Future Internet Technology Research Center (FIT building) occupies an area of 30,000 sq. m. and is equipped with high-tech facilities necessary for successful completion of the conference. It also enjoys a favorable location, besides the main gate of Tsinghua University.
Tsinghua University is one of the top universities in China, enjoying a history of 100 years and endowed with a strong engineering tradition. The campus of Tsinghua University is situated on several former royal gardens of the Qing Dynasty, surrounded by a few historical sites in northwest Beijing. The garden-like landscape, with the Wanquan River meandering through, has inspired and motivated generations of students.
Having been the capital of China for over 800 years, Beijing is a city with rich cultural heritage and has retained lots of the color of traditional Chinese life. At the same time, it is also booming modern metropolis, and much of this can be seem amid its new construction. Beijing has many places of historical interest and scenic beauty, such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace etc.
We will reserve a room at Holiday Inn Beijing Haidian for the invited speakers from Sept. 7 to 13, 2014 (Beijing Time, GMT+8, check in on Sept. 7 and check out on Sept. 13)
The easiest way to get to Hotel is by taxi. You can find plenty of taxis outside the airport. It costs 13 Yuan (~2 USD) for the first three kilometers and other 2.3 Yuan (~0.37USD) per kilometer thereafter. An additional fuel fee of 1 Yuan will be charged. It will cost about 140 Yuan (including the Airport Highway fare, which is 10 Yuan) from Capital Airport to the hotel. This trip usually takes 45 minutes. But it may cost more during rush hours (8:00am-10:00am and 4:30pm-7:00pm). There are few taxi drivers that could speak English, so it is strongly recommended to have destinations written out in Chinese. Please show the following Chinese note to the driver if you take a taxi to Holiday Inn.
Airport Bus provides a much cheaper way to get to your destination. Please take the No.5 Bus (costs 24 CNY = 3.89 dollars) outside the airport and get off at the Zhongguancun Bridge station of this route. You might need the following picture if you do not know how to explain Zhongguancun Bridge. Please print it out and show it to the driver. After you get off, you need to take a taxi to Holiday Inn. Please refer to the previous paragraph.
Airport Express may be the quickest way to get to the hotel. Please take the express (25CNY) in the terminal and get off at Dongzhimen station. Then change to subway Line 13 and get off at Wudaokou station, which is 15-minute walking distance from Holiday Inn. Please refer to the above map.