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The 3rd ICLSJuly 14-16, 2010 | Khon Kaen University, Thailand 


CONFERENCE VENUE & HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Charoen Thani Princess Hotel*

260 Srichan Road
Naimuang District
Amphur Muang
Khon Kaen, Thailand 40000

Tel: +66.43.220.400
Fax: +66.43.220.438
Email: rsvn@charoenthanikhonkaen.com

Website: http://www.charoenthaniprincess.com

 
For conference participants only:
Superior single    900  Bath/room/night (not includes Breakfast)
Superior single  1000  Bath/room/night ( includes Breakfast)
Superior twin      1200  Bath/room/night ( includes Breakfast)
If the participant want to book the room, please contact the hotel directly at emails:  rsvn@charoenthanikhonkaen.com, or rsvn_khonkaen@hotmail.com
 

 


OTHER HOTELS IN KHON KAEN

 

1. Kosa Hotel

Address: 250-252 Srichan Rd.

Muang, Khon Kaen 40000
Tel. +66-43-320320
Fax. +66-43-225013

E-mail: reservations@kosahotel.com

Website: http://www.kosahotel.com

 

 

Room Type

Rates (per room per night in Thai baht)

Breakfast

Superior

1,330 (1 guest), 1,480 (2 guests)

Incl.

Deluxe

1,610 (1 guest), 1,760 (2 guests)

Incl.

Executive Suite

3,860

Incl.

President Suite

13,200

Incl.

Statesman Suite

19,800

Incl.

 

 

2. Pullman Khon Kaen Raja Orchid

Address: 9-9 Prachasumran Rd.

Muang, Khon Kaen 40000

Tel. +66-43-322155

Fax. +66-43-322150

E-mail: pullman@pullmankhonkaen.com

Website: http://www.pullmankhonkaen.com

 

 

Room Type

Rates (per room per night in Thai baht)

Breakfast

Standard

(2 single beds)*

 

1,640

 

Incl.

Superior             (1 king bed)

 

2,100

 

Incl.

Superior          (2 single beds)

 

2,100

 

Incl.

Deluxe

(1 king bed)

 

2,900

 

Incl.

Junior Suite

(1 king bed)

 

3,500

 

Incl.

Executive Suite (1 king bed)

 

5,200

 

Incl.

 

Note: This rate is for Thai government officers.

 

3. Khon Kaen Hotel

Address: 43/2 Pimpasute Rd.

Muang, Khon Kaen 40000

Tel. +66-43-333222

Fax. +66-43-242458

Website: http://www.khonkaen-hotel.com

 

 

Room Type

Rates (per room per night in Thai baht)

 

Breakfast

Regular

  • Single
  • Twin

 

650

750

 

Incl.

Suite

  • Small
  • Large

 

1,200 (for 2 guests)

1,200 (for 2 guests)

 

Incl.

 

 

4. Kaen Inn Hotel

Address: 56 Klang Muang Rd.

Muang, Khon Kaen 40000

Tel. +66-43-245420

 

 

 

Room Type

Rates (per room per night in Thai baht)

Single

Twin

Triple

Breakfast

Deluxe

684

779

1,015

Incl.

Suite

1,652

1,652

1,888

Incl.

 

 

Note: Triple Room = Twin/double bed plus an extra bed.

 

5. Piman Garden Hotel

 

Address: 6/100 Klang Muang Rd

Muang, Khon Kaen 40000

Tel.: +66-43-334111 or +66-896220428 (for English language)

 

 

Room Type

Rates (per room per night in Thai baht)

Superior

800

Deluxe

1,000

President

1,200

 

 

Note: Extra Bed 400 baht per night

 

 

6. Khon Kaen Orchid Hotel

 

Address: 149/96 Soi Wat Pachaiyawan

Mittraphap Road, Khon Kaen 40000

Tel. +66-43-334000

Fax. +66-43-334133

E-mail: khonkaenorchid@yahoo.com

Website: http://www.khonkaenorchid.com/index.php

 

 

Room Type

Rates (per room per night in Thai baht)

Deluxe

590 (Double bed)

Deluxe Family

690 (1 Double + 1 Single Bed)

 

 

7. Bussarakam Hotel

 

Address: 68 Pimpasut Rd.

Muang, Khon Kaen 40000

Tel. 0-4333-3666, 0-4324-2222

Fax. 0-4324-1222

E-mail: bussarakamhotel@yahoo.com

Website: http://www.bussarakamhotel.com/index_eng.html

 

 

 

Room type

Rates (baht/night)

Breakfast

Superior Room Single

800 (1 person)

900 (2 persons)

Incl.

Superior Room Twin

800 (1 person)

900 (2 persons)

Incl.

Superior Room Triple

1,350 (3 persons)

Incl.

Deluxe

1,150 (1 person)

1,250 (2 persons)

Incl.

 

 

Rosesukhond Hotel

Address: 1/11 Klang Muang Rd, Muang, Khon Kaen 40002

Tel. +66-43-238576-8

Room rates: 600-700 baht

 

 

 

8. Kwanmor Hotel (on Khon Kaen University campus)

 

Address: 123 Mittraphap Rd., Muang, Khon Kaen 40002

Tel. +66-43-343083, +66-43-203289-91

Fax. +66-43-343097 ext. 53

E mail: kwanmor@kku.ac.th

Website: http://home.kku.ac.th/kwanmor

 

 

Room type

Rates (baht/night)

Breakfast

Single bed room

600

Incl.

Twin bed room

600

Incl.


THAI VISA

 

Visitors from most countries who arrive in Thailand without a visa will be granted an automatic 30 day stay if they have proof of onward ticket and adequate funds.

For longer stays you should apply for a visa before leaving home. A tourist visa allows the visitor to stay for 60 days, and a non-immigrant visa for 90 days. You should enter Thailand within 90 days of the visa being issued otherwise it will be invalid. Some countries have special agreements with Thailand regarding the issue of visas. Before travelling to Thailand check with the Thai embassy in your country or ask your travel agent for advice.

Tourist and non-immigrant visas may be extended after you have arrived in Thailand but this is strictly at the discretion of the immigration office and is not guaranteed. The 30 day visa cannot be extended, but this rule may be relaxed in the near future.

Longer term visas are available but the requirements are more complex.

If you plan to leave Thailand for a short trip, and then return before your visa expires, a re-entry permit can be obtained from the immigration office.

If you are planning a trip to Burma, Vietnam, Cambodia, or Laos, there are many travel agents in Bangkok who will arrange the necessary visa. Or you can apply yourself at the embassy.

30 Days Visa Notes
Foreigners from countries qualifying for a 30 day visa exemption stamp can come in and out of the country as many times as they like with a visa exemption stamp, but can only stay for a maximum of 90 days in any six month period. If they stay 90 days then they must leave for 90 days before they are entitled to another visa exemption stamp. They can, however, go and request a tourist visa from a Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate abroad and come back into the country.

For more information on visa, please visit the Royal Thai Embassy at:
Royal Thai Embassy
1024 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
Washington D.C. 20007
Tel. (202) 944-3600
Fax. (202) 944-3611
Royal Thai Consulate General
611 N.Larchmont Blvd., 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Tel: 323.962.9574 - 77
Fax: 323.962.2128


LAO VISA
A Tourist Visa for the Lao PDR is available from a Lao Embassy; a Lao Visa on arrival for 30 days can also be obtained at most border crossings and ports of entry, except overland from Cambodia.

Visas for Laos are needed for all except Japanese or ASEAN visitors. If you want to save time and convenience when arriving in countries which require visas, then it's better to get them before you leave home. You can apply to each country's Embassy (allow plenty of time) or get all your visas in one go at Visa HQ Online. If there is no Lao Embassy or consular office in your country, such as the United Kingdom (Paris is the nearest one), then don't bother. Just arrive at the Lao border with US$35 and a photo, and get a Visa On Arrrival.

Lao Visa Prices
The 30 day visa on arrival in the Lao PDR is available at all ports of entry in Laos including the three international airports of Vientiane, Luang Prabang and Pakse. You should try to have one photo. Visa cost ranges from $20 (China) to $42 (Canada).  Sweden is $31, $35 for the USA, UK and most of Europe, $40 for India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and $30 for Australia and other countries. The full list is on display at the Visa Application window. Japanese visitors to Lao no longer need a visa and ASEAN country passport holders should not have to pay for a 15 day entry stamp.

Extending a Lao Visa
If you apply before the expiry date, visas can be extended for about $1 per day in Vientiane. The Immigration office is opposite Bangkok Bank in a road off Lane Xang Avenue, on the other side to the Morning Market. On the corner is the Joint Development Bank (JDB) head office which has ATMs for VISA and MasterCard. See Lao Banks & ATMs for more information.

You can also obtain your Lao Visa in the USA in advance from the Lao Embassy in Washington DC at: http://www.laoembassy.com

Visa procedure at the Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge
Opening times are from 6 am to 10 pm. Unless you are unlucky and arrive just after a large tour group, the wait for your visa is usually 10 to 15 minutes. Delays are possible when there are long queues at Immigration. As with everything in Lao, there's never a rush.

If you already have a visa for the Lao PDR in your passport, you only need to fill in an Arrival/Departure form available in the arrivals area or from the Visa on Arrival window. Just ask for the form. Fill in both sections, using any guesthouse or hotel name. Present the completed form with your passport at a Foreign Passports booth and you will be 'stamped in.' Make sure you get 30 days entry and not just 15 as previously.

Transport into Vientiane from Nong Khai
Vientiane city centre is about 25 km or 15 miles from Mittaphab (Friendship Bridge). You will be approached by drivers offering a taxi to the city for 200 baht. Tuk-tuks are 100 baht.

Other transport options from the bridge include the commuter bus which is usually crowded, but cheap at 4,000 kip. The stop is outside the public car park. Sharing a taxi or tuk-tuk are possibly the best choices. Mini buses with their transport and tour prices displayed on a board in the arrivals area are available too. If you are in a group, this might be an economical option if you want to go somewhere specific.

Thailand-Lao PDR International Bus Service
Daily direct services: Udon Thani – Vientiane, and Nong Khai – Vientiane, via the Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge across the Mekong River, using 45-seat air-conditioned VIP buses. See our Lao Travel page for the timetable.

Foreign visitors already holding visas can use this service too, but as the visa on arrival takes some time, the bus may leave you at the Bridge. Travelling from Vientiane to Thailand is no problem as 30 day visits for most nationalities are Thai visa-free for these countries.

Thai citizens can travel using a 3-day/2-night Temporary Border Pass valid for visits to Vientiane, while Thai residents of Nong Khai province (many of whom have Lao relatives) can apply for an Annual Border Pass.

Lao citizens have similar facilities and can use a Border Pass for short visits. A passport is required for travel beyond Nongkhai and Udonthani, and there are sometimes road blocks which check bus passengers' papers.

For more information, please visit the Lao Embassies and Consulate at:
EMBASSY OF THE LAO PEOPLE’S
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
2222 S STREET, N.W.
WASHINGTON, DC 20008
Tel. (202) 667 0076
FAX: (202) 232 1208
Laos Embassy Thailand
520, 502/ 1-3 Soi Ramkhaheang 39
Bangkapi, Bangkok 10310
Tel.: 539 7341; 539 6667-8
Fax.: 539 3827; 539 6678

Lao Consulate General Khonkaen
19/1-3 Phothisarn Road, Khon Kaen, Thailand
Tel: (+43) 223473, 223698

TRAVELS FROM BANGKOK TO KHON KAEN


By Planes: There are 3 flights per day to and from Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport (Domestic). The hotel shuttle buses are available by all major hotels from airport to hotels and the limousine service from the airport to KKU and the city.

Route

Flight

Time

Bangkok – Khon Kaen

TG040

06.45 – 07.40 am.

 

TG044

13.00 – 13.55 pm.

 

TG046

18.50 – 19.45 pm.

Khon Kaen - Bangkok

TG041

08.25 – 09.20 am.

 

TG045

14.40 – 15.35 pm.

 

TG047

20.30 – 21.25 pm.

 

By Trains: There are 4 trains per day to and from Bangkok's Hua Lumpong Railway Station. Overnight trains are comfortable with sleeper berths. Once you arrive in Khon Kaen you can then take a Sorng Taew or Tuk Tuk from the Railway Station to Khon Kaen University or into the city.

Train No.

From Bangkok

To Khon Kaen

75

08:20

16:20

77

18:30

02:10

133

18:40

04:15

69

20:45

05:42

Train No.

To Khon Kaen

From Bangkok

76

08:37

17:10

78

20:11

05:00

70

21:05

06:25

134

22:16

08:00

 

By Buses: Air conditioned buses run every hour from Bangkok. It takes about six or seven hours. They are faster than the train. Again upon arrival into Khon Kaen you can take a Sorng Taew or Tuk Tuk from the bus station to Khon Kaen University or into the city

By Cars: The road from Bangkok to Khon Kaen is quite good and stretches about 450 km. However being Thailand the traffic is a little slower moving and it shall take you about 6 hours to drive.

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