2022 Metrics from the Ground Up Conference, Bangkok, Thailand
We are delighted to have you join us for our 2022 Metrics from the Ground Up Conference in Bangkok, Thailand. Here is some information on planning your trip.
Travelling to Bangkok, Thailand
The easiest way to travel to our conference is by booking your flight to Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) in Bangkok, Thailand. Please check their official website for more guidance on entry requirements and passenger advice.
After arriving at Suvarnabhumi, the best way to travel to your hotel in Bangkok is by using the Airport Rail Link (from Suvarnabhumi station) and depending on the location of your hotel, interchanging for the BTS at Phayathai station or for the MRT Petchaburi station at Makkasan station.
There is more information on this in the Public Transport section of this page.
Our conference venue is located at Grand Centre Point Ploenchit hotel. We recommend that you make a reservation here for easy access to our event.
The best way to travel here would be to take the Airport Rail Link from Suvarnabhumi to Phayathai station. Then, interchange to the BTS Sukhumvit line to Chit Lom Station. The Grande Centre Point Ploenchit Hotel is a ten-minute walk from here.
However, there are plenty of other affordable and convenient hotel options to consider for your stay:
Enjoy discounted rates when you book your stay with our partner hotels.
- Grande Centre Point Hotel Ploenchit
- Centre Point Hotel Chidlom
- Siam @ Siam Design Hotel Bangkok
- Evergreen Place Siam by UHG
- The Quarter Phloen Chit by UHG
If you are interested in booking a hotel with us, please contact Ploy.
The weather in Bangkok, Thailand is usually very warm and humid. The temperature in November will range from 24° at night to 32° during the day. There may also be a chance of heavy rain.
We recommend packing light, summer clothing and bringing an umbrella along with you. There will be no need for jackets or coats here!
Public Transport in Bangkok
It may seem overwhelming to travel through such a busy city like Bangkok. Fortunately, the public transport system here is clean, fast and effective. The best ways to travel would be by using the Airport Rail Link, BTS (skytrain), MRT (subway) and taxi services.
Bangkok Airport Rail Link is a commuter rail line connecting Suvarnabhumi Airport to Phaya Thai (BTS) station via Makkasan Station (MRT Phetchaburi). You can find the route map here.
It operates daily from 06:00 to midnight, with trains departing every 10 minutes during peak hours (06:00-09:00 and 16:00-20:00) and 15 minutes off peak and weekends. The standard fare is between 15–45 baht depending on distance.
There are two main lines: Sukhumvit (light green on maps) and Silom (dark green on maps). Siam Station connects the two lines. You can find the route map here.
Trains run every 5-10 minutes from approximately 5:30 a.m. until midnight. Prices for single journeys are calculated by distance and range from 16-59 baht. A one-day pass for 24 hours of unlimited rides costs 140 baht.
Bangkok’s Metropolitan Rail Transit is another great option to avoid traffic. It currently has two lines: the Blue Line and the Purple Line. The interchange for the Blue Line and Purple Line is Tao Poon Station. You can find the route map here.
The MRT runs from approximately 6 a.m. until midnight. Trains run every 5-10 minutes, depending on time of day. Prices are based on distance covered and range from 15-50 baht. An average-length journey will cost around a dollar or less.
The MRT crosses the BTS Skytrain at Sala Daeng, Asok, and Mo Chit. You will need to get a new ticket to access the BTS.
The best way to get a taxi is Bangkok is to request one through the Grab application (equivalent of Uber). This ensures a fair and fixed price on a set route.
Bangkok is an incredibly diverse city with a lot of characterful and memorable attractions. Here are some of our recommendations if you wanted to take a day trip whilst you are here.
The Top-Three Must-See Temples: Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho, and Wat Arun
No trip to Bangkok is complete without visiting the most beautiful and elegant temples the city has to offer. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) is an all-time favorite. Located inside the grounds of the Grand Palace, Thailand’s most valued temple features the magnificent Emerald Buddha that dates back to the 14th century.
Wat Pho is also not to be missed. It is one of the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok features the famous Reclining Buddha, which is the largest in Thailand measuring more than 150 feet in length.
Last but not least, end your ultimate temple-tour by crossing the river to the peaceful and breath-taking Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) which features a soaring 70-meter-high spire decorated with tiny pieces of colored glass and Chinese porcelain.
Shop until you Drop: Chatuchak Weekend Market and Asiatique The Riverfront
The Chatuchak Weekend Market is huge indoor and outdoor market of about 35 acres, with 27 sections. There are more than 10,000 shops and stalls offering a wide range of products from Thai handicrafts, handmade products, clothing, accessories, arts and painting, house decorations, households, souvenirs and gifts, pets, plants and book. It is certainly a heaven for shopaholics!
Asiatique The Riverfront is Bangkok’s first large-scale riverside project combining shopping, dining, sightseeing, activities and events under one roof located on the scenic Chao-Phraya River. Nightly highlights range from Calypso ladyboy cabarets to classic Thai puppet shows.
All You can Eat: Enjoy Bangkok’s Street Food Scene
The best places to find street food in Bangkok are popular night markets such as Ratchada Train Market, Chatuchak Weekend Market and Srinakarin Train Market as well as common street food areas such as Chinatown (Yaowarat) and around Khao San Road.
If you in a more adventurous mood and want to explore the rest of Thailand, you’ve come to paradise. From unforgettable national gems to sandy beaches, Thailand has it all. Here are some of our favorite place recommendations:
Located about 80 kilometers north of Bangkok, the ancient city of Ayuttaya was once Thailand’s capital-back in the 14th century. Today, the ruins of the kingdom can be toured while walking the Ayutthaya Historical Park, a UNESCO site.
Wat Phra Mahathat is perhaps the most famous temple here thanks to a statue of a Buddha’s head entwined in tree roots. Wat Phra Si Sanphet, the largest of the temples in the park, features three large silver-looking Chedis, while Wat Yai Chai Mongkol is best known for its giant reclining Buddha and the hundreds of sitting Buddha statues surrounding the temple, all draped in golden cloth.
If you are a fan of tropical rainforests and hill trekking, Chiang Mai is one of the best destinations in Thailand for travelers looking to see a different side of the country. A good way to see the wild side of Chiang Mai is to head out to Doi Inthanon National Park, which is part of the Himalayan mountain range and home to remote villages and stunning viewpoints.
Chiang Mai is home to more active Buddhist temples than any other city in Thailand, including the famous Doi Suthep (a favorite viewpoint with impressive views over downtown). Just outside of the city, you’ll also find a number of hill tribes, including the Meo Hill tribe and the Karen tribe. Organized tours can take you there to learn more about their history and lifestyle and to buy handicrafts tribe members sell to sustain themselves.
Situated off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea, Phuket is home to some of the country’s most visited beaches and is a popular destination for a beach vacation. Travelers can go to Kata Noi beach for quiet scenery, to Nai Harn Beach to find crystal-clear waters under the shade of palm trees, and to Surin Beach if they’re looking for luxury resorts and high-end cuisine overlooking the sea.
Phuket Town is worth exploring on foot to discover the Sino-Portuguese buildings that line up Thaland Road and the old shophouses converted into thriving businesses and markets.
We hope you have a fun and pleasant trip!