2017 2nd International Conference on Agricultural Science and Biotechnology (ICASB2017) will be held at Holiday Inn Suzhou Jasmine (苏州茉莉花假日酒店) during Jul. 25-26, 2017. The 4-star Holiday Inn Suzhou Jasmine is conveniently located in Shilu commercial, shopping & entertainment district. Transportation is easy and convenient with Shanghai being only 1 hour away by bus, 3 kms to the Hi-Tech industrial development zone, 6 kms to Singapore China Industrial Park and 2 kms to the railway station. CRH fast trains accelerate to Shanghai from Suzhou rail station in 28 minutes, and flights span China from Wuxi Airport, 23km away.
Hotel address: No. 345 Changxu Road, Suzhou, 215005, China
The following is the hotel negotiated rate for participants:
Negotiated Rate for Participants
Business Standard Room (Double Beds with Two Breakfast)
About 66 USD/Room/Night
Business Single Room (Single Bed with One breakfast)
About 63 USD/Room/Night
Business Single Room (Single Bed with Two breakfast)
About 70 USD/Room/Night
If you need to book the hotel room with the negotiated price for accommodation, please contact with the Organizing Committee directly:
Cell Phone: 0086 - 18917219762; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To know more about the hotel, you can download the PDF by clicking the following link:
Holiday Inn Suzhou Jasmine.pdf
Tourism in Suzhou
Suzhou(苏州) is situated on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River and the shores of Lake Tai and belongs to the Yangtze River Delta region. Shanghai lies to the east, Zhejiang Province to the south, Wuxi City to the west and the Yangtze River to the north. The city's canals, stone bridges, pagodas, and meticulously designed gardens have contributed to its status as one of the top tourist attractions in China.
Here is the planned tourism route on Jul. 26, 2017 (from 8:00 to 17:00): Humble Administrator's Garden (拙政园) (including Suzhou Garden Museum (苏州园林博物馆) )--- Hanshan Temple (寒山寺) --- Pingjiang Street (历史老街平江路)
Humble Administrator's Garden (拙政园)
Humble Administrator's Garden (Figure 1) is the largest and most renowned elegant classical garden in Suzhou. Due to its unique designs and ethereal beauty, the garden has garnered many special honors. It is listed as a World Cultural Heritage site and has also been designated as one of the Cultural Relics of National Importance under the Protection of the State as well as a Special Tourist Attraction of China. The Humble Administrator's Garden was originally built in 1509 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The garden was created upon the old relics of a residence and a Taoist temple. Water feature is the main background and its natural landscape includes small forests, hills and rock formations. It also has man-made pavilions, halls and parlors.
Figure 1: Humble Administrator's Garden
Suzhou Garden Museum (苏州园林博物馆)
Suzhou Garden Museum (Figure 2) was first located in the residential area of Humble Administrator’s Garden. It was built and opened in the autumn of 1992. It is the first garden museum in China. The new building of Suzhou Garden Museum is located on the west side of Humble Administrator's Garden. It was built in October 2005 and has a construction area of 3390 square meters. The museum is divided into five parts: preface hall, the history hall, the art hall, the culture hall and the end hall. The art hall is the main part which shows the Chinese classical gardening techniques of mountain,water, plant and architecture in detail.
Figure 2: Suzhou Garden Museum
Hanshan Temple (寒山寺)
Hanshan Temple (Figure 3); literally: "Cold Mountain Temple", is a Buddhist temple and monastery in Suzhou, China. It is located at the town of Fengqiao (lit. Maple Bridge), about 5 kilometres west of the old city of Suzhou. Traditionally, Hanshan Temple is believed to have been founded during the Tianjian era (502–519) of the reign of Emperor Wu of Liang, in the Southern and Northern Dynasties period. The current name of the monastery derives from Hanshan, the legendary monk and poet. Hanshan and his disciple Shide are said to have come to the monastery during the reign of Emperor Taizong of Tang (627–649), where Hanshan became the abbot.
Figure 3: Hanshan Temple
Pingjiang Street (历史老街平江路)
Pingjiang Street (Figure 4) is located in the north-east of Suzhou. The core value of this region lies in the integrated preservation of the double-chessboard layout of Suzhou, with the streets and rivers going side by side while the water and land routes running in parallel. It is also praised as “the Ancient City of Suzhou in miniature”. The existing overall layout of Pingjiang Street has a history of more than one thousand years. However, it still remains the waterside town style, with small bridges over the flowing rivers and white walls and dark tiles, which accumulates deep cultural deposits and gathers extremely plentiful historical relics and human landscapes. Strolling in the street, you can feel the unique lingering charm of this landscape produced by its long history.