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Experience Thailand on a deeper level. A group of die-hard Thailand fans and explorers with Thai-German roots teamed up to craft innovative, offbeat and authentic experiences for travelers, volunteers and businesses. We are known for reinventing...more
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Epic bike tour! Very neat look into old Bangkok. Got to take the bikes on a ferry boat, try some unusual shots with mango and chili salt in a obscure dive bar. Definitely off the beaten path away from the new skyscrapers, they take you...More
We did the Bangkok Starters Tour with Phiphit and we loved it! It was our first time in Thailand/Bangkok and this was a ideal way to become familiar with Bangkoks 'habits and culture'. We used different means of transportation, ate nice lokal food the whole...More
My friends and I had an excellent experience on a two day private tour with Mu as our most amazing guide. The team outdid themselves in accomodating special requests, and Mu provided great insight and enthusiasm that added greatly to our enjoyment of Bangkok. Of...More
Absolutely wonderful tours with Michael. We did the Bike2Basics and Bangkok 360 tours. To experience life like the locals was just phenomenal. What made Michael a great guide was that he has a very good relationship with the locals. Highly recommended if you want to...More
We had a wonderful experience with michael. The guy is a genuine soul. We get to meet his family also. The tour was awesome. We get to see many things that we did not imagine. This is a great way to explore and get to...More
Date of experience: November 2018
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Michael B, Owner at Bangkok Vanguards, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
Thanks so much Peter :)
It was awesome having you on both trips and you'll always be remembered by my grandmom as her long lost grandson :D
If you ever come back, don't hesitate to let me know and we'll take care of you and...More
The Bangkok Starter Tour was an excellent introduction to Bangkok and its older, more hidden parts. Our guide, Mu, was exceptional. He was very well-informed, interesting, and attentive to our comfort and personal interests. We enjoyed our time with him and would recommend him highly...More
A fantastic tour through dark narrow lanes punctuated by many charming, surprising, heart warming and frankly breathtaking stops. I don't want to spoil these surprises by revealing them but suffice to say that besides the discovery feast, the tour makes you feel like you're 'in...More
Date of experience: October 2018
Michael B, Owner at Bangkok Vanguards, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018
Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate your support and your believe in us and our work. That's how we connect with like-minded travelers apart from all the fun we have. We're endlessly grateful and your review reinforces our determination...More
Michael is a fantastic host, living in Bangkok for 15 years he has awesome stories to tell and insights to share. We cycled through pagoda compounds, narrow backstreets of Chinatown, in- and outdoor markets, crossed the Chao Praya river on ferries and over bridges shared...More
Having been to Bangkok several times, I was a little bit skeptic about booking a tour. But based on the reviews, I decided to give it a go and booked Bangkok 360. Online booking was a breeze so was the follow up communication, it was...More
Date of experience: August 2018
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Michael B, Owner at Bangkok Vanguards, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018
thank you very much for your review. We really appreciate your feedback and are happy you like the days as much as I did. We hope of course to service you again in the future and then we'll break the record of 8:00a.m....More
While you’ll see skyscrapers in most parts of Bangkok, it’s the gilded roofs of ancient pagodas that adorn the skyline of Banglamphu, the city’s historical and most touristic district. Hordes of tourists flock to this area to tick quite a few must-see attractions off their to-do list, with the Grand Palace being the most spectacular of them all. Banglamphu is also home to Bangkok’s infamous tourist ghetto, centered around
Khao San Road. Visit at night to feast on road-side pad thai, cheap beers and if you’re up for it, some dancing fueled by buckets of Thai whiskey.
Both my husband and I were in Bangkok back in March and the best thing we did was to use Bangkok Vanguards, to start us off on Day 1 of our stay in Bangkok. They provide walking tours (that also covers Chinatown... More
Both my husband and I were in Bangkok back in March and the best thing we did was to use Bangkok Vanguards, to start us off on Day 1 of our stay in Bangkok. They provide walking tours (that also covers Chinatown) which gives you a flavor of what Bangkok has to offer and at the same time you can get some very useful tips from the owner and guide, Michael. Do look them up on the internet. We did their all-day walking tour - very informative and culturally interesting - best thing we ever did!
From there, we were able to learn different ways of using Bangkok's best public transportation i.e. tuk-tuks, the public taxi boats and the BTS train. Depending on where you intend to go, the taxis can be a waste of time and money when you get stuck in Bangkok's notorious traffic jams.
The Grand Palace and Wat Pho are very popular tourist attractions - so be prepared to stand in line for quite a while to get in. We chose to skip them and opted for the less popular temples as Bangkok has many of them which are just as equally interesting.
Hope that helps,