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ABOUT GUANGZHOU

Guangzhou, at one time known as Canton, is China’s busiest transport and trade hub on the Pearl River and the third-largest city in the country. Its proximity to Hong Kong means it is one of the most well-connected cities in China. A large metropolis, it is home to gleaming skyscrapers and leafy alleys. With its long summers and winter-free weather, it's no wonder why Guangzhou is reputed as the "Flower City". Guangzhou's history as a strategic trade port to the South China Sea, which served as the starting point for the marine Silk Road, has afforded it a colonial background and culturally diverse population that combine to give the port city a cosmopolitan flair.

SYMPOSIUM VENUE

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON GUANGZHOU - SCIENCE CITY

No. 18 Shuixi Road, Huangpu District (Luogang District)
Guangzhou, Guangdong 510530, China

HEADQUARTER HOTEL

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON GUANGZHOU - SCIENCE CITY

No. 18 Shuixi Road, Huangpu District (Luogang District)
Guangzhou, Guangdong 510530, China
Book Hotel Room by Friday, 22 September (learn more)
Attendees staying at the Headquarter Hotel can purchase a shuttle bus ticket for airport transport to Baiyun International Airport.

GETTING TO GUANGZHOU

 

AIR

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is the main airport of Guangzhou, the capital of the province of Guangdong, People’s Republic of China. The airport, located 28 kilometers from downtown Guangzhou, is the main hub of China Southern Airlines and a focus city for Shenzhen Airlines. Learn more.

Attendees flying into the Baiyun International Airport in Guangzhou and staying at the Headquarter Hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton Guangzhou - Science City, can purchase a ticket to take the hotel shuttle bus from the Baiyun International Airport to the Headquarter Hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton Guangzhou - Science City. Click here to learn how. For attendees looking for other airport transportation options or arriving in the Hong Kong airport, click here to learn more.

TRAIN

Guangzhou Railway Station is in Huanshi Road (环市路), and it is the largest and the most important station in Guangzhou at present. Trains depart to Beijing, Wuhan, Nanjing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Xi’an, Lhasa and many other cities in China.

There are five railway stations in Guangzhou: Guangzhou Railway Station; Guangzhou South Railway Station offering most bullet trains; Guangzhou East Railway Station offering more convenient bullet train access to central Guangzhou from Shenzhen/Hong Kong; Guangzhou North Railway Station, and Guangzhou West Railway Station.

TAXI

Taxis are abundant but demand is high. Peak hours are from 8:00- 9:00, and around lunch and dinner. Yellow or red cabs are driven by local drivers. Flag fall is ¥10 for the first 2.5km; ¥2.6 for every additional kilometer, with a ¥1 fuel surcharge. Click here to learn more about taxis or private car hires.

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

Guangzhou has nine metro lines in full service within the city. Operating hours are approximately from 6:20 - 23:30 and fares cost from ¥2 to ¥14. Learn more about the metro.

 

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