Study Trips

Study trips are a core activity of The Siam Society, in line with its mission to promote knowledge of the culture, history, arts and natural sciences of Thailand as well as those of its neighbouring countries. They are one of the most popular activities for members and around 25 study trips are organised each year.

The Siam Society study trips are known for their excellent organisation, which often includes privileged access to places, and the expertise of the trip leaders who include distinguished academics, specialists in local knowledge, and experts in fields ranging from heritage conservation to anthropology to botany.

Within Thailand, study trips typically range from one day to a weekend. They may focus on a historical and archaeological site such as Lopburi or Sukothai, or on local culture and festivities such as the Boon Hae Malai Khaow Tok festival in Yasothon province. They will usually include a museum, or two.

Study trip destinations also range further afield; to Bhutan, China, the rest of Asia and other continents. They tend to include a “new” highlight; perhaps a recently-discovered archaeological site, a newly-opened national park or a historical city about which new research is ongoing or has been completed. Their focus continues to expand to match the interest of members, such as walking the ancient pilgrimage routes of Camino de Santiago in Portugal-Spain, and Shikoku Temple Pilgrimage in Japan.

Feedback on study trips tends to mention the congeniality of travelling with people with like- minded interests, which bears out the Society motto that “Knowledge Gives Rise to Friendship”. Non-members are also welcome to join, at a small surcharge.


Neither The Siam Society, the Leader of the study trip, nor any of the Society’s members, staff or employees (collectively, “Society Personnel”) shall be liable for any Claim, other than Claims based on loss of life, body or health of a participant as a result of an act deliberately or negligently committed by Society Personnel.   By booking the study trip, the participant agrees to indemnify, save and hold harmless the Siam Society and all Society Personnel from any Claim asserted by any third person or party resulting from a wrongful act committed by the participant.  In this provision, “Claim” means any claim, damages, costs (including legal fees), losses, fines, penalties or cause of action, of any kind whatsoever, arising from or in connection with the Study Trip.

For more information, please contact

Khun Thun

Tel: +66 2 661 6470-3 

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Past Programs

Date Trip
24-26 November 2023 Appreciate the Cultural Heritage Sites and Cultural Wisdoms of Thailand
16-25 October A Cultural Trip to the Kingdom of Bhutan
29 September 2023 Historical Ambassadors’ Residences in Bangkok
29 August-8 September 2023 Exploring Heritage Sites in the Czech Republic and the Capital of Slovakia
17-25 August 2023 Discovering the Ancient Wonders of Cultural Heritage in Sri Lanka
5 August 2023 The Rise of Rattanakosin Era: A Study of Magnificent Architecture of Royal Temples
22 July 2023 A Visit to the Special Exhibition of the Bangkok National Museum
1 July 2023 Historical Mosques and Their Environs in Bangkok II
24-25 June 2023 Hidden Sims and Mural Paintings in the Villages of Khon Kaen and Roi-Et Provinces
27-28 May 2023 A Visit to Bang Pa-In Summer Palace and the Island Kingdom of Ayutthaya
13 May 2023 The Old Bangkok II: Beauty, Delicacy and Legacies of the Past, A Visit to Four Heritage Buildings
25-26 March 2023 Star Gazing at Kaeng Krachan, Phetchaburi province
22 March-2 April 2023 Albania, North Macedonia and Kosovo: Hidden Countries in the Balkans
10-12 March 2023 Nature and Culture on the Tropical Sand Dunes of the Andaman Coast
24-26 February 2023 A Weekend at the Emerald of Isan: Exploring Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary and Phu Ruea National Park
18-26 February 2023 The Splendid Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
17-19 February 2023 The Khmer Masterworks: Exploration of various architecture along the Royal Road in Northeastern Thailand
21-29 January 2023 Tamil Nadu: Marvelous Land of Southern India
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17-18 December 2022 An Expedition to Prehistoric and Early Historic Past in Upper Isan
5 December 2022 Beautiful Flora at Suan Luang Rama IX Park
3 December 2022 The Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha
26-28 November 2022 A Weekend at Khao Yai, Thailand’s First National Park
11-13 November 2022 Laos Less Travelled: Champasak and Beyond
5 November 2022 Saraburi's Alluring Buddhist Sites
22-27 September 2022 A Journey Through the Khmer Era: A Visit to Sdok Kok Thom, Banteay Chhmar, Preah Vihear, Koh Ker, and other Temples in Siem Reap
10 September 2022 The Old Bangkok: Beauty, Delicacy and Legacies of the PastA Visit to Four Heritage Buildings
27 August 2022 A Visit to Historical Sites in Phetchaburi
6-8 August 2022 A recollection of Sukhothai Period Ruins at Sukhothai, Si Satchanalai and Kamphaeng Phet Historical Parks
9 July 2022 A Visit to Temples Built during the Reign of King Mongkut (1851-1868)
25-26 June 2022 A Weekend Hike at Khao Pla Ra, Uthai Thani Province
10-12 June 2022 A Long Weekend in Phayao Province
28 May 2022 Historical Mosques and their Environs in Bangkok
23 April 2022 A Visit to Temples Built During the Reign of King Rama III
26-27 March 2022 Travel Back to the Prehistorical Past and Journey into the Historic Kingdom of Dvaravati
18-21 March 2022 Exploring the Deep South with The Siam Society(Phatthalung and Yala Provinces)
25-27 February 2022 A Visit to Mangrove Forests and Beautiful Islands in Trang Province
18–20 February 2022 A visit to museums, ruins, temples, and other sites of interest in the historic entrepots of Southern Peninsula, Thailand
12 February 2022 Buddha Monthon, Museum of Human Imagery & Wat Sisa Thong: Nakhon Pathom Province
22–23 January 2022 An Excursion to Ancient Cultural Sites in Upper Northeast Thailand
14–16 January 2022 A Long Weekend in Three Provinces in Upper Northeast Thailand
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20 December 2020 A Visit to Nonthaburi and Pathum Thani Provinces, with Khun Euayporn Kerdchouay
19 December 2020 A Visit to Queen Sirikit Park and High Tea in a Heritage Garden with Its Historical Charms, with Dr Weerachai Nanakorn
3-6 December 2020 A Visit to Koh Adang, Tarutao Marine National Park in Satun Province, with Khun Kanitha Kasina-Ubol
28-29 November 2020 A Visit to Sukhothai and Si Satchanalai (SHT), with Dr Piriya Krairiksh
21 November 2020 A Visit to Temples and Ruins in Phetchaburi, with Khun Eileen Deeley
7 November 2020 A Visit to Temples Built During the Reign of King Mongkut (1851-1868), with Khun Euayporn Kerdchouay
31 Oct - 1 Nov 2020 A Visit to Khmer Temples in the Northeast Region of Thailand, with Khun Eileen Deeley
16-18 October 2020 A Visit to Sites of Interest in Pha Team National Park and Remarkable Artefacts found in Ubon Ratchathani Province, with Dr Weerachai Nanakorn
30 August 2020 The Old Bangkok: The Beauty, Delicacy, and a Legacy Heritage of The Past, with Khun Euayporn Kerdchouay
8-9 August 2020 A Visit to Chainat and Ayutthaya Provinces, with Khun Euayporn Kerdchouay
3-13 March 2020 A Cultural Trip to Tunisia, with Khun Bilaibhan Sampatisiri
15–16 February 2020 A Weekend in Chanthaburi Province, with Khun Euayporn Kerdchouay
14–23 February 2020 A Visit to Gujarat, with Khun Ruth Gerson
8 February 2020 Multi-Cultural Bangrak District (SHT), with Dr Yongtanit Pimonsathean (leader); HE Mr Francisco Vaz Patto, Dr Kevin Colleary, and Dr Navamintr Vitayakul (co-leader)
1–2 February 2020 Journey to a Sacred Land of Ancient Culture in Isan, with Dr Thanik Lertcharnrit
16–23 January 2020 A Visit to Assam, with Dr Navamintr Vitayakul
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6–8 December 2019 A Visit to Mae Chaem, Khun Yuam, and Mae Hong Son, with Khun Euayporn Kerdchouay
5–15 December 2019 Israel: The Holy Land, with Khun Eileen Deeley
23 November 2019 An Excursion to the Historical Prawet Burirom Canal, with Dr Rasita Sin-ek-iem
15–24 November 2019 A Visit to Iceland, with Khun Kanitha Kasina-Ubol
1-3 November 2019 A visit to Nakhon Si Thammarat and Surat Thani Provinces, with Khun Supanut Hatchaleelaha
26 October 2019 Discover the secret hideaways of Bangkok Chinatown (SHT), with Dr Yongtanit Pimonsathean , Khun Eileen Deeley
11-22 October 2019 Exploring Greece, with Khun Pikulkeaw Krairiksh
11-22 September 2019 A weekend to visit a central region of Thailand, with Khun Euayporn Kerdchouay
23-25 August 2019 A visit to art and architectural heritage in Lampang and Phayao provinces, with Khun Euayporn Kerdchouay
2-4 August 2019 Touching the heritage pulse in Phrae (SHT), with Khun Kamol Panichpan
17-27 July 2019 Qinghai: The roof of the world on the Tibetan Plateau, China, wth Khun Eileen Deeley
22 June 2019 A visit to prehistoric archaeological sites in Lopburi, with Dr Thanik Lertcharnrit
14-16 June 2019 A visit to sites in Sukhothai and Kamphaeng Phet, with Khun Eileen Deeley
1-3 June 2019 A visit to Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, with Khun Pikulkeaw Krairiksh
12-19 May 2019 A visit to Ancient capitals of China: Xi'an and Louyang, with Khun Somlak Charoenpot
11 May 2019 A day trip to visit five museums in Nakhon Patom and Ratchaburi provinces, with Khun Euayporn Kerdchouay
17-29 April 2019 A visit to Islamic republic of Iran, with Khun Euayporn Kerdchouay
20-30 March 2020 The Camino de Santiago, Portugal - Spain, Khun Jumbhot Chuasai
11-16 March 2020 Lake Baikal: The ice-blue pearl of Siberia, with Khun Bilaibhan Sampatisiri
1-3 March 2020 A long weekend in three provinces in the upper northeast Thailand, with Khun Euayporn Kerdchouay
26 Feb-9 Mar 2019 Temples and Tombs: The glories of Ancient Egypt, with Khun Eileen Deeley
16-18 February 2019 A visit to "Boon Hae Malai Khaow Tok Festival" and prehistoric sites in Yasothorn and Ubon Ratchathani provinces, with Dr Weerachai Nanakorn, Khun Kanitha Kasina-Ubol
31 Jan- 3 Feb 2019 Satun UNESCO geopark and Tarutao Marine National Park in Satun province, with Khun Kanitha Kasina-Ubol
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