CONFERENCE INFORMATION

CONFERENCE VENUE

Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai

Address: 89/8 Chang Klan Road, Muang, Chiang Mai, 50100, Thailand
Website: http://www.shangri-la.com
Phone: (66 53) 253 888
Fax:      (66 53) 253 800

     
Exterior Auditorium Grand Lanna Ballroom

Located in the heart of the culturally rich city of Chiang Mai, Shangri-La Hotel offers state of the art auditorium and elegant Northern Thai designed rooms at a convenient location.

Visit Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai, official website for more information.

HOW TO GET TO SHANGRI-LA CHIANG MAI

Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) is a major gateway to Northern Thailand. Located only 4 kilometers southwest of downtown Chiang Mai, there are several modes of transportation easily available.

Shuttle Bus

The Airport Shuttle Bus is located outside Chiang Mai International Airport’s International passenger terminal building. The fee is THB 40 per person. Second route includes:

Holiday Inn – Montfort College – The Chedi Hotel – Pornping Hotel – Chiang Mai Night Bazaar – The Imperial Mae Ping Hotel – Duangtawan Hotel – Suriwongse Hotel – Le Meridien Hotel – Royal Princess Hotel – Shangri-La Hotel – The Empress Hotel – Lanna Palace Hotel
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Taxi

Shangri-La Chiang Mai is about 10 minutes away from CNX by car, depending on traffic. Taxis can be found on the ground floor of the domestic and international arrival halls.

Hotel Limousine

Book a limousine pick-up by providing your flight details and estimated time of arrival online, or contact the hotel directly at least one day in advance. Charges varies from THB 550 to THB 1,300, which includes complimentary Wi-Fi access in the limousine.
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CERTIFICATION OF ATTENDANCE

Certificate of Attendance will be sent via email after the conference.

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

The official language for the 31st APACRS Annual Meeting is English.

CLIMATE

A relief from the hot season, July welcomes the rainy seasons with temperature averaging 31 °C (89 °F) during the day and 23 °C (73 °F) during the night.

TIME ZONE

Chiang Mai follows Indochina Time (ICT) which is 7 hours ahead of the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC +7).

CURRENCY

The official national currency in Chiang Mai is Thai Baht (THB). Although most credit cards are accepted in major hotels and tourist focused businesses, it is widely a cash transaction state.

The exchange rate is approximately US$ 1 TO THB 34.

DIALING CODE

For international calls to Chiang Mai, please dial +66 53 + telephone number.

DRESS CODE

Business attire is most appropriate for attending the Annual Meeting. For leisure, wet weather clothing is advisable.

ELECTRICITY

Power outlets most commonly featured in Chiang Mai are:

Type A Flat Blade Attachment Plug

Type C Two-Prong Round Sockets

   

WATER

Chiang Mai City water is chlorinated and fluoridated, safe for minor usage such as brushing teeth. Bottled water is recommended for drinking, easily accessible in hotels and shops. Fortunately, water supplied to Shangri-La Hotel Chiang Mai complies with World Health Organization standards for potable water.