Carol FloresUnited States
We had such an amazing day with Lin. We would highly recommend doing this tour on your first day in Chiang Mai. She taught us so much about the Lanna and Thai culture. We saw temples, a local history museum, went to markets, learned interesting facts about the food and preparation and had a wonderful lunch. Our highlight was our time talking to young monks. Absolutely fascinating day! Thank you, Lin! We can't wait to return.
Our tour with Lin was one of the best we have been on, anywhere. Lin shares her wide and deep knowledge and clear pride in Lanna history and culture and her cook's knowledge of so many delicious foods. Lin is excellent company, with so much fun and humor always mixed in. She took us to many small places where food and crafts were being handmade, places we would never have found. She shares information in a very conversational and flexible way. We give her our highest possible recommendation.
Aruna N.United States
Panphailin was so much fun to be with on the walking tour. She had everything well planned out as we used local transport to visit markets, temples and other sights in Chiang Mai. With her sense of humor and persistence, she was even able to pull my normally reluctant son into all the activities. We sampled a lot of the local foods at the market, including Durian!. Panphailin is also into conducting cooking classes and knows the town so well. The lunch at a local restaurant was very nice.
We had a very enjoyable tour of Chiang Mai with Lin. She was knowledgeable, interesting and fun to be with. She taught us a lot about the Lanna Kingdom, Lanna culture and we also tasted some delicious Lanna food. Lin is of Lanna descent and even came dressed in traditional Lanna attire! We toured several of the historical temples, visited the Flower Market and the Worowot market. She took us to the best places in Chiang Mai for Khao Soi and the local Northern style sausage. Highly recommended!
Very well managed, very supportive guide, all in all, a successful day
Dylan B.United States
We had a wonderful time with Lin! Her passion for the culture and ability to communicate the difference between Thai and Lanna culture (and food) helped us immensely! Her tour was well designed, packed with good info, and helped us sample the best of what Chiang Mai has to offer. We visited 4 temples, a local museum, walked through Wororot market, had lunch at the best Khao Soi place in town and was led to the best source of Chiang Rai sausage! But our interaction with Lin was the best part of the tour!
Peter YoungUnited States
Lynn was a very competent guide. She took us through the old town area in Chiang Mai and introduced us to several local treats. She is personable and cheerful and is very knowledgeable especially in the area of Thai cuisine. Her assistant was very helpful in taking care of our needs and sat with one of us when our friend was getting tired while we continue to tour the sights.
Michelle WalcottUnited States
Lin was absolutely delightful and did a great job showing us around Chiang Mai. We learned so much and loved the mix of food tasting, temples, a museum, etc. Great guide, great tour!
PANPHALLIN WAS an amazing guide, knowledgeable courteous and respectful of our time and preferences. Strongly recommend her is you are travelling to Chiang Mai
Sam BranchUnited States
Very knowledgeable and her English was excellent. Would highly recommend her services
Linda GreenUnited States
Lin , our guide , was wonderful. She is smart and personable and her English is very clear and understandable. We loved the tour which she created.
Charlie F.United States
Lin's tour was fabulous. Her friend joined us, so we had two charming and knowledgeable guides for the price of one. Lin is very intelligent, knowledgeable and a sweet person, so a most enjoyable guide. Her fee was very reasonable and it covered food, transportation and admission fees. We learned so much and had a wonderful day with Lin. We recommend her highly.
Zachary StahleckerUnited States
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 KaganUnited States
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!!!!!
Nandha RajanUnited States
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 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!!!!!!
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!
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.