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Bangkok Vanguards Questions & Answers

Dear Tour Professionals,

I would like to find out if you are available on three days in July to spend with us showing the best your city can offer. We arrive from Singapore on July 3 at 5 pm and will stay in Bangkok on July 4. Then we are going to Chiang Mai for 2 days and will be staying in Bangkok again on July 7 and 8.

Please let me know if you are available on all of those 3 days and what tours you can recommend. We are interested in the Grand Palace, most famous Temples, Flower Market, Chinatown, etc.

I hope to hear from you as soon as possible as we are leaving the United States on June 28th going to Singapore.

Additional details: We are a very active couple, can walk a lot, very punctual time wise, interested in everything authentic and worth looking at. We love history, culture, humor, shopping, food, etc.

We are interested in the following attractions:

1. Wat Arun (the Temple of Dawn)

2. Canal tour by a long tail speed boat along original Chaophraya River

3.Grand Palace & The Emerald Buddha Temple

4.Wat Pho (The Reclining Buddha Temple)

5. Flower Market

6. Chinatown or

7. Khaosan Road

8. Wat Saket (The Golden Mountain Temple)

9. Jim Thompson house

Please make your suggestions how to organize our 3 days in Bangkok, your availability and your charges. We are staying at the Oriental Residence Bangkok at 110 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan.

We hope to meet you very soon.

Marina and Mike Chudnovsky

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Both my husband and I were in Bangkok back in March and the best thing we did was to use Bangkok Vanguards, to start us off on Day 1 of our stay in Bangkok. They provide walking tours (that also covers Chinatown) which gives you a flavor of what Bangkok has to offer and at the same time you can get some very useful tips from the owner and guide, Michael. Do look them up on the internet. We did their all-day walking tour - very informative and culturally interesting - best thing we ever did!

From there, we were able to learn different ways of using Bangkok's best public transportation i.e. tuk-tuks, the public taxi boats and the BTS train. Depending on where you intend to go, the taxis can be a waste of time and money when you get stuck in Bangkok's notorious traffic jams.

The Grand Palace and Wat Pho are very popular tourist attractions - so be prepared to stand in line for quite a while to get in. We chose to skip them and opted for the less popular temples as Bangkok has many of them which are just as equally interesting.

Hope that helps,


over a year ago
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