Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or simply Krung Thep. The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres in the Chao Phraya River delta in central Thailand, and has a population of over eight million, or 12.6 percent of the country's population.
The city itself is a true tourist paradise. There are great varieties of tourist attractions in Bangkok, mostly historical attractions and temples with elaborate architectures and arts. There are palaces, museums, parks, and a wide array of shopping centers, from luxury malls to street markets.
Transportation within Bangkok could be easily by public transportations of sky train (BTS), subway (MRT), Airport Rail Link (ARL) and others.
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Transportation from the Airport to the Venue:
Participants are requested to use public transportation facilities available at the airport.
There are two main international airports in Thailand;
- Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK)
- Don Muang Airport (DMK)
Transfer service to and from the airport would not be provided by the host. Participants are requested to arrange their own airport transportation to the respective hotels. Public transportations and taxi are available at the both airports.
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Thai language is the official language and generally used. However, many Thais also speak and understand English, though more so in Bangkok and the major tourist areas.
It is rainy season during October in Thailand. The temperature in Bangkok ranges from 25 to 32 degrees centigrade (Average: 30 degree centigrade).
The standard power supply in Thailand is 220 volts. The standard frequency is 50 Hz. Power outlets most commonly feature two/three-prong round or flat sockets as show in picture on the right.
Thai currency unit is Thai Baht (THB). There are five kinds of bills (1,000 THB, 500 THB, 100 THB, 50 THB and 20 THB) and six kinds of coins (10 THB, 5 THB, 2 THB, 1 THB, 0.50 THB and 0.25 THB) used. Only THB is accepted at stores and restaurants. Major foreign currencies may be exchanged to THB at foreign exchange banks at the International Airports on presentation of your passport. Thai banks are usually open Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 16:00. The exchange rate is 32.06 THB to 1 US Dollar (as of May 2019). Major credit cards are accepted by most hotels, restaurants, department stores, but not local small shops.
Police (Hotline): 191
Tourist Police: 1155
Ambulance and Rescue: 1554
Insurance and Medical Emergencies
The host would not bear any cost of insurance for participants, any medical expenses or any other expenses. Host, therefore, requests participants to make necessary arrangements for insurance and medical coverage before their travel.
Visa and Immigration Information
Participants who require a visa should apply for a visa at a Thai consulate or diplomatic mission in their respective country well in advance of their departure. Participants are also advised to contact their local travel agents or carriers. The Embassy may take two weeks or up to more than 1 month in some cases for visa processing.
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Participants who require a Letter of Invitation for your visa application, please fill out the “VISA SUPPORTING LETTER FORM” (WORD / PDF) and email the form together with a “Copy of your passport (photograph page)” to the Local Secretariat below.
Advance submission of applications is highly recommended.