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Pre-Conference Field Trip Hotels (included in the pre-conference field trip fee for check in on Sept 16 and check out on Sept 19)

  • Xinjian Lihua Hotel, Urumqi

  • Burqin Suton Hotel, Burqin

Conference Hotel - located with the National Park (included in the conference registration for check in on Sept 19 and checkout on Sept 23)  

  • Shanxhuang / GuibingLou Hotel (4 start)


  • Urumqi International Airport (URC)

  • Kanas Airport (KJI)

- Pre-confernce Field Trip participants will need to book a flight from KJI to URC on Sept 23 (or later, if you are staying longer).


  • Most international participants will require a visa to enter China. Be sure to request a Tourist/Family Visit (Type L) visa. Do not apply for a business-type visa unless you are required to because of the country that you live in.

  • This website provides visa applications for most countries to China: -- you may be able to find cheaper options elsewhere online.

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