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GDC China is located in beautiful Shanghai, China. Check out our information on hotels, transportation, and International visitors.

Hotels

The Game Developers Conference China offers discounted hotel rates to all attendees and exhibitors. Rooms are limited, and discounted rates are based on availability. Please make your reservations early to enjoy the conference rate.

Please note: Although the GDC China hotels may be sold out, some may still take reservations at non-discounted rates.

Hotels

 
Accommodations
Oriental Riverside Bund View Hotel (recommended)
Address: 2727 Riverside Avenue, Pudong District, Shanghai, China
Postal Code: 200120
Tel: 86-21-50370000 Ext. 6151/6148
Fax: 86-21-50370051
E-mail: rs@shicc.net
Rates: Superior Garden View Room (Single/Double): RMB 1,300 (about USD 217)/room/night (Single/Double Breakfast)
Superior River View Room (Single/Double): RMB 1,500 (about USD 250)/room/night (Bed 1m wide, Double Breakfast)

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Each of the 260 rooms at this fine 5-star hotel feature superior amenities. There are desk, air conditioning, tea- and coffeemaker, separate shower, mini-bar, robes and bathroom phone in each of the hotel's well-equipped rooms. Oriental Riverside Hotel offers salon, voicemail, mail service, city transfers, morning call and car rental for guests' convenience. Unwind after your day with a choice of outdoor pool, pool table, sauna, cocktail lounge, massage and tennis courts.
Facilities including business center, audio-visual equipment, catering and conference rooms make this hotel popular with business travelers.

Address: 2727 Riverside Avenue, Pudong District, Shanghai, China
Postal Code: 200120
Tel: 86-21-50370000 Ext. 6151/6148
Fax: 86-21-50370051
E-mail: rs@shicc.net

Distance from Shanghai International Convention Center: 0km
Distance from Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG): 40kms
Distance from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA): 30kms
Distance from Shanghai Railway Station: 7.5kms
Distance from the Downtown: 4kms
The Novotel Atlantis Hotel
Rates: Superior Single Room: RMB 700 (about USD 115)/room/night (including breakfast)
Superior Double Room: RMB 750 (about USD 122)/room/night (including breakfast)

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Description:
Address: 728 Pudong Avenue, Shanghai, China
Tel: 400 777 9192

Distance from Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG): 45kms
Distance from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA): 30kms
Distance from Shanghai Railway Station: 8.5kms
Distance from the Downtown: 6kms
Tongmao Hotel
Rates: Standard Single Room: RMB 480 (about USD 80)/room/night (including breakfast)
Standard Double Room: RMB 480 (about USD 80)/room/night (including breakfast)

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Description:
Address: 357 Songlin Road (Songlin Lu) Shanghai, China
Tel: 86-21-58300000

Distance from Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG): 34kms
Distance from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA): 25kms
Distance from Shanghai Railway Station: 10kms
Distance from the Downtown: 8kms
City View Hotel
Rates: Standard Single Room: RMB 360 (about USD 57)/room/night (including breakfast)
Standard Double Room: RMB 360 (about USD 57)/room/night (including breakfast)

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Description:
Address: 2333 Pudong Avenue (Pudong Dadao) Shanghai, China
Distance from Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG): 32kms
Distance from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA): 26kms
Linton Business Hotel
Rates: Business Single Room: RMB 240 (about USD 40)/room/night (including breakfast)
Business Double Room: RMB 240 (about USD 40)/room/night (including breakfast)

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Description:
Address: 844 Pudong Avenue (Pudong Dadao), Shanghai, China
Tel: 86-21- 51601931

Distance from Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG): 35kms
Distance from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA): 20kms
Distance from Shanghai Railway Station: 11kms
Distance from the Downtown: 7kms
 

Transportation

Shanghai International Convention Center
Address: 2727 Riverside Ave, Pudong Shanghai, China
Tel: 86-21-50370000
Fax: 86-21-50370999
Website: www.shicc.net

You can check back to get more information about public transportation.

Hotels

 
Further Information:
Public Transportation
Metro: No. 2 Exit, Lu Jiazui Station of Metro Line No. 2
If you need inquires other Shanghai metro line, please visit www.exploreshanghai.com/metro.

Bus Line: 583/621/623/776/778/870/872/82/85/581B/795/81/797/983

Taxi: Da Zhong Taxi (Call service: 86-21-96822) Qiang Sheng Taxi (Call service: 86-21-62580000) Jing Jiang Taxi (Call service: 86-21-96961) Bus Taxi (Call service: 86-21-96840) Hai Bo Taxi (Call service: 86-21-96933)

Those companies are the biggest taxi company in Shanghai. Their prices are fare from ¥ 14.00 million (3 km), over 3 km less than 10 km per km of pricing ¥ 2.40 million, over 10 kilometers per kilometer of pricing ¥ 3.60 million. The date of the next day 5:00 a.m. to 23:00 p.m. time period, since their prices, over 30% higher tariffs accrue mileage.
Airport
Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) 1 hour drive to Shanghai International Convention Center.
Click here to learn about transportation from and to PVG.
You can also take metro or bus to Shanghai International Convention Center.
Metro: Lu Jiazui Station, Line 2 (about 1 hour and 40 minutes /39 km)
Bus: Airport Line 6 to Zhang Yang Rd. & Dong Fang Rd., take No. 779 to Lu Jia Zui Round Rd. & Feng He Rd., walk 450m to Shanghai International Convention Center

Shanghai Hongqiao Airport (SHA) 32 minute drive to Shanghai International Convention Center
Click here to learn about transportation from and to SHA. You can also take metro or bus to Shanghai International Convention Center.
Metro: Lu Jiazui Station, Line 2 (about 1 hour and 20 minutes /19 km)
Bus: take No. 938 to South Pu Dong Rd., take 82 to Lu Jiazui Station, walk 1.6km to Shanghai International Convention Center

Railway Station
Shanghai Railway Station: take Line 4 to Century Ave., take line 2 to Lu Jiazui, exit 2

Shanghai South Railway Station: take Line 1 to People Square, take line 2 to Lu Jiazui, exit 2
Parking
Parking costs 20 yuan per hour for parking at Shanghai International Convention Center

Note: Shanghai International Convention Center reserves without notice change parking charge standard rights.
 

International Visitors

Citizens of all other countries will need a valid passport and a visa in order to travel to China. Information on how to obtain a visa is available through your consulate or the Chinese embassy.

Some Frequently Asked Questions:
What is a visa?
A visa is an authorized permission issued by the Embassy or Consulates of a country that permits a traveler to visit that country. Most visas are stamped or affixed into the traveler's passport. Visas are issued with specific limitations regarding purpose of visit, length of stay, validity of visa, etc. It is the traveler's responsibility to obtain necessary visas before he/she travels abroad. A traveler must follow very distinct guidelines and procedures established by Embassy or Consulates of a country when applying for the appropriate visa.
What type of visa do I need?
Most people need only to apply for a single-entry visa. Single-entry China visas are usually valid for 3 months after the issuing date, and will permit you to stay in China for up to 90 days. This visa will allow you to travel as a tourist or conduct general business activities.
How long can I stay in China for each entry? Can I extend my stay in China while I am there?
With a regular tourist or business visa, you can normally stay 30 - 90 days for each entry. If you need to stay longer while you are in China, please contact the visa office of the local Public Security Bureau to file for an extension. Do not overstay.
What is the difference between a tourist visa and a business visa?
Visas are issued to permit entry into a country for a specific purpose: to allow travel for leisure, or to conduct business activities. In general, tourist visas are issued specifically for the purpose of travel for pleasure, while a business visa generally permits a traveler to engage in normal business-related activities. However, there is no distinctive line between a tourist visa and a business visa. Note: a tourist visa will not prevent you from conducting business in China. For most GDC China attendees, a tourist visa will suffice. If you feel you need a business visa, you will need an invitation letter generated from UBM in China. If you need this, email webmaster@china.gdconf.com.
How do I obtain a China visa?
The Chinese Embassy and Consulates do not accept mail-in applications. Applicants for visas are requested to appear at the Consulate in person, or apply through an authorized visa agency.
 
For more frequently asked questions, visit www.visarite.com/faq.htm.
 

Shanghai at a Glance

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Shanghai, Hu for short, is a renowned international metropolis drawing more and more attention from all over the world. Situated on the estuary of Yangtze River, Shanghai serves as the most influential economic, financial, international trade, cultural, science and technology center in East China. It is also a popular tourist destination. Visitors can sense the pulsating development of modern China.
In addition to its modernization, Shanghai's multicultural flair endows Shanghai with a unique glamour. Here, one finds the perfect blend of cultures, the modern and the traditional, and the western and the oriental. New skyscrapers and old Shikumen lanes together draw the skyline of Shanghai. Western customs and Chinese traditions intertwined form Shanghai's culture, making a visitor's stay truly memorable.

You can check here for more information.

Location
Shanghai is situated at 31°14′north latitude and 121°29′west longitude. It has another name "shen". It lies on the west coast of the pacific, and is in the middle of China's east coastline and at the mouth of the Yangtze River.

Dining

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Shanghai, being a relatively new city in China, does not really have a cuisine of its own, but successfully refines all the work of the surrounding provinces such as Zhejiang and Jiangsu. Through years of culinary practice and the assimilation of the art in other styles of cuisine, Shanghai chefs have also created a style of cuisine peculiar to the region. Shanghai dishes are usually characterized by the use of heavy and highly flavored sauce.

The use of sugar is another uniqueness found in Shanghainese cuisine and, especially when used proportionally with soy sauce, the taste created is not so much sweet but rather savory. This is mainly due to the fact that sugar neutralized the sourness found in soy source. Household in Shanghai would consume as much soy source as sugar. Visitors are often surprised when the "secret ingredient" was revealed by local Shanghainese.

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Tourism

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Shanghai, China's biggest and most prosperous city, oozes an atmosphere of vitality, and a dynamic which can rival New York in the United States and Paris of France in terms of modernity. 

Shanghai, in the center of China's eastern coastline, is one of China's greatest cultural centers, and has a long history as a trading port and gateway for foreigners entering China. This municipality, under the direct jurisdiction of the Central Government, is the largest economic and trade center in China.

Shanghai's gorgeous night scenery is one of the main highlights that will linger in visitors' minds after their Shanghai Travel experience. As night descends, the entire city is lit up by dizzily colorful lights, joined occasionally by the bright moon hanging in the sky.

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Shopping
Shanghai is hailed as the "Shopping Paradise" and "Oriental Paris". So if you come to Shanghai, shopping should not be missed any more than its other charming attractions. Providing the very best of shopping has become an indispensable part of Shanghai's tourism industry.

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