Visiting IHEP
Before you come
Visa
Visa application

To visit China, most non-Chinese citizens need a visa in addition to a valid passport. For more detailed visa information, please visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in China: http://cs.mfa.gov.cn/wgrlh/lhqz/lhqzjjs/ If...

Currency
Currency Exchange

Currency exchange services are generally available at airports, hotels, local banks and ATMs. Below is some information about banks and ATM machines on or near the IHEP campus. Most international debit and credit cards can be used to...

weather
Weather in Beijing

Beijing is situated in the north of China, and has a continental climate. Winters are cold and extremely dry, with a monthly daily average temperature in January of -3.7 °C (25.3 °F). Summer is hot and more humid, with frequent...

Accommodation
Accommodation

IHEP has agreements with several nearby hotels, as well as having its own Guest House right on campus. IHEP guests can choose either of the accommodation sites and enjoy the best services at specially negotiated prices.

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How to get to IHEP

IHEP is located in the west of Beijing. There are two international airports in Beijing, Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) and Beijing Nanyuan Airport (NAY). Most flights are through Beijing Capital International...

Wireless-access
Wireless access

Wireless network access is available in most of the IHEP campus. IHEP provides two ways for visitors to register. IHEP also provides an Eduroam network, which you can access if you are registered with Eduroam at your home institution.

Insurance
Insurance

Health insurance is strongly recommended for travelling or living in China, although it is not legally required. If you are visiting IHEP, you can purchase suitable travel insurance from your normal insurance provider, bank or travel...

electric-power
Electricity

Mains electricity in China is 220 V. If you are travelling from a country that uses 110 V mains supply (e.g. Japan, North America), you may need a converter for electrical devices (e.g. hairdryer, electric shaver). There are two types of...

After you arrive
IHEP-Library
Library

The IHEP Library is located in the same building as the Theory Division. It holds about 130, 000 books and over 160 printed periodicals, with subscriptions to more than 100 databases and access to more than 700,000,000 e-resources items....

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Wireless Access

Wireless network access is available in most of the IHEP campus. IHEP provides two ways for visitors to register. IHEP also provides an Eduroam network, which you can access if you are registered with Eduroam at your home institution.

Restaurant
Restaurants

China is famous for its food, and Beijing is no exception. Below is a list of some dining places and restaurants on or near the IHEP campus. You can also look online for other places to go for good food, or for home delivery.

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Transportation in Beijing

Beijing’s public transport system is extensive, convenient and reasonably priced. There are also plenty of taxis, and public rental bicycles. Beijing itself is a transportation hub for northern China, making it easy to get to other cities...

Clinic-and-Hospital
Clinics & Hospitals

The nearest hospitals, pharmacies and clinics to IHEP are listed below. 1. IHEP Clinic IHEP has its own clinic for basic consultations and prescriptions (e.g. colds and fevers). Location: First floor of the physics building, IHEP Main...

Cellphone
Cellphones and Useful Apps

If you are staying in China more than a few days, you may want to get a Chinese SIM card for your mobile phone. The Chinese GSM system uses 900 MHz and 1800 MHz. Chinese SIM cards can come as part of a monthly package, or pay-as-you-go....

Bank
Banking

If you are working at IHEP, you will need to open a bank account for payment of your salary, at the local ICBC (Industrial & Commercial Bank of China). If you are not employed by IHEP, but are here for a long stay, or make frequent trips,...

Accommodation
Housing

For short stays of up to a few months, IHEP may be able to provide rented accommodation for you on campus. For longer stays or employment at IHEP, you may be able to rent an apartment on the IHEP campus for the first 2 years, depending on...

School
Schools

Beijing has many international schools, most of which are in the east part of the city. Some may be restricted to children of non-PRC nationals only, while others are open to all nationalities. Local public (government-provided) schools are...