iSTEM-Ed 2017 will be held at the Empress Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand.



The Empress offers 375 guest rooms and suites in a high-rise city tower situated in the center of Chiang Mai within quick distance of the iconic Night Market, the airport, and the train station. A certified four-star luxury hotel with a five-star standard, we aim to bring you the best Thailand has to offer through superlative service, attentive and empathic staff and world-famous breakfast spreads. Our facilities include three specialty restaurants with options for guests requiring special diets; all our floors are equipped with modern amenities without sacrificing the culturally rich charm of the north. We have been certified a four-star hotel by the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

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Thailand, the essence of hospitality, is a beautiful country to visit. The conference will be held in the luxury hotel, the Empress Hotel, in Chiang Mai, the largest and most culturally significant city in Northern Thailand. Chiang Mai is about one-hour flight from Suvarnabhumi Bangkok airport, with budget flights serving almost every hour.

During a week stay at the Empress Hotel, we highly encourage all participants to explore the city of Chiang Mai, have a taste of authentic Thai street food made by the locals, take a walk to the vibrant Night Market, or visit the wondrous sacred temple of “Wat Phra That” which sits on the top of Mt. Doi Suthep. If you are feeling adventurous, Chiang Mai also offers numerous exciting outdoor activities, including riding elephants, hiking to remote hilltribe villages, mountain biking, white water rafting, and lots of fun for families.

Chiang Mai can trace its history back more than 700 years and has its own very distinctive culture, arts, festivals, and traditions as well as an exciting mix of local, ethnic as well as expatriate communities from all over the world. It has been voted one of the top destinations to live in Asia and is a modern and cosmopolitan city, while not having lost its traditional old charm. Getting around the city of Chiang Mai can be a little tricky since there are no subway or scheduled buses. Popular options for public transportation are mainly Tuk Tuks (three wheeled, window-less hybrid between a motorcycle and a taxi) and Red Songthaews (red trucks with two bench seats fixed along either side of its back). Note that the fares can be negotiated.

For more information regarding tourist attractions and things to do in Chiang Mai, please visit:

Tourism Authority of Thailand
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Chiang Mai Office.

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