Bangkok is the host city for the IFAs 16th Global Conference on Ageing and capital to one of the fastest-ageing countries in the world Thailand. The proportion of the population aged 60 and over is projected to increase from 13% in 2010 to 33% in 2040. These significant demographic changes are coinciding with the transformation from a predominantly rural country to an increasingly urban one.

This large is well known for ornate shrines and vibrant street life. The boat-filled Chao Phraya River feeds its network of canals, flowing past the Rattanakosin royal district, home to opulent Grand Palace and its sacred Wat Phra Kaew Temple. Nearby is Wat Pho Temple with an enormous reclining Buddha and, on the opposite shore, Wat Arun Temple with its steep steps and Khmer-style spire.

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The Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park is a short walk from popular downtown attractions and within easy reach and Suvarnabhumi Airport. All rooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows, workstations with international power outlets, luxurious bathrooms and “Revive” bedding for those who have travelled long distances. Exceptional cuisine which features Chinese, Japanese and Thai dishes can be savoured in many eating places, and guests can take advantage of a tranquil oasis in the heart of at Sukhumvit with pool and spa facilities.

About Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok is the capital of the Kingdom of Thailand, located at the heart of south-east Asia, straddling the country’s lifeline, the Chao Phraya River. It is one of the most modern and cosmopolitan cities in the region and viewed as a modern-day melting pot of contrasting cultures and faiths. Towering skyscrapers stand in harmony next to temples and monasteries while the luxury malls and shopping centres compete with the street bazaars and floating markets.

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