Excursion

ACB 2017 offers three spectacular trips during July 26-27, 2017. Please find the details of the excursion routes below. The excursion program can be booked by sending the excursion booking form to ACB2017 secretariat at acb2017thailand@hotmail.com.

We encourage participants to pay an excursion fee before July 10, 2017.

Excursion (July 26-27, 2017)

Route 1 (July 26):  One full day trip to Vientiane, Laos (Please check your visa before applying)  

Route 2 (July 26):  One full day trip to Phanom Rung Historical Park at Buriram province

Route 3 (July 27):  Half a day trip to Thai Buddhist temples to give food to the monks in Khon Kaen, sightseeing and lunch

 

Excursion Booking Form

*** Please note that at least 20 persons are required for each package to be operated. ****

The excursion reservation will be available on July 10, 2017

 
Download Program
Route1: Visit Vientiane, Laos   
Route2: Visit Phanom Rung Historical Park     
Registrant
Type

Early
(beforJune15,2017)               

Late
(June15 - 
July10, 2017)
Condition
   International participant
AFOB/EFB member/student USD 150 USD 150  Excursion route 1 OR 2, and route 3,  meals & breaks,
Non- AFOB/EFB member USD 180 USD 180  Excursion route 1 OR 2, and route 3,  meals & breaks,
   Thai participant 
TSB member THB ๒,๕๐๐  THB ๓,๕๐๐  Excursion route 1 OR 2, and route 3, meals & breaks
Non-TSB member  THB ๓,๕๐๐  THB ๔,๕๐๐  Excursion route 1 OR 2, and route 3, meals & breaks

 

Route 1 (July 26):  One full day trip to Vientiane, Laos (Please check your visa before applying)  

Vientiane, Laos


That Luang (Great stupa) is a gold-covered large Buddhist stupa in the centre of Vientiane, Laos. The That Luang according to the Lao people was originally built as a Hindu temple in the 3rd century. The architecture of the building includes many references to Lao culture and identity.  It is generally regarded as the most important national monument in Laos and a national symbol.

 

(Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/That_Luang)



 

Route 1 (July 26):  One full day trip to Vientiane, Laos (Please check your visa before applying)  

Vientiane, Laos


Patuxai (literally meaning Victory Gate or Gate of Triumph) is a war monument in the centre of Vientiane, Laos, which was built between 1957 and 1968. The Patuxai is dedicated to those who fought in the struggle for independence from France. The Patuxai is at the end of Lang Xang Avenue in the heart of Vientiane. Patuxay Park surrounds the monument. The monument has five towers that represent the five principles of coexistence among nations of the world. They are also representative of the five Buddhist principles of “thoughtful amiability, flexibility, honesty, honor and prosperity”

(Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patuxai)

 



Route 1 (July 26):  One full day trip to Vientiane, Laos (Please check your visa before applying)  

Vientiane, Laos


Wat Si Saketis a Buddhist wat in Vientiane, Laos. It is situated on Lan Xang Road, on the corner with Setthathirat Road, to the northwest of Haw Phra Kaew, which formerly held the Emerald Buddha. Wat Si Saket was built in 1818 on the order of King Anouvong (Sethathirath V.). Wat Si Saket was built in the Siamese style of Buddhist architecture, with a surrounding terrace and an ornate five-tiered roof, rather than in the Lao style. This may have kept it safe, since the armies of Siam that sacked Vientiane following Anouvong's rebellion in 1827 used the compound as their headquarters and lodging place. It may be the oldest temple still standing in Vientiane. Wat Si Saket features a cloister wall with more than 2,000 ceramic and silver Buddha images.

(Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat_Si_Saket)

 

 



Route 1 (July 26):  One full day trip to Vientiane, Laos (Please check your visa before applying)  

Vientiane, Laos


Haw Phra Kaewis a former temple in Vientiane, Laos.It was built in 1565–1566 on the orders of King Setthathirath after he moved the capital from Luang Prabang to Vientiane. The temple was used as Setthathirath's personal place of worship, and because of this, there were no resident monks in this temple unlike other temples in Laos. Haw Phra Kaew is now used as a museum where some of the best examples of Laos religious art is displayed including stone Buddhas dating from the 6th to 9th century, and bronze standing and seated Buddha of later periods. More Buddhas images are displayed in the sim (the main ordination hall). The building is set in a landscaped garden, and among the items on display in the garden is a 2,000 year old stone jar from the Plain of Jars of Xieng Khouang Plateau.

 

(Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haw_Phra_Kaew)  



Route 2 (July 26):  One full day trip to Phanom Rung Historical Park at Buriram province

Thailand

Phanom Rung Historical Park

Address: Yai Yaem Watthana, Chaloem Phra Kiat District, Buri Ram 31110

website : http://www.phanomrung.com/index.php/en/

 

Phanom Rung Historical Park Phanom Rung or full name, Prasat Hin Phanom is a Khmer temple complex set on the rim of an extinct volcano at 402 metres (1,319 ft) elevation, in Buriram Province in the Isan region of Thailand. It was built of sandstone and laterite in the 10th to 13th centuries. It was a Hindu shrine dedicated to Shiva, and symbolises Mount Kailash, his heavenly dwelling. One of the most well-known elements of the temple is a decorative lintel placed above the eastern entrance to the central sanctuary. It depicts a reclining Vishnu or Vishnu Anantasayin, and is known in Thai as Thap Lang Narai Banthomsin. In 2005, the temple was submitted to UNESCO for consideration as a future World Heritage Site.

(Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phanom_Rung_Historical_Park)

 


Route 3 (July 27):  Half a day trip to Thai Buddhist temples to give food to the monks in Khon Kaen, Thailand

sightseeing and lunch



 
 
Other Activities

 

-  Golf courses in Khon Kaen     

 

-  Hiking in Khon kaen or nearby