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ESEIW will take place at Beijing Friendship Hotel
Address: Zhongguancun South St. Beijing 100873, P.R. China
Phone: +86 010 68498888

The Friendship Hotel of Beijing is one of the largest garden-style hotels in Asia. Located in the heart of ZhongGuanCun Hi-Tech Zone, the Friendship Hotel neighbors many world famous tourist sites and universities such as Tsinghua and Peking University, the Summer Palace.

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Beijing Friendship Hotel (conference venue)
  • You can book the Beijing Friendship Hotel at the conference special rate before September 20, 2015 based on availability.
Hotel Room type Room rate (RMB)
Deluxe Suite room in Building.1( 5 star) King size bed 980
Standard room in Building.1( 5 star) King size bed 880
Standard room in Building.4( 4 star) Twin or double 550
Standard room in Building.2( 4 star) Twin or double 480
    Please fill in your details in the form (download) and sent to .
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Cheat Sheet

The Empirical Software Engineering International Week will be an exciting combination of conferences, meetings, workshops, and tutorials in beautiful Beijing, China. To facilitate your stay, we provide a small “travellers cheat sheet” with some small, yet important things to remember, before your departure to and during your stay in Beijing.

We hope to see you soon and wish you a safe trip and stay!
The Publicity Co-Chairs
  • ESEIW Travellers Cheat Sheet

  • A small compendium of things to keep in mind before departure including some do’s and don’ts can be download here.
  • Important contacts

  • Beijing Friendship Hotel +86 010 68498888
    ESEM Local Chair Jun Hu (
    Emergency Call Number 110 (free call, may be used for all emergencies)
  • Sources with further reading

  • Lonely Planet:
    China highlights:


    • By Plane

    Beijing Capital International Airport (IATA: PEK, ICAO: ZBAA) is the main international airport serving Beijing. It is located 32 km (20 mi) northeast of Beijing's city center. There are three terminals in Beijing Capital International Airport: Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3.The entry point from overseas to Beijing is through either Terminal 2 or Terminal 3 of Beijing Capital International Airport, according to different airlines, e. g. Terminal 2 for Corean Air, Terminal 3 for Asiana Airlines.

    • Beijing Capital International Airport to Conference Venue:

    1) By airport bus:

    Taking airport bus Line 4 “from airport to Gongzhufen”, getting off at the seventh stop “Beijing Friendship Hotel”, the north gate of the hotel.It costs about CHY 24.Airport bus tickets can be purchased directly at the ticket counters near the airport bus station.

  • Time:From 6:50 a.m. to the last domestic arrival of the day.
  • Interval: Every 20 minutes. Buses depart when fully seated.
  • For more information on transportation from the airport to downtown, please visit the airport website at

    2) By taxi:

    It costs about CHY 120. All fares are payable in Chinese Yuan only. You may go to the taxi station of the airport to take a taxi.
    For more information about taking a taxi at the airport, please visit:

    3) By subway:

    You may take Airport Express to the Station of Sanyuanqiao. Then, take Line 10 to the Station of Haidianhuangzhuang, transfer to Line 4  to the Station of Renmin University and get out from South West exit (D Exit). Totally, it costs about CHY 30. There is 400m from the nearest subway station to the hotel. This may take 1.5 hour.

    • By Train

    Beijing is linked to most of the city by direct train.There are four railway stations in Beijing: Beijing Railway Station, Beijing South Railway Station, BeijingWest Railway Station, BeijingNorth Railway Station. For more information about the train, please visit

    1) Beijing Railway Station to Conference Venue:
    You can take subway line 2 to Xizhimen station, and transfer subway line 4 to the Renmin University station.

    2) Beijing South Railway Station to Conference Venue:
    You can take subway line 4 to Renmin University station.

    3) Beijing West Railway Station to Conference Venue:
    You can take subway line 9 to National Library station, transfer line 4 to Renmin University station.

    4) Beijing North Railway Station to Conference Venue
    You can take subway line 4 from Xizhimen to Renmin University station.

    About Beijing

    Beijing is an old city has more than 3,000 years history, is the capital of the People's Republic of China (PRC). It is the nation’s political, economic, and cultural center as well as China’s most important center for international trade and communications. Beijing is also one of the eight ancient cities in China. Consequently, there is an unparalleled wealth of discovery to delight and intrigue travelers as they explore Beijing’s ancient past and enjoy its exciting modern development.

    There are not only places of historical interest such as Forbidden City, Great wall, Summer Palace etc, but also famous modern landscapes such as Bird's Nest/Olympic Stadium, Water Cube etc.

    BeijingThe Great Wall – The Great Wall, a huge project begun more than 2000 years ago, meanders through mountains and valleys for hundreds of kilometers in the region of Beijing. Starting out in the east on the banks of the Yalu River in Liaoning Province, the Wall stretches westwards for 12,700 kilometers to Jiayuguan in the Gobi desert, thus known as the Ten Thousand Li Wall in China.

    BeijingThe Forbidden City–The Forbidden City is the largest ancient architectural complex extant today, is splendid crystallization of ancient Chinese architectural art. It was the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties. Its construction began in 1406. Over the years after its completion, 24 emperors ruled the whole country from here for nearly 500 years. With many halls and pavilions, marble railings and steps, red walls and yellow tiles, the Forbidden City looks resplendent and magnificent. It occupies an area of over 720,000 square meters with 9,000 bays of halls and rooms.

    BeijingThe Temple of Heaven–The Temple of Heaven is a complex ofreligious buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. To better symbolize heaven and earth, the northern part of the temple is circular while the southern part is square. The whole compound is enclosed by two walls, a square wall outside a round one. It has been regarded as a Daoist temple although Chinese heaven worship, especially by the reigning monarch of the day, predates Daoism.

    BeijingThe Olympic Park  –The 2008 Summer Olympic Games were held in Beijing, China. The Olympicpark is composed of three major parts: the National Stadium, National Aquatics Center, and Nation Indoor Stadium.The largest venue at the games was the Beijing National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, which could at the time hold 91,000 spectators and was the site for the opening and closing ceremonies. National Aquatics Center, it is better known as the Water Cube, is an aquatics center that was built alongside Beijing National Stadium in the Olympic Green for the swimming competitions of the 2008 Summer Olympics.

    BeijingThe Beijing Hutong–Hutongs are a type of narrow streets or alleys, commonly associated with northern Chinese cities, most prominently Beijing.In Beijing, hutongs are alleys formed by lines of siheyuan, traditional courtyard residences. In Beijingers' eyes, hutong means a period of history, a cordial lifestyle and even an "encyclopedia of Beijing".There are more than 7000 Hutongs in Beijingand most of them are surprisingly well ordered either oriented East-West or North-South to comply with Feng-shui custom. When shooting with a bird’s eye view of Beijing, you will find a combination of hutongs and courtyards that board ordered with beautiful gardens, magnificent rocks, and ancient ruins.

    Social Events

    1) Beijing Tour

    A. Badaling Great Wall & Ming Tombs — Chang Ling
    Price: RMB 400/p.p.
    Construction of the Great Wall lasted for more than two thousand years. It extends over 6,700 kilometers, so it is the longest defensive engineering project in ancient times in the world. Badaling is the best-preserved part of the Great Wall and is 75 kilometers northwest of Beijing. The Ming Tombs — Chang Ling is one of the burial ground of the Ming Dynasty emperors and are 50 kilometers straight north of Beijing.

    B. Mutianyu Great Wall, Sacred Way
    Price: RMB 590/p.p.
    Mutianyu is another “worth visiting” section of the Great Wall. It lies about 70 kilometers northeast of Beijing in Huairou County. The Great Wall is one of seven wonders in the world. Then we get to the Sacred Way which has 600 years of history. Stone Status of 24 stone animals and 12 stone human figures stand along the Sacred Way .They serve as ceremonial guards for the deceased emperors.


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned van or bus
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Lunch in Chinese restaurant
  • Main entrance tickets for sightseeing spots mentioned
  • Exclusion:
  • Tips to guide and driver
  • 2) Hutong Tour Half Day (Morning/Afternoon)

    Price: RMB 380/p.p
    One of the unique features of Beijing is its numerous Hutong. Beijing's hutongs, lanes or alleys formed by lines of siheyuan (a compound with houses around a courtyard) where Beijing residents live, witness the vicissitude of the city.

    3) Kung Fu Show

    Show time: 19:30—20:50
    Price: RMB 280, 380, 480/p.p.
    Chinese Kungfu (also known as wushu ) is one of the most well known examples of traditional Chinese culture. It is probably one of the earliest and longest lasting sports which utilize both brawn and brain.

    4) Acrobatic Show

    Show time: 19:15—20:30
    Price: RMB 280, 380, 480/p.p
    Acrobatics is the performance of extraordinary feats of balance, agility and motor coordination. It is most often associated with activities that make extensive use of gymnastic elements, such as dance, circus and gymnastics.

    5) Beijing Opera

    Show time: 19:30—20:40
    Price: RMB 280, 380, 480/p.p.
    Beijing Opera is a comprehensive performing arts. That is sing, read and do, fight, dance.

    Please book the tour and tickets in advance and contact the manager of travel agency, Ms. Linda Li.
    E-mail: LINA7605@263.NET
    CELLPHONE: 13901291535



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