Hello and Sawadee, my name is Tommy and I've been a Thai tour guide for over a decade now.
Probably I will be a guide for a decade more because my job is my passion in life!
Previous to my life as a Thai guide I was a marketing manager for a life insurance company in Thailand. But I didn't stick with that and became a Thai guide and I haven't looked back since.
What I love most about my job is that I get a chance to meet people from all over the world and make friends with them. Second is that I get a chance to share my love for Thai food. So as you will see in my tours page, I have a special private food tour for Thai food lovers as well. But of course next to the food I know my way around all the historical sites in Bangkok and Thailand of which I am very proud to share. I also know many hidden secret markets, shrines, backstreets and undiscovered cultural places in the city. It always excites me a lot when I discover a new hidden gem in the city or at the countryside.
During my time as a freelance guide for a high-end travel company in South East Asia, I have been their event planner for special occasions.
This specialized company send me out frequently with managers from overseas travel companies on inspection trips and to set out new itineraries for these travel companies.
The company awarded me with an Excellent Guide Award for the year 2013.
In the last few years I have been to the United States, Europe and of course many Asian countries. I hope my travels will bring me to many new destinations in the future.
I am looking forward to spend one or more amazing days with you as my guests in Bangkok. If you have any specific requests or if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
May happiness surround your travels and goodluck to you all!
A Recent Review of this guide
Significant time restraints did not hinder Tommy's ability to showcase Bangkok's wonderful culinary scene. Using public transportation, Tommy took us to a half a dozen local spots where sampled some incredible taste sensations including a wonderfully seasoned fried chicken dish to a green papaya salad and ending with Thai sweets. If you are looking to sample Thai food, we would highly recommend Tommy at Tours By Local.
- Bachelor Degree in Marketing from Ramkampeang University.
- Official Thai Guide license from Sri Nakarin University.
- First Aid certificate.
- Excellence Award Thailand Guide winner in the year 2013.