11th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics

12 - 21 November 2017, Phuket, THAILAND

Travel Information


Thai Baht (THB) is the official currency. Major credit cards are accepted by hotels, large shops and restaurants.

Local time

The time in Thailand is seven hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (+7 hours GMT)


Phuket has a tropical climate, and is warm all year round. The dry season begins in November and usually lasts until March. The monsoon season starts in June and lasts until October. The average temperature is between 24oC and 32oC (between 75oF and 90oF).


Voltage in Thailand is 220V at 50Hz. Electric sockets accept two round pins or perpendicular flat pins plugs. Appliances designed to operate on 110/120V need a voltage converter and a plug adapter.


The official language of Thailand is Thai while English is widely understood and spoken in major cities.