Centara Grand &
Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World
999/99 Rama1 Road, Pathumwan,
T +66 12 100 1234
Anne Fore Bidart, MD
27 Rue Masséna
06000 Nice, France
Tel: +33 497 038 597 - Fax: +33 497 038 598
Liability and Insurance
The Meeting Secretariat and organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss or damage to private property of participants and accompanying persons, either during or indirectly arising from the CIPP XI.
The average temperature in Bangkok in June ranges between 28°C-30°C.
Regulations for Foreign Visitors to Thailand
Foreign nationals visiting Thailand must possess valid passports or accepted travel documents and appropriate Visas before entering the country. Please check with your local Thai Embassy
The Baht is the standard currency unit.
Suvarnabhumi International Airport is the gateway to the cosmopolitan heart of Bangkok is situated approximately 36 kilometers east of downtown on an 8,000 acre (32 km²) plot of land, Racha Thewa in Bang Phli district. Flanked by highways 34 and 7, the airport will also have a rail link system, so transferring to downtown or the industrial hub of Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard is both easy and convenient.
For further information, please visit: www.airportsuvarnabhumi.com
FLIGHT WITH THAI AIRWAYS!
Special Airfare has been offered for this event!!
Should you wish to purchase the special airfare tickets, please state the following
at your nearest THAI Office:
1. Event Name
2. Event Code "TG1206015"
3. Provide Confirmation Letter or Registration Form (if any)
All reservations, ticketing, and payment must be made directly with THAI Airways International offices .
Brief History of Bangkok
Before Bangkok became the capital of Thailand in 1782 and the center of Thai government, many city-states formed loosely organized principalities. Military might determined which state was ruler within the larger area.
In order to unify the Thai states into a unitary nation, government officials and the Thai people requested by invitation Phra Buddha Yodea Chulaloke to become the first king of the Chakri period and became known as King Rama I.
Ayuthia at the time was virtually completely destroyed by constant attacks from the Burmese. The Palace was then located in Thonburi and stood in a bend of the Chao Phraya river and was threatened by erosion. It was also sandwiched between two monistaries so extending its precincts were not possible. Thus King Rama I moved the palace to a more strategic site across the river where it stands today. The raising of the city pillar took place on the 21st of April, 1782 at 6:45 AM.
King Chulaloke ordered that a moat be dug at a distance of 2 kilometers from the Royal Palace and 7.2 kilometers long. This moat today is called Klong Bang Lamphu and Klong Ong Ang leaving the river to the north of the city and rejoining it in the south. Strong and solid walls were then constructed along the inner side of the moat being 3.6 meters high and 2.7 meters thick broken by 16 gates and 16 forts. two of the forts remain today as historic monuments along with 200 meters of the wall, namely, Fort Mahakan and Fort Phrasumen.
One of the Kings important duties is to promote Buddhism along with encouraging the other religions of his people. Thus the renovation of the old temples and building of new ones have been the characteristic tradition of the Kingdom and her society up to the present day. The history of Bangkok is depicted in her all-important palaces, temples, building, and monuments.
Bangkok, The City of Angels or “Krungthep” in Thai, is the capital city of Thailand. Bangkok is the hub for most of the commercial and economical activities of the Kingdom. At the same time, the City is very famous and appreciated by visitors for its versatility and multiple points of interests. From temples, the Grand Palace, all the way over the some of Asia’s largest shopping centers and the largest outdoor market of Asia (Chatuchak), Bangkok definitely has what it takes to entertain visitors from all origins, either first time or return travelers. Whilst Taxi fares are very reasonable, most of the sightseeing can comfortably be reached by Skytrain (BTS) or Underground train (MRT). Aside of the sightseeing and shopping, Bangkok has developed into a magnet for food lovers of all origins. The same range of choice applies to the accommodation options all over town, from high-end international chain hotels to family run guesthouses; demands of all travelers are met. In terms of wellness and relaxation – Bangkok has recently seen a huge development of city Spas and Wellness centers; in addition to the long established Thai massage centers.
Sunday July 1st, 2012 @ The Anna Restaurant & Art Gallery in Bangkok