Visa

Please check well in advance the requirements at the Chinese Embassy in your country on visa regime for entering China. First week of October China's national celebration is held, businesses will be closed for a week. Please start the process of filling in the visa application form online as soon as possible as it takes time and there are very specific photo requirements
 
Should you need an invitation letter please first check with the embassy whether there is a template for the invitation letter which needs to be used. WUWM Secretariat will help you further with your visa invitation letters.

  
Currency 

Current exchange rate:  100 Chinese Yuan Renminbi = 12,81 Euros/ 14,14 USD

Please go to the currency converter for the latest exchange rate : https://www.oanda.com/


Climate

Guiyang has a four-season, monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate (Köppen: Cwa), tempered by its low latitude and high elevation. It has cool winters and moderate-temperature summers; the majority of the year's 1,118 millimetres (44.0 in) of precipitation occurs from May to July. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 5.1 °C (41.2 °F) in January to 23.9 °C (75.0 °F) in July, while the annual mean is 15.35 °C (59.6 °F). Rain is common throughout the year, with occasional flurries in winter. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 12 percent in January to 41 percent in August, the city receives only 1150 hours of sunshine, making it one of China's least sunny major cities. Average monthly relative humidity is consistently above 75% throughout the year. The moderate temperature together with other factors including air quality, wind speed, etc. made Guiyang to be ranked No.2 in the "Top 10 Summer Capitals of China".


Language

The people of Guiyang speak a variety of Southwestern Mandarin. It differs from common Mandarin for the retroflex sounds it lacks. Compared to Mandarin which has five tones (four in addition to a non-stressed tone), Guiyang's local language only has three tones. Many old characters from ancient China are still used within Guiyang's language, which sound like Korean or Japanese.

 

Airport

Guiyang is one of the important air transport hubs in Southwest China. Guiyang's main airport is the Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport (KWE) opened on May 28, 1997. It is located in east of Guiyang, 11 km (6.8 mi) away from the city center

  

Transportation

Transportation for the delegates will be arranged by CAWA at the below times:

Pick-up service will be available from October 29th at 10:00 a.m. to October 29th at 22:00 p.m. and Oct. 30th at  9:00 a.m. to Oct. 30th at  18:00 p.m. 

A shuttle bus will transport between airport and the  Kempinski hotel, the bus departs the airport every hour on the full hour.


The delegates will be able to find CAWA pick up volunteers raising the billboard with "WUWM Congress" as soon as they reach the exit, the volunteers will be outside the exit, terminal 2 ( theoretically all the passengers will exit through terminal 2 exit, and in a very unlikely case if they exit from terminal 1, they only need to walk several minutes to terminal 2 exit).


 In case you need to take a taxi from the airport the fee is around RMB 20. We would recommend to bring Chinese RMB in cash with you because the taxi services do not accept credit cards and there are no ATM machines on the airport. There is ATM machine at the hotel.

It is useful to have the name of the hotel in Chinese characters :
Kempinski Hotel Guiyang 贵阳凯宾斯基大酒店