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AASLE 2024 CONFERENCE

BANGKOK, THAILAND

12-14 DECEMBER, CHULALONGKORN UNIVERSITY

Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions regarding the event.

CONFERENCE VENUE

The AASLE 2024 Conference will take place at Mahitaladhibesra Building on the main campus of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. Conference registration, presidential address, keynote speech, invited talks and all parallel sessions will be held at this building. Lunches and coffee breaks will also be served here.

 

Located in the heart of the city of Bangkok, Mahitaladhibesra Building is 300 meters (a 5-minute walk) from the “Samyan” MRT station, 1.1 kilometers (a 15-minute walk) from the “Sala Daeng” BTS Skytrain station, and 1.6 kilometers (a 20-minute walk) from the “Siam” BTS Skytrain station.

 

Given that Chulalongkorn University occupies an area of approximately 252 acres, is bisected by Phaya Thai Road, and houses over 200 buildings, it may be challenging to locate the conference venue, once you arrive on campus. If you cannot find it, we recommend that you ask students for directions and, if they do not know Mahitaladhibesra Building (pronounced “Ma-hit-ta-la-thi-bet” and more commonly referred to as “Ma-hit”), ask if they know the Faculty of Economics. Mahitaladhibesra Building and the Faculty of Economics building are adjacent to each other and the latter is the only yellow building on campus.  

 

The easiest way to get to Mahitaladhibesra Building is by MRT. Here, you get off at “Samyan” station, take Exit 2, use the underground walkway and go toward Chamchuri Square (a shopping mall), take the escalator up two floors (one from the underground walkway to the basement of the mall, and again to the first floor), go through the back exit right next to Kentucky Fried Chicken, and cross the small road and, once you see a basketball court, you already arrive at the university. Mahitaladhibesra Building is the white/ beige 14-storey building on the opposite side of the basketball court, with an open-space ground floor.

Conference Reception
The conference reception, with drinks and bite-sized Thai snacks, will be held at the Royal Bangkok Sports Club (RBSC) on December 12th. Established in 1901 through the Royal Charter, RSBC houses the first racecourse and one of the oldest golf courses in the country and contributes to the beauty of Bangkok, with its green expanse.


Going from the conference venue to RBSC takes approximately 10 minutes on foot. Access to RBSC is membership-only and our student helpers will accompany you. The best route is to cut across the campus (past the Faculty of Economics and the Faculty of Engineering), stopping for a quick photo opportunity in front the Royal Monument of King Chulalongkorn and King Vajiravudh before crossing the street to RBSC through the University’s back gates.

 

Non-professional Day Care

This year, we will provide non-professional day care for children aged five and over, at the Faculty of Economics. If you wish to make use of the services, please contact the reception desk once you arrive at the conference venue. We have the capacity to accommodate approximately 30 children and will need your contact number in case of emergency. Guidelines are available in detail here.

CONFERENCE DINNER

The conference dinner will be held at the Millennium Hilton hotel on December 13th. Transportation will be arranged from the conference venue.

If you wish to travel to the Millennium Hilton yourself, we recommend two options. The first option is to take the BTS Skytrain to Charoen Nakhon” (G2)  station on the gold line. The hotel is 260 meters from the station and it is on the same side of the street as a large shopping complex known as Icon Siam, to which the station is connected. The other option is to take the BTS Skytrain and get off at “Saphan Taksin” station through Exit 2. From there, you will find Sathorn Pier, where you can take the hotel’s complimentary shuttle boat. Note that Icon Siam’s shuttle boat services are available on the same pier and more frequent than the hotel’s. You may consider using them, if the hotel’s boat takes too long.

Location

Address: conference venue
Mahitaladhibesra Building, Chulalongkorn University

254 Phaya Thai Rd, Wang Mai,

Pathum Wan, Bangkok

 

 


Address: conference reception

Royal Bangkok Sports Club

1 Henri Dunant Street,

Pathumwan, Bangkok

 

Address: conference dinner

Millenium Hilton Bangkok

123 Charoen Nakhon Rd, Khlong

Ton Sai, Khlong San, Bangkok

Phone: (+66) 02 442 2000

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BANGKOK

Overview

Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and is one of the most visited cities in the world. A bustling metropolis of some 6 million people, the City of Angels has offerings to suit everyone’s tastes and styles – from the modern to the traditional, from the foodies to the fashionistas, and from the leisurely to the active. This richness and vibrancy have earned the title of “Best Business City in Asia” four times and “Best Leisure City in the Asia-Pacific” twelve times.

 

Bangkok is a multi-cultural city. Visitors can explore the old city, enjoy art and culture, stroll in the city’s parks, shop in the city’s many markets and shopping malls, partake in the food scene, and take boat tours and bike tours of the city’s key sights.

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SEE & DO

Explore the Old City

At the heart of the old city of Bangkok is Rattanakosin Island. Here you can find the Grand Palace, which was the center of court life and religious life in the country during bygone years. Within the Grand Palace precincts is the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, a place where the most important religious ceremonies are performed. The island also houses the National Museum and the famous Khao San Road. The Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), renowned from its giant reclining Buddha, was also the center for knowledge and study of traditional Thai medicine, of which Thai massage is a part. From the pier at Wat Pho, visitors can take a ferry across the river to the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), known for its beautiful white façade and stunning architecture.
 

MRT Station: Sanam Chai

By Boat: Take the Chao Phraya Express Boat to Tha Tien (N8) or Tha Chang (N9)

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EAT & DRINK

Where to go

The food scene in Bangkok is as varied as other aspects of the city. One cannot visit Bangkok without trying the many street food stalls the city has to offer. Famous places for trying street food include Chinatown, Ban Tad Thong road, and Khao San Road. Food halls in shopping malls also offer a variety of local and foreign dishes to suit every taste. Those wishing to have a unique dining experience can try one of the many dinner cruises on the Chao Phraya River. Foodies may also wish to try the many Michelin-rated restaurants in Bangkok. For this latter option, advanced booking is advised.  
 

Chinatown: MRT Wat Mangkorn

Ban Tad Thong Road: MRT Sam Yan then take the taxi, or call a Muvmi to pick you up.

Khao San Road: Taxi, or take the Chao Phraya Express Boat to Phra Arthit (N13) (daytime only).

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SHOP

Shopping Malls

Downtown Bangkok features several different shopping districts. In the Siam area, there is the tourist favorite MBK shopping mall. Siam Square is popular among teenagers, while Siam Center, Siam Discovery, and Siam Paragon are more for those with larger budgets. The Ploenchit/Chidlom area is known for the high-end shopping malls – Gaysorn Plaza and Central Embassy. Also in this area are the giant Central World and the more compact Central Chidlom and Amarin Plaza. Fashionistas may like to explore the Platinum Fashion Mall, which specializes in clothing and accessories and sells both retail and wholesale. 

Siam area: BTS Siam

Ploenchit/Chidlom area: BTS Ploenchit, BTS Chidlom

Platinum Fashion Mall: Airport Rail Link Ratchaprarop, BTS Chidlom and take the skywalk.

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