The APHTRO conference 2017 is planning to be held in Qianwei(犍为), Sichuan(四川), China. Everyone with an interest in heritage railways and museums will be warmly welcomed.
Booking is open now. It is advised earlier booking, no train seat is available just before the event. Booking form can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page.
Venue & Schedule
The venue of the conference is Qianwei(犍为), Sichuan(四川), China. Two hours bus ride from Chengdu(成都), capital of Sichuan(四川).
Schedule of the conference prgramme is;
18 Oct Wed – AGM and business session
19 Oct Thu – Steam train ride on Shibanxi Railway
20 Oct Fri – Visit Chengdu Panda Base (Optional)
Baihai Holiday Inn★ ★ ★
You can choose other hotels in Qianwei(犍为) through www.ctrip.com.
Accommodation will be booked by each attendees.
Access to Qianwei(犍为)
Qianwei(犍为) is a small rural town, two hours bus ride from Chengdu(成都), capital of Sichuan(四川). Bus services departs from Shiyangchang bus station (石羊客运站), less than 30 minutes by taxi from Chengdu airport (成都双流国际机场) where you fly to.
Bus services are available from 7：30 to 17:30, every 20-30 minutes. ticket costs around 75RMB.
Please check this page or ask your local Chinese Embassy for your Visa information.
ATMs are widely available, easy to withdraw Renminbi(RMB) at airport and many other places.
The climate of Sichuan in October is warm but cool in the morning and evening.
Please note few people speak English in countryside of China.
It is advised showing in Chinese character to taxi driver or at bus terminal ticket counter etc., it is much easier.
1.00 USD = 6.8 RNB as of 10 June 2017