Suzhou is located approximately 80 kilometres west of Shanghai, and is easily reached by plane via two airports: Shanghai Pudong and Shanghai Hongqiao. 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 CAADRIA2017 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.
CAADRIA 2017 will be held in the new South Campus of XJTLU, in the Design Building where the Department of Architecture is located.
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.
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