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Library Visits

Social and Cultural Activities

Official Pre-Session Seminar

Pre-Post Conference Tours

Accompanying Person Tours

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65th IFLA Council and General


Bangkok, Thailand, August 20 - August 28, 1999

Library Visits

Participants are invited and provided with transportation to visit Thai libraries of all types, for an insight into library and information services in the cultural educational and information technology context of Thailand. The visits will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday and Thursday. More details will be provided in IFLA Express. Libraries to be visited are listed as below:

    List of Host Libraries

      01     National Libraries Services
      National Library, Samsen Road, Bangkok: National Library Branch, Lad Krabang District, Bangkok

      02     College Libraries
      Libraries of Rajabhat Institutes: Bansomdej Chaophya; Suandusit; Suansunanta

      03     University Libraries
    • Assumption; Burapha; Chulalongkorn; Hua Shiew; Kasetsart; Mahidol; Rungsit; Srinakarinwirote (Prasanmitr); Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University; Thammasat;
    • King Mongkut's Institute of Technology: Lad Krabang Central Library; Thonburi Library and Documentation Centre

      04     Libraries of Post-Graduate Studies Universities
    • Asian Institute of Technology; National Institute of Development Administration

      05     Secondary School Libraries
    • Public School Libraries in Bangkok; Bang Kapi; Bodindecha; Saipanya; Sam Sen; Satriwithaya; Suankularb (Bangkok), Triam Udomsuksa; Wat Dusitaram; Wat Sutthi
    • Public School Libraries Outside Bangkok: Suankularb (Nontaburi); Triam Udomsuksa Nomklao

      06     Private School Libraries
      Assumption Dhonburi; Saint Dominic's; Saint John's

      07     Public Libraries of Bangkok Metropolitan
      Public libraries of Bangkok Municipality: Bang Khen; Bhasi Charoen; Ladplakao; Nong Chog; Prawase; Wat Ratchada; Soi Phranang; Suan Lumpinee; Wat Anongkaram; Wat Rajaorose

      08     Public Libraries in the Provinces
      Chalermrajkumari, Ongkarak; (Nakorn Nayok Province); Ratchamankala Bhisek, (Huahin, Prachuab Kiri Khand Province)

      09     Special Libraries (Banking, Monetary System, Stock Exchange, Science and Technology)
    • Monetary System, Banking and Stock Exchange Libraries and Information Centre: Bangkok Bank; Bank of Thailand; Siam Commercial Bank; Stock Exchange Company; Thai Farmers' Bank
    • Electricity, science, television, media: Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand; Faculty of Science, Mahidol University; ITV Services; Matichon (Newspaper Publisher)

      10     Special Libraries (Humanities and Thai Studies)
    • Archaeology, Fine Arts: Faculty of Arts, Silpakorn University, (Wang Tha Pra Palace Campus); SEAMEO Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts in Southeast Asia.
    • Thai studies, Thai laws: National Archives of Thailand; Siam Society; Thai State Attorney Museum

    Individual Library Visits

    Individual visits are welcomed by the Thai libraries and can be arranged on request during the conference week. Please contact the Library Visit Desk in the Centre Hall.

Social and Cultural Activities

A varied programme of social and cultural activities is planned for the delegates attending the 65th IFLA General Conference.

The delegates will have the opportunities to have a glimpse of Thai traditional everyday life, to meet and talk with their colleagues from other countries in an informal and pleasant atmosphere.

Saturday August 21, 1999 - Evening
Reception for IFLA Officers (by invitation only)

Sunday, August 22, 1999 - Evening
Reception after the Exhibition Opening

Monday, August 23, 1999 - Evening
Dinner and Cultural Performance, after the Opening Session

Tuesday, August 24, 1999 - Evening
Reception hosted by libraries at the Centre hall

Wednesday, August 25, 1999 - Afternoon
Library visits and reception

Thursday, August 26, 1999 - Afternoon
Library visits and reception

Saturday, August 28, 1999
Sightseeing all day

Official Pre-Session Seminar

The IFLA Professional Board has decided that the Official Pre-Session Seminar will not be held in 1999. Instead, it is sponsoring an international conference organized as a satellitle meeting of the General Conference in Bangkok on the topic "Collecting and Safeguarding Oral Traditions".

Pre-Post Conference Tours

As the Conference will be held during Amazing Thailand Year, special social and cultural programmes have been organized to offer delegates and accompanying persons opportunities to visit, explore and enjoy the beauty of the country. Several tour packages to Thailand's most famous attractions have been arranged. These packages include as the following:

     Thailand's historical heritage tour to absorb and appreciate the country's rich culture and civilization tour at Sukhothai and Ayutthaya World Heritage Historical Parks, Chiang Mai, Kanchanaburi, Ban Chieng, and Phanom Rung.

     Bangkok landmarks tour to visit well known attractions, such as the Royal Palace, the Temple of Emerald Buddha Image, the national Museum, Old Bangkok street and some of the city's beautiful temples.

     Sea and sand tour to enjoy the paradise of pearly sand, crystal clear sea water, sea corals in their natural habitat, and a leisurely lifestyle at the country's famous beaches such as Phuket, Samui, Pattaya, and Hua-him.

     Green and forest tour to play golf and to enjoy climbing up hills, under the shades of tropical, spectacular giant trees, to listen to the chirping of cicadas and sweet songs of exotic birds, to swim and be cooled by the waterfalls in the forests.

Accompanying Person Tours

  1. Monday, August 23, 1999 (3 hours):
    sightseeing around Bangkok, old and new.

  2. Friday, August 27, 1999 (1 day) :
    National Museum.
    Temple of Recling Buddha Image.
    National Art Gallery.
    Shopping at Naraipan (Thai arts and crafts store).

A number of other tours will be available at your own expenses. Please contact Tour Desk at the Centre Hall.


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