Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Bangkok-Central-Thailand by Tour Guide Michai (M) (Guide #2779)


Isabelle Fredric

Mauritius
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Apr 8/19

We are adventurous and have never experienced Bangkok as such.. we loved the different types of transport, food and markets.. we enjoyed the interaction with locals and michai made it really interesting for our 10years old daughter.. a tour not to be missed.. michai is great and gave us excellent information on all our questions.. highly recommend this guide.

JaNice Maine

United States
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Apr 7/19

Michai was a perfect tour guide to immerse us into the culture of Bangkok at night. We did what the locals do and it was wonderful! He was very knowledgeable and fun to be with, and we really enjoyed spending the evening with him. Thank you Michai for making our stay in Bangkok special. JaNice and John

Donald Flood

Green Valley, ARIZONA, United States
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Apr 5/19

M's evening tour was just right. Nite spots with the locals M was very well informed on history traditions and religion A great guide Don & Betty

Rebecca Cartwright

United Kingdom
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Mar 28/19

Fantastic tour, seeing the real side of Bangkok. M was a great guide and highly recommended... couldn't have been better. 5 stars all the way!

Thomas Han

United States
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Mar 25/19

We saw first hand why M has so many amazing reviews. He provides an amazing insight into the history, culture and food of Thailand. Not the glossy modern part, but the rich, authentic flavors that you can only experience if your close friend was from Thailand. We went with our two boys, 12 and 13, we will never forget the truly amazing experience M provided. This is a once in a life time experience. Don't pass it up, you will not regret it. Thank you M.

Steven Zikeli

United States
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Tour: #22335, Old King's paths, Ayuthaya, Thailand    view tour
Date: Mar 19/19

This was our third and final day with M. We were sad to say goodbye as he has become more than a tour guide but a friend. He did a wonderful job of explaining the history behind these temple ruins. The day was perfectly planned and his driver was very safe and professional. We have not had one complaint during our time with him. He is professional timely friendly polite and very knowledgeable. His English is very good. We would recommend him to anyone who wants more than just sightseeing. Thank you M

Steven Zikeli

United States
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Mar 18/19

We have used M two days in a row. M is an outstanding tour guide. Once again he was early and awaiting us in the lobby. He took us to places that we NEVER would have seen on our own. His in depth explanation and description of the areas allow so much better understanding and appreciation. We came hoping to immerse ourselves in the culture and M definitely provided that opportunity. I would highly recommend his services to anyone looking to fully appreciate Thailsnd culture. Thank you Steve and Cathy

Steven Zikeli

United States
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Mar 17/19

M is an outstanding guide. His English is excellent and he a very intelligent young man. The night tour took us to off the path sites and home style authentic Thai food. He was early for our tour and extremely personable. We would highly recommend this tour with him. It was the perfect introduction to Bangkok. Thanks

Crystal Teter

Columbus, OH, United States
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Feb 20/19

Excellent! Michai was full of information about Bangkok, and took us all over the city using a variety of public transportation. We ate street food, explored Chinatown, and had a drink at a bar with a stunning view of the Chao Phraya River. We enjoyed the information and the company - Michai was a lot of fun to hang out with for an evening.

Kenneth Mccafferty

United Kingdom
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Feb 19/19

An excellent tour. All the positive reviews you have read are accurate. Highly recommended. Great day out. Great experience. Great guy. Fabulous value for money. Thanks " M "

Mike Hammond

United States
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Tour: #22335, Old King's paths, Ayuthaya, Thailand    view tour
Date: Feb 18/19

We had a wonderful time with M. He was very flexible and worked with us to get us all the places we wanted to go. We worked it out to see Wat Chaiwatthanaram at sunset and got amazing photos. The boat ride was a wonderful touch. Thanks M!

Patricia Mainella

United States
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jan 20/19

Michai met six of us at our hotel and, although we were almost an hour late, he happily adjusted. His English is excellent and we learned a great deal about nightlife in Bangkok. Using public transportation (e.g. tuks tuks, open air taxi), M took us to see Bangkok at night (e.g. the night market). What an experience! The sights, sounds, smells, foods, shops, drinks...endless delights. M is a great guide -- professional, intelligent, personable, and happy to answer any question. Truly a wonderful time!

Linda Cox

Canada
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jan 8/19

Michai was a fantastic guide. We had a group tour booked for southeast Asia, but had one day free time to explore Bangkok on our own. Michai came through with a tour of Bangkok we could never have seen with a large group on a tour bus. We rode in a tuk-tuk, a public taxi, a public transit bus and took a canal boat ride, all costs included in the tour price. Also street food and a lunch with local family. You couldn't ask for a better itinerary and a friendly and knowledgeable guide.

Tony Yuan

Taiwan
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Dec 29/18

Carrie Hernandez

Thailand
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Dec 28/18

This was really a great experience My family had such a fabulous time thank you!!

Jennifer Shecter

Canada
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Dec 26/18

Michai was a highlight of our Bangkok visit. He speaks close to perfect English, he's bright, witty and knowledgeable, and showed us sights, sounds and tastes of Bangkok that cannot be found in any guidebook. Michai took time to get to know each member of our family (five total) and ensured he found things to interest every one of us individually. This really made a difference! We would definitely hire him again and loved all the personalized attention. Michai--if you read this, THANK YOU!!!!

Nisha Bhatt

United States
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Dec 22/18

"M" was the perfect guide for our evening adventure customized per our request. He was fun, informative and it was like hanging out with an friend. Our family of 4 enjoyed discussing a variety of topics about Thai culture with him and he asked questions about us as well. He stopped frequently to point out things and bought treats for us to try. Since we were vegetarian, we had asked him to locate a suitable place for us to have dinner and it was amazing. It was clear that he enjoys what he does!

Deborah Wozniak

United States
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Dec 12/18

M was a wonderful guide and showed us lifestyle and scenes of Bangkok we had not seen on previous trips. The food was amazing including a lunch in a local home setting. It was great to take different forms of transportation. When my husband got a small tear in his shirt during the tour, M knew just where to go to get it repaired professionally in minutes. This is a trip not to be missed! It was the highlight of our visit!

Ellen W.

United States
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Nov 29/18

Michai's "Another Side of Bangkok" tour is a remarkable insight into the everyday lives of the Thai people living and working in Bangkok. His English is superb, his personality is warm and friendly. We explored back alleys, Chinatown's colorful market, took many modes of public transport. We were cordially welcomed into the home of a Thai family for lunch. Finally we took a private, longtail boat through the canals to our hotel. Many kudos to Michai for his warmth and this tour. He's awesome.Do this!!

Sydnie Wainland

Monroe twp, NJ, United States
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Nov 21/18

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Joseph Rosado

United States
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok ,Floating market and more., Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Nov 3/18

Michai or "M" as he prefers was an absolute gem as both a tour guide and human being. My wife took ill during our trip and he re-arranged his schedule to comply with our originally planned tours-I strongly recommend everyone purchase the trip protection! On the last night together, concerned for my wife's health, I asked M for a hospital recommendation, which he did so and then stated, "If an emergency comes up, please call me, I am only 20 minutes away, I will help." THAT is a compassionate human being!

John Rosenberg

United States
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Tour: #21556, Local Canal Cruise, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Oct 28/18

Just returned from the Local Canal Cruise with Michai. My wife and I loved this tour!!- Michai was a wonderful, personable, humorous and knowledgeable guide ( speaking excellent English) who took us out of Bangkok to see the smaller but more authentic Tha Kha floating market, followed by a visit to the Mae Klong railway market. We also rode the long tail boat into the Amphawa canal for a tasty lunch at a canal-side cafe. The tour exceeded our expectations--a great way to spend a day outside Bangkok!

Hayley Sook

Trinidad and Tobago
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Oct 13/18

Michai took us through areas we definitely would not venture on our own - a delish home cooked meal, feeding crazy masses of fish near a temple on the canal, and karaoke with some fun locals in a Chinatown alley, to mention a few. We got all of this along with historical background and current day insight into Bangkok. I would Definitely recommend this for those wanting the local experience!

George K.

Australia
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Aug 27/18

This is the second tour I have taken with Michai who is very companionable and very informed about the areas that he took me into. I particularly enjoyed the walk around Old Chinatown especially access into one of the old upstairs living areas. The tour of some of the klongs in a longtail boat was interesting as was the walk along the side of what I think was called the Kings Canal. A special part of the tour was the lunch provided in a private house that operates as a Community Restaurant.

Susan G.

Australia
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Aug 3/18

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Michai. We travelled as a couple and would never have been able to this tour in a bigger group or on our own. The lights of Chinatown were a highlight. I feel this tour gave us an insight into the way of life of the locals. Thanks Michai for an enjoyable evening.

Dave Robertson

Canada
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jul 27/18

Michai was a superb tour guide--knowledgeable, friendly, fun--and this was the best money we have spent on any activity in Bangkok. A well organized tour that resulted in my family enjoying real experiences, in real places and with real people in Bangkok. Wonderful! Thank you M!

Ute Busse

United States
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jul 8/18

One of the best tour guides I have ever met and one of the best tours we as a family have ever done ! If you are interested to get away from the touristic part of Bangkok and would like to get an authentic experience you will absolutely love this tour ! We even had a home cooked lunch in the family room of one of the families who lives by the canal in Bangkok! The entire tour was truly a highlight! Michai is very knowledgeable, pleasure to be around, his English is exceptional! Can't rave enough about him

Dana Keane

United States
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Tour: #22335, Old King's paths, Ayuthaya, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jul 1/18

My time with M was great! He was flexible with my limited schedule, he was really knowledgeable about every site we visited and gave me a great crash course on Thai history. His English is near perfect and was really easy at navigating exposing a Westerner to Thai culture without being overwhelming. I do a lot of these type of tours when I travel for business and this was one of the best experiences I've ever had.

Andrea Hosbein

United States
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jun 15/18

We were really able to see the real Bangkok by night. We took out two teenage daughters. Ate at a local place, went to flower market, took a public bus and tuktuk. Went to the temple at night. Our pictures are amazing. Cant say enough good things about the guide. Super kind and knowledgable.

Kimberly Griffin

United States
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Mar 23/18

Michai was an amazing tour guide. He is extremely knowledgable of the city and took us on an off the beaten path tour of Bangkok at night. It was exactly what we were looking for. We were able to taste some amazing food that we normally would not have known to try! It was a pleasure exploring the city with him.

Andrew Schmidt

Canada
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Mar 13/18

Definitely one of the best guides to have in Thailand. One of my favorite tours.

Peter Horst

United States
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Mar 8/18

Michai was a fantastic guide. He had a great knowledge of the city and society. He was personable, fun and great to spend time with. He takes you off the beaten path to see the "real" side of Bangkok, away from the typical tourist locations. I highly recommend him and his tours.

Anthony Manning

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Mar 5/18

An excellent evening with a great guide who introduced us to the real Bangkok at night from Chinatown to Old Town with a secret gem thrown in for good measure.

Frank Cannon

United States
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Tour: Private Twilight Floating, Samut Songkhram, Thailand
Date: Mar 4/18

Our tour to and of the Ampawa floating market was a pleasant stroll later in the afternoon and early evening. We avoided the daytime HEAT for the most part. The parade of long-tail boats was spectacular. Even as Americans, we would rate the activity level as pretty light.

Karla Mahler

United States
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Feb 20/18

Michai was a super guide- completely knowledgeable about areas we would never have seen without him. Happy to highly recommend him!

Julie Warwick Brewer

United Kingdom
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Feb 17/18

A very enjoyable and informative tour, covering many aspects and areas of Bangkok in a short space of time. Would highly recommend

Corazon Medina

United States
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Tour: #22335, Old King's paths, Ayuthaya, Thailand    view tour
Date: Feb 13/18

At first, I was about to tell Michai to just change the trip to floral market trip. Glad we did not! This trip brings you to the other side of Bangkok and you can really appreciate the monarchy and its origin in the area. Simply amazing and Michai is efficient, knowledgeable , courteous and fun! Highly recommend this one

Peter Smith

READING, BERKSHIRE, United Kingdom
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok Illuminated, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Feb 3/18

"M" was a super tour guide. He custom made our tour to meet our particular needs perfectly. A very friendly disposition combined with excellent local knowledge, we would recommend him to anyone. Many thanks Michai.

Amanda Bywater

Australia
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Tour: Private Twilight Floating, Samut Songkhram, Thailand
Date: Jan 20/18

Thank you Michai for a fantastic afternoon/evening at the floating markets. Everything was just perfect. The children really enjoyed the train market, to see the train come through so closely to the stalls was nothing like they had experienced. Then the private boat to the floating markets, with a highlight of chicken and spicy papaya salad as well as the many snacks along the way. Would definitely recommend this tour for those that want to see a different side to Bangkok.

Linda H.

Bethesda, MD, United States
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Tour: #22335, Old King's paths, Ayuthaya, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jan 18/18

Pleasant, informative, knowledgeable and helpful

Kimberly B.

Richmond, VIRGINIA, United States
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Tour: #22335, Old King's paths, Ayuthaya, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jan 7/18

Awesome day!! Thank you Michai!! Day was planned out perfectly!! Ayuthaya temples are a must see - There was planty of time to visit. Michai answered all of my questions and explained the history well. I really enjoyed the boat ride - it helped one gain insight into how the river was previously used and still used today. Lunch was the best food I have had in Thailand!! A great addition to visiting the Bangkok area!!!

Daniel Oran

United States
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Dec 15/17

Michai did exactly what he said he'd do in his trip description, so everything went well. It's a perfect followup to the usual big city tourist routine.

Ricky Nance

United States
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Dec 13/17

Incredible experience by a wonderful person!

Robert Messih

United States
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Nov 27/17

Wonderful day in Bangkok! We were able to see a side of the city that we never would have found on our own. Michai was very easy going and an excellent communicator. Would highly recommend.

Tim E.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #21556, Local Canal Cruise, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Nov 15/17

We chose Michai's tour because we wanted to experience a local floating market and not a big tourist one selling souvenirs and he really delivered. His expert guidance also got us the best position at the train market and he also threw in some unexpected (but welcome stuff) - a short Thai massage, making of coconut sugar, some street food etc. Michai speaks perfect English so is easily understood and he clearly knows how to get the best experience out of any situation. Thank You Michai!

Paul Gerarts

Belgium
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Nov 13/17

Michai has a very good relaxed evening tour and takes you to places that are not on the regular tourist spots. Using different transport modes like the locals do, make it interesting, Especially using the canal boats takes a bit of adventure at first! Nice is also that he will respond to what your interests are. In my case, bringing me to a Chinese mansion, that he usually does not visit... . It's like visiting Bangkok with a friend. Highly recommended.

David Dobbins

United Kingdom
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Tour: #22335, Old King's paths, Ayuthaya, Thailand    view tour
Date: Sep 7/17

Sally Mabaquiao

Philippines
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Tour: #22335, Old King's paths, Ayuthaya, Thailand    view tour
Date: Sep 1/17

We enjoyed the entire tour specially M's additional info on the sights. Very much willing to recommend this.

Jen Bradford

United States
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Aug 7/17

Michai was great! This tour was the highlight of our time in Bangkok. It was interesting to get away from the tourists spots and get an experience of Bangkok from a different perspective. We saw things we would not have without Michai and definitely would recommend anyone coming to Bangkok to take this tour.

Philippe Kridelka

Belgium
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Aug 6/17

Michai gave us a very good introduction to the "other Bangkok", far from the usual tourist tracks. My friends and I enjoyed the tour a lot. Thank you very much to Michai, who is an excellent guide and know how to make visitors love his hometown!!

Susan Blase

United States
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jul 19/17

Jason T.

New Zealand
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jul 6/17

The highlight of our time in Bangkok! Michai was great, engaged and involved our children (11 and 13) in all aspects of the tour, very knowledgable, and showed us a side of the amazing city would would never have seen on our own - highly recommended!

John Parker

Canada
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jun 23/17

M was great guide, the water transport and lunch was our highlight and we loved seeing the alley ways in Chinatown and hearing the stories. A great way to spend the day

Stuart King

United States
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Tour: #21556, Canal Cruise, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Apr 16/17

Excellent guide - highly recommend

Dana Bowden

United States
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Tour: Daily Guide Service, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Apr 15/17

Michai was a great guide! He was a wonderful addition to my project while in Bangkok, and, he went way beyond what was asked of him. He knows his facts and is a fantastic people person. Highly recommended :-)

Anna Zarechnaya

United States
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Tour: #22335, Old King's paths, Ayuthaya, Thailand    view tour
Date: Apr 10/17

This was one of the best days we ever had in Thailand, the tour was just perfect as well as the lunch. Highly recommended.

David A.

United States
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok Illuminated, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Feb 11/17

One of the best tours of my life. Michai shows you places and things most tourists do not see. Definitely do this tour if at all possible. I am so sorry it took me almost a year to post this

David Baird

Christchurch, CANTERBURY, New Zealand
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Tour: #21556, Canal Cruise, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Feb 4/17

Michai was fluent and knowledgable and we enjoyed his commentary. The transportation was good, and we had a lovely lunch. Good trip. Thanks.

Gao Pronove

Philippines
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Tour: #21556, Canal Cruise, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jan 22/17

Amazing Thailand. Small but authentic floating market and coconut and salt farms. Very much worth the hour long drive. This tour coupled with the train market where the train squeezes through a moving market is amazing. Perfect for a half day tour! Great food destinations along the way.

Gao Pronove

Philippines
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jan 21/17

Michai is an authentic Thai guide. By that I mean that he shows you Thailand the way it is. Really enjoyed this tour, and going around Bangkok using various public transport. We rode the BTS, a canal boat, a few tuk-tuks, and of course walked. His itinerary is simple but an eye opener. Michai is open minded and will adjust to your taste and interests.

Elizabeth Shany

United States
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Tour: #16201, Another Floating Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jan 12/17

M was great! We loved the floating market and the train market. M as very responsive and easy to book. He was also fun to hang out with as we toured. His English is great and he is full of great information. We really felt like he understood our pace an quickly could see what we were drawn to. He even had great recommendations for when we were out at night for dinner or drinks. I'd definitely call on him again if we make it back to Bangkok!

Dorothy Bendix

Australia
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jan 7/17

Michai was great to deal with, he had no problem answering our endless questions and making the tour fun he also was able to modify the tour due to the knee injury I have. His tour was showing us how thai people live. this tour is great for insight and if takes your away for the tourist side of things into the real culture. highly recommend if you want to see thai culture and interact with the locals.

Jan Magnusson

Sweden
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jan 5/17

Excellent and laidback tour with Michai striking the perfect balance between being a guide and a friend to hang out with. All the lights of new Bangkok, drinks at Cloud 47 and street food dinner in Chinatown. Seamless.

Jan Magnusson

Sweden
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jan 5/17

We combined this excellent and laidback tour with Michai's night tour which worked well. Going around Bangkok with him, walking and ising public transportation, felt like hanging out all day with a friend. We got to see many sides of the city, the contrasts between old and new, traditional and modern. Can't disclose too much as it would take the edge of the experience.

Marina Aznar Gracia

Spain
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jan 1/17

Not a good guide. The whole day he seemed tired, unmotivated and wanted to go home. First two hours were interesting, the following four kind of boring. We have traveled all over the world and recently have done several TBL, always good but this one disappointing.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback Marina and my apologies that the tour is a disappointment to you.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals are committed to quality customer experiences and take all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve tour experiences and have attempted to clarify what went wrong during this tour so that we can work with Michai to make his tours even better. Compensation has also been provided to apologize for the customer's disappointment.

Robyn Cardone

United States
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Tour: #16201, Another Floating Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Dec 30/16

"M" was just what we wanted. Super cool guy the whole family loved. Perfect English. Prompt, friendly, knowledgeable about Bangkok. I would highly recommend him for your trip!

Luis Chia

United States
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Tour: #22335, Old King's paths, Ayuthaya, Thailand    view tour
Date: Nov 21/16

M was an amazing guide! Would definitely recommend a tour with M!

Jennifer Henson

United States
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Nov 19/16

Ive toured the world and love seeing stuff off the beaten tourist paths and M provided us with one of the best tours I've ever been on. Absolutely fun traveling on the different types of transport with the locals all over Bangkok and trying different foods. Michai gives you a locals taste of Thailand that most don't see. He has a wonderful knowledge of Thailand and great English. I'd highly recommend booking a tour with M.

Angela Whiting

United Kingdom
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Nov 4/16

Absolutely brilliant great fun travelling on many different types of transport with the locals. Michai gives you a locals taste of Thailand. The time just flew buy. Visiting Bangkok book with Michai for a wonderful tout

Vicki Tsang

Canada
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Tour: #16201, ์ฺฺBangkok and Floating market, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Oct 31/16

Michai's tour is one of the kind. It is very different from what we had experience and we loved it!!! If you are honestly looking for 100% authentic local tours, he is your guide. From his 3 days tour, we had learned much about Thailand and it is very different from what we expected. Michai is very street smart and generous and my bf and I had an awesome and unique thailand experience.

Chloe Zale

United States
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Sep 1/16

I had a fantastic time on M's tour, "Another side of Bangkok". His English is fantastic, he is very knowledgable, and he strikes a great balance between professionalism and making you feel like you're hanging out with a friend. As a solo female traveller I felt very safe with him. The tour was fascinating, and I certainly found myself in areas of Bangkok I never would have known to visit, and I am so glad I did visit them. I feel like I have a much better understanding of the city than I would otherwise.

Susan Broadhurst

United Kingdom
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Aug 17/16

We took the tour with Michai, what a friendly guy professional full of information, Michai took us to places we would have never seen we found the tour excellent we got some great pictures taste some good street food a great day out would definitely recommend Michai thanks for a great tour Susan and Mark from England UK

Grant Niven

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Aug 6/16

If you want a non tourist-like day out in Bangkok, adventuring round some of the most authentic parts of the city. This is for you. By foot, tuk tuk, taxi, underground and boat...with lots of little outs stops to sample local delights. Can't recommend M enough. Great guide

Rosemarie M.

United States
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Tour: #21556, Canal Cruise, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jun 25/16

My family had a fabulous time on Michal's tour. We saw the train market which was fascinating and then Michai took us by boat to the floating market, where we had a delicious dinner. Michai keeps everything interesting by providing background information and humorous stories. We especially appreciated how he kept our teenager engaged the entire time! Michai knows what people like and has plenty of knowledge to share about the Thai culture. Thanks for a great tour!

George K.

Australia
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jun 21/16

Michai was excellent as a guide for an evening tour of Chinatown and surrounding area. Great company and we both enjoyed the meal together at T&K Seafood. Took me down some areas and lane-ways that I would never have tried on my own and showed sights from points like the top floor bar area of one of the budget hotels. Good command of English. Will definitely use Michai again when visiting Bangkok in future.

Helen Oon

United Kingdom
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Tour: #21556, Canal Cruise, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jun 12/16

We have fun and adventure with Michai who is a great guide with his knowledge and enthusiasm. Travelling with him is more like going out with a friend rather than a guide. He takes us to places that we really enjoy mingling with the locals at the amazing markets eating our way through the food stalls.

Rolene Davey

South Africa
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jun 5/16

This was the best experience ever. We enjoyed every minute with Michai. We would recommend him if you want to see how people in Bangkok enjoy their free time. Thanks for all your info and insight Michai. Your the best.

Helen Oon

United Kingdom
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: May 31/16

Michai takes us to hidden Bangkok away from the usual tourist trap. It is a great experience delving into the authentic sub culture of Bangkok in the narrow back lanes of the goldsmith and blacksmith areas, Chinatown, Little India , markets and less touristy temples. A great way to discover the real Bangkok.

Denise R.

Thailand
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Tour: #22335, Old King's paths, Ayuthaya, Thailand    view tour
Date: May 13/16

Michai was alot of fun to be with...easy going and adept with many topics! Great English, considerate and accommodating in every way. We would definitely enjoy having him as a guide again in the future when visiting the Bangkok area.

Cecil Peters

United Kingdom
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Apr 18/16

An excellent insight to the real heart of bangkok. The tour provides a remarkable insight into the sights, sounds, tastes and the yes the smells of the city. We enjoyed the opportunity to see so much more of Bangkok than simply visiting the "must see" places in Bangkok. Throughout the tour we experienced sights that would have passed most tourists by and allowed us to really enjoy the city. I would recommend this tour to anyone who would like to know Bangkok better.

Tomyal Emptage

United States
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Apr 7/16

TAKE THIS TOUR! This is one of the best tours we have ever done in all of our travels. Many people told us that we would not like Bangkok. Thank you to M for his beautifully thought out and planned tour. We love Bangkok! Be prepared to walk for a long time, hope taxis, trains, subs and see a side of Bangkok most tourist are not privileged to. We can't thank M and his kind sweet soul enough. The things we learned about the Thia people and culture are priceless!

Cathi Wallis

Canada
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Tour: Twilight Floating, Samut Songkhram, Thailand
Date: Mar 18/16

Loved this tour!!!!! If anyone is looking for something special to do in the evening in Bangkok I would highly recommend this tour. It's only possible on the weekends but boy is it worth it!!!!! And Michai is a treat to go with!!!! A very good guide who went above and beyond!! Thanks Michai!!

Brad Kardatzke

United States
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Feb 28/16

The guide really knew his way around Bangkok. We were able to take public transportation and save money. He took us places that really made our first trip to Thailand and wonderful experience.

Margaret Hennessey

United States
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Feb 21/16

This was a wonderful, fun, and informative all-day tour of Bangkok. Michai is knowledgeable and happy to answer questions about life in Bangkok. We saw many parts of Bangkok I could never have found on my own. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and highly recommend Michai as a tour guide.

William Davis

United States
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Tour: Hidden gems, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Jan 27/16

We had a blast. Our tour guide knew his stuff. Made it easy to get around. Taught us how to use Sky train and water taxi. You can't get around on your own this fast and ease. A must for first timers.

Wayne Hoover

Scottsdale, AZ, United States
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jan 21/16

Michai, provided us a great night tour of Bangkok. Great street food sampling, canal boat taxi, and other forms of local transport. Visits to temples at night with no one around, night flower market and China Town were key highlights. For a nice night our of Bangkok, book Michai's "Illuminated Bangkok."

Linda H.

Bethesda, MD, United States
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jan 18/16

I have been to Bangkok many times. This is the most interesting tour I have taken. Michai's English is excellent and without this day, there are many interesting things about the city I would never have known. Hats off to M for thinking of putting this tour together. It's a "gem of a day" with a delightful guide. He took care of everything--canal ride, taxis, a coffee stop. It was all included.

Rosemarie M.

United States
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Nov 23/15

I loved the illuminated Bangkok tour! I was traveling by myself and wanted so much to be out and about in the city at night exploring the nooks and crannies, but didn't know how to do that alone. Michai easily made that happen. He taught me how to eat my favorite dish: Pad Thai. We explored Chinatown and saw beautifully lit shrines, city streets, and canals. He is an excellent photographer and he'll show you how to get the best shot. MIchai made my night in Bangkok very special, indeed!

Rosemarie M.

United States
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Nov 23/15

Michai was an excellent tour guide. I thoroughly enjoyed my day experiencing "another side of Bangkok" with him. I saw so many fascinating places in that one day! Tourists could never the find the places that Michai brings you.. He knows how to easily make his way around Bangkok and understands what makes his city an interesting and vibrant place to locals and tourists. Michai explains the culture of Bangkok extremely well. I can't thank him enough for his positive outlook and attention to detail.

Martha Rosas acosta

Mexico
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Tour: #21556, Canal and Palace, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Nov 20/15

Never disappointed with tours by locals. We have great time with Michai. Definitly we recommend this tour. We ate the best pad thai. Enjoy the tuktuk rides, the floating market. The rota palace. The padres thai. The food over the river on the speed boat.thank you michai.

George Lyon

United Kingdom
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Tour: #22335, Old King's paths, Ayuthaya, Thailand    view tour
Date: Oct 28/15

Our tour guide Michai was informative, engaging, and not only showed us around the temples but explained the history of Thailand up to the modern day. The tour was great value for money and our tour guide was excellent.

Mauricio Guajardo

Mexico
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Tour: The eve of the Old Town, Ayuthaya, Thailand
Date: Jul 9/15

Very nice tour, almost no tourist around at this time of the day to ruin your pictures, and the tour guide is great, very entreteining and good knowledge of the sites, highly recommended

Susan Blase

United States
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Tour: Daily Guide Service, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Jun 9/15

Michai was fantastic! He took us away from the tourist traps of Bangkok and showed us the wonders of old town. We saw exquisite Buddhist temples with not a single other tourist present, markets where real Thai people buy their food and flowers, and even the first Chinese temple. Then we ate some delicious northern Thai cuisine where the celebrities and royals go. We even got to visit a Muay Thai boxing gym and see the boys train. Truly a once in a life time, unforgettable experience.

Michelle Millerd

United States
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: May 9/15

We had a great time! We are 3 women, mom and her 2 adult daughters in their early twenties. Michai adjusted our tour a bit since we had already visited one of the places. We completely enjoyed walking side streets and getting local perspective and insights of Thai culture. Doing at your in evening was so enjoyable given the heat was more bearable and the crowds diminished.

Karyn Kenny

United States
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Tour: #21556, Canal Cruise, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: May 2/15

Mr. M is an outstanding guide. The Canal cruise tour was one of the best I have ever taken with TBL. Mr. M, with his endearing glass jar filled with coins, was a pleasure to spend the day touring with - he immediately feels like a friend. Mr. M goes the extra mile and keeps his eyes open. For example, While we were walking, he stopped, listened and then led me to a tent where a Thai traditional dance group was having a dress rehearsal - it was an unexpected highlight of the day! Highly recommend him!

Benjamin Z.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #16201, We are the Isolator, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Apr 30/15

Thank you to Michai who was very informative, flexible and relaxed and truly and easily takes you to hidden Bangkok that would be almost impossible to find as a non local. This is the one and only off the beaten track tour that shows the contrast between the rich and the poor. The tour provides an excellent insight into how the Thai communities live, travel, eat and drink and Michai throws in a few welcome surprises along the way. Experience the metro, taxis, tuck tuk and river ferry as the locals do. 5/5

Colleen Waterston

United States
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Tour: Daily Guide Service, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Apr 16/15

Our bike tour remains a highlight of my entire global travels. We went to so many cool places thanks to the ease of getting around. Michai was super flexible in helping me spend the time interacting with locals as I was traveling on a research project type thing. Just an overall very knowledgeable, adaptable, friendly guy. We finished the tour and even met up with a friend for dinner. This is why I love tours by locals - you get awesome guides, but overall just good people. Book him - and go by bike!!

Lori Bruhns

United States
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Tour: #21556, Canal and Palace, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Mar 31/15

My husband and I traveled to Bangkok in March of this year. Michai was our AMAZING tour guide. The wonderful thing about Michai was that we told him what we liked in our initial email and he handled everything. When we got there he told us where we would go and what we would do. He planned everything for us and did an AWSOME job. My husband and I are foodies and so is Michai so, he took us off the beaten path and where the local goes. It was AMAZING! I highly recommend Michai as a great Bangkok guide!

Kevin Hagerty

United States
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Mar 21/15

M helped us to tour like locals. He managed to cart us around very efficiently through both traditional sites (the tour of Chinatown was a highlight) and current hot-spots, while maintaining an ongoing conversation about the current Bangkok scene. M's touring style exposes tourists to a wide range of current scenes that coexist simultaneously in Bangkok. This guide and this tour are highly recommended if you want to really experience the city.

Kevin Hagerty

United States
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Tour: #16201, We are the Isolator, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Mar 20/15

M managed to convey a broad view of the current scene in Bangkok, emphasizing the contrast between the cutting-edge boom in Bangkok and the effect of economic and environmental changes upon the displaced persons from outlying farming communities and urban renewal, giving a status report as to how the government and other agencies are acting to address problems. This is definitely an off-the tour-bus tour, and M is both a great tour guide and a well-rounded teacher. Highly recommended!