Transportation will be provided from Shanghai airport to the official hotels, two days before the official practice day and two days after the closing day. Local transport will be available between official hotels and practice and competition venues. Transport timetables will be confirmed. Buses and/or vans will be provided.
Cancellations & Changes
Written Cancellations must be:
• Received before 9 March 2012 for full refund of the deposit payment
• Received later than 9 March 2012, no refund.
All refunds, if any, will be processed after the event.
Name change (the same category and division) will be accepted up to 72 hours before the event without any additional charge. OC should be informed about changes in the travel program 72 hours prior arrivals. If your arrival is later than your original schedule, the room charges are starting from the original date indicated by the Member Association in their Accommodation forms.
A training field will be available starting from 8 April 2012. The training field is near the competition field and is about 3-5 km from the hotels.
According to weather information, the average temperature in April is expected to be 11-18°C.
Archery Venue and World Archery dress code.
All teams are required to bring 2 national flags or association’s flags (2x1m).
Internet is available in the hotels.
Shanghai, the city
The city of Shanghai is the largest city in China in terms of population and one of the largest urban areas in the world, with over 20 million people in its extended metropolitan area. Located on China's central eastern coast at the mouth of the Yangtze River, the city is administered as a municipality with province-level status. The city is an emerging tourist destination renowned for its historical landmarks such as the Bund and Xintiandi, its modern and ever-expanding Pudong skyline including the Oriental Pearl Tower, and its new reputation as a center of culture and design. Shanghai is Chinese center for commerce and finance, and has been described as the "showpiece" of the world's fastest-growing economy.
The Bund & Huangpu River
Huangpu River is not only the mother river of Shanghai, which divides the city into east and west parts, but also assembles the splendid tourist attractions of the city. Situated on the east bank of the Huangpu River, the Bund is the symbol of Shanghai. New finance and commercial houses as well as grand buildings built in 1930s in the European architectural styles cluster along the Bund. At night bright lights add to the happy atmosphere as people stroll along the wide riverside promenade.
Nanjing Road is considered to be the No. 1 commercial street in China, which has been a landmark for this city for a long time. Along its 5.5 kilometers, you will find over 600 shops that on average are visited by some 1.7 million people each day. Here, you could purchase everything wanted, spanning from special and cheap souvenirs of Shanghai to the luxurious world famous brands.
Yuyuan Garden is the largest of Shanghai's ancient gardens with Ming and Qing architectural styles. The garden has six areas, each with its own style. The Grand Rockery, in the center of the Garden, is the most renowned sight. Near the garden, there is the City God Temple of Shanghai, where various of local snack shops and streets are scattered around.
Jade Buddha Temple
It is one of the most famous Buddhist shrines in Shanghai. The White Jade Buddhas were brought here from Burma in the nineteenth century. One is seated while the other is in the recumbent position of Sakyamuni symbolizing the Buddha's attainment of enlightenment or nirvana. The temple also has some impressive images of the Heavenly Kings. Although many people come to worship each day and burn incense at this very holy and active shrine, visitors are welcome.
Shanghai Xin Tian Di
If you want to experience the historical and cultural atmosphere of the city, Xin Tian Di is a wise choice. Composed of Shikumen and modern architectural style, now it has become a hot and fashionable pedestrian street in the center of the city. Actually, it stands for the popular and leisurely life style of this city's new generation. The outdoor cafés, bars and romantic restaurants can be seen everywhere.
Similar Attraction: Tianzifang
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.