Distance from Shanghai – 2 hrs. by car/ 1 hr. by high-speed train
Distance from Beijing – 13 hrs. by car/ 6 hrs. by high-speed train


For Main Symposium: Thursday, October 30th, 2014 ( Registration is October 31st)

For Pre-Tour in Shanghai: Friday, October 24th, 2014 / *Please note that Jin Ze Arts Centre is not in Shanghai but outside in Qingpu District. Transportation by car takes approx. 1 hour. Transportation is TBD.

For Post 9ISS to Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province “2 Day Tour”: Tour begins Wednesday, November 5th.

For Post Tour in Xinjiang: TBD


From Beijing: High Speed Railway from Beijing South Station to Hangzhou Railway Station

From Shanghai: Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station to Hangzhou East Railway Station or Hangzhou Railway Station (Chengzhan) See train schedule from Shanghai to Hangzhou(click link)

Bus also available! See this great link for details:

From Shanghai: Pudong Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station via taxi for 230CNY to 350 CNY, $40-$50, for 60km or about 1 hour. Make sure you are not overcharged!


From Hangzhou:

Taxi is the easiest way to get from the train or plane to the museum and at a reasonable price. At the Hangzhou Railway East, there is an organized line just outside the station for people waiting to catch a cab. A taxi ride will cost you anywhere from 20 元 to 100 元. See Travel PDF(tbc) for print out of hotel addresses in Chinese to give to the taxi driver.

Hangzhou Railway / Chengzhan Station

No. 1, Huancheng Dong Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.

Hangzhou East Railway Station

No. 1, Tiancheng Road, Jianggan District, Hangzhou 310016, Zhejiang China.

Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport

*Please note that Hangzhou Railway South is closed until 2016 for construction.

VENUES – For booking an accommodation, please wait until further information is provided. Booking will be processed through the CNSM, not directly through the hotel. 

West Lake Hillview Hotel – Main Symposium

China National Silk Museum – Exhibition, Workshops, and Demos

Accommodations – Download PDF with rates

Jade Emperor Hotel
No.74 Yuhuangshan Road , Xihu, 310002 Hangzhou

Hotel is across the street from the Silk Museum and a 15 minute walk from the Hillview International Hotel

West Lake Hillview International Hotel

No.37 Lianhuafeng Road (Lianhuafeng Lu), Yuhuang Mountain Xihu Hangzhou, Zhejiang China

Tel: 0086-571-87379999

Hotel is a 15 minute walk east to the Silk Museum.

Nanshan Hotel
No.52 Kuoshiban, Yuhuangshan Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310002, China

Hotel is behind Silk Museum near the rear entrance and 15 minute walk to West Lake Hillview International Hotel.


FOR HONG KONG: Nationals of over 170 countries and territories  may visit Hong Kong visa-free for a period ranging from 7 days to 180 days. These countries include: USA (90 days), Great Britain (180 days), Australia (90 days), Japan (90 days), Canada (90 days), Netherlands (90 days), France (90 days), New Zealand (90 days). Check here for your country’s specific requirements.

FOR CHINA: Chinese entry visa required. Travelers must also present return airline ticket. See information on CHINA EMBASSY website.


Some vaccines may be advisable before traveling to China. The US Agency of Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) offers recommendations of what vaccines to get in advance and other advisable over-the-counter items to bring with you. See here. For further disclosure please speak to your physician before departure.


Please read over and print out our travel PDF(tbc) for list of recommended items, key terms, and directions in Chinese.

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