
4.Between Baggage Carousels 29 and 30, International Arrival Hall
5.Next to the Business Center, Reception Area, International Arrival Hall
6.North Side of the South Footpath, Reception Area, International Arrival Hall
7.Next to the Joint Inquiry Desk, Mixed Flow Level for Domestic Arrivals/Departures
Behind Island D, Departure Hall
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport Terminal 1
1.Gate 4, Arrival Hall, Building B
2.Near Baggage Carousels, Arrival Hall, Building B
3.B15, International Departure Hall, Building B
Terminal 2
1.Shopping Zone, Departure Hall
Rainbow Bridge, Arrival Hall
China Construction Bank (Hangzhou Shaoxing Road Branch) Address: Shenban Road No.2, Gongshu District, Hangzhou
Currencies: USD, EUR, GBP, HKD, SGD, JPY, KRW, THB, AUD, CAD
Highest Amount: USD 500 equivalent daily
Alipay
1.Scan and Pay
2.Ordering Food
3.Bus, Metro and Shared Bikes
4.Online Taxi-Hailing (DiDi)
Hotels, Flights and Trains (ctrip)
step-by-step guide
https://youtu.be/tuS7JL35PwQ?si=fRDz-viZB-CoJiiF
https://youtu.be/sMUQqYNBWfs?si=uJ9Y5jk8F1sFfWrv

Local Transportation

Metro

11 operating metro lines, about 420 kilometers in total

Taxi/Online
car-hailing

Costing ~120 RMB from the Airport tothe Conference venue by taxi

Didi Rider(APP) for online car-hailing

Bus

Standard bus fares: 1 or 2 RMB

Note that mobile payment is common is Hangzhou. WeChat Pay and Alipay are commonly used.

Accommodation

Participants are expected to individually book their own accommodation. You have the option to book a room at negotiated rates at Zhejiang Sanli New Century Grand Hotel, which is the conference venue. Please see the information below:

Type Number of Rooms Price
Two Beds One Bed
Guest Room 94 23 ¥500 ~$70
City-view Room 26 28 ¥500 ~$70
Garden-view Room 72 ¥500 ~$70
Deluxe Garden-view Room 38 37 ¥500 ~$70
Executive City-view Room 15 ¥500 ~$80
Executive Garden-view Room 17 ¥500 ~$80
Deluxe Suite 8 ¥1,100 ~$150
Executive Suite 4 ¥1,400 ~$200
Total 230 132

The following nearby hotels also provide reduced prices for the IRS 2024 participants.

Picture of Hotel Nearby Starred Hotel Distance to Conference Venue Address Stars Room & Price
Gowin Hotel 1.4km No. 520 Shangtang Road, Hangzhou 4 200 Rooms 420 RMB (61 USD)
Hangzhou Braim Canal Hotel 2.3km No. 58 Jinhua Road, Hangzhou 4 280 Rooms 400 RMB (58 USD)
Vanwarm Hotel 2.3km No.60 Xiangjisi East Road, Hangzhou 4 220 Rooms 400 RMB (58 USD)

You can make your reservations after registration through the following link.

Besides the above mentioned hotels, we also provide some options if you would like to stay near the West Lake and enjoy the beautiful scene around. Note that negotiated rates are not provided by the following hotels.

Hotel Distance to Conference Venue Address Stars Estimated Price
(per night)
Hangzhou Dahua Hotel ~ 9.6 km No. 171
Nanshan Road,
Hangzhou
5 ~1200 – 6000 RMB
(~170 – 860 USD)
Shangri-la Hangzhou ~ 9.2 km No. 78
Beishan Road,
Hangzhou
5 ~1000 – 3000 RMB
(~140 – 430 USD)
Jinxi Hotel ~ 8.9 km No.39
Yanggong Causeway
(Yanggong Di),
Hangzhou
4 ~1000 – 5000 RMB
(~140 – 715 USD)

We advise you to make your reservation early in order to have the best choice of hotels.

About Hangzhou

Hangzhou is a modern megacity with thousands of years of history and culture, in which natural landscape and human civilization are perfectly and harmoniously combined. Three World Cultural Heritages are located at Hangzhou: the West Lake, the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, and the Liangzhu ancient city relics.

Located on the southeast coast of China, lower reaches of Qiantang River and the south end of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, Hangzhou is of subtropical monsoon climate with mild and humid weather and distinctive four seasons. The average temperature during June is about 21-29 ℃ with average precipitation of 211 mm.

Hangzhou is the National Ecology Garden City and the International Awards For Liveable Communities with 66.85% forest coverage and 51.36% wetland protection rate.

Benefited from the most friendly business environment and rapidly developing information technology, private economy and digital industry are booming in Hangzhou, such as sharing economy, mobile payment, the Internet of Things(loT), etc. --so called Smart City.

Hangzhou is a famous scenic tourist city with deep historical and cultural foundation. Back in the 13th century, Marco Polo (an Italian traveler) praised Hangzhou as "the most beautiful and magnificent city in the world". You can enjoy splendid sceneries and cultural heritages of old-line water towns in south of Yangzi River.

Places of Historic Interest and Scenic Beauty

West Lake

It is an outstanding model of cultural landscape, which clearly shows the aesthetics of Chinese landscape and has a far-reaching impact on landscape design in China and even the world. It is a famous cultural lake with the longest history and the greatest influence in China, which once had a wide impact on the East Asian culture from 9th to 18th century, acclaimed as the Famous Lake of Oriental Culture.

The Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal

It is the earliest (built from 486 B.C.) and the longest (1797km) man made canal in the world. The Hangzhou section of the canal has abundant historical sites and unique cultural heritages.

The Liangzhu Ancient City Relics

Liangzhu culture belongs to the archaeological culture of the late Neolithic age, developed from 5300 to 4300 years ago, demonstrated the high achievements of rice farming development in prehistoric society in China's Yangtze River Basin. Peripheral water conservancy system of Liangzhu ancient city is the earliest large-scale water conservancy project in China and the earliest dam in the world.

Xixi National Wetland Park

Located in the west outskirts of Hangzhou, it is the first and the only park integrated urban wetland, agricultural wetland, and cultural wetland in China, awarded the title of National 5A Tourist Attraction. About 70% of the area is waters, and the land’s green coverage is more than 85%. There is a paradise for birds and flowers.

Qiandao Lake

Qiandao Lake is a man-made lake located in Chun'an County, Zhejiang, China, formed since the completion of the Xin'an River hydroelectric station. There are 1,078 large islands in the lake and a few thousand smaller ones. It covers an area of 573 km² and has a storage capacity of 17.8 km³. The total area of the islands in the lake is about 86 km².

The lake is an important tourist attraction of Zhejiang.Qiandao Lake is known for its clear, and sometimes drinkable water, such as that used to produce the renowned Nongfu Spring brand of mineral water. It is also home to lush forestation (over 90%), and exotic islands, its more popular attractions include Bird Island, Snake Island, Monkey Island, Lock Island (featuring supposedly the world's biggest lock), and Island to Remind You of Your Childhood.

Lingyin Temple

Lingyin Temple is located in the northwest side of West Lake in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. It is a famous ancient temple in the south of the Yangtze River. The temple was built in 326 A.D. and has a history of over 1,600 years. Legend has it that an Indian monk named Huili came to Hangzhou and was deeply attracted by the beautiful mountainous scenery. He thought there lived immortals and then he built a temple and named it “Lingyin”,which means hidden souls. It is said that the famous monk Jigong also took vows in the temple, which made Lingyin Temple even more famous.

Leifeng Pagoda

Historical records state that the earliest construction of Leifeng Pagoda took place during the Zhiping period of the Northern Song Dynasty (1067-1085 AD), initially as a wooden structure. The name "Leifeng" originates from the Leifeng Shrine mentioned in Buddhist scriptures. After enduring centuries of tumultuous events, the pagoda collapsed in 1924. However, to restore the historical landscape of West Lake, it was reconstructed and reinstated in 2002. Recognized as one of the 'Ten Scenes of West Lake,' "Leifeng in the Sunset" indeed forms the soul of Hangzhou's natural landscape. Each evening, as the sun approaches the horizon, its golden glow bathes Leifeng Pagoda, offering in itself a mesmerizing view that would touch the depths of your soul.

Local Museums

There are more than 57 museums and memorial halls in Hangzhou, containing 13 state-level, and many of them are historical relics.

China National Silk Museum

The largest silk thematic museum in the world。 9.00 am - 4.00 pm Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Monday)

China National Tea Museum

Experience making tea by yourself。9.00 am - 5.00 pm May 1 to October 7,8.30 am - 4.30 pm October 8 to April 30 of the following year (closed on Monday; public holidays open as usual)

Zhejiang Provincial Museum

lt is one of the oldest museums in China (founded in 1929), and the only comprehensive museum in Zhejiang with morethan 100000 collections, containing cultural relics and remains jadewares, lacquerware, calligraphy, painting,etc。9.00 am - 5.00 pm Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Monday)

Hangzhou Arts and Crafts Museum

It includes 4 different theme branches: Artsand Crafts (sculpture, ceramics, silk weaving), Knife and Sword , Fan Umbrella (the only fan museum in China, and one of the world's only two fan-themed museums (the other is in London, UK))。9.00 am - 4.00 pm Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Monday)

Zhu Bingren Bronze Art Museum

It is the only pure copper-made residential building in the world, which was wholly handmade by Zhu Bingren and Zhu Junmin--the former is a representative inheritor of national intangible cultural heritage of bronze carving technology。9.00 am - 4.00 pm all year round

Chinese Hangzhou Cuisine Museum

It exhibits the inheritance and development of Hangzhou cuisine in different periods, such as Qin Dynasty, the Northern and Southern Dynasties. Classic special dishes can be tasted in the restaurants。10.00 am - 6.00 pm Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Monday)

Local Classic Flavor

Lou Wai Lou Restaurant

Located on the south of the West Lake, the restaurant was named after a poem by Lin Sheng--a poet of the Southern Song Dynasty. It is famous for its traditional dishes and enjoys great popularity among numerous celebrities both in China and abroad.
Special dishes: Song Sao fish soup, Stir-Fried Beancurd Rolls Stuffed with Minced Tenderloin, West Lake fish with vinegar gravy, Dongpo braised pork, etc.

Zhi Wei Guan Restaurant

“If you want to know my taste, you will know it by looking at the materials”.
Special dishes: Stir-Fried Beancurd Rolls Stuffed with glutinous rice, small steamed meat-filled buns, cat-ear-like noodle, etc.

Kui Yuan Noodle Restaurant

More than 100 different kinds of noodles.
Special dishes: noodles with quick-fried eel shreds and shelled shrimps, Pian’er chuan noodle, etc.

Short Trip

If you have enough time before or after the conference, you can take a short trip on your own. Please note that the organizers do not provide such trips.

1-Day Hangzhou Tour

Highlights

  • West Lake
  • Lingyin Temple
  • Flying Peak

The West Lake is an outstanding model of cultural landscape, which clearly showed the aesthetics of Chinese landscape and had a far-reaching impact on landscape design in China and even the world. It is a famous cultural lake with the longest history and the greatest influence in China, which once had a wide impact on the East Asian culture from 9th to 18th century, acclaimed as the Famous Lake of Oriental Culture.

Lingyin Temple was built in 328AD during the Eastern Jin Dynasty and became one of the most significant and wealthiest Buddhist temples in the country. The visit is combined with a visit to Feilai Feng which has many engraved images of Buddha.

2-Day Hangzhou Tour

Highlights

  • Day 1: Lingyin Temple, Flying Peak,

    Liuhe Pogada

  • Day 2: West Lake, Meijiawu Tea Plantation

Liuhe Pagoda lies on the north bank of the Qiantang River in the south of the city. Built in 970 AD in the Northern Song Dynasty to suppress the roaring river waves, the pagoda's name means Harmonies of the Heaven, Earth, East, West, South and North. Climb to the top of this brick and wooden structure to enjoy the view of the Qiantang River.

The West Lake is the symbol of Hangzhou city. Besides seeing ancient stone bridges and weeping willows, you can also visit Three Pools Mirroring the Moon on Fairy Island.

You can visit Meijiawu Tea Plantation to see the growing and production of many categories of the tea and have a cup of Longjing Tea which is well known in China.

3-Day Wuzhen Water Town Tour

Highlights

  • Day 1: Lingyin Temple, Flying Peak,

    Liuhe Pogada

  • Day 2: West Lake, Hu Qingyu Hall Chinese

    Traditional Herbal Medicine Museum

  • Day 3: Wuzhen Water Town

Hangzhou is a city of much natural beauty. The West Lake is a grand example as the shining gem in the area. The lake has many bridges, pagodas, and walkways to complete the atmosphere of a classical Chinese natural area.

The Hu Qingyu Hall Chinese Traditional Herbal Medicine Museum to learn about what you may know of Western medicine against the theories and practices of Eastern medicine. Its many carefully maintained exhibition halls explore the origins, development, and application of traditional Chinese medicine and its role in the world history of medicine.

The ancient town of Wuzhen will yield a delightful time for all ages. It is in the north of the city of Tongxiang, with an hour's drive from Hangzhou. Wuzhen's endless canals weave through the town passing sights such as Fanglu Pavilion and the former residence of Mao Dun. Visiting Wuzhen, you can take on a wooden boat cruise for a picturesque journey through living history.

3-Day Suzhou, Shanghai, and Nanxun Water Town Culture Tour

Highlights

  • Day 1: Shanghai: Bund, Yuyuan Garden
  • Day 2: Suzhou: Humble Administrators

    Garden, The Grand Canal

  • Day 3: Nanxun Water Town

Shanghai and Suzhou are two of China's most picturesque cities.

You can find out the secret of Shanghai's progression by taking an in-depth Bund exploration and enjoy a nice panoramic view from the Shanghai World Financial Center to see the coexist of classical and modernist style architectures along the Bund.

Yuyuan Garden, which was built in the 16th century. It is like a peaceful oasis, hidden in the bustling metropolis. When walking in the garden, you will learn the meanings of its design and decoration.

The Humble Administrator's Garden is the biggest classic Chinese garden in Suzhou and was built in 1509 during the Ming Dynasty. The focus is on water surrounded by numerous elegant pavilions, towers and tranquil walkways. Unique aspects of building are provided by the different windows and doors giving different angles from which to see the same landscape. The Grand Canal is the longest man-made waterway in the world.

Nanxun Water Town is the most original and unique of such towns. It is full of life and culture, and less commercial than other water towns. There will be a wedding performance on the water, showing you how a traditional Chinese wedding was conducted in the water town.

Contact

Local Organizing Committee Chair

Lei Bi

School of Earth Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310018, China
E-mail: bilei@zju.edu.cn

Symposium Secretariat

Yujie Ma
School of Earth Sciences, Zhejiang University , Hangzhou 310018, China
E-mail: mayujie@zju.edu.cn

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