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August 15, 2017

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September 7, 2017

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September 30, 2017




CHIANG MAI MUST- SEE ATTRACTIONS Chiang Mai is both a natural and cultural destination. The city centre retains a ‘small-town’ intimate feel and houses numerous historical temples and attractions within walking distances of each other. Just under half an hour’s drive, Chiang Mai’s verdant countryside and mountains offer limitless possibilities for nature explorations as well as visits to many fascinating ethnic hill-tribe villages. In fact, there are so many places to see in and surrounding the city that you’ll have to plan well to fit them all in, and this is where these Top 10 Chiang Mai Attractions come in very handy.

1. Doi Suthep

Gleaming like a northern star from the heights of Doi Suthep (the regal mountain overlooking the city from the northwest) is Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. It is one of the most historically and spiritually significant places in Thailand and is an impressive embodiment of the Lanna culture, with its origins dating back almost 700 years. As such, large numbers of Thais and foreigners come to experience the special magic of this holy place.

2. Chiang Mai Zoo

Clothing made of light fabrics, such as cotton, linen, is suitable for outdoors in warm and humid climate. For formal occasions, a jacket and tie or Thai official costume with short or long sleeves is required for men. Blouse and long trouser suit is appropriate for women.

3.Chiang Mai Night Safari

The conference will be conducted in English. In Thailand,

the standard Thai language is used, while English is a mandatory subject in public schools and is widely spoken and understood in business and tourist areas. Spoken and written Thai is largely incomprehensible to casual visitors. However,

English is widely understood, particularly in Bangkok where it is almost the major commercial language. English and some European languages are spoken in most hotels, shops and restaurants in major tourist destinations, and Thai-English road and street signs are found nationwide.

4.Wat Chedi Luang

The time in Thailand is seven hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+7).

5.Wiang Kum Kam, the Underground Ancient City

The Thai currency is called "Baht". One baht is divided into 100 Satang. Coins consist of 25 Satang, 50 Satang, one Bath,

2 Bath, 5 Baht and 10 baht. Bank notes are in 20 (green), 50 (blue), 100 (red), 500 (purple) and 1,000 (gray) baht. Currency exchange counters are available at the airport in and out of the arrival hall. Exchange rate at the airport is generally similar to exchange counters in town. The rates may be a bit better than that in hotels.

6.Mae Sa Elephant Camp

Major credit cards such as American Express, Diners Club, Master and Visa are wildly used and accepted . 3-5 percent additional charge may be applied in some stores. Please check with the stores before using.

7.Doi Inthanon National Park

Most commercial concerns in Bangkok operate on a five-day week,

usually from 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Many stores open seven days a week from 10.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. Government offices are generally open between 8.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. with a noon to 1.00 p.m. lunch break,

Mondays to Fridays except on public holidays. Banks are open Mondays to Fridays from 9.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. except on public holidays. Electricity: 220 Volt

8.Doi Pui Tribal Village and National Park

Citizens of some countries, holding valid passports or travel documents, are entitled to visit Thailand for the purpose of pleasure for a period of 30 days without applying for a visa. Citizens of some countries can apply for a 30-day visa upon arrival. However,

please check with the Royal Thai Embassy nearest to you. If visa is needed, please ensure that your visa application is approved prior to your departure.

9.Karen Long Neck Tribe & Chiang Dao Cave

Registered Taxi / Limousine queue is located outside of the arrival hall at Chiang Mai International Airport. There are some airlines which have a direct flight to Chiang Mai. For international flight to Bangkok, there are 2 international airports in Bangkok,

Suwannabhumi and Don Muang airports, please check your connecting flight to Chiang Mai before reservation. Thai Airways and other major airlines are based at Suwannabumi International Airport. The low cost airlines mostly are based at Don Muang International Airport. It takes approximately 30 min. from the airport to the conference venue depending on the traffic condition. It is recommended that you arrive at the airport 2 hours before your flight departure plus an 30 min for transportation.

10.Bo Sang Handicraft Villege

The handcrafting of umbrellas and parasols in Bo Sang Village is known throughout the country and even abroad – so much so that the umbrella has become one of the symbols of Chiang Mai. Here, you'll find plenty of hand-painted umbrellas, tiny cocktail umbrellas, large parasols for gardens or patios and other handmade products – all made from sa paper in various designs and at reasonable prices.

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