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Official Travel Agency
The official travel agency for the Sino-German Center for Research Promotion is the China Travel & Trade (Deutschland) GmbH (CTS) at the following address. Please mention the project number (GZ397) of this workshop when you contact Ms. Yue Hua at CTS.
Invitation Letter & VisaFor those who wish to receive an official invitation letter, please contact Xin Wan directly. Please include, for each person, name, sex, nationality, passport number, affiliation and title (or relation to the invited speaker, in the case of accompanying family member), and the arrival and departure dates. The letter will be prepared once the Foreign Affair Office of Zhejiang University receives all required information. You are encouraged to do this as soon as possible. Please also contact CTS for the possibility of visa handling issues.
German speakers are encouraged to contact CTS directly for reservation of flights and connecting trains as soon as possible.
The most convenient way to travel
to Hangzhou is to fly directly to Shanghai Pudong International Airport
(PVG), or to Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH) via Beijing.
In any case, you are encouraged to send your itinerary to the organizers. For those who arrive in a
large group or during late hours, the local organizers may arrange
From Pudong Airport: There is a bus connection (two and a half hours) from the airport to the Air China Ticket Center in Hangzhou. The last bus departs at 19:30. The trip costs about 10 euro. From the ticket center, you can simply call a taxi to drive you to Zhejiang University or the hotel (about 2 euro). Alternatively, for those adventuresome, you can take a maglev train to Longyang Lu (5 euro), followed by subway to the Shanghai South Railway Station (0.5 euro, Metro Line #2 exchange Line #1 at People's Square), and then a train connection to the Hangzhou Railway Station (first-class 5 euro, one and a half hours). Taxi fare from the train station to the hotel is about 2 euro. Please also check out Wikitravel pages on Shanghai and Hangzhou.
From Xiaoshan Airport: You can
simply call a taxi to drive you to Zhejiang University or the hotel
(about 12 euro). Two shuttle buses
will pick up guests arriving at Hangzhou on CA1702 (arriving 12:50) and
CA1712 (arriving 17:15), coming from Beijing.
The workshop hotel is Huagang HNA Resort Hotel (Huagang means
Flower Harbor) at the quiet corner of the West Lake, not far from the
Leifeng Pagoda, rebuilt recently over ruins (maps).
Shuttle bus connections to the
university will be arranged daily. (Please
note the change of hotel due to the collision with a gigantic
government delegation at the originally planned Jinxi Hotel.)
Hangzhou ranks as one of China's
most popular tourist attractions. Famed for its natural scenery,
Hangzhou and its West Lake have been immortalized by countless poets
and artists. The city was the capital of the Southern Song Dynasty from
1127 until the Mongol invasion of 1276, during which time the city's
population is estimated to have been as high as one million, making it
the largest city in the world. Even Marco Polo claimed to have passed
through, calling it "beyond dispute the finest and the noblest in the
world". Hangzhou is also the southern end of the l,794-kilometer-long
Grand Canal (Beijing- Hangzhou Canal). Please check out the tourist website for
The most famous museums in Hangzhou are China Silk Museum, China Tea Museum, Zhejiang Provincial Museum, Southern Song imperial Kiln Museum, Huqingyutang Traditional Chinese Medicine Museum, as well as the recently opened China Grant Canal Museum.
Last updated on March 2, 2007