Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Chiang-Mai-Northern-Thailand by Tour Guide Panphailin P. (Guide #18408)


Zachary Stahlecker

United States
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Tour: #253948, Culture Food and Walking Tour, Chiang Mai, Thailand    view tour
Date: Oct 26/18

THE BEST! We covered more ground on this walking tour with Lin than we could have done on our own in a week. I didn't know what to expect when I signed up, but the amount of knowledge Lin has is amazing. She is so personable and smart. We didn't want to stop spending time with her. If there is one commitment you make while you are in Chaing Mai, this is it!

Richard Kagan

United States
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Tour: #253948, Culture Food and Walking Tour, Chiang Mai, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jun 22/18

I am so happy that we found Lin! She and her friend Rain took us to wonderful, local places and shared a lot with us about the culture. We really got to understand Chiang Mai in a way that could have never done on our own. And the food - so great!!! We went to real local places that aren't (yet) overrun by tourists and experienced fantastic cuisine that we wouldn't have known about otherwise. This tour was by far the highlight of our stay in Chiang Mai and our trip to Thailand. Thanks so much!!!!!

Abigail Carr

New Zealand
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Tour: #253947, Cook with Locals Tour, Chiang Mai, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jun 5/18

My family had an absolutely amazing day with Lin! We have two boys who are five and three, and she was so sweet to them and allowed us to take our time cooking so that we could tend to their needs. My 5yo was not feeling well and ended up resting most of the day. We even got to stop by the market and she showed us local thai foods and all the ingredients for the meals. Our family is also vegetarian and she happily accommodated us. We had the most delicious food ever! My 3yo even helped chop ingredients!

Nandha Rajan

United States
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Tour: #253947, Cook with Locals Tour, Chiang Mai, Thailand    view tour
Date: Mar 28/18

If I could, I would give her a 100 stars! Lin was an outstanding host. We spend two whole days with her. Our first day, was a food tour. We are foodies and love thai food. She showed us all we needed to know about Lana style cooking. We ate and ate till we could barely move. Every dish was memorable and we still crave them on a daily basis! She also knows a lot about the history of Chaing Mai and we visited some beautiful temples with her. Our second days, was a tour of the local market followed by a beau

Nandha Rajan

United States
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Tour: #253948, Culture Food and Walking Tour, Chiang Mai, Thailand    view tour
Date: Mar 27/18

If I could, I would give her a 100 stars! Lin was an outstanding host. We spend two whole days with her. Our first day, was a food tour. We are foodies and love thai food. She showed us all we needed to know about Lana style cooking. We ate and ate till we could barely move. Every dish was memorable and we still crave them on a daily basis! She also knows a lot about the history of Chaing Mai and we visited some beautiful temples with her. Our second days, was a tour of the local market followed by a beau

Dennis Goto

United States
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Tour: #253948, Culture Food and Walking Tour, Chiang Mai, Thailand    view tour
Date: Mar 11/18

Excellent tour today. Panphailin was very gracious and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her for any future tours of Chiangmai.

Keith Davis

Thailand
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Tour: #253948, Culture Food and Walking Tour, Chiang Mai, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jan 23/18

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 Harper

United States
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Tour: #253948, Culture Food and Walking Private Tour For Catherine Harper, Chiang Mai, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jan 16/18

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!!!!!!

Jaspal Marwah

Canada
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Tour: #253947, Cook with Locals Tour, Chiang Mai, Thailand    view tour
Date: Dec 18/17

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 Carter

United States
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Tour: #253948, Culture Food and Walking Tour, Chiang Mai, Thailand    view tour
Date: Dec 6/17

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 Buchholz

United States
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Tour: #253948, Culture Food and Walking Private Tour for Dean Buchholz, Chiang Mai, Thailand    view tour
Date: Nov 12/17

She was extremely personable, knowledgeable, had a great your.

Howard Cagan

United States
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Tour: #253948, Culture Food and Walking Tour, Chiang Mai, Thailand    view tour
Date: Nov 11/17

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
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Tour: #253948, Culture Food and Walking Tour, Chiang Mai, Thailand    view tour
Date: Oct 21/17

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.

Reena Marwah

United States
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Tour: #253947, Cook with Locals Tour, Chiang Mai, Thailand    view tour
Date: Sep 15/17

Luke Squire

United States
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Tour: #253948, Culture Food and Walking Tour, Chiang Mai, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jul 4/17

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
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Tour: One-day Golden Triangle Tour, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Date: Mar 27/17

Did great on a very, very long one-day tour.

Brenda Sinclair

Australia
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Tour: One-day-tour of Chiang Mai (1-3 pax), Chiang Mai, Thailand
Date: Feb 2/17

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 Taylor

United States
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Tour: #253948, Culture Food and Walking Tour, Chiang Mai, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jan 22/17

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 Fulton

United States
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Tour: #253947, Private Tour For Muffie Fulton, Chiang Mai, Thailand    view tour
Date: Dec 7/16

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 Inn

United States
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Tour: #253947, Cook with Locals Tour, Chiang Mai, Thailand    view tour
Date: Sep 15/16

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