Travel & Accommodation

Suzhou is located approximately 80 kilometres west of Shanghai, and is easily reachable by plane.

Architecture Across Boundaries 2019: International Conference

Suzhou is located approximately 80 kilometres west of Shanghai, and is easily reachable by plane, high speed train or car.

Suzhou is located approximately 80 kilometres west of Shanghai, and is easily reached by plane via three airports: Shanghai Pudong and Shanghai Hongqiao or Wuxi Airport. Most international travelers will arrive via Shanghai Pudong, from where the easiest mode of transport to XJTLU is a private direct transfer. You can book a transfer through the online Architecture across boundaries registration system if required.

From central Shanghai, a convenient mode of transport to reach the XJTLU campus is to travel via high speed train to Suzhou Industrial Park Station (Suzhou Yuan Qu), then take a taxi to campus.

Conference venue

Architecture across Boundaries will be held in the new South Campus of XJTLU, in both the IA Building and the Design Building where the Department of Architecture is located

Suzhou sightseeing

Suzhou is famous for its rich cultural heritage, in particular its classic Chinese scholar gardens, which are UNESCO world heritage. Suzhou integrates the old and new gracefully and offers both picturesque traditional streets along canals as well as some of the largest shopping malls in the country. Suzhou also boasts its own cuisine, famous for its light and slightly sweet taste.


Accomodation

There are plenty of options for accommodation close to the conference venue in Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP).

Conference participants should arrange their own accommodation (except if staying at the Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool Conference Centre, see below). The following are recommended hotels based on price, quality and location (but are by no means the only choices). Please note that Suzhou is a large city and Suzhou's ancient town is about 30 minutes by taxi away from the conference venue, which is located in Suzhou Industrial Park, Higher Education Town (Gaojiaoqu).

On campus accommodation

Scholars’ Suite

学者空间 IA Building, South Campus of Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Chongwen Road ,Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China

Chinese name and address:中国江苏省苏州工业园区崇文路西交利物浦大学南校区IA楼

Tel 电话:(86 512)81888360

Email: [email protected]

This hotel is recommended as it is affordable and very close (it is in the same building as part of the conference venue). Reservations can be made through the online conference registration system (no prepayment needed). Price for a double room is RMB 409/night including two breakfasts, single room is RMB 378/night including one breakfast.

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool Conference Centre

No. 99 Ren'ai Road, Industrial Park District, Suzhou 215123, China

Chinese name and address: 西交利物浦国际会议中心; 215123工业园区仁爱路99号

This hotel is recommended as it is affordable and very close (10 minutes walk across campus) to the conference venue. Reservations can be made through the online conference registration system (no prepayment needed). Price for a double room is RMB 409/night including two breakfasts, single room is RMB 378/night including one breakfast.

Close to/on the XJTLU campus

Mid price: Oakwood Hotel and Residence

No. 6, Yueliangwan Road, Suzhou Industrial Zone, Wu Zhong District, 215123 Suzhou, China

Chinese name and address: 苏州奥克伍德国际酒店公寓; 215123苏州工业园区月亮湾路6号

(5 minutes by taxi/10 minutes by public transport/1.5km walk to the conference venue)

Luxury: Worldhotel Grand Dushu Lake Suzhou

No. 299 Qiyue Street, Industry Zone, Suzhou 215028, China

Chinese name and address: 独墅湖世尊酒店; 215028工业园区启月街299号

(5 minutes by taxi/10 minutes by public transport/1.5 km walk to the conference venue)

Additional accommodation options can be found around Times Square (圆融时代广场), a lively area with shops and restaurants, approximately 20 minutes away by taxi from the conference venue.

Getting to XJTLU

Our campus is conveniently located so it's easy to get to and to find your way around.

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Important visa notice

Entry to China requires a visa. Please contact the Chinese consulate in your country of residence for more details. This is important as visitors arriving at Chinese airports without the required visa will be denied entry into the country.

Obtaining visas is typically not a problem for attending a conference or tourism, but requires application well in advance. Formal invitation letters will be issued once the full paper review is concluded in January 2019. Please proceed with the visa application within the time frames recommended by your local Chinese embassy.