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Location information for upcoming Project World School Family Summits

The Location for the Project World School Family Summit

 October 22 through October 25, 2018

Chiang Mai has long been a favorite among worldschoolers. You asked for a Chiang Mai Summit,  you’ve got it for the next Project World School Family gathering!  Chiang Mai is a land of misty mountains and colorful hill tribes, a playground for seasoned travelers, a paradise for worldschoolers and families alike.  Traveling to Chiang Mai, expect to expand your horizons and immerse yourself into the culture through the flavors, traditions & history of this region.  Experinece Thai massage, Thai cooking and the relish in the variety of handicrafts and antiques.


Despite its relatively small size, Chiang Mai truly has it all. Located 700 km (435 miles) north of Bangkok in a verdant valley on the banks of the Ping River, Chiang Mai was founded in 1296 as the capital of the ancient Lanna Kingdom. Today it is a place where past and the present seamlessly merge with modern buildings standing side by side with venerable temples.

Guide to Chiang Mai

Here are a few handy guides to Chiang Mai:

Breathing Travel’s -The Ultimate Travel Guide To Chiang Mai

Nomadic Matt’s Chiang Mai Travel Guide 

Come one week before the Summit, stay one week after the Summit

There will be local, cultural family events and volunteer opportunities  organized one week before the summit and one week after the summit. Please join the facebook group for all the planning details.

Travel to Chiang Mai

Getting There & Around


By Air –Chiang Mai is a major gateway to Northern Thailand that is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination and its international airport welcomes over 2 million visitors per year, receiving 130 flights a week from Bangkok as well as Singapore, China, Taiwan, Myanmar and Laos.  Located less than 10 minutes by taxi from the city center, Chiang Mai International Airport consists of a domestic and international terminals in a single building.


The Chiang Mai Airport code is CNX and receives a variety of international flights. There are also multiple daily flights to / from Bangkok.

By Train & Bus – Chiang Mai also has a train / railway station and bus stations linking you to and from a variety of places within the country.


Getting Around Chiang Mai 

Take A Walk – Pick up a Chiang Mai city map or dare to get lost! You can easily walk inside the wall of the Old City as there is little traffic and you will discover some beautiful hidden places to visit in Chiang Mai.

Bicycle – Alternatively, you could also rent a bicycle and cycle around if you want to go a bit faster than just walking.

Share A Songthaew – Use the red pick-up trucks called Songthaews that serve as public transportation. Make sure you know a reference point where you want to go to as some drives often speak little English. Prices depend on distance and start from 20 THB up to 60 THB (US$0.60 to US$1.85) .

Haggle For A Tuk-Tuk-  Very common 3-wheeled transportation which are normally going quite fast and beating traffic cleverly by meandering between the usual traffic chaos. Know where you want to go and agree on a fare before getting on to avoid over-paying afterward. Prices depend on distance and start from 30 THB to 100 THB (US$0.90 to US$3.00). On special occasions or at night-time it can be more expensive. 

Rent Your Own Scooter – You can easily rent a scooter for about 150 THB to 300 THB (US$4.60 to US$9.20) a day to drive around town and through the wonderful mountains.

Most shops ask for a security deposit of between 1,000 to 3,000 THB or alternatively, you can leave your passport.