There are many transportations means to get you around the city, making any trip convenient and enjoyable. Most of public transportations provide are inexpensive such as BTS sky train, MRT underground, etc.
This BTS sky train has been designed to help you discover all the interesting sites and activities around Bangkok. It is a cheap, smooth, cool, clean and fast, it operates from 06.00 – 24.00 every day. The train is pretty full during peak hours 07.00 – 09.00 and 16.00 – 19.00 as the BTS has become a primary means of transport for people living and working in downtown Bangkok. For more information about the routes and fares, please visit https://www.bts.co.th/
Fast and efficient, the Mass Rapid Transit network (MRT) serves in the city center. Trains arrive every 5-7 minutes, and connect to the BTS Skytrain at Sukhumvit and Silom stations. Stops of particular interest to visitors include Kampaengphet (Chatuchak Weekend Market, Or Tor Kor Market and Rod Fai Market), Sukhumvit (Asok BTS Skytrain), Silom (Saladaeng BTS Skytrain, Pat Pong Night Market and Lumpini Park), Hua Lamphong (Central Railway Station) and Wat Mangkon Station (Chinatown). The Petchaburi Station is about 300 m from the Airport Rail Link’s Makkasan Interchange Station, where you can board the express train to Suvarnabhumi International Airport. For more information about the routes and fares, please visit https://metro.bemplc.co.th/
Airport Rail Link
Airport Rail Link connects Suvarnabhumi Airport with downtown Bangkok. The train ride only takes 15-30 minutes from the airport. The Airport Rail Link station in Phaya Thai is connected to the BTS, while the station in Makassan is just walking distance from the MRT. The train service runs from 05.30 to midnight. For more information please visit www.srtet.co.th/en/index.html
Where to visit?
Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram (Wat Phra Kaew)
The King Rama I established the temple in the Grand Palace. The temple is renowned for having the world’s finest and longest compound walls, decorated with typical Thai murals, based on the Indian epic Ramayana. The statue of the Emerald Buddha, the most sacred of all statues, officially titled Phra Buddha Maha Maneerattana Patimakorn, is enshrined here.
The temple was built during the Ayutthaya period and was originally called Wat Makok after the name of the local village Tambol Bangmakok. It means “Village of Olives”. Wat Arun gets its name from Aruna, the Indian god of the dawn, hence its common name The Temple of Dawn.
Ayuthaya, the ancient capital of Siam was said to have been one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Here you will see ruins of over 400 stone temples and Buddhist statues. At the Summer Palace at Bang Pa-In, there are a mixture of Thai, Chinese and Gothic architecture.
Jim Thompson House
Jim Thompson’s three decades of dedication to the revival of Thai silk, then a dying art, changed the industry forever. After he mysteriously disappeared into the jungles of Malaysia, he left a legacy behind, which is reflected through his vast collections of Thai art and antiques now on display at the Jim Thompson’s House and Museum, itself a lovely complex of six Thai-style teakwood houses preserved to their original glory.
Where to shop?
Future Park Rangsit
Future Park Rangsit is the grand department store where including the modern that respond all customers’ lifestyle Product and Service full option.
Chatuchak Weekend Market
Fully open on Saturdays and Sundays only. Provides shoppers with a huge ion of merchandise from t-shirts & souvenirs to tribal goods and antiques. One of the great bazaars of Asia. Be prepared to bargain.
Siam Discovery, Siam Center and Siam Paragon
The largest modern shopping area in Bangkok, many brand-name shops from around the world included fashion, housewares, children’s toy, clothes, International food court and also enjoy movies in modern cinema, such as three-dimensional at Krungsri IMAX in Siam Paragon. Moreover, you can enjoy with many kinds of fishes from deep sea, in located of the largest aquarium in the southern hemisphere” Siam Ocean World”
Terminal 21 is a shopping mall with a great theme that recreates several world-famous cities under one roof. Find yourself wandering around a maze of shops in Tokyo City, sauntering down London’s Carnaby Street, bagging a bargain in an Istanbul zouk, or shopping for something to fill your growling stomach at the Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. The nine floors at Terminal 21 are all a different location, and the main hall is designed like an airport departures zone. This fun mall houses some 600 shops, a Cineplex, and a food court with all kinds of mouth-watering Thai and international fare.
Thailand is a warm and rather humid tropical country with monsoonal climate. Temperatures are highest in March and April with average temperature of 28 ºC to 40 ºC and humidity averaging between 82.8% and 73%.
Buddhists 94.2%, Muslim 4.6%, Christian 0.8%, other 0.4%.
Government and business offices are open from 8:30 to 16:30 hours, Monday to Friday.
– Hot- March to May, Average temperature is about 34 ºC
– Rainy-June to October, Average temperature is about 29 ºC
– Cool-November to February, The temperature ranges from 20ºC to 32ºC
Because of the hot weather and rain showers on some days, we would like to suggest youprepare clothing both comfortable and dry quickly.
Foreign Currency Declaration:
As from 24 February 2008, under the relevant Thai law, any foreigner who brings or takes an aggregate amount of foreign currency exceeding USD 20,000 or its equivalent into or out of the Kingdom of Thailand shall declare such amount of foreign currency to a Customs Officer. Failure to declare upon bringing foreign currency that exceeds the amount restricted by law or its equivalent out of or into the Kingdom of Thailand or making any false declaration to a Customs.
Major Thai commercial banks include the Bangkok Bank, Siam Commercial Bank, Krung Thai Bank, Thai Farmers Bank and Thai Military Bank. Business hours are 08:30 – 15:30 hours, Monday to Friday. Several international banks also have offices in Thailand. (Note: In Thailand Science Park, there is a bangkok: Bangkok Bank, located at Buidling no.1: Centeral Office where you can withdraw or exchange money in USD.)
The Baht is the standard currency unit.
Bank Notes: 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1,000 Baht
Coins: 1, 5, and 10 baht
Banks and, in some cases, private moneychangers provide the best foreign-exchange rates. When purchasing baht, the most commonly accepted currency is US dollars, followed by British pounds and Euros. For each travelers’ cheque cashed, most banks charge a commission and duty.
Major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, JCB, and UnionPay) are accepted at most hotels, restaurants, shops, malls and travel agencies. Please note that the most food street stalls only accept CASH.
Health and Medical Facilities:
Bangkok has numerous clinics and hospitals catering to a variety of needs. Major public and private hospitals are equipped with the latest medical technology and internationally qualified specialists. Almost all pharmaceuticals are widely available. There is a hospital inside Thailand Science Park as well. Please keep your passport and proof of travel insurance with you at all times. Please note that drinking of tap water should be avoided.
In Thailand, the power plugs and sockets are of type A, B, C, F and O. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
|Type A: This socket has no alternative plugs|
Type B: This socket also works with plug A
Type C: This socket also works with plug E and F
Type F: This socket also works with plug C and E
Type O: This socket also works with plug C, E and F
Preventive measures of COVID-19
1. We would like to ask for your kind cooperation to wear the mask while attending indoor functions at AMC2021 conference.
2. If you feel ill or test positive during the conference, please inform us & join the event online.
For guests who need RT-PCR before entering home-country
1. Make appointment with World Medical Hospital, Thailand Science Park Branch (located at 1st floor of Building no. 12, Google Map) in person, 24 hours in advance.
2. You will be transferred by the hospital to head quarter for test and back to Thailand Science Park.
3. Passport is required.
4. Fee is 1,700 THB. You can make a payment by credit card or cash (Thai Baht is recommended)
5. Result will be sent to you via e-mail, 24 hours after test.
Entry Measures for Thai and Foreign Nationals (From 1 July 2022)
1. Thailand Pass not required
2. Certificate of vaccination or an RT-PCR / Professional ATK COVID-19 test result issued within 72 hours before departure
3. Medical insurance not required
4. Airlines will check your documents be
More information on the entry requirements into Thailand are listed at http://tp.consular.go.th