Bangkok is one of the world’s top tourist destinations. The city itself is a true tourist paradise, proved by the growing number of travellers coming each year.
Aside from the city itself, Bangkok is surrounded by many breathtaking provinces that are worth visiting.
Although the capital city of Thailand is known to the world as Bangkok, local people refer to it as Krung Thep but this is just a shortened version of the actual name which consists of 169 characters.
BITEC – Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre
- 4343 Sukhumvit Rd, Khwaeng Bang Na, Khet Bang Na, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10260, Thailand
- 4343 ถนนสุขุมวิท แขวง บางนา เขตบางนา กรุงเทพมหานคร 10260
The Micronutrient Forum 5th Global Conference 2020 will take place at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC).
Conveniently located in the heart of Bangkok, BITEC is known as Asia’s premier exhibition and convention centre, a world-class venue for meetings, incentives and conventions, offering several large scales, multi-purpose event halls and comprehensive exhibition services.
At the north of Bangkok, you will find Nonthaburi and Pathum Thani provinces. They have many attractions such as Koh Kret and Lotus Museum.
Located at the east of Bangkok is Chachoengsao, a small province with many exciting attractions and activities. Tourists can pay homage to Luang Pho Sothon Buddha Image at Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan, watch flying foxes, also known as a fruit bat, at Wat Pho, see the golden church at Wat Paknam Jolo, and pray to the giant reclining of Ganesh statue at Wat Saman Rattanaram. There are also old markets for you to visit and shop such as Ban Mai Market, Nakhon Nuang Khet Market, and Khlong Suan Market.
At the south are Samut Prakan Province and the Gulf of Thailand. There are many tourist attractions such as Bang Pu, Ancient City, and Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo.
Finally, west Bangkok is the home of Samut Sakhon and Nakhon Pathom provinces. Tourist attractions include Don Kai Dee Benjarong Village, Phra Pathom Chedi, Sanam Chandra Palace, Don Wai Floating Market, Sampran Riverside, and Thai Human Imagery Museum.
BITEC is easily accessed from The Landmark Bangkok via the BTS (public transportation). The closest station to The Landmark Bangkok is the Nana station (less than a 5 minute walk) and from here you can take a 30 minute train ride to the Bang Na station which has a sky bridge to BITEC. Trains go every 5 minutes, running 5:30am to midnight daily.
How to move around Bangkok and Thailand?
There are many domestic and international air routes to and from Bangkok and provincial capitals. Two main airports in Bangkok are Don Mueang International Airport and Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
For more information, please visit: https://www.airportthai.co.th/en/
Thailand has two long coastlines – the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman coast islands. Also, there are many rivers and canals throughout the country including Bangkok, which once was called ‘the Venice of the East.’ The long-tail boats are the main transport on rivers and canals in Bangkok and neighbouring provinces.
Visitors can also have a boat trip or river cruise in Bangkok or a trip for snorkelling, fishing or squid fishing in other provinces.
Travelling on the road is the main choice if you wish to go through provinces within Thailand.
Public Transportation: Either long-distance or short-distance trips in Bangkok or other provinces, tourists can travel around by bus, by train, by sky train, by subway, by van, and by Song Taew (small pick-up truck with two rows of the bench).
Taxi: Bangkok and big provinces have metered taxis.
Tuk Tuk: A three-wheeled motorcycle which becomes a symbol of Thailand and can be found around Bangkok and in some provinces.
Motorcycle Taxi: Motorcycle taxis can be found close to street intersections or small allies for quick transportation and short distances.
Rental Car and Motorcycle: Visitors who want to have independent travel or do not want to waste their time waiting for public transport can rent a car or a motorcycle from local companies as well as international chains. Some companies also provide a driver for tourists’ convenience and safety. Vehicle rental companies can be found in big cities, airports, and bus or train stations.
Travelling by car, motorcycle and bicycle are quite convenient for tourists because there are traffic signs available both in the Thai and English languages.
Transit Bangkok is the most comprehensive guide to Bangkok public transportation. Bangkok bus, MRT (Bangkok Metro), BTS Sky Trains, boats – Chao Phraya Express and Khlong, are collected in one guide. Find information about fares, operating hours, download a Bangkok bus map and view listings. Use Transit Bangkok’s route planner to find the optimal route to your destination.
For more information, please visit: https://www.transitbangkok.com/