Tips for getting around in
We will provide a few mobile phone number of local
organizers along with the ICMM 2009 registration materials, in case that you
are lost or need assistance.
out both automobiles and bikes when you cross streets.
pedestrians and bikers in
Traffic moves slowly during rush hours (7:00 -- 8:30
and 17:00 -- 19:00) in
It is quite convenient to take taxi in
Tips for taking taxi
obvious signs of taxis, the second letter of the plates of all authorized taxis
is "B" (the first letter is a Chinese character meaning Capital).
cost for a taxi ride is calculated by a meter. The receipt is printed out by
are advised to keep the receipt, which could be helpful to find the driver when
are a few notes in both
English and Chinese for communication with taxi drivers. You may print out some
of them if necessary.
There are two metro stations which are close to the
Jade Palace Hotel: Zhichunli station and Zhichunlu station. These stations and
the Jade Palace Hotel are all located at
Subway Line 1
has two stops on the Tiananmen Square, which is very close to the front gate of
There are many buses stopping by the Jade Palace Hotel.
Please consult with the hotel
reception desk if you want to take a bus.
Big shopping malls may accept international credit
cards. Except stores specialized for international guests, most of grocery
stores only accept Chinese currency, called "Ren Min Bi (RMB)". It is
more convenient to use cash (small pieces such as 10 Yuan, 20 Yuan,...). You can
currency at the airports, the Bank of China
or at the Jade Palace Hotel (Please
consult with the hotel reception desk if necessary.) Exchange rates are listed
Electricity and adapters
Menus in many restaurants contain graphic descriptions
of their dishes. Some restaurants have English menus.
There is a
maigre restaurant named Tianchumiaoxiang Restaurant (天厨妙香素食餐厅), which is about one kilometer away from Academy of
Mathematics and Systems Science. The restaurant is located at
on this restaurant can be found from the link: http://www.liaofan.com.
Although it is heard that tap water in
Tips for service
Waiters, waitress and taxi drivers usually do not
International hospitals in Beijing
There are a dozen of international hospitals in
Address in Chinese: 和睦家医院，朝阳区将台路2号，电话：64333960。
For more information, please look at http://www.china.org.cn/english/travel/42396.htm