Practical Information

The city of Guangzhou

Guangzhou, also known as Canton, is the largest and most diversified city in South China. With a population of more than 15 million, Guangzhou is the capital and a political, economic, and cultural center of Guangdong Province. The Weather in Guangzhou is different from that of many cities in the north. It is warm in winter, with a temperature between 15 degree to 25 degree.

Guangzhou is a famous cultural city with a history of more than 2,200 years, and many scenic spots can be found here, ranging from historical sites like the Guangxiao Temple (build in around 200 BC) to modern architectures like the Canton Tower.

Yet the most attractive part of Guangzhou is the Cantonese cuisine, which is characterized by its great diversity of ingredients, elaborate preparation and strong emphasis on texture, aroma and taste. Soups, tea, dim sum and midnight snacks are a large part of the local culinary culture. The city is home to numerous century-old restaurants providing Cantonese and Chaozhou style dishes. Culinary styles from other regions of China, such as Hunan, Sichuan, Shandong and Huaiyang, can also be readily found throughout Guangzhou. Western-style restaurants, coffee houses and fast food outlets are also plentiful in the city.

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Come and discover Guangzhou in November!

Venue location
The SYSU Hotel & Conference Centre, also known as Kaifeng Hotel, is chose as the venue for ARW 2019. It is a four-star standard boutique hotel located inside the Sun Yat-sen University South Campus. The hotel is very adjacent to the Pearl River, with a very convenient transportation to all directions. The metro station, Sun Yat-sen University Station (中大站)is at the south gate of the campus.

The hotel has 296 well-lit rooms equipped with ADSL broadband/Wi-Fi internet access so that you can surf the cyber world whenever you like. The hotel has Chinese and Western restaurants providing Western, Chinese, and Japanese cuisines to meet your different needs, all for ensuring your ultimate enjoyment of your business/vacation trip!

Please noted that the accommodation is not included in the registration fees. Delegates should make their own accommodation bookings directly with the hotel. Special workshop rates (as shown below) have been negotiated with the hotel and are available until the 30th of September 2019.

Standard RoomKing bed/ Twin bed¥460/night
River View RoomKing bed/ Twin bed¥535/night
Business RoomKing bed¥535/night
River King Bed RoomSuite¥735/night
Panoramic RoomSuite¥735/night
Business SuiteSuite¥735/night
River View SuiteSuite¥785/night
Kaifeng SuiteSuite¥985/night

For room reservation please contact Ms. Linda LIANG, manager of the hotel, through

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Map of the venue location can be browsed below:

Address (酒店地址):Benjiang East Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou (广州市海珠区滨江东路中山大学北门科技文化交流中心中大凯丰酒店)
Tel (服务热线): +86(020)89222888
Fax(酒店传真): +86(020)89222999

Transport to the hotel

Arrival in Guangzhou

If you take a flight to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, you can:
1. Take a taxi to SYSU (about ¥150). The drive takes about one hour.
2. Take the metro at the Airport to Sun Yat-sen University Station.

Arrival in Hong Kong
If you take a flight to Hong Kong, you can:
1. Take the HK-Guangzhou Express:
a. Take a taxi from HK Airport to Hung Hom (红磡) Train Station.
b. Get on the HK-Guangzhou Express and you will arrive at the Guangzhou East Train Station of (广州东站). This will take about 1h30.
c. Follow the instruction there and you will find the metro entry. Get off at Sun Yat-sen University Station.
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2. Take the high-speed railway:
a. Take a taxi from HK Airport to West Kowloon (西九龙)Train Station.
b. Get on the high-speed train and arrive at the Guangzhounan (广州南) Train Station. This will take about 50mins.
c. Follow the instruction there and you will find the metro entry. Get off at Sun Yat-sen University Station.
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Like other big cities in the world, Guangzhou has a powerful metro system, with 12 lines around the city. It is strongly suggested for you to download an app with a map of Guangzhou metro system, and it will be very useful to travel to anywhere of the city.