11th International Symposium on Geochemistry of the Earth’s Surface 
  • June 11th - 16th, 2017
  • Guiyang, China

Get to Guiyang

  • Air

    Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport
    Airport Code: KWE

    Location: About 7 miles (11 kilometers) east of the city center Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport was opened in 1997 and began to serve as an international airport in 2006. Two terminal buildings are serving here, with T1 used as International Terminal, and T2 as Domestic Terminal. Currently, the airport operates over 110 air routes connecting many cities like Beijing, Hangzhou, Xian, Nanjing, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

  • Train

    The city acts as the transportation center of Guizhou Province. Transportation links depend mainly on the rail system. Three railway stations are in operation in the city, they are Guiyang Railway Station, North Railway Station and Longdongbao Railway Station.

    Trains from Guiyang railway station are mainly ordinary ones running to the major cities, eastern area as well as nearby cities, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Kunming, Chengdu, Chongqing, Tongzi County, Kaili City and Duyun City. Also, trains running to tourist destinations such as Fanjing Mountain (train to Liupanshui City), Huangguoshu (train to Yuping County) and Zunyi (train to Zunyi) are operated here.

Get around in Guiyang

  • City Bus

    It is the first city in China to adopt self-service ticketing for its public transportation. Its fare is CNY1. Public buses No.1 and 2 run between the Railway Station and Qianling Park throughout the day. Bus No.26 runs between Hebin Park and Huaxi, while bus No.38 between Hebei Park and Tianhetan Scenic Area.

    A word of warning: This is a hilly city, so it is suggested that tourists not drive cars themselves to avoid accidents.

  • Taxi

    Almost 8,000 taxis operate in the city, with a majority of regular cabs and around 200 eco-friendly cars. It is easy to hail a taxi along any street. Most drivers charge by the meter and the two car types obey to different rules:

  • Bicycle

    Most people prefer walking and public buses to cycling. Generally bicycles can be hired in parks and at scenic areas. Usual cost is about CNY10 to hire one.

  • Weather

    Guiyang nestles in the southwest of China, on the eastern side of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau. It has a pleasant moist subtropical climate with plenty of sunlight and ample rainfall. It does not have intense heat in summer or severe cold in winter. The air is fresh and humid without any sandstorm. The agreeable climate makes it a cozy city for living. A yearly average temperature of Guiyang is about 15C (59F). July is the hottest month of the year with an average of 24C (75F) while January is the coldest one, averaging a temperature of 4.6C (40F). This place features four distinctive seasons, with winter to be the longest one.


    The registration fee does not include insurance for the delegates regarding accidents, sickness or loss of personal property. It is advisable to make your own arrangements in respect of health and travel insurance before leaving your countries.

    Currency Exchange

    In China, only RMB is used. However, exchange centers can be found at airports, most hotels and large shopping centers. The exchange rate is due to the official rate (Bank of China). When exchanging money, please keep your receipt by which you can change any remaining RMB back to foreign currency when leaving China. Visa, Master, American Express are accepted in many department stores and hotels. ATM could help you for changing RMB from your credit card.

    Reconfirmation of Air Ticket

    Departure air ticket (both international and domestic) should be reconfirmed 72 hours in advance. Calling the airline office in Beijing could make it. But these offices do not work in weekend.

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline
    April 14th, 2017
  • Early bird registration deadline
    March 31st, 2017

Latest News

  • June 15th, 2016
    The GES2017 website updated.
  • October 19th, 2016
    Conference info updated.

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