The excursion is scheduled on Thursday December 20th, 2018 after the conference technical program. There are 2 routes for the participants to choose:

1. Royal Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles
The Paticipants will visit the Royal Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the most beautiful and spectacular royal complex in Thailand. Be awed by the serene Emerald Buddha, the palladium of Thailand, a seated Buddha image carved from exquisite green stone. The tour will end with a visit to the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles, which serves as a source of information and research on Thai woven textiles and the history of Thai traditional costumes. The museum's main missions are to preserve traditional textiles and related documents, and hold exhibitions featuring valuable textiles of the royal court and those created by rural villagers, to support the Queen's efforts to preserve and nurture traditional Thai woven fabrics as one of the country's cultural treasures.

Dress Code for Grand Palace Visitors

The temples in Thailand expect visitors to wear polite outfits as a gesture of respect to its sacred places and to appreciate the sentiments of the Thai people. Also, the dress code for Grand Place is imperative because the Grand Palace and its grounds are used by the Royal Family on ceremonial occasions. One such occasion is the changing of clothes of the sacred Buddha. This takes place three times in a year at the Grand Palace Bangkok in the presence of the Royal Family. So, it is important to be sure about the rules regarding the dress code for Grand Palace.
Grand Place Thailand dress code is strictly enforced for visiting men and women likewise. Here you will find a detailed list of the dress code at Grand Palace Bangkok to be followed.

Avoid wearing:

  • Shorts, mini-skirts, short skirts, tight fitting trousers, tights, leggings (anything that exposes the ankles).
  • Quarter length trousers
  • No clothing with holes (for instance ripped jeans )
  • See-through shirts and blouses.
  • Low-cut clothing
  • Sleeveless shirts or vests. Only shirts or tops to cover your shoulders.
  • Bare chest in men.
  • All shirtsleeves that are rolled up.
  • Sweat shirts, sweat pants, windcheaters, pyjamas and fisherman trousers.
  • Mid-riff showing or backless clothing.
  • Sandals and flip-flops without socks.

What if you are not dressed according to the Dress Code ?

You may borrow a clothing item abiding to the Grand Palace Thailand dress code from the royal staff stationed in the first building on your right of the entrance gate. The clothes are lent with a deposit which shall be fully reimbursed once you return all the rented items. However, sometimes there can be a long queue and so it’s best to stick to

Royal Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha


Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles

2. Jim Thompson House Museum, Baan Krua Thai Silk, and Bangkok Art and Culture Center

On this route, the participants will visit Jim Thompson’s house which was created from six original teak buildings. This place offers a great opportunity to appreciate the best of traditional Thai architecture together with a splendid collection of personal antiques and artifacts. The gardens are equally impressive with a lush tropical jungle right in the center of the city. After that the group will visit Baan Krua Thai Silk to observe the silk weaving process which has been descended since after the WWII. The last destination is the Bangkok Art and Culture Center which is a contemporary arts center in Bangkok.

Jim Thompson House
Bangkok Art and Culture Center


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