The main venue of the Symposium is Maneechan Resort Hotel. The cost of accommodation is not included in the symposium registration fee. As the symposium is being held during the peak tourist season, block reservation have been made for participants in several hotels. However, it is recommended that reservations be made by 29 February 2012. The prices are per night per room. All hotel rooms include breakfast, service and tax. For those who stay at KP Grand Hotel (3 km away from the symposium site), shuttle service to/from the hotel will be arranged.

Maneechan Resort

110 Moo 11 Plubpla Chanthaburi 22000, Thailand.
Tel. (66) 39 343-777, (66) 39 328-888  Fax. (66) 39 344-123

Superior  (Double/Twin)

Deluxe    (Double/Twin)

KP Grand Hotel

35/200-201 Trirat Rd., Chanthanimit, Muang, Chanthaburi 22000, Thailand.

Tel. (66) 39 323- 201-10,  Fax. (66) 39 323-214

Standard  (Double/Twin)

Deluxe     (Double/Twin)

Travelling to Chanthaburi

All international flights coming from Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Australia arrive at Suvarnarbhumi Airport in Bangkok. 

Participants who join the pre-symposium tour

Attendances who join the pre-symposium technical tour will depart as a group from Dusit Princess Sri Nakarin Hotel, Bangkok on Saturday May 19 2012 at 7:30. The tour final destination is Maneechan Resort, Chanthaburi, site of the symposium.

Participants who arrive Bangkok airport on Monday 21 May 2012

For participants arriving at Bangkok airport on Monday 21 May 2012, special shuttle service to the symposium site arranged by the Symposium Secretariat will be available (exact time will be announced later). Therefore, participants who would like to take the shuttle service should provide the Symposium Secretariat Email : with information on flight numbers and the exact time of their arrival at Suvarnabhumi Airport. A fee of 350 Baht (~12 US$) will be charged.

On 21 May 2012 during 06:00-24:00 hr, there will be an information desk specifically set up for the symposium attendances in front of the arrival gate of Suvarnabhumi airport.  Our staffs will facilitate your transportation to the shuttle service or to other destination of your choice provided that your flight information is made available to the organizing committee in advance.

Participants travelling to Chathaburi on their own

Travelling from Bangkok to Chanthaburi is rather convenience. There two means of transportations to Chanthaburi:  by ground and by air.  Ground transportation is by far the most convenience and inexpensive option.

Travelling by Ground:

After arriving at Suvarnarbhumi airport, take a free shuttle in front of the Arriving Hall to the Bus Terminal inside the airport.  The shuttle takes only a few minutes and run at all hours.

At the Bus Terminal, there are two options to choose from.

Air-conditioned bus.  There are four trips to Chanthaburi every day departing at 8:20, 10:20, 15:10 and 18:10.  The trip takes 3.5 hours and cost 187 baths.  The bus will drop you off at Chanthaburi bus terminal. From there, a local taxi service to the Maneechan Resort will be available.

Air-conditioned van.  Take a van service en route to Koh Chang, Trat province which departs from the terminal three times a day at 7:30, 11:00 and 14:00.  The van services take only 3 hours and will drop you off at Meneechan resort or KP Grand Hotel.  It costs 400 baths.  Since the resorts are not the final destination of the van, please make sure to tell the driver that you wish to get off at Maneechan or KP Grand hotel, Chanthaburi.

Another way to travel to Chanthaburi from Bangkok is by bus from Bangkok Ekamai Eastern Bus Terminal, which is located on Sukhimvit 63 Rd. in downtown Bangkok.  There are buses to Chanthaburi every hour between 5:00 and midnight from this major bus terminal.  The trip takes between 4 and 5 hours depending on traffic inside the city.  The best way to get to Ekamai Terminal from the airport is by taxi which costs 250-350 baths depending on traffic.

Travelling by air:

Bangkok airway operates several flights a day to Trat airport which is the nearest airport to the symposium site.  The Trat airport is about 70 km from Chanthaburi.  From Trat airport, there is a minivan limousine service (accommodate up to 8 persons) that can take to you to the symposium site.  It cost 2,300 baths (~ 80 US$) and takes about 45 minutes.

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