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    Tour guides in Bangkok

    by bulldogtwo Written Aug 23, 2009

    Favorite thing: I would agree, equally with both of the last posters.
    Tour agencies are everywhere with tour guides that can take you as a group or by yourselves depending on how much you may want to spend. I agree with Halberd that you can always meet some interesting and nice people, and get ideas from people in a group about different places to see that you may not have thought about.
    Personally I like to do things on my own and again, I agree with the last poster, Bangkok is easy. There are so many Thai web sites out there and ideas as to what to do that you should not have any problem with what to do. You may have issues with "time frame." How much time it takes to do something. Many people want to cram too much in instead of slowing down to enjoy the trip. Take your time, enjoy each place you go to see. Transpo is easy as well in Bangkok so getting to and from a venue is easy.
    If you're looking for ideas as to what to do and see let us know and someone is sure to help you out here, or e-mail me.
    Have fun and enjoy

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  • See Bangkok from a Thai Perspective

    by GuidoCrepax Written May 17, 2008

    Favorite thing: The best thing to do, if you haven't been to the city of angels before? Difficult to say: Suan Lum Night Bazaar ? Wat Pho ? Having dinner on top of the Banyan Tree Hotel ?

    You don't need a tour guide to get around Bangkok. On the other hand, it may be interesting to see Bangkok from the perspective of the locals. Also, Bangkok is right now probably the best place for shopping in Asia. And when you are going shopping, a local guide could be very helpful since for most things in Thailand, there are two prices: one for Thai people one for Farang.

    Khun Nattamon is offering her services as Personal Shopping Assistant in Bangkok: http://www.bangkok-personalassistant.com/

    Not a classical tour guide (no license). But she certainly doesn't get commissions from anybody.

    Fondest memory: I guess, I miss most the friendliness of the people. The temples and markets may be impressive. The Thai people make you come back.

    Related to:
    • Business Travel
    • Arts and Culture
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

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    Having your own private guide take you around

    by balisunshine Written Sep 8, 2004

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    Favorite thing: While lounging around in the Oriental’s lobby,
    I met a Thai woman by the name of Chintana
    waiting for her client.

    She had an official badge,
    which coming from the industry myself,
    is an item that I appreciate.

    In our conversation
    she told me she has been a tour guide for the past 16 years
    and is currently working for Wanna Tours.

    Her husband is also a tour guide
    and they are both shortly
    trying to start their own business.

    I haven’t used her services
    but her English was well spoken
    and within the 20 minutes that we spoke
    I got the impression of her being
    quite polite and very knowledgeable.

    So if you are interested
    in having your own private guide,
    you can call her directly
    or contact the agency.

    Wanna Tours
    P.O. Box
    Changmai 5000
    Tel. (053) 240 866
    E-mail: wanna.tour@usa.net

    or contact:

    Chintana Suwawan
    Professional Tour Guide
    01-882-3608

    Chintana
    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Luxury Travel
    • Business Travel

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    travel agency

    by AussieLuke Updated Apr 12, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Here is a picture that will give you information of the whereabouts and contact details of a travel agent i highly recommend.
    Ask to speak to max, a thai man with a passion for helping people get the most out of his country. He is enthusiastic and will listen to your needs.

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    Check out the street vendors...

    by kucha Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Check out the street vendors and backstreet markets. Our guide showed us a wonderful area for buying netsukes -- no tourists, dark and smokey.

    Fondest memory: I'm not sure it was my 'fondest' memory, but it stays the sharpest -- namely, watching the city cope during the floods!

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    Another TourThis tour takes...

    by suraphona Written Sep 2, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Another Tour
    This tour takes you to the world famous bridge on the
    River Kwai, built during World War II by the prisoners
    of war. The bridge is located near the town of Kanchanaburi, 130 kms west of Bangkok. You will visit the two well- kept cemeteries,which contain the graves of an estimated 9,000 Allied soldiers who lost their lives while building the bridge and constructing the notorious 'Death Railway' which the Japanese had hoped to stretch all the way to the Burmese (Myanmar) border.

    Fondest memory: Nakorn Pathom's pix of the highest Chedi in Thailand called 'Phra Pathom Chedi'.

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    Hire a local guide to see some...

    by kucha Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Hire a local guide to see some of the less well known spots and get explanations. Our hotel found us a wonderful man who spent several days devoted to our understanding of Bangkok.

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