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Krabi Thailand

Krabi and around

Krabi is a coastal province on the south-west of Thailand. It is characterized by craggy, sheer limestone cliffs, dense mangrove forests, and more than a hundred offshore islands and beautiful beaches. Some of its most popular beach destinations include the Phi Phi Islands, Railay Beach and Ao Nang Beach. Its coral reef vistas are also one of the world’s most beautiful, which makes the city a great spot for coral diving.

Krabi central district also provides great shopping venues such as Maharaj Walking Street (Friday-Sunday market from 5.00 pm to 10.00 pm) and Chao Fah Pier Night Market (daily market from 5.00 pm to 12.30 am).

 

Weather

          Facing the Andaman Sea, Krabi is subject to a six-month rainy season between May and November, often with sustained heavy rains for days at a time during the monsoons. Mean minimum temperature is 22.7 °C and mean maximum temperature is 32.4 °C.  The average temperature in October is 22.4-31.3 °C with humidity reaching 88%.

Please bring appropriate clothes regarding likeliness of rain in October.

 

Travel

By Air

Krabi Airport (KBV) is an international airport. Regular flights to and from Krabi are operated by Bangkok Airways, Thai Airways, Thai Smile and Thai Vietjet Air from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK). While Nok Air, Thai Air Asia and Thai Lion Air operate from Bangkok Don Mueang Airport (DMK). There are also direct services by Bangkok Airways from Koh Samui, and by Thai Air Asia from Kuala Lumpur.

It is also possible to reach Krabi from Phuket International Airport by shuttle bus and the journey takes about 2 hours.

Krabi airport is about 10 km from the city center, and 40 km from Ao Nang subdistrict. Taxi and shuttle bus services are available from the airport to city centre.

 

Conference Venue

The workshop will be held at the Holiday Inn Resort which is located in Ao Nang subdistrict of Krabi.

 

Accommodation

1. Holiday Inn Resort (US$90 breakfast included)
address: 123 Moo 3 Ao Nang Beach, Muang District, Krabi 81180 Thailand
Tel: 001 800 656 888, +66 75 810 888
Website: http://www.krabi.holidayinnresorts.com/en/home

Early booking is essential as number of rooms is limited.

2. Holiday Inn Express (US$45 breakfast included)
address: 123/3 Moo 3, Ao Nang Beach, Muang, District, Krabi 81180, Thailand.
Tel: +66 75 810 777
Website: http://krabiaonang.holidayinnexpress.com/en/home

Holiday Inn Express is located right behind Holiday Inn Resort which the main part of the complex. Guests staying at the Holiday Inn Express will use restaurant facilities at Holiday Inn Resort

Both hotels are a short walking distance to the beach and close to shops and restaurants.

The organizers have negotiated for special room rates for conference participants with the hotels. These special rates can be obtained only when booking through the organizers, not through online booking available on web sites. Please indicate your choice of room types in the registration form.

Please advise the organisers if you choose to stay at other hotel.