EXCURSION

Route A : Management of Herbicide Resistant weeds in Wet Seeded Rice

Visit TJC Research center in Supanburi province where participants will see how Thai farmers combat ALS herbicide-resistant weeds (Echonochloa crusgalii, Cyperus difformis and Sphenocloea zeylanica) in wet-seeded rice Demonstration plots in both glasshouse and field conditions will be prepared by leading chemical companies in Thailand i.e ADAMA, BASF, Bayer, Corteva, Syngenta, Thai Agrotrade and TJC. In addition, herbicide application by SYMR hicopter will be also exhibited. Lunch and refreshment will be served at TJC Research Center. In the afternoon, you will visit Wat Chaiwattanaram, one of the most historical sites of Ayutthaya UNESCO World Heritage, which located on the bank of the Chao Phraya river. The temple was ordered to built in 1630 by King Prasat Thong to honor his mother, featuring the architectural style influenced by Angkor temple in Cambodia-its unique feature is a large, central prang (Khmer-style pagoda) surrounded by smaller prangs, symbolizing Mount Sumeru, the gods' mountain according to Hindu belief. After that, we get back to Bangkok and have dinner on Riverside Cruise to experience Bangkok at night time along Chao Phraya River for 2 hrs, then return to Marriott Queen's Park Hotel.

  • Maximum : 80 persons (first come first serve basis)
  • Ticket fee:
    • Student 30 US $
    • Participants 50 US $
  • which includes
    • entrance fee to the Grand Palace
    • free gifts (Congress T-shirt and hat)
    • free dinner on Chao Phraya River Cruise

Route B : Weed Management of Some Problematic Weeds in Cassava and Corn at Bayer Research Station in Lopburi province

In the morning, site visit at sit Bayer Research Station in Lopburi province where participants will see how Thai farmers manage some problematic weeds in cassava and corn after paraquat in Thailand was banned inJune 2020. Field plots will be demonstrated by four leading companies i.e. Bayer, Chia Tai, Syngenta and TJC. Lunch will be served at Thai restaurant. In the afternoon, we will bring you to King Narai National Museum where famous historical, archeological and cultural evidence of prehistoric human settlements were evident. After that we will go back to Bangkok and have dinner on Riverside Cruise and experience Bangkok at night time along Chao Phraya River for 2 hrs, then return to Marriott Queen's Park Hotel.

  • Maximum : 80 persons (first come first serve basis)
  • Ticket fee:
    • Student 30 US $
    • Participants 50 US $
  • which includes
    • entrance fee to the Grand Palace
    • free gifts (Congress T-shirt and hat)
    • free dinner on Chao Phraya River Cruise

Route C: The Grand Palace and Temple of Emerald Buddha

The Grand Palace (Phra Borom Maharatchawang) is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Thailand. It is a former royal residence in Bangkok that was built in 1782. Today, it’s only used on ceremonial occasions, but it remains the city's biggest tourist attraction and a pilgrimage destination for devout Buddhists. As part of the greater complex that also encompasses the hallowed Wat Phra Kaew (the Temple of the Emerald Buddha), the 94.5-hectare grounds encompass more than 100 buildings that represent 200 years of royal history and architectural experimentation. Most of the architecture, royal or sacred, is classified as Ratanakosin (old-Bangkok style). Visitors are allowed to survey the Grand Palace grounds and four of the remaining palace buildings, which are interesting for their royal bombast.

You will have two hours to explore the sight completely before having dinner on Chao Phraya River Cruise and experience Bangkok at night time along Chao Phraya River for 2 hrs, then return to Marriott Queen's Park Hotel.

  • Ticket fees : 70 US$
  • which includes
    • entrance fee to the Grand Palace
    • free gifts (Congress T-shirt and hat)
    • free dinner on Chao Phraya River Cruise