ICOT2017 – Social Programme

Social Program

WEDNESDAY 28 JUNE 2017: Welcome Reception (18:30 – 21:00)

We are delighted to offer our ICOT delegates a Welcome Reception on the opening day of the conference on June 28th. This Reception, which immediately follows the Welcome Speeches, will be a great opportunity for all delegates to meet up and network with colleagues and other participants. Come and enjoy a special night including delicious snacks, wine, and many socialization opportunities!

FRIDAY 30 JUNE 2017: HALF DAY TRIP AND GALA DINNER (17:00-23:00)

Wat Phra That Hariphunchai Buddist Temple

The Wat Phra That Hariphunchai is a large temple in Lamphun town founded in 1150. Its Lanna style chedi enshrines a relic of the Buddha. It houses temples from various eras in Thai history.

Gala dinner: Ban Phor Liang Meun

Passionate about art, Mr. Suttiphong has created numerous retrospective sculptures, resulting in Baan Phor Liang Meun Thai Plant Garden, an earthenware gallery in the center of Chiang Mai. His works cover a wide range of styles such as Lanna, Thai, Hariphunchai, and Khmer.  These include wall hangings, bas-reliefs, high-reliefs, lanterns and archways. From a family business, Mr.Suttiphong has expanded to over 150 rai (60 acres) of land. He has created an art and nature conservation tourist site where flowers mentioned in Thai literature, Bonsai and other rare plants can be found

SATURDAY 1 JULY 2017: DAY TRIP & GALA DINNER (9:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M.)

(Participation is free for all registered participants. Does not include lunch and entrance fees.)

09:00 Leaving KHUM KHAM International Convention Centre
09:10 Leaving Portofino Resort and Spa Chiang Mai
10:00 – 12:00 Visiting Doi Pui Mong Hill Tribe Village
12:00 – 13:00 Free time for Lunch
13:30 – 15:30 Visiting Bo-Sang Handicrafts Centre
17:00 Arriving Portofino Resort and Spa Chiang Mai and KHUM KHAM International Convention Centre

Doi Pui Mong Hill Tribe Village

A visit to this village is an eye-opener into the tribal villagers’ private life. Witness their simple way of living, their homes, as well as learn about their culture through a collection of objects, such as musical instruments, traditional silver-embroidered costumes and bamboo crafts.

Bo-Sang Handicrafts Centre

Bo Sang and Sankamphaeng Villages are among the old tourist spots of Chiang Mai which have got fame for their fine products — umbrellas, Thai silk and cotton. Nowadays this route is dotted with manufacturing centres of silverware, wood carving, ceramics, weaving and embroidery as well. In this village of cottage industries, visitors can view young women in traditional costumes hand-paint silk and cotton umbrellas in various animal and floral designs. There are also craft shops selling various northern Thai handicrafts.

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