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Introduction on the Venue: the West Lake Villa

The West Lake Villa is the third state guesthouse in the province, which locates at 84, Beishan street, north bank of the West Lake. It reaches the history street in the south and the Ge Ling mountain ridge in the north. The Villa is just like a natural oxygen bar in the city center with ancient trees and green lawns around it. Guests arrived at the Villa, watch France phoenix tree from North Mountain all the way, and revel at the breeze and half bed.

Introduction on West Lake

Among the world’s top-rated lakes, Hangzhou’s wondrous West Lake is one of the best. The real attraction of West Lake, however, lies not on the surface but in its abundant wealth of legend, myth, and enigma accumulated over various dynasties. Throughout China, there is no other lake that has caught the imagination of so many poets, scholars, painters, sculptors, calligraphers and even emperors over so long a time. Resplendent with temples, museums, islands, villas, tea houses, memorial halls, pools, arched bridges, pagodas, monasteries, and casual walkways lined with classic willow trees, the culture-laden West Lake, a consummate performer, is destined to bewitch, mesmerize and overwhelm every visitor taking in its beauty.

Introduction on Hangzhou

Renowned as one of China’s seven Ancient Capitals, historic Hangzhou is proudly among the first group of cities that the central government designated as Historic and Cultural City. Relics from the Kuahuqiao Cultural Remains, which prove the existence of human settlement as early as 8,000 years ago, affirm Hangzhou as one of the cradles for the Chinese Civilization. Also known as the Fabled City in the Southeast, Hangzhou shares with Suzhou the ultimate fame of “Paradise on Earth”. The city was shortlisted by New York Times in 2011 as one of the “41 Places to Go”. Most popular love stories in China, such as “The Legend of the White Snake” and “Butterfly Lovers”, all originated in Hangzhou. It’s otherwise recognized as the Capital of E-commerce, and Alibaba Group, the world’s biggest online B2B business, is headquartered in Hangzhou. In 2016, Hangzhou was the city to host G20 Summit, the premier forum for international economic cooperation.

Travel Directions

As one of the integrated transportation hub cities in China, Hangzhou can be reached by air and by train. Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH) is one of international airports in China, where flights arrive from and depart to more than 35 international destinations. You can transfer from Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) to Hangzhou by shuttle bus or train, or transfer from other airports, e.g., Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK), Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN), or Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) to Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH). On the other hand, both Hangzhou East Railway Station (the biggest railway station in Asia) and Hangzhou Railway Station connect most of cities in China by high-speed and regular trains.

Visit China and VISA Information

It should be noted that visitors from majority of countries to China need visa, and the conference attendees may apply the visa from the Chinese Embassy or the Chinese Consulates General in their countries. Please find the basic documents you shall prepare before submission of visa application in the web site China Consular Affairs. The visa application may be varied in different countries, please refer the Chinese Embassy or the Chinese Consulates General. An official letter of invitation will be sent to any BioEM2017 conference registrant upon request.


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