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Where to to stay? Find Cool place to stay overnight .

Eat 

Does yummy food is matter ? Find out more information about it

Things to do

Where to go and what to see in each destination

Story & Inspiration

Read the story of long trip ? Useful information in each destination

Top things to do in Chiang rai , enjoy activities and eat

Travel to the majestic mountains of Chiang Rai Thailand

Chiang Rai, the most northern province of Thailand is about 785 kilometers north of Bangkok. This town was founded in 1262 by King Meng Rai before the King moved to Chiang Mai. But the city was considered as a major city of Lanna kingdom (former name of Chiang Mai).

Temple & Palace, Cultural and historical site

  • White temple , the wonderful architecture in total white color made by the top artist of Thailand who want to dedicate his work for the Buddhism
  • Golden triangle view point, where three countries meet and former opium trade route
  • Phathat doi Tung พระตำหนักดอยตุง , sacred stupa that keep the ashes of the Lord Buddha
  • Phatamnak Meafah luang (Doi Tung Royal Villa) , former resident of King Rama IX mother
  • Wat rong sua teant (Blue temple) the temple renovated by local artist Salarnok
  • Wat Hua Pla kang, (วัดห้วยปลากั้ง) has outstanding tower in Chinese design with beautiful landscape it become very famous sightseeing of Chiang rai
  • Wat Pha Ngoa, a place to view three country connected
  • Chiang sean, ruin city of the former Lanna Kingdom , it is best the cycling there

Museum, Art and Learning culture

  • Opium hall (หอฝิ่น ) Study center of opium trade route with multimedia display
  • Explore back house or Baan Dam Museum (พิพิธภัณฑ์ดำ) Unique design Thai house has been used as an art collection of Mr.Tawan Duchanee, the most famous artist of Thailand.
  • Oub kam museum , private collection with historical artifacts ,and art objects
  • Sangkeaw Museum พิพิธภัณฑ์ โฮงหลวงแสงแก้ว The Lanna style building is decorated with golden colored panels on its facade

Top sightseeing for taking photos 

  • Visit Wat Rongkoon (white temple) , iconic status with a sparkling-white Thai design
  • Sigh Park , well setting park
  • Doi Sa Ngoa , 54 kms from Chiang rai ) highlight is bamboo bridge on connect to the bamboo house , recommend for overnight and enjoy the view the sky line at night.
  • Take a picture with Sakura blossom at Banpot vittaya school
  • Bamboo bridge at an Eco village in front of Wat Huay plakang
  • Rai Mae Fah Laung , อุทยานศิลปะวัฒนธรรมแม่ฟ้าหลวง (ไร่แม่ฟ้าหลวง) beautiful garden and traditional Thai house and museum , if you love flowers it is a nice place to visit. ** handicapped toilets and wheelchair ramps**
  • Chinese study center in Mae Fah luang university (ศูนย์ภาษาและวัฒนธรรมจีนสิรินธร) A beautiful Chinese garden and architecture to promote Chinese culture in Mea Fah Luang university

Event

  • Doi Hua Mea Kam (บ้านหัวแม่คำ)is a resident of hill tribe so call Poa Leesor which during November they celebrate the new year. This village has a list to unseen sightseeing of Thailand.

Things to do with family , Amusement Park , Theme Park, Animal

  • Elephant eco valley
  • Sigh Park , well setting park

Farm and activities

  • Taking pictures in tea plantation at Doi Wawee (ดอยวาวี) , the Chinese immigrant
  • Rai Cha Chuifong (ไร่ขาฉุยฟง) scenic view at Chui fong tea farm
  • Baan Huay Nam Kin (บ้านห้วยน้ำกิน) small village which has home stay that you can joy farm living home stay
  • Overnight at Lanjai lodge , stay overnight at village and live close to Lahoo hill tribe
  • Stay at the organic farm at Rai Ruan Rom. Experience organic farm stays and made your town natural dye fabric
  • Experience way of live of Akha people at Pha mee and stay at the stunning view at Doi Chang Mob.

Evening Activities

Shopping and hang out at Chiang rai night bazaar

Things to do outside Chiang rai for 1-3 days

  • Visit Chiang mai
  • Continue to Pai
  • Take a boat ride from Chiang Khong to Luang prabang

Market , Community & Recreation , Village

  • Warlking Street at Kaad Chiang rai ramrook (กาดเชียงรายรำลึก)
  • Doi Mea Salong, a Chinese immigrant who has way of living different from local Thai and hill tribe
  • Doi Wawee (ดอยวาวี) , the Chinese immigrant so call Kongpon 93 live here for over 50 years. Visit farm and plantation. Chinese tea plantation is a nice place to get photo
  • Take a long tail boat rding from Mae nam kok to the Chiang rai
  • Baan Paor (บ้าป่าอ้อชาวเขา 5 เผ่า) is a village that hill tribe and Burmese refugee tribes live here. Some traditionally have the neck rings (long neck karen), others have leg rings, others wear different style of hats and traditional clothing. Each tribe has its own customs.
  • Baan Lahoo , (ชนเผ่าละฮู่) village near Chiang rai. This village has approximately 5 hill tribes living there. You can walk around to observe their living.

National Park, Nature sight, Waterfall and Hot spring

  • Phukeefah Natation Park , one of the most famous viewpoint for Sunset and Sunrise between Thai and Laos
  • Doi Pha Thang high rise mountain with sunning viewpoint
  • Tree top walk

Health , Relaxing , Body & mind 

  • Spa at Phu chai sai
  • One day wellness class at Muse flower

Adventure , out door

  • Trekking
  • Cycling Tour
  • Tree top adventure
  • Golfing at Satiburi country club Chiang rai

Food & Gourmet

  • Bualoy (บัวลอย) flour in coconut milk and ice cream by Pa uan at Chiang rai night bazar
  • Coffeet shop at Doi mee (ดอยหมี)
  • Lan tem café , cute café in city center

Stop over trip between Chiang mai – Chiang rai

  • Hot spring at Sankampeang and cook eggs at hot sprong
  • Wat Sean Keaw , weird Buddha statue

Top attraction in Chiang rai

Chiang Rai lies in the very heart of the Golden Triangle and is particularly famed for its majestic mountains and many high-altitude hill tribe villages. The name golden Triangle is because this is where the borders of Thailand, Burma, and Laos convene to form the Golden Triangle. It is also where the two great rivers are adjoined; the two rivers are the Mekong and Salawin River. This city is also the gate into Indo-China and the Yunan Province in the south of China

While on your tour you must stop to visit the main market area, here you are sure to find many great gifts. Visit Wat Phra Kaew, where the famous Emerald Buddha (in Bangkok) was founded in A.D. 1434. The Emerald Buddha has a long history and is said to have originally resided in ANGKOR WAT.

Things to do in Thailand

Guide Ken, wisely tour guide from Bangkok

Guide Ken, Narong chaisriram

Born in Year *  1964

Born and raise in city , town name Buriram province raise in Bangkok city

First year of work as tour guide * Start working as first year 2547

Degree/ University * Bechaler Sukhothai university

degree * International relations

Special talent *  Photograph

Language skill *  English

Area of interest *

Food and Guamet, Relaxing, Culture and history, Art and architecture

Please in introduce yourself (personality , hobby , goal of life perhaps) *

My hobby is reading and travel

City / country that you can do the work

Bangkok , Kacnahanaburi ,  Floating market , Damnoen saduak and Amphawa, Chiang mai – day tour, Pattaya one day, Around Thailand tour

Why you become tour guide ? *

Be tour guide like presenter of traditional and cultural differences way of life of the country.

Place you live to visit ? and Why ? *

North – south and northeast of Thai land because it different ways and place

What complement do you get most from your customers? *

Smile and happy excited to see what never seen before

Idea for Thailand trip that you like to recommend . It could be activities, itinerary, or things that people should not miss *

Thailand trip there are so many things so many places to visit to relax and enjoy like south-north northeast of Thai .

Tell the benefit of hire tour guide *

Traveling with Tour guide. Mean all itinerary trip guide will arrange and make your trip comfortable explain answer your questions for better understanding as you need to know.

Guide Phanom,

Phanom Luasubchat

Born in Year *  1974

Born and raise in city , town name Buriram

First year of work as tour guide * 1999

Degree/ University * Naresuan University

Degree * Bachelor Degree

Special talent singing, story teller, Photographer
Language skill English, Laos
Area of interest Food and Guamet, Relaxing, Cultural and history, Animal lover, Community base tourism, Art and architecture
Please in introduce yourself (personality , hobby , goal of life perhaps) *
I am a hard-working, patient, service- minded, helpful, friendly,easy- going, committed, and problem solving skillful person. My hobby is reading, jogging, and watching Thai Football. My goal of life is to be happy with what I have.
City / country that you can do the work
Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Floating market, Chiang mai – day tour, Around tour from Bangkok to Chiang mai, Around Thailand tour, Outside Thailand, Hua Hin with overnight, Damnoen saduak and Amphawa
Why you become tour guide ? *
I love showing my country to tourists, meeting many people and sharing my knowledge
Places you like to visit ? and Why ? *
Europe and America. Because I think Europe and America have many different things from Thailand.So, I want to see something different.
What complement do you get most from your customers? *
I always get new experience from my customers.Mostly, they like to ask me the very difficult questions. For example, Why are there many transexual people in Thailand especially Kratoey? Why does Wednesday have 2 symbolic Buddha images, a Buddha image for Wednesday at day and a Buddha image for Wednesday at night ? Why Thai people like to eat spicy food?
Idea for Thailand trip that you like to recommend . It could be activities, itinerary, or things that people should not miss *
Every activity should focus on local touch.
Benefit of traveling with tour guide *

A tour guide can help a tourist much more than google. It saves a lot of time while travelling with a tour guide. Moreover, a tour guide can explain what a tourist doesn’t understand while travelling. A tourist will get some knowledge and understand correctly about the tourist attraction where a tourist visiting. Furthermore, it is convenience and safety while travelling with a tour guide. Lastly, a tour guide can mak a tourist’s holiday wonderful. So, a qualified tour guide is the best answer for a tourist.

Guide Ning , Bangkok

Guide Ning, Sukanya Leelarwerachai

Born in Year *  1986

Born and raise in city , town name  Bangkok

First year of work as tour guide * 2014

Degree/ University * Thammasat University

degree * Master

Special talent *  Photographer

Language skill *  English

Area of interest * Culture and history, Love travel with kids, Community base tourism

Please in introduce yourself (personality , hobby , goal of life perhaps) *

Enthusiastic to gather new knowledge, Persevere & dedicated to the job

City / country that you can do the work

Bangkok , Kacnahanaburi ,  Floating market , Damnoen saduak and Amphawa, Chiang mai – day tour, Pattaya one day, Around Thailand tour

Why you become tour guide ? *

I love to exchange experiences with various people and show up Thainess to the world

Place you live to visit ? and Why ? *

Temples (to see architecture & make merits), hidden communities (to learn how they eat & live), local market i.e. chinatown (to taste food & desserts)

What complement do you get most from your customers? *

Well-informed with abundant of knowledge

Idea for Thailand trip that you like to recommend . It could be activities, itinerary, or things that people should not miss *

Cook & Craft like a local

Tell the benefit of hire tour guide *

Get actually knowledge, highlights & many things that local knows better. Good service & efficiency trip planner to save your time

Guide Jeab, Funny Guide from Bangkok

Guide Jeab, Patchara Kulsantipong

Born in Year *  1970

Born and raise in city , town name  Bangkok

First year of work as tour guide *2017

Degree/ University * Missouri State University

degree * MBA

Special talent *  Cooking

Language skill *  English

Area of interest *

Culture and history

Please in introduce yourself (personality , hobby , goal of life perhaps) *

I love travelling and I am enthusiastic to learn new things and meet people from all around the world. I like movies, music, reading books, art, history, and cultures.

City / country that you can do the work

Bangkok , Kacnahanaburi ,  Floating market , Damnoen saduak and Amphawa, Chiang mai – day tour, Pattaya one day, Around Thailand tour

Why you become tour guide ? *

I want to learn about histrory, art and cultures of Thailand and to promote to foreigners

Place you live to visit ? and Why ? *

Bangkok China town, best street food in the world.

What complement do you get most from your customers? *

Friendly, attentive, knowledgeable

Idea for Thailand trip that you like to recommend . It could be activities, itinerary, or things that people should not miss *

Damnern Saduak Floating Market and train market, unique in the world, fun experiences.

Tell the benefit of hire tour guide *

Trustworthy, insightful information and tips from local expert to make sure that you’ll get the best experiences of the places you visit.

Guide Alice,

Guide Alice, Waranchayaporn Boon Yai

Born in Year *  1984

Born and raise in city , town name Chaiyaphum province

First year of work as tour guide * 2010

Degree/ University * Ramkhamhaeng University

degree * Bachelor Degree

Special talent *  Singing

Language skill *  English

Area of interest *

Culture and history

Please in introduce yourself (personality , hobby , goal of life perhaps) *

I’m a tour guide I love travelling when I have spare time I like to go to see movie ,sing songs.My goal of life is travelling around the world

City / country that you can do the work

Bangkok , Kacnahanaburi ,  Floating market , Damnoen saduak and Amphawa, Chiang mai – day tour, Pattaya one day, Around Thailand tour, Outside Thailand

Why you become tour guide ? *

I love travel & share experience about culture,history life style for many people around the world

Place you live to visit ? and Why ? *

Everywhere in Thailand because Thailand is nice country beautiful architecture, yummy food,friendly people,etc.

What complement do you get most from your customers? *

Almost of customer tell that I’m a nice tourist guide

Idea for Thailand trip that you like to recommend . It could be activities, itinerary, or things that people should not miss *

Thailand is smile land .There are many interesting places you not miss likes the Grand palace& the Emerald Buddha temple

Tell the benefit of hire tour guide *

“Travelling,see a lot of people around the world, share many experiences and pound of the country with I was born because Thailand is beautiful country”

Guide Noey, Lovely guide from Bangkok

Guide Noey, Nadthakan Sapattra

Born in Year *  1962

Born and raise in city , town name  Bangkok

First year of work as tour guide * Funny & interesting

Degree/ University * University

degree * Bachelor Degree

Special talent *  Photographer

Language skill *  English

Area of interest *

Love travel with kids

Please in introduce yourself (personality , hobby , goal of life perhaps) *

Praying & make good merit not serious ; be happy

City / country that you can do the work

Bangkok , Floating market , Damnoen saduak and Amphawa

Why you become tour guide ? *

Love to be

Place you live to visit ? and Why ? *

What complement do you get most from your customers? *

Excellence

Idea for Thailand trip that you like to recommend . It could be activities, itinerary, or things that people should not miss *

Grand palace , floating market Kanchanaburi , Chiengmai & sea

Tell the benefit of hire tour guide *

Like to travel with your friend

Guide Steve, expert guide from Bangkok

Guide Steve, Thanapong Chunngam

Born in Year *  1962

Born and raise in city , town name  Bangkok

First year of work as tour guide *1998

Degree/ University * Ramkhamhaeng University

degree * Bachelor Degree

Special talent *  Story teller

Language skill *  English

Area of interest *

Culture and history

Please in introduce yourself (personality , hobby , goal of life perhaps) *

My name is Steve , I am easy going and reliable person interesting in religion and culture love to service and tell story to the people.

City / country that you can do the work

Bangkok , Kacnahanaburi ,  Floating market , Damnoen saduak and Amphawa, Chiang mai – day tour, Pattaya one day, Around Thailand tour

Why you become tour guide ? *

I like to look after the people. Tour guide is challenge job come with knowlege( never ending) and responsibility.

Place you live to visit ? and Why ? *

Local market can represent the way of life of the people at that place.

What complement do you get most from your customers? *

Excellence

Idea for Thailand trip that you like to recommend . It could be activities, itinerary, or things that people should not miss *

Grand Palace, temples and local life

Tell the benefit of hire tour guide *

” Tour guide – Suggest the trip – Explain all the place – Tourist can reach to high light spot. “

Guide Simon, powerful guide of Bangkok

Guide Simon, Tiwat Srimongkon

Born in Year *  1974

Born and raise in city , town name  Nakornrachasrima

First year of work as tour guide * 1993

Degree/ University * MBA Suandusit Rachabaht university

degree * Marketing

Special talent *  Dancing

Language skill *  English

Area of interest * 

Art and architecture

Please in introduce yourself (personality , hobby , goal of life perhaps) *

Make my life better.

 City / country that you can do the work *

Bangkok, Around tour from Bangkok to Chiang mai,  Around Thailand tour, Outside Thailand

Why you become tour guide ? *

I love taking care of people.

What complement do you get most from your customers? *

I take care my travelers with my heart.

Benefit of traveling with tour guide *

“Safe and see more world by your eyes.”

Guide Auiaye, Friendly guide from Bangkok

Guide Auiaye, Sasiwimon Naksai

Born in Year *  1987

Born and raise in city , town name  Khukhan, Sisaket Thailand

First year of work as tour guide * 23 July 2018

Degree/ University * Bachelor, Khon Kaen University

Degree * Humanity and Social science English major

Special talent *  story teller

Language skill *  English

Area of interest * Art and architecture

Please in introduce yourself (personality , hobby , goal of life perhaps) * Do the best then take it easy

City / country that you can do the work * Bangkok, Floating market, Damnoen saduak and Amphawa

Why you become tour guide ? * I would like to try a new thing

Places you like to visit ? and Why ? * Mountain, for sunrise and sea, for sunset

What complement do you get most from your customers? * Funny and joyous

Idea for Thailand trip that you like to recommend . It could be activities, itinerary, or things that people should not miss *  Try some Thai food on the vendor

Benefit of traveling with tour guide * 

“You will not lost the way and get some information in the place that you go , maybe history some story telling”

Guide Rachan , English and German Speaking tour guide

Full name *   Rachan Thongpaitoon

Born in Year *   1970

Born and raise in city , town name  Roi-ED Born/Bangkok Study ,live ,Work s

First year of work as tour guide *  1993

Degree/ University * Silplakorn university Guide Training Course

degree *  Ramkhamhaeng university faculty of political science

Special talent *    Photographer

Language skill *  English , German

Area of interest * Cultural and history

Please in introduce yourself (personality , hobby , goal of life perhaps) *

Helpful,concentration, Inspiration,Attention my personality/ swimming,jogging,hiking,Yoga my Hobbies/ doing the best at present moment

City / country that you can do the work

Bangkok ,  Kacnahanaburi ,  Floating market  , Around tour from Bangkok to Chiang mai

Around Thailand tour . Damnoen saduak and Amphawa ,  Hua Hin with overnight

Pattaya one day

Why you become tour guide ? *

I proud to tell a history of thailand

Place you live to visit ? and Why ? *

Royal Grand Palace Is a highlight of Thai architectural history

What complement do you get most from your customers? *

Helpful, flexible,punctual, Informative, excellent performance,

Idea for Thailand trip that you like to recommend . It could be activities, itinerary, or things that people should not miss *

Very things had good prepared from LJ BIZ

Tell the benefit of hire tour guide *

Variety places can be seen As the Guests want

Guide GEE , lovely guide from Bangkok

Guide GEE , Nilobon Thongkam

Born in Year *  1994

Born and raise in city , town name  Bangkok

First year of work as tour guide * A wonderful memories

Degree/ University * Silpakorn university

degree * Bachelor’s degree in french and anthropology

Special talent *  singing

Language skill *  English and French

Area of interest *

Culture and history, food tour, elder and kids, religion

Please in introduce yourself (personality , hobby , goal of life perhaps) *

Easy-going, cheerful, sincere not talkative but informative. Reading and singing. Goal : rest in peace in the end of life.

guide gee

City / country that you can do the work

Bangkok , Kacnahanaburi ,  Floating market , Damnoen saduak and Amphawa

The rest of choice, I’d love to do but not have experience yet.

Why you become tour guide ? *

I love to take care of people and love to share. I’m so glad to represent many things in my own country such as food and culture.

Place you live to visit ? and Why ? *

I love to go to wat pho. Because if you understand everything in that temple, it means you already understand 80% of temples in thailand.

What complement do you get most from your customers? *

We love your smile and you are not a normal guide that we’ve met before.

Idea for Thailand trip that you like to recommend . It could be

activities, itinerary, or things that people should not miss *

Community base tourism in upcountry is the best way that you can get the experience of local life. If you want to understand whole thai history is Ayutthaya>Bangpa-In>grand palace>wat pho. Yaowarat is a contemporary part of the city. And Iconsiam is a modern and luxury shopping mall that you should go. All of these are for discover the diversity of life’s style in Thailand. And of course, we also have many others place that waiting for you to explore 🙂

Tell the benefit of hire tour guide *

Not just only a guide but a good guide because they can inform you about do and don’ts, a true version of history not a fake one(at least, rely on archeological evidence), some tips and tricks for go around by yourself and they can answer when you have any questions about the culture, everywhere, anytime! And the most important, guide is not just a guide. But they’re also a friend that go around with you to take care of you, prevent unexpected events and make you feel warm like walking in your home town.

Guide Aom , Bangkok and Thailand guide

Full name  :  Surintron Hsu

Nick Name : Aom

Born in 1973

Born and raise in city , town name  :  In Saraburi province

Degree   Bachelor / Education in English

Language skill  English, Chinese mandarin, and studying Spanish

Area of interest :  Love travel with kids

Please in introduce yourself (personality , hobby , goal of life perhaps) *

My name is Surintron. Nick name is Aom .I like to work service and take care of people..I am a good relationship and easy to get along with other

City / country that you can work

Bangkok , Kanchanaburi, Floating market, around tour, Hua hin , Pattaya, outside Thailand

 

Why you become tour guide ? *

I like to travel .. like to have a lot of friends .. like service .. and like to take care of people and take to recommend Thailand.

Place you live to visit ? and Why ? *

At damnoen sadauk floating market and khoyai Internationalpark .because the client like to see the weather outside of the city..the boat view the scenery. The natural weather green area from the trees.

What complement do you get most from your customers? *

Smile from the client..they will like what I provide and take them to various places.

Idea for Thailand trip that you like to recommend . It could be activities, itinerary, or things that people should not miss *

I will recommend customers to cook thai foods or teach to about thai herb and plant s..can cure illnesses.

Tell the benefit of hire tour guide *

Is an independent career.this job can do till elderly.

Don’t miss to visit Amphawa floating marketing

Do you love Thai food? Do you like to try durian ice cream? Do you like shopping? Do you like to go there the local people also go? You are at the right place, check out for small town at Amphawa. There are a lot to offer and you can enjoy.

Amphawa floating market history

Let’s get to know more about city

Amphawa is one district in Samutsongkam province, which is now a day is a smallest district in Thailand. During Ayutthaya kingdom, there was less people live in. After the kingdom defeat Myanmar, there is more people moved here since the location in proper for plantation. The local grow coconut and mango plantation since the pass till now. Later on, Lychee and grapefruit also grow in this area. The area is flat and low land and has plenty of water. There are over 6 main canals connect to the Mea klong river before going to the ocean. Amphawa was a river port which has visitors come to trade and by fruits, vegetable and sea products . The city was renown as three water city which consist of freshwater, saltwater, and brackish water suitable for salt farming and fruit orchards as a way of life along the traditional riverside. In addition, the riverside community of Amphawa received cultural conservation award from UNESCO.

Amphawa floating market location

Amphawa is not far from Bangkok. It is just 1.5 hours away from Bangkok city center.

Check where is close by area

  • North, connect with Bang Khonthi District
  • South contact with Thung Nam Samut War
  • East contact with Khao Yoi district and Ban Laem district (Phetchaburi province)
  • West contact with Pak Tho District and Wat Phleng District (Ratchaburi Province)

There are many famous floating markets located near to Bangkok, but if you want one that is authentic and not overly touristy then head out to the Amphawa Floating Markets.

Located about 90 minutes out of Bangkok on the way to Hua Hin, the local area of Samut Songkram also has many temples and sights to see, that make it worthwhile to stay overnight. Dotted along the banks of the Mae Klong River are small homestay accommodation places that have fabulous views of the river and are quite inexpensive. As well as being lulled to sleep by the sound of the river noises, early risers may even get to see a 2 metre Water Monitor lizard climbing out of the river.

The Amphawa Floating Market is held each Friday, Saturday and Sunday and vendors start setting up at around noon, but a good time to go is between 3:00pm – 4:00pm when the heat of the day is beginning to lessen.

Amphawa water market

Amphawa floating market use to be a busy place for trading and commercial center. This area use to be an importance water transport as a result one of the most important floating market and waterfront community. Later , the gradually declining the significant since people turn to use the road. The charming of Amphawa still appearing in various architectural works from Thai wooden houses, some house boats and boat. The community decides to make and evening market and how Amphawa was reborn again and become famous within a couple years.

Let’s get deeper in as an Amphawa floating market Insider

The Amphawa floating market is similar to other market in term of food variety ? I would say Yes and NO.

The answer is NO since the Amphawa floating market has differing ambiance from other places. There are no floating market open at night and connect with local community and long river as Amphawa. The answer is YES because, you may find many foods similar to market in Bangkok. But for sure, you can not find many creative dishes as Amphawa offer. Check this out.

  • Khanomjeab –  pork dumpling
  • Ice cream in Thai flavors such as Durian, Lodchong (coconut milk in green jelly ) ,Thai ice tea, coconut flavors, mango and Thai chilly , guava and plum source  – and top with popcorn. You name it all the weird things that you ever want to try.
  • Hoy shell yang cheese, which comes with various kinds of topping
  • Ice cream with toasted inside the Thai ice tea. Sounds yummy right.

Highlight, enjoy things in oldie style such as a plate You may also try to eat some fish or noodle inside the boat which is so much fun to do. Seasonal fruit is highly recommended. Rose Apple , Lynchee are grown in the area. Coconut juice is a wonderful refreshment. Anyone love seafood product , Amphawa is a best place to buy. This girl made wonderful Youtube about Amphawa in Thai language. Yep, it is very nice in Thai and it is so cute the way she talk and see thing. She is an ice cream and dessert lover. Check out for more detail.

Visit Amphawa, you will not only taste yummy local Thai food, but you will have the chance to see they cook right in front of you. You can see how fresh of ingredient and see the process of cooking Thai food.

Spend your time wandering along the banks of the klong and look down on the small boats selling different types of cooked seafood. Try the barbequed prawns with spicy dipping sauce, they are just delicious.

As the sun goes down, sit at one of the small bars located right on the banks of the klong. Here you can listen to a Thai band sing traditional songs and just watch the people going about their daily business.

Once darkness comes, take a tour of the nearby klongs on a long-tailed boat and see Thai country life from a different aspect. If you keep your eyes open you will spot the fireflies glowing and dancing up the trees putting on a magical

Connect with people at Amphawa

Going with our guide, language is not a problem. This is a good chance to connect to the local and embrace with Amphawa and food culture as local people.

Coconut juice, which is very fresh and taste yummy

Amphawa floating market opening hours

Date of open : Fri , Sat , Sun Time : Recommend time to visit from 15:00-22:00

Travel to Amphawa Floating Market

Amphawa floating market is an interesting destination for a weekend . Anyone who visits Bangkok can go there since it is just 1.3 hours away.

 Local Transport to Amphawa

Akamai bus station – Take bus to Mea Klong or Samotth songkram MorChit Bus station – go to bus sale office 211 – Bus to meaklong – 90 THB / person

Train

Bangkok – Mahachai //Tachalom Meaklong – Start from Wongwian Yai station. It may take 3-4 hours to reach there. But on the way back, recommend to travel by bus. Check  http://www.railway.co.th/ – 02-465-2017  , 02-890-6260

Drive car

Take highway 325 on the way to Damnornsaduak Make a left before at Amphawa district

BY Summary

Highlight

– Amphawa water market which run in evening which is so good since it is not hot. – Various of food at snack are await for you to taste since it is in expensive and has wild variety

Bangkok airport transfer and car with driver rental rate

When travel to Thailand, it is easy to application to call a transport service.

But not every service provides use apps such as grab.

And imagine that you arrival time is similar to different airline. It will be hard to get.

Our Service

We have cost of

  • Airport transfer
  • car/van use with driver only and no tour guide in main destination such as Bangkok, Pattaya, Ayutthaya, River Kwai , Hua Hin

Car/ Taxi

SUV/ Mini van

Van / Toyota Commuter

Bangkok Airport transfer

To/From (Rate in Thai Baht) Innova/MPV (1-4 people) SUV/Camry (1-4 people) Toyota Van (1-10  people )
Airport (BKK and DMK)- Hotel (city) 900 1,000 1,200
Airport (BKK) – Airport (DMK) 1,200 1,300 1,700
Pattaya 2,000 1.900 2,500
Pranburi 3,000 3,200 3,800
Ayutthaya 2,500 2,700 3,000
Kanchanaburi town 2,700 2,900 3,500
Koh Samet (Pier ) 3,000 3,300 3,500
Koh Chang (pier) 4,800 4,800 5,500
Koh Chang (onto the island) 5,400 5,400 6,300
Arunyaprathet 3,800 3,800 4,800
Khao Yai (Nakornratchasima province) 3,800 3,800 4,800

Rate including 

Fuel , driver fee , Toll way

Excluding

Entrance fee, Food, Parking fee, Tourist guide

 

 

 

Bangkok Sightseeing 

Bangkok Sightseeing with driver (no Guide) (Rate in Thai Baht) Time Innova / MPV (1-4 person) SUV/Camry (1-4 person) Toyota VAN (1-10 person)
Bangkok Half day – Day Trip (5 hours) On request 2,000 2,100 2,400
Bangkok Full Day Trip (9 Hours) On request 3,000 3,500 4,000

Rate including 

Fuel , driver fee , Toll way

Excluding

Entrance fee, Food, Parking fee, Tourist guide

 

 

Sightseeing in Bangkok

  • The Grand Palace
  • Wat Pho (Recling Buddha temple)
  • Wat Arun (Temple of down)
  • Wat Trimit (Golden Buddha temple)
  • Canal tour
  • China Town
  • Long (ล้ง) old Chinese town
  • Klong Ladmayom floating market
  • Taling Chan Market ( weekend only)
  • Train Market (Ratchada) – Evening
  • Train Market (Srinakarin) – Evening
  • Asiatique – Evening
  • JJ market (weekend market)
  • MBK shopping center
  • Erawan shine ()
  • Jim Thompson Museum

Sightseeing close to Bangkok city (Additional charge)

  • Ancient city (Muang Boran – เมืองโบราณ )
  • Erawan Museum (ช้างสามเศียร)
  • Woodland Muang Mai (wood collection)
  • MOCCA , temporary art museum
  • Klong Mahasawat
  • Lamphaya Market , Nakornpathom
  • Klongsuan floating market

 

 

 

 

 

Floating market trip (Damneon Saduak)

Floating Market with driver (Thai Bath)  Time  Innova/MPV/Taxi (1-4 persons) Exclusive car (Toyota Camry) 1-4 Persons Van Toyota (1-4 person)
Damnoen Saduak and train market (Mea klong) 07.00-14.00 2,500 2,700 3,000
Damnoen Saduak and Klong Klone fisherman village 07.00-17.00 3,000 3,200 3,500
Damnoeon Saduak and Woodland 07.00-17.00 3,000 3,200 3,500
Damnoeon Saduak and Nasattha 07.00-17.00 3,000 3,200 3,500
Damnoeon Saduak and Rose Garden/ Sampran Elephant ground 07.00-17.00 3,000 3,200 3,500

Boat trip in Damnoern Saduak and Klong klone around 1500 THB/ hours can be pay directly on spot

Rate including 

Fuel , driver fee , Toll way

Excluding

Entrance fee, Food, Parking fee, Tourist guide

Ayutthaya  ( World heritage 1- hour away from Bangkok)

Ayutthaya (no Tour guide) – Thai Baht Time MPV/car (1-4 person)  SUV / camry (1-4 person) Toyota commuter (1-10)
Ayuyutthaya sightseeing On request 2,900 2,900 3,500

Rate including 

Fuel , driver fee , Toll way

Excluding

Entrance fee, Food, Parking fee, Tourist guide

** Note since this place is related to history , we highly recommend to hire tour guide which is rate 2,800 THB/day/day

Book tour guide

Sightseeing/Activities in Ayutthaya

  • Wat Pharasrianphet (Royal Palace)
  • Wat Mahathat (Buddha head in the tree)
  • Bangpapa in Summer palace (modern palace)
  • Wat Chaiwattaram (Cambodia design)
  • Wat Phanancheang (Big Buddha in seat posture)
  • Wat Lokayasupa (Reclining Buddha in open air)
  • Chaosamphraya museum (See old gold and antique collection)
  • Ayutthaya study center (see model of old city)
  • Eat grilled river pawn
  • Taste sweet wrap candy (โรตีสายไหม)

 

 

Pattaya 

Beach town with a lot fun activities which is just 2 hours away from Bangkok.

Pattaya (no tour guide) (Thai Baht)  Time MPV/Car  Camry Toyota Comuter
Bangkok – Pattaya 07.00-18.00 3,000 3,200 4,200

Rate including 

Fuel , driver fee , Toll way

Excluding

Entrance fee, Food, Parking fee, Tourist guide

 

Sightseeing in Pattaya

-k k Open Zoo (Khao Kheow Zoo) – See elephant swim

-Sanctuary of the Truth (great architecture on the shore)

– Tiger Zoo (Sriracha tiger zoo) – take pic

-Big Bee farm

-Swiss Sheep farm

-Nong Nuch Garden (cultural show , botanic garden ,elephant show )

-Floating market 4 City

-Pattaya Beach

-Art in Paradise

-Teddy Bear Museum

-Tiffany’s Show (Lady boy show)

-Koh Larn Island  (Island trip need to leave Bangkok at 06.30 a.m.)

-Pattaya view point

– Walking street (Wild night of Patttaya)

-Eating seafood , Recommend at Bangsarea

-Swimming on nice beach – go to Sattahip (bring passport since this is military area)

-Water Park at Cartoon network and Ramayana

-Theme park – Ripley’s believe it or not

-Buddha mountain at Khao Chee jan (laser Buddha)

-Silver Lake Vineyard

-Wat Yansanwararam

-Mini Siam, open air museum

-Million year stone ( strange stone and crocodile farm)

 

 

 

Kanchanaburi (River Kwai)

The city is surrounded by mountain and you can fully enjoy nature , waterfall and much more – just 2.3 hours away from Bangkok.

River Kwai (no guide) Thai Baht Time Car (1-4 Person) Camry (1-4 person) Van – Toyota (1-10 person)
Kanchanaburi 06.00-18.00 3,200 3,300 4,000
Kanchanaburi – extend trip to Waterfall / Hell fire Pass 06.00-20.00 3,800 4,000 4,500

Rate including 

Fuel , driver fee , Toll way

Excluding

Entrance fee, Food, Parking fee, Tourist guide

Note

Each sightseeing in Kanchanaburi is quite far from one another , therefore the  rate may chan

Rate including 

Fuel , driver fee , Toll way

Excluding

Entrance fee, Food, Parking fee, Tourist guide

ge.

And we may not to visit all the places if you have too many listing sightseeing that plan to visit.

Kanchanaburi Sightseeing

  • River Kwai Bridge
  • Hellfire Pass
  • Erawan Waterfall
  • Elephant Village for elephant bathing program
  • World War II Museum
  • Cemetery Second World War
  • Elephant world (Elephant sanctuary)
  • Mallika Rosor 112 (Dress Thai custom , walk around 150 years old ambaint)
  • Giant tree (Rain forest tree)
  • Hot Spring and Fish Spa on river Kai
  • Baan Boon Thanam (historical house in pakpreak)
  • Wat Tham sua (Big Buddha in rice field )
  • Hindad Hot spring

Khao Yai 

2 hours away to northeast of Bangkok, you can visit national park. You can take one day or 2 days 1 night trip.

Khao yai (no guier/ rate in THB) Time Car/taxi (1-4 person)  Camry (1-4 person) Van (1-10 person)
One day to Khao Yai 07.00-19.00 3,500 3.600 4,000

Rate including 

Fuel , driver fee , Toll way

Excluding

Entrance fee, Food, Parking fee, Tourist guide

Khao Yai One day

– Saraburi sunflower field (Late November – December)
– Chok Chai Farm ( Lunch+tour )
– Secret Art Garden
– Panorama Farm
– Chocolate Factory
– Palio Khoa Yai
– Primo Piaza
– The Boom
– PB Valley & Winery / The Grand monte
– National Park – Jungle trekking / waterfall
– Hobbit house (30 kms aways from main sightseeing)

Hua Hin

3 hour away from Bangkok . We highly recommend to take a trip for 2 days at lease

Hua Hin by car (no guide) rate Thai Baht Time Car/Taxi Camry Van (Toyota commuter)
Bangkok and sightseeing in Hua Hin

(with in 1 days)

with in 10 hours 4,000 4,200 4,500

Rate including 

Fuel , driver fee , Toll way

Excluding

Entrance fee, Food, Parking fee, Tourist guide , extra hour of use

 

Sightseeing in Hua in

  • Swiss Sheep Farm
  • The Santorini
  • The Venezia
  • Huahin Vineyard
  • Wat Huay Mongkol
  • Huahin view point
  • Phaya Nakhon Cave
  • Huahin Night market

 

Do I need to book a Bangkok tour guide?

Do you need to book a Bangkok tour guide?

If you can afford it, why not.

Why you should use Bangkok tour guide?

Let’s me tell you what is the reason that you should consider to book a private tour guide in Bangkok.

Bangkok is big

Bangkok is not small. No matter area that you stay, you may be near or far from attractions. Therefore, having tour guide will help to get to main interesting very quickly and help to navigate the city and be able to travel on your own later.

Bangkok area

More Confident and less stress during the trip

Imagine and that you have a lot of guests all trip long during your holiday. It is not fun for sure. Hiring tour guide will help you to focus on more of a fun time at sightseeing rather than worry  about something.

Cover the highlight

If you want to visit various attractions and your time in Bangkok is just for short times, using a local tour guide will be a lot of benefit that you can visit the highlight. A Bangkok tour guide can help you to manage the time and plan the sequence of the traffic flow. They know what mode of transport that city offer. So it will be good to see more in less time.

Giant swing and tuk tuk riding

Away from conman free

If you search on online web board or travel society site , you may have heard of conman who was not very nice to tourist which offend happened to independent visitor. If you travel with Bangkok tour guide , you will know and understand how to avoid that and travel with Thai people, it is not dangerous at all.

Meet and talk to local people

You can do more than smile with local people. Tour guides can also help you with translation. Do you see the picture that you walk in the market and ask about benefit of herb and vegetable. Or laughing when help local people cooking some meal. This is a kind of service that small group travelling can experience.

Avoid argument within your group

It is not always the case. Sometime you travel among aquatint, it is better to have intermediate person. You and your husband or your wife or even your mum will be careful with the manner and when it come to some decision making.

If limit budget , what is recommend to use and hire tour guide?

I would recommend to use tour guide for historical and culture experience sightseeing.

Recommend to use Bangkok guide when visit this place

  • Palace, temple  , ancient city of Ayutthaya and Muang boran (Ancient city) are attractions that I recommend to go with tour guide.  It is more fun to understand the culture  and history .
  • Visit floating market, Kanchanaburi or multi sightseeing outside Bangkok is easy to go with tour guide.
  • When you go with big group , lets say more than 5 people up.

Hire a private tour guide or buy a day tour package , which one is better ?

If you like flexible trip, so it is better to hire a tour guide for full day rate. It is depends on how do you like the service.

Is there sightseeing that I do not need a tour guide?

Sightseeing that you can travel by your own is as the listing below.

Safari world , Dream world , Shopping malls , weekend market , Jim Thompson house museum , and attraction such as Madame tusssaud , Siam Ocean World for instance.

Does Bangkok tour guide service in Bangkok only?

No

The tour guide who station in Bangkok, they can help with city tour in Bangkok, city close by Bangkok such as Damnoen Saduak, Amphawa floating market, Ayutthaya, Kanchanaburi , Pattaya , and Hua Hin.

In some city that may require overnight trip, such as Kanchanaburi, Pattaya, Hua Hin, Chantaburi, Amphawa for instance.

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Meet our Bangkok tour guide

Guide Pauline

Pauline is a professional tour guide that love Thai culture and she also love to travel as well. You can exchange a lot of story when travel with her.

Sarah chose to work as a tour guide after quite her Engineer professional. Her kindness and friendly personally are very warm welcome everyone. That’s why we only here to positive feedback about her.

Guide Mee

Mee earned world guide training certificate and very proud to show Thai culture to everyone. It is also a positive story about the country that why Mee has become a professional lecture.

Noon

Noon is a small lady but very strong with tour guide who can enjoy history and walking trip. She work as English teacher for small kids and being tour guide as part time work keep she amuse.

Guide Joom

Guide Phet 

Ken

A gentle man from the southern of Thailand who is a little shrine but very easy to get along. He is a bit quiet but very nice person.

Pian

Guide Kob

Guide Arty

Guide Eng

Bangkok base tour guide which can help for day tour . She love to talk about politic, food,  economy . She looks serious but very easy to get along.

 

Tour Guide Jeab, Jeab know a lot of place to hang out at night

Jeab is born and raise in Bangkok. She know China town in every corner. She love shopping and know well in a lot of corner that have good view to chill out.

Guide Steve

Guide Steve 

Our good sense of humor tour guide also ways have a lot of story to tell. With a long time live and work in Australia. I am sure you will have fun time when go around with steve.

Tour Guide Alice , Lovely woman that you will love to hang out with her

Lovely guide who love to take care customer and get a long with kids very well. She love to take picture too.

Guide Auiaye, Friendly guide in Bangkok

Our strong lady guide is from north east of Thailand. Aui Ai is enthusiastic person who has lot of enjoy and I am sure you will have fun when be around her.

guide Buay

Guide Buay

Bangkok base tour guide which can help for day tour . She love to talk about politic and love to entertain visitor with funny story. She is a fan of a various yummy food around Grand palace area.

guide gee

Guide Gee

Gee is food lover and very kind tourist guide . She has a good sense of humor.

Pauline

Pauline is a professional tour guide that love Thai culture and she also love to travel as well. You can exchange a lot of story when travel with her.

Benefit of hire a Thai Tour Guide