Oriental flair in a modern metropolis.
Thai culture has always been a main draw for tourists worldwide. As a regional power between India and China, Siam (later Thailand) has great culture that continues to be succeeded by generations to come.
Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is particularly interesting. It retains the continuity of Thai culture while faces the world with a cosmopolitan economy.
Now you have the chance to run through Bangkok and discover more of it. Join #AsiaCityRace #BKK.
#AsiaCityRace #BKK is organised in cooperation with the Thai Orienteering Association
11 December (Friday): Sprint, evening
12 December (Saturday): Urban long distance
13 December (Sunday): Sprint, morning
Venues may be changed without further notice.
To be announced. You may also book your own hotel below.
- M/W E (Elite): Any age, most challenging
- M/W 21 (Open): Any age
- M/W 12 (Junior): Born in or after 2008
- M/W 16 (Youth 1): Born in or after 2004
- M/W 20 (Youth 2): Born in or after 2000
- M/W 35 (Master 1): Born in or before 1985
- M/W 50 (Master 2): Born in or before 1970
Winners of elite categories (overall results of all stages held) are awarded a yellow jersey. They are entitled to wear it in the next stage.
Competition classes use SPORTident punching.
Checkpoints must be visited in sequence.
- M/W Fun Open
- M/W Fun Youth (teammates born in or after 2000)
Fun class teams are formed of two to three people, with at least one female.
New prices to be announced soon.
Register in time!
Save money by registering early (until 11 September)
Late entries cost more (after 28 November)
SPORTident card rental (competition class only): €6 for 1-3 days
Event T-shirt: €30 (each)
Hotel room: To be announced
Register via ORIEN.ASIA now!
Multiple stage discounts
Register for more than one stage of #AsiaCityRace to get a discount!
Packages will be available for hotel stays from Friday to Monday, i.e. 3 nights.
Flights and excursion packages may be available and will be announced later.
Bangkok is served by many major international airlines, and is the main base of THAI International Airways.
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To reach Hong Kong
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) is the main international airport. Take the airport train to the city in half an hour.
Some airlines (especially low-cost airlines) fly to Don Mueang Airport (DMK). Railway service is available opposite the terminal to Bangkok Hualamphong Station and the rest of Thailand.
Bus and taxi are available from both airports.
You can take a train from the Malaysian border at Padang Besar to Bangkok. The borders of Thailand with Laos and Cambodia also has railway service to Bangkok. For other countries, it is not possible to reach Bangkok by train.
International buses are available from countries neighbouring Thailand.
The underground Metropolitan Rapid Transit (MRT) and the elevated BTS Skytrain are the two metro systems of Bangkok. You may buy tickets with cash. Note that the smart cards for the two systems are different and not interchangeable.
Buses are also an important means of transport in Bangkok.
Note that Bangkok is infamous for its heavy and congesting traffic, so you might want to refrain from driving unless you're going somewhere outside Bangkok.
Thailand offers visa free access to most East/Southeast Asian, European and North American countries. Some South American countries are also covered. See details
Thailand uses the European two-pin round plug (Type G), 220V, 50Hz. The two-pin flat plug (Type A) and three-pin round plug (Type O) may sometimes be seen.
Visitors from continental European countries do not need a power adaptor. Visitors from North America may need a voltage step-down adaptor.
Thai culture is intertwined with Theravada Buddhism. Influence from the Indian subcontinent is present in many aspects of Thai culture, from religion to language.
Cuisine is perhaps the most famous part of Thai culture. Bangkok street food is also well known.
Thai people are very polite. Keep smiling!
Bangkok is home to many royal institutions and Buddhist temples, each of which is an architectural gem.
Try street food in Bangkok's many stalls.
Visit the night markets in Bangkok and buy food, clothes and other goods at a bargain.
Ayutthaya is the old capital of Thailand with many temples. The abandoned city was destroyed by an invading Burmese army in 1767; the capital was moved to Bangkok when the Siamese kingdom was restored. Part of the old capital is now a UNESCO heritage site. Ayutthaya is reachable by train in 2 hours from Bangkok.
The Amphawa floating market and Pattaya are other famous places near Bangkok worth a visit.
Bangkok is an exciting place for a lot of activities. Book your excursion below: