Accommodation & Travel


The workshop will take place at the Holiday Inn Chiang Mai


NARIT shall cover accommodation for accepted participants in shared-rooms (with another participant) at the Holiday Inn hotel. The accommodation will be provided for 6 nights from Monday, August 12 (check-in) through Sunday, August 18 (check-out). You will need to cover the cost of your own accommodation if you plan to bring companions or if you prefer to stay in a non-shared room. Please contact the organizer if you need help to arrange for your hotel in Chiang Mai.


Chiang Mai is located in northern Thailand about 700 km north of Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. Many Asian countries have direct flight to Chiang Mai Airport (CNX). There are direct flights to Chiang Mai from several cities in Southeast Asia and a few other countries. Otherwise, you may need to change your flight at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) or at Bangkok Don Mueang Airport (DMK). Flights between Bangkok and Chiang Mai takes of about one hour. Alternatively, bus and overnight trains are also available with travel time of 10-12 hours.


Citizens of 19 countries can obtain visas upon arrival in Bangkok or Chiang Mai that will remain valid for the duration of the workshop. Moreover, citizens from 55 countries can get visa-free entry as tourist. Please visit Thai embassy website to know which category you belong to. Participants from other the countries need to obtain a visa to enter in Thailand. If you require an official invitation letter for the visa application please send us copy of your passport, Institute/University you are affiliated to, your address, and title (Ms., Mr., Dr. etc.) at with the subject “invitation letter for visa application”. For more information about Thai visas please contact the nearest Thai Embassy in the country of your residence.


NARIT will not provide any means of insurance for participants of the workshop. Participants should arrange for their own international travel insurance before coming to Thailand.