Excursion

Excursion / Post conference trip

We will arrange an excursion for all participants on the following day after conference ends (Saturday, November 25th, 2017). This excursion is included in the conference registration of foreign participants. For Thai participants and foreign participants’ followers, the extra cost is required as shown in the program. The excursion programs are presented in 2 routes for your selection. Both trips start from Swissotel Le Concorde (The conference venue) at 7:00 am.

Route A ) Ayutthaya : Thai ancient capital city

Bang Pa-In summer palace (palace complex formerly used by King Rama 4 and 5). It has multiple palace complexes, gardens, topiary and points of interest like an observation tower, gazebos, etc. It is worth to wander the grounds and see the various styles of architectures including Thai, European and Chinese.; Wat Niwet Thammaprawat (The unique Gothic Buddhist temple that was built in King Rama V reign to serve as the royal temple.); Boat trip around Ayutthaya island – To explore the rivers and canals, as well temples and ruins around Ayutthaya ; Ayutthaya Historical Park (Thailand’s most precious historical sites). It has been listed the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991. It covers the ruins of the old city of Ayutthaya which was the capital of Thailand since 1351 until its destruction by the Burmese Army in 1767. ; Wat Yai Chaimongkol (magnificent ancient royal monastery).

Cost for foreign participant : - (include in registration fee)
Cost for foreign participants’ followers: 75 USD
Cost for Thai participants : 2,500 baht
# Included in price :
- Bus or van (depending on the amount of travelers) to and from Ayutthaya. / Snack and drink during the trip / Boat fare / Entrance fees to the mentioned places/ Local guides / Lunch / Accident assurance

Route B ) Nakhon Pathom, Samut Sakhon and Samut Songkram province : Lovely provinces next to Bangkok

Boat trip along Klong Mahasawat in Nakhon Pathom (The 150 year old canal since King Rama 4 reign) - Cruise along the canal to enjoy unique Thai way-of-life. Visit orchid and lotus farm, take a tractor to see the rice field and the fruit orchard. Watch the process and buy the local agricultural products from villagers. ; Benjarong porcelain village in Samut Sakhon - Benjarong (literally "five colours i.e. black, green, yellow, red and white") porcelain is produced and demonstrate for the tourists here. The famous Benjarong ceramics’ qualities are fine and admired for their beauty, unique form, design and colour. ; Wat Bang Kung in Samut Songkram. The temple famous for the small chapel called “Bot Prok Pho” that is completely enclosed within the roots of a banyan tree. It is almost like the tree itself is the pillars of the temple and that without the roots the chapel would fall down); Amphawa floating market – Enjoy walking along each side of the canal to see little charming wooden shops and boats that sell souvenirs, handicrafts, sweets, snacks and local food.

Cost for foreign participant : - (include in registration fee)
Cost for foreign participants’ followers : 70 USD
Cost for Thai participants : 2,300 baht
# Included in price :
- Bus or van (depending on the amount of travelers) / Snack and drink during the trip / Boat fare / Entrance fees to the mentioned places/ Local guides / Lunch / Accident assurance