The 17th International Asian Conference of
the Academy of Human Resource Development
Hosted by the School of HRD of the
National Institute of Development Administration

PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT FOR SUSTAINABILITY

  • Pre-conference Workshops: November 7, 2018

  • Conference Dates: November 8 10, 2018

  • Venue: The Sukosol Bangkok, Thailand

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Accommodations

For your convenience, staying at the Sukosol Bangkok (★ 5) is recommended. The following is a hotel list provided for your information. Please note that traffic in Bangkok during the rush hours in the morning and evening can be challenging.

★ 5 VIE Hotel Bangkok - MGallery by Sofitel (3.7 KM. from the conference venue)
★ 4 Asia Hotel Bangkok (3.2 KM. from the conference venue)
Evergreen Place Bangkok by Urban Hospitality (4.8 KM. from the conference venue)
Karnmanee Palace Hotel (5.3 KM. from the conference venue)
★ 3 Bangkok City Hotel (3.1 KM. from the conference venue)
Ibis Bangkok Riverside (9.8 KM. from the conference venue)
ibis Bangkok Siam (4.4 KM. from the conference venue)
Sena Place Hotel (5.4 KM. from the conference venue)
Siam Swana Hotel (3.1 KM. from the conference venue)

Remark: Number of stars is given as shown in https://www.booking.com

Attractions

Bangkok is a city with a vibrant nightlife, shopping malls, inspiring temples, and lively markets. To help in choosing from the many tourist attractions, here are the top 5 Bangkok Attractions you must see.

1. The Grand Palace

The Grand Palace, one of the most visited attractions in Bangkok, is located at Na Phra Lan Road, Old City. The Grand Palace has several remarkable buildings, such as Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha). You can visit between 08:30-15: 30, charging 500 Baht for entrance, which includes entry to Vimanmek Palace and Abhishek Dusit Throne Hall.

2. Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)

Wat Arun Wat Chaeng, partly consists of imaginatively decorated spires and stands majestically over the water, located on the west bank of Chao Phraya River. As it is opposite Wat Pho, you can enjoy a boat ride from one side of the river to the other for a small fee of only 3 Baht. The temple is open daily from 08:30 to 17:30 charging a fee of 100 Baht for entrance. But for the best view of Wat Arun, go to one of the riverside restaurants on the side of the river opposite the temple. Enjoy your dinner with a magnificent view of this iconic temple.

3. Floating Markets

Relax and enjoy the atmosphere on a guided boat ride on Damnoen Saduak market, with fresh and ready-to-drink coconut juice, local food cooked from floating kitchens, and tropical fruit and vegetables without bargaining over prices.

4. Chinatown

Loaded with street-side restaurants, gold shops, and market stalls; its such an exciting experience, you will not want to miss.

5. Wat Pho (Temple of Reclining Buddha)

Wat Pho has a giant reclining Buddha that is 46 meters long and is covered in gold leaf, making it to the top of the largest temples in the city. Wat Pho is one of the great spots for massages as it is the leading school for massage in Thailand. The temple is open from 08:00 to 17:00. There is a 100 Baht entrance fee for foreigners. This Buddhist temple is located near the Grand Palace. Please visit http://www.bangkoktourism.org/# for more information

Please visit the official website of the Tourism Authority of Thailand for further information about attractions and activities in Bangkok and Thailand. Another source of information about attractions and activities in Bangkok and Thailand is the official website of the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

Visas

Generally, a foreign citizen who wishes to visit the Kingdom of Thailand is required to obtain a visa from a Royal Thai Embassy or a Royal Thai Consulate-General in their country of residence. Except those who meet criteria for visa exemption in this list. For concrete information, please visit the site from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand.