Imperial Mae Ping Hotel

The Imperial Mae Ping Hotel is ideally located in central Chiang Mai, Thailand. The Imperial Mae Ping Hotel features 371 fully furnished guest rooms with distinctive, elegant and luxurious Lanna d?cor befitting the rich heritage of this glorious region. This spa hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Anusarn Market, Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Center, and Wat Chiang Man. Chiang Mai Night Bazaar and Wat Bupparam are also within 10 minute and it is just a 25-minute drive from Chiang Mai International Airport.

Hotels near the conference venue

Le Méridien Chiang Mai (5 Star Hotel)

Situated at the centre of Chiang Mai’s vibrant Night Bazaar, Le Méridien Chiang Mai brings new perspectives on traditional Lanna culture and immerses creative travellers in unique experiences found only here in Northern Thailand. With stunning views of the Suthep Mountain, Chiang Mai’s famous natural landmark, our suites offer spectacular vistas of the sunset against the horizon. The city’s renowned night market, restaurants, bars, and stylish boutiques are just a few steps away.

Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai (4 Star Hotel)

Located in the Chang Khlan neighborhood in Chiang Mai, 0.6 km from Tha Pae Gate, Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai features a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Some accommodations include a sitting area for your convenience. The rooms include a private bathroom fitted with a bathtub. A flat-screen TV with cable channels is provided. You will find a 24-hour front desk and hairdresser's at the property. Wat Chiang Man is 1.4 km from Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai, and City Art & Cultural Center is 1.4 km away. The nearest airport is Chiang Mai Airport, 4 km from Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai. This is our guests' favorite part of Chiang Mai, according to independent reviews. Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.7 for a two-person trip. We speak your language

Khum Jao Luang Boutique (4 Star Hotel)

When visiting Chiang Mai, you'll feel right at home at Khum Jao Luang Boutique Hotel, which offers quality accommodation and great service. The city center is merely 2.8 km away and the airport can be reached within 19 minutes. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Dusit Princess Chiang Mai (3 Star Hotel)

Dusit Princess Chiang Mai is located in the heart of Chiang Mai, providing a gateway to the city’s famous Night Bazaar, the region’s stunning scenery and the centre of traditional Thai arts and crafts production. This hotel in Chiang Mai is a haven of warm personal service and Thai hospitality, and its charming guest rooms and suites feature traditional Thai-inspired decor and design complemented by modern amenities and facilities. With a restaurant and bar, a swimming pool and a tropical garden terrace with a poolside bar, Dusit Princess Chiang Mai affords guests the option to kick back and relax.

Star Hotel Chiang Mai (3 Star Hotel)

Located in Chiang Mai, half a kilometer from Tha Pae Gate, Star Hotel Chiang Mai features a restaurant and free WiFi. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar.

Suriwongse Hotel (3 Star Hotel)

Steps from Chiang Mai’s night bazaar, Suriwongse Hotel Chiang Mai offers spacious air-conditioned rooms with modern Thai-style interiors and cable flat-screen TVs. It features 3 restaurants and 24-hour room service. Chiang Mai Hotel Suriwongse is about a 15 minute walk from the historic temples in Old Chiang Mai town. It is a 10 minute drive from Chiang Mai International Airport and has free parking.

Chiang Mai Internation Airport

Chiang Mai is a major gateway to Northern Thailand that is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination and its international airport welcomes over 2 million visitors per year, receiving 130 flights a week from Bangkok as well as Singapore, China, Taiwan, Myanmar, Laos, Korea and Qatar. The airport has a full range of facilities to offer to its visitors.

Chiang Mai Internation Airport

How to get to the conference venue


Chiang Mai Airport is located a short distance from the city center and songteaw and tuk-tuks are readily available to provide taxi services outside the terminal building. Expect to pay 160 baht for a taxi to most destinations in the city, while the return trip to the airport costs around 100 baht. Many hotels will arrange free transfer to and from the airport. Check with your hotel to see if they provide this service.

Chiang Mai Airport shuttle Bus

A service that will transport tourists from the airport to various hotels. There are two routes:

1) The first route starts from Chiang Mai International Airport, passing through Far Eastern University – Lotus Pang Suan Kaew Hotel – Kantary Hills Hotel – Chiang Mai Hill – Chiang Mai Phukham Hotel – Chiang Mai International Convention and Exhibition Center – Green Lake Resort – Holiday Garden Hotel & Resort Chiang Mai – Tarin Hotel – Chiang Mai Grandview Hotel – Suan Buak Had Park – Suanprung Hospital.

2) The second route starts from Chiang Mai International Airport, passing through – Holiday inn – Montfort College – The Chedi Hotel – Pornping Hotel – Chiang Mai Night Bazaar – The Imperial Mae Ping Hotel – Duangtawan Hotel – Suriwongse Hotel – Le Meridien Hotel – Royal Princess Hotel – Shangri-La Hotel – The Empress Hotel – Lanna Palace Hotel.

There are 10 vans for each route. The Airport Shuttle Bus is located outside Chiang Mai International Airport’s international passenger terminal building. The fee is 40 baht per person.

Tours & Activities

The former seat of the Lanna kingdom is a blissfully calm and laid-back place to relax and recharge your batteries. Yes you'll be surrounded by other wide-eyed travellers but that scarcely takes away from the fabulous food and leisurely wandering. Participate in a vast array of activities on offer, or just stroll around the backstreets, and discover a city that is still firmly Thai in its atmosphere, and attitude.

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Overlooking the city from its mountain throne, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is one of northern Thailand's most sacred temples, and its founding legend is learned by every schoolkid in Chiang Mai. The wát is a beautiful example of northern Thai architecture, reached via a 306-step staircase flanked by naga (serpents); the climb The monastery was established in 1383 by King Keu Naone to enshrine a piece of bone said to be from the shoulder of the historical Buddha. The bone shard was brought to Lanna by a wandering monk from Sukhothai and it broke into two pieces at the base of the mountain, with one piece being enshrined at Wat Suan Dok. The second fragment was mounted onto a sacred white elephant that wandered the jungle until it died, in the process selecting the spot where the monastery was later founded.The terrace at the top of the steps is dotted with breadfruit trees, small shrines, rock gardens and monuments, including a statue of the white elephant that carried the Buddha relic to its current resting place. Before entering the inner courtyard, children pay their respects to a lizard-like guardian dragon statue known as 'Mom'. Steps lead up to the inner terrace, where a walkway circumnavigates the gleaming golden chedi enshrining the relic. The crowning five-tiered umbrella marks the city's independence from Burma and its union with Thailand. Pilgrims queue to leave lotus blossoms and other offerings at the shrines surrounding the chedi, which are studded with Buddha statues in an amazing variety of poses and materials. Within the monastery compound, the Doi Suthep Vipassana Meditation Center conducts a variety of religious outreach programs for visitors. Rót daang run to the bottom of the steps to the temple from several points in Chiang Mai, including from in front of the zoo (40B per passenger) and in front of Wat Phra Singh (50B per passenger), but they only leave when they have enough passengers. A charter ride from the centre will cost 300B, or 500B return. Many people cycle up on mountain-biking tours from Chiang Mai, and you can also walk from the university.

Wat Phra Singh

Chiang Mai's most revered temple, Wat Phra Singh is dominated by an enormous, mosaic-inlaid wí·hăhn (sanctuary). Its prosperity is plain to see from the lavish monastic buildings and immaculately trimmed grounds, dotted with coffee stands and massage pavilions. Pilgrims flock here to venerate the famous Buddha image known as Phra Singh (Lion Buddha), housed in Wihan Lai Kham, a small chapel immediately south of the chedi to the rear of the temple grounds. This elegant idol is said to have come to Thailand from Sri Lanka and was enshrined in 1367, and the chapel is similarly striking, with gilded naga (serpent) gables and sumptuous lai·krahm (gold-pattern stencilling) inside. Despite Phra Singh's exalted status, very little is known about the Phra Singh image, which has more in common with images from northern Thailand than with Buddha statues from Sri Lanka. Adding to the mystery, there are two nearly identical images elsewhere in Thailand, one in the Bangkok National Museum and one in Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan in Nakhon Si Thammarat. Regardless of its provenance, the statue has become a focal point for religious celebrations during the Songkran festival. As you wander the monastery grounds, note the raised temple library, housed in a dainty teak and stucco pavilion known as Ho Trai, decorated with bas-relief angels in the style of Wat Jet Yot. The temple's main chedi, rising over a classic Lanna-style octagonal base, was constructed by King Pa Yo in 1345; it's often wrapped in bolts of orange cloth by devotees.

Saturday Walking Street

The Saturday Walking Street takes over Th Wualai, running southwest from Pratu Chiang Mai at the southern entrance to the old city. There is barely space to move as locals and tourists from across the world haggle vigorously for carved soaps, novelty dog collars, woodcarvings, Buddha paintings, hill-tribe trinkets, Thai musical instruments, T-shirts, paper lanterns and umbrellas, silver jewellery and herbal remedies.