November 21
Bangkok, Thailand

The Venue

The iQSMS User Day Bangkok 2023 will take place at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok. Located on the northern side of Bangkok, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok is within the Ladprao business district and moments away from Chatuchak Park. With the BTS Ha Yaek Ladphrao Station and MRT Underground Phahon Yothin Station close by, the hotel is one of the city’s timeless landmarks.

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One of the most intriguing cities of Asia, Bangkok is a place of glittering temples, a diverse cultural heritage, a majestic river and a myriad of dining and shopping opportunities. The city has an energy that makes everything possible 24 hours a day.

Accomodation

Fully renovated and reopened in 2012, Centara Grand Ladprao features modern design and inviting vibes. As Thailand’s very first five-star hotel integrated with a shopping destination, the hotel has a reputation for attentive service, sublime dining and residential-style accommodations. The hotel is also connected to the Bangkok Convention Centre Hall and the Central Plaza shopping and lifestyle complex, offering all that is needed for guests staying in Bangkok on leisure or business.

Centara Grand Ladprao features extensive meetings and events facilities, spanning more than 10,000 square metres and complementing those of the adjacent 2,506-sqm Bangkok Convention Centre Hall. The latter can accommodate up to 3,800 persons in a cocktail-style configuration and is serviced by separate kitchens. The hotel’s elegant, pillarless Vibhavadee Ballroom can serve up to 2,000 persons for a reception, dazzling wedding party or product launch. There also is a collection of 17 fully-equipped suites and boardrooms.

In case you would like to stay at the conference venue, please note that accommodation is not included in your conference ticket! Participants are required to book their own accommodation and take care of the payment directly with the hotel.

Please be aware that ASQS GmbH does not hold any responsibility for booking or cancelling your hotel accommodations.

Distance from Hotel

Airport

Suvarnabhumi International Airport: 25 km (38min)
Don Muang Airport: 15 km (15min)

Public Transportation

By train: BTS Ladphrao Intersection 2.8 km
MRT Phahon Yothin : 700 meter
By shuttle service: 9 times per day to Mo Chit BTS station (2 km)

Stores

Central Plaza Department Store is connected to hotel : 50 m

Welcome to Bangkok

Located along the banks of the vibrant Chao Phraya River, Bangkok, Thailand’s lively capital and main port Bangkok is the largest city of the country. It is the cultural, educational, political and economic center of Thailand, as well as being the only metropolis.

The city is Thailand’s commercial and financial center, home to over one-third of Thailand’s banks, as well as the Bangkok Stock Exchange. With its magnificent temples, historic landmarks and bustling markets, it attracts millions of visitors each year who want to experience the fascinating blend of tradition and modernity that defines this metropolis.

The iconic Grand Palace and charming old quarters are perennial favorites, while Bangkok’s skyline elegantly blends traditional architectural gems with modern skyscrapers, creating a harmonious blend of past and future.

Quick Facts

Visas: Visitors are required to apply for the appropriate visa (Business Visa, Tourist Visa) from a Thai embassy or consulate. Read more
Currency: Thai Baht (THB)
Taxes: Goods purchased in Bangkok include VAT. There’s a 7% VAT refund scheme for luxury goods shops that participate in the ‘VAT Refund for Tourists’ scheme. VAT refund office: at Bangkok International Airport.
Further information
Language: Thai
Time Zone: UTC+7
Climate: tropical monsoon climate. It generally remains hot and humid throughout the year.
Area Code: +66(2)
Electricity: 220V / 50Hz; unfortunately there is no specific standard for plugs, but the most common plug type is the two flat pronged type.

Traveling to / in Bangkok

Arrival by car

1695 Phahonyothin Road, Chatuchak
10900 Bangkok, Thailand

Plan Route: Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok

Public Transport – Buses

Buses in Bangkok are economical and convenient. There are three major bus terminals in Bangkok: the Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit) the Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekkamai) and the Southern Bus Terminal (Sai Tai). Tickets are available directly at one of the three public bus terminals. We recommend to avoid travel agents and private buses.  , with many routes and frequent stops.

Operating times:  5:00 am – 11:00 pm.

Public Transport

Another quick way of travelling within Bangkok is the MRT. Trains arrive every 5 to 7 minutes and also connect to the BTS Skytrain at Sukhumvit and Silom stations. The MRT runs across most places with tourist attractions.

  • BTS Asoke/ Phrom Phong – 10 minute’s-walk
  • MRT Sukhumvit – 10 minute’s walk
  • Bangkok (BKK-Suvarnabhumi Intl.) – 39 minutes

 

Download BTS & MRT Map: Bangkok Public Transport

Taxi
Easily available throughout the city (especially around places of hotels, tourist attractions, and shopping malls), Taxis are a convenient way of getting around in Bangkok.

 

Tuk-Tuks
A tuk-tuk is a colorful three-wheeled motorized version of the Japanese rickshaws. They are the cheapest—and most dangerous—way to travel within the city since passenger’s ride in an open-air compartment that offers little protection in an accident.

Things to do in Bangkok

Chatuchak Weekend Market
Chatuchak Market is located in Chatuchak district in Bangkok. It is considered the largest market in Thailand and doubtlessly one of the largest in the world. It is home to more than 8,000 booths selling everything from clothing, food, household items and furniture, to antiques, and Thai handcrafts. Learn more

 

Grand Royal Palace and Wat Pra Kaew
The Grand Palace is undoubtedly the city’s most famous landmark. Residence of the kings of Chakri Dynasty from the end of the 18th century to the middle of the 20th century, the complex provides several artfully designed buildings such as the impressive Wat Phra Kaew, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. The Wat Phra Kaew Museum exhibits art treasures of the royal palaces and the temple complex. Opening hours: 8.30am – 3.30pm. Learn more

 

Wat Arun
Wat Arun (locally also Wat Chaeng) is located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River and is considered to be one of Bangkok’s most impressive landmarks. Together with Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Pho, the “Temple of Dawn” is one of the most famous sacred temples of Bangkok. His picture adorns the 10 Baht coin and the logo of the Thai Tourist Office TAT. Opening hours: 8.30am – 5.30pm. Learn more

 

Wat Pho
Near the Royal Palace, in the middle of the old city of Bangkok, lies Wat Pho with its famous 45-meter-long statue of the Reclining Buddha. The temple additionally offers many great Chedis, Prangs and various other golden Buddha statues. Furthermore, Wat Pho is home to the most famous traditional school of medicine and massage in Thailand. Opening hours: 9.00am – 6.30pm. Learn more

Floating Markets
Floating markets are a relic of the past, when waterways were Bangkok’s main conduits of trade. Today they link exotic wares such as tropical fruits and fragrant foods, to the necessities of city life. Here are 3 of the Bangkok’s most famous floating markets:
Located about a 100 km outside of Bangkok, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is probably the best known and most popular floating market among tourists. It is huge and lively, full of boats selling food and fruits, giving the market its impressive colorful appearance. The second most popular floating market is also located quite far away from the city (about 90km). Amphawa Market impresses due to its many little wooden houses neatly lined up along the canal, where people are selling souvenirs, snacks and sweets. Just like Damnoen Saduak market, it gets incredibly crowded but is more popular among Thai locals than visitors. Furthermore, it is the city’s only night market. With only about 15 km distance to downtown Bangkok, the small Taling Chan Market can be reached quickly and easily. It is less touristic than the other two markets, making the trip an authentic experience.

 

Yaowarat
Yaowarat is Bangkok’s Chinatown located on Yaowarat Road close to the old city center in the Samphantawong district. The streets and alleys of this old business area provide lots of small shops selling all types of goods including textiles, garments, souvenirs, and antiques. The Yaowarat district is also famous for its numerous gold and jewelry stores, due to which Yaowarat Road is also called “The Road of Gold”. In addition to the shopping possibilities Chinatown has to offer, it is renown for  its numerous  street food stalls, tiny restaurants, and countless food carts offering local Thai delicacies and exotic snacks such as fried insects and spiders.

 

Lumphini Park
Located in the very center of Bangkok, Lumpini Park is an idyllic spot in the middle of a loud and crowdy city. The green oasis invites to relax a little from shopping, temple hopping and the urban heat in the streets.

Sightseeing Map: Learn more

Shopping in Bangkok

Chatuchak Market
Chatuchak Market is Thailand’s largest market and is only open on weekends. Here you can really find everything: from exotic food and typical souvenirs on modern clothes to pets and household goods.
Learn more

 

Roi Fai  Night Market
The (new) Roi Fai Night Market in Bangkok is an experience you should not miss when visiting the city. It opens from Thursday to Sunday from 5:00 pm – midnight. Its more than 2,000 stalls offering a variety of different goods from clothing, children’s toys and old-timer cars to souvenirs , are mixed up with numerous restaurants, bars and street food stalls, Roi Fai offers a unique shopping experience.
Learn more

MBK – Ma Boon Khrong Center
Popular with tourists and locals, the MBK combines the atmosphere of a market with that of a shopping center. On eight floors you can find a wide range of different shops, while stalls line up in other corners of the shopping mall. Here you will often find fancy styles and various merchandise. Learn more

 

Terminal 21 Shopping Mall
Terminal 21, located in Sukhumvit, is a 9 storey mall with around 600 shops, a Cineplx, Gourmet Market and food court. Learn more