This is who we are, where we came from and what we stand for


Rooted in small-town family values and a simple desire to please, Co van Kessel Bangkok Tours has transformed what was once an eccentric diversion into one of Bangkok’s most unique and inspirational travel experiences.

Led by co-founder, Chanmanee Phonphakdee (Nong) and former silicon valley tech geek, Henry Hsu, we devote every day to the simple, but amazing task of showing the REAL Bangkok to astute visitors from around the world.

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Our mission at Co van Kessel Bangkok Tours is to provide our guests with a singularly unique travel experience in Thailand. All our tours use Co’s extensive topographical knowledge of the greater Bangkok area as well as his keen eye for the interesting to take you where nobody else can or will.

We aim not to bore you with talk, but to immerse you in an experience where your individual fascinations emerge.

Bicycles, boats, and our feet become the tools we use to gain access to the previously inaccessible, behind-the-scenes lifestyle of the Thai.
Here the roots of an ancient culture will become evident in a way you never could have imagined





Operating over more than 30 years, we have build up history with a press articles over the years.

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Operating for more than 30 years, we have build up and documented quite some memories.



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