THE VENUE

The Radio Astronomy Winter School will be held at Eastin Tan Hotel Chiang Mai, which is located at the corner of Huay Kaew Road and Nimman Road, relatively close to the NARIT headquarters (see the map below). The Hotel is also close to Chiang Mai International Airport and to a number of attractions, and is within easy reach of downtown Chiang Mai by red taxi or tuktuk.

 

Very close to the hotel are MAYA shopping centre, restaurants, banks, massage shops and a 24-hr 7/11 convenience store.

 

 

TRAVELLING TO CHIANG MAI

Chiang Mai is located in the far north of Thailand, and is served by an international airport, with direct flights to and from China, Hong Kong, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Taiwan.  From other Asian countries Chiang Mai is reached via Bangkok, the capital of Thailand.  Note that Chiang Mai is far from Bangkok: the aeroplane flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes about one hour, while the bus trip is about 10 hours.

 

ACCOMMODATION

Shared accommodation in twin rooms (two persons per room) will be provided by NARIT at Eastin Tan Hotel Chiang Mai (the venue of the Winter School) and the nearby Hotel from February 14-19, 2016. The accommodation will include breakfast and lunch. Free wirelesss internet access is available.

 

NARIT will make the hotel reservations for you once we receive your arrival and departure details.

 

LOCAL TRAVEL WITHIN CHIANG MAI

There is a plentiful supply of red taxies (which hold up to 10 people each) and tuktuks (which can carry at most 4 people) outside the hotel.  A trip to the Thapae Gate-Loi Kroh Road area (see the map above), where there are night markets, Buddhist temples, Thai boxing, and many restaurants, massage shops and bars, takes 15-20 minutes and costs about 100 baht (total) in a tuktuk and 20 baht per passenger in a red bus.