Dennis GotoUnited States
Excellent tour today. Panphailin was very gracious and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her for any future tours of Chiangmai.
Panphailin "Lin" was excellent guide and she gave us an outstanding food and cultural tour of Chiang Mai. She took us on an excellent walking tour and we explored many markets, museums and the Old City. We were also treated to deleitable local cuisine and delicacies. We highly recommend a tour with Lin. It was much better than exploring on our own!
Catherine HarperUnited States
Lin is AMAZING! Her tour was the highlight of my trip to Chiang Mai. Lin is extremely knowledgable. We learned so much about the region, the history, and the people. Lin also went above and beyond offering tips and guidance for the remainder of our trip. We had a fantastic time on the tour! Thank you Lin!!!!!!
I took Lin's cooking course with a friend (who is a chef) and we both thought it was the best cooking class! We had just taken a different cooking class the day before but Lin's course was fantastic. She took us through the market and we picked out the ingredients, and then spent the day cooking up a feast. Lin is warm, charming and funny, and a great teacher and guide as well as helping us keep our hands busy. We both wholeheartedly recommend her course to anyone wanting a real northern Lanna experience!
Patricia CarterUnited States
We would give more stars for Lin if they were available; she is very knowledgeable of all the sights we visited; she took us to some wonderful local Lanna food stops; the highlight of the tour was talking with a monk; Lin is delightful, lots of fun, good joking with my husband; we plan on another tour before we leave and recommend her to others.
Dean BuchholzUnited States
She was extremely personable, knowledgeable, had a great your.
Howard CaganUnited States
Lin was very flexible in planning the activities and sites that we were interested in. Lynn met us at our hotel on time. We were able to experience all forms of transportation which was fun, she was very informative when we visit historic sites, we really enjoyed the off the grid local cuisine and markets. She also arranged travel plans for us later in the evening. Overall, she was very friendly and this was a highlight of our vacation. Would highly recommend to get the true Chiang Mai experience.
Harry H.United States
Panphailin arranged a custom tour to avoid going to places that we were going to with a group. She drove us to some distant sights in her own car, which was not even included in the booking. She correctly and honestly describes her English as advanced and not fluent; we could understand 95% of her English, and only rarely asked her to repeat herself. She gave us good lessons in Buddhism and Thai culture and history.
Luke SquireUnited States
Lin was so wonderful. She is a kind and funny guide and shared lots of great information about the city and living in Chiang Mai. She also was open to tons of questions and seemed genuinely happy and interested in answering them and sharing stories. She also took us to a fantastic mix of food and cultural stops. The only suggestion I would make to other travelers is to not eat a big breakfast like we did so you can save lots of room for the great food you'll eat!
William E.United States
Did great on a very, very long one-day tour.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Guide we had initially arranged couldn't make it and Lin was drafted in at the last minute. In spite of only taking our trip at the last minute, we were very happy with Lin. She was warm and personable; her English and knowledge were excellent and we got to see everything we planned. We would use Lin again and would have no hesitation in recommending her to other visitors to Chiang Mai.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: In the unusual case where a guide can't personally deliver a tour, the traveler is notified in advance and given the opportunity to cancel or accept the substitute. ToursByLocals are thankful that our guide Panphailin (Lin) was able to help in this case, and we apologize that we unfortunately did not provide Lin with all the necessary information to deliver this tour to the regular standard.
Kurt TaylorUnited States
Panphalin (Lin) was an awesome companion for my one day in Chiangmai. Within minutes of meeting her I felt like I was hanging out with an old friend. Her knowledge of the city markets, temples and local restaurants allowed me to do everything I'd hoped to on a one day visit. We skipped the touristy Thai Food spots and instead visited small Lanna restaurants sampling the more regional foods with the locals. All in all a wonderful experience. Next time I'm in Chiangmai I will seek Lin out again for sure.
Muffie FultonUnited States
I had a great time! I learned so much about Thai and especially Lallan food. This was the best tour I had in Chiang Mai by far!
Alex InnUnited States
Highly recommended!! Aoy is super friendly, very informative and taught me a lot about Thai and Lanna culture. The food we made was amazing and so was the setting/atmosphere. Very happy about this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Alex, it was a great time to share many thing with you.. Hope to see you again in the future. / Aoy