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.

For More Information, Please Contact

Khun Supanut or Khun Prasert

Tel: +66 2 661 6470-3 ext. 504,506
Fax: +66 2 258 3491
Email: supanut@thesiamsociety.org

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Previous Study Trips

Date Trip
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
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