Fragrant Hills Hotel (four stars ): We have reserved a sufficient number (60) of rooms at the hotel for the participants during the workshop period. The fees of hotel reservation should be at the participants' own expenses and we have negotiated with the hotel for the maximum discount so we strongly recommend this hotel to you . Please fill in this form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hotel assignment will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.
two beds, Two Breakfast
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◇Fragrant Hill Empark Hotel Beijing (five stars):700m to venue, click here to reserve on Booking.com
◇Beijing Fragrant Hill Holiday Business Hotel (four stars):1200m to venue, click here to reserve on Booking.com
1. From Beijing Capital International Airport to Fragrant Hill Hotel 44km
◇By taxi: estimated 130 RMB (20 USD), 60 minutes.
◇By subway (6:00am—10:00pm): estimated 30 RMB (5 USD), 1 hour and 40 minutes, take airport express to Sanyuanqiao station, then transfer to subway line 10 to Bagou station and then take Western suburb line to Xiangshan station, and walk about 1000m to the venue. The following route map may be convenient for you to transfer subway stations.
2. From Beijing South Railway Station which mainly serves hi-speed trains to Fragrant Hill Hotel   34km
◇By taxi: estimated 120 RMB (20 USD), 50 minutes.
◇By subway (6:00am—10:00pm): 10 RMB (2USD), 1 hour and 20 minutes, take line 4 to Haidianhuangzhuang Station, then transfer to line 10 to Bagou Station, and then take Western suburb line to Xiangshan station, and walk about 1000m to the venue.
►The following Google map might be useful for your navigation.
►The following mini cards might be useful when encountering problems with taxi drivers in language exchanges.
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