Gravity meets Plasma Workshop on August 19-22, 2019
1. Conference Venue
South-Western Institute for Astronomy Research (SWIFAR), Yunnan University
Auditorium, Astronomy Building, Yunnan University (Chenggong Campus)
Chenggong District, Kunming, Yunnan, 650500, P.R. China
The LOC will help to contact with the hotel and reserve the rooms for the participants who have registered successfully.
Hotel: Maple Palace Hotel (枫叶王府酒店)
Address: Zhiyuan Road, around the University Town, Chenggong District, Kunming, Yunnan, P.R. China
TEL: (+86) 0871 - 6888 9929
We have a negotiate price with the hotel. For those who plan to live in the Maple Palace Hotel during the conference, please give us your dates of arrival and leaving.
Below is the address of the hotel in Chinese:
The routes among Maple Palace Hotel (Hotel), SWIFAR building in Yunnan University (Venue) and the dining hall.
3. Transportation Information
A. Kunming Changshui International Airport (KMG): By taxi. It takes about 50 mins and 170 RMB from the airport to the Maple Palace Hotel. By the way, you should go to the underground (B2 floor) parking lot first.
Our students will catch you up at Kunming airport on 18 August (10:00-18:00). Please give us your landing time and flight number, then we can arrange our shuttle bus accordingly.
B. Kunming South Railway Station: By taxi. It takes about 15 mins and 20 RMB from the Kunming South Railway Station to the Maple Palace Hotel.
4. Other tips about Kunming
The solar radiation in Kunming is a bit strong due to its altitude (~1900m), thus please be prepared with the UV light protection. During August, short period rain occurs very often. Remember to bring your umbrella.
There is a subway station near the university, from which you can go to the downtown.
Kunming is the capital city of Yunnan province in the southwest part of China. It is known as the “Spring city” because of its year-round pleasant weather, and is one of the major tourist destinations in China. Besides Kunming, there are many more tourist attractions in Yunnan Province.
1. Stone forest: https://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/yunnan/kunming/stone_forest.htm
2. One-day trips around Kunming, such as Dianchi Lake can be found here:
3. 2-3 day trips to hot spots in Yunnan province, including Dali, Lijiang or Shangri-La can be found here:
https://www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/yunnan/ and https://www.lonelyplanet.com/china/yunnan
4. The Lijiang Observatory of Yunnan Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, is located at Gaomeigu, Yulong county in Lijiang, Yunnan province. It is one of the major optical observatories in China.