Travel Information


About Beijing 


Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China and one of the six ancient cities of China. It not only has countless ancient palaces, imperial gardens, altars, temples, tombs and other historical and cultural sites, but also many picturesque natural scenic spots. In the past 20 years, Beijing has developed rapidly and is now a modern metropolis.


Beijing is located in the northwestern part of the North China Plain. Shanxi province and the Inner Mongolia Plateau are to its west, and it is linked with the North China Plain to the south. The Bohai River is 140 kilometers away from the city. Beijing has a total area of 16,800 square kilometers, and the city proper occupies 1,041 square kilometers. Beijing is divided into 12 districts arid six counties..

From Airport to Venue

The conference will take place at Park Plaza Beijing Science Park. The following map shows the Beijing and hotel locations.



We strongly recommend that you take taxi from the Beijing International Airport to Park Plaza Beijing Science Park (the Venue of APNOMS 2008).

We suggest that you wait for a taxi at the airport designated taxi station.

Please ask for a receipt with the taxi registration number in case you require special assistance when you arrive at the hotel. If someone approaches you in the airport lobby and offers to take you to the hotel, don't take his/her car.


The roof of all taxis display « TAXI » signs. The red light behind the glass window indicates that the taxi is available.

It is recommended that you call a taxi at the designated taxi station. The windows at both sides of the back seat of the taxi are glued with the price tag for the taxi.  


Taxi charge is estimated at about 100 RMB (Approx 15 USD). 


You can print the following note and show to the taxi driver to go to the Park Plaza Beijing Science Park Hotel.



Popular Scenic Spots

  Transportation Information  

   Visa Information

   Passport and visa: Foreign participants entering China must hold valid passport and visa.

  • Letters of ˇ°Invitationˇ± will be issued to:
    • keynote speakers, presenters, panelists any organizing committee members
    • people professionally or personally known by a committee member
    • conference participant who has paid their registration fee

  If you need an invitation letter to apply for visa, please fill out the request form and send it to before    August 25, 2008. Meanwhile, please also send the scanned version of your passport.

   For more details, please consult your travel agent


  Beijing has a continental monsoon climate with clear-cut seasons. Spring is dry and windy. Summer is hot and   humid. Autumn offers the best weather, with generous sunshine. In winter, the city is severely affected by freezing   winds from Siberia.  

  In October, the average temperature in Beijing is 13 degrees Celsius


  The electrical voltage in China is 220V. A variety of electrical outlets can be found in China, so a good all-around   adaptor set is recommended.
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   Useful Numbers

  • Police: 110
  • Fire Department: 119
  • Ambulance: 120
  • Tourist Hotline: 6513-0828
  • Local directory assistance: 114 (Chinese); 2689-0114 (English)
  • International directory assistance: 100
  • Visa Card Hotline: 10-800-110-2911
  • MasterCard Hotline: 10-800-110-7309