International Convention of Asia Scholars

Accelerating Research in Asian Studies since 1997

The 10 th International Convention of Asia Scholars

20-23 July 2017 Chiang Mai, Thailand.


ICAS10 has provided an "official" list of hotels (hotels with whom the organizer has reserved rooms and provides a shuttle service to and from the conference site). The hotels are located in two major areas in the city of Chiang Mai: first, the Nimmanhemin Road area, a commercial area not far from Chiang Mai University, with restaurants, caf├ęs, bars and souvenir shops, all within 15-20 minutes by car to the Chiang Mai Exhibition Center (CMECC). The other hotel area is closer to "downtown" Chiang Mai, near the Night Bazaar and historical & cultural heritage sites, from which it takes around 25-35 minutes by car to the CMECC. Additionally, a list of boutique and other hotels which are not on the official shuttle service route is also available (some may be within walking distance of a shuttle pickup point).

As there is no public transportation to the conference venue, after hotel booking, we suggest you book the shuttle transport service that takes participants to and from the hotel to CMECC. The service costs 2,000 baht, which covers transportation throughout the 4-day conference. On-call taxis and other local transport are also available, but with a limited range of coverage and often quite inconvenient (they're not likely to be nearby when you call for service).