Every year in April the Thai New Year is being celebrated. In Thai culture, Songkran initially was celebrated by dousing water over the shoulders which is considered a blessing. Nowadays Songkran is famous for it’s celebration and is just one big water party.
Along our bicycle routes and everywhere around Bangkok you can find spirit houses. You’ll see them in -and in front of- houses, in trees, next to offices, in front of shopping malls and along the roads. Most of the houses we see on the way have a spirit house. They look like small, colorful, beautifully decorated temples. Besides being beautiful to photograph, what are they for? Read more
Taxi’s in Bangkok are everywhere and are mostly cheaper than in your homecountry. However, as a tourist new to Bangkok, it can be more of a hassle to pay the right price. In this article we would like to show you how to take a taxi in Bangkok.
Co van Kessel bike tours are a popular activity in Bangkok for families and suitable for children of all ages. Safety is not a primary concern because we do not cycle in traffic. We have children’s bikes as well as adult bikes with child- and baby seats on the back.
On our bike-, walking- and boat tours we often visit some of Bangkok’s local temples. We are always more than welcome to get a taste of Thai culture. However, there are some easy but important things to note before visiting any temple and particularly before entering the main hall (bot) where the main Buddha image is housed.
When looking for things to do in Bangkok a bike tour might not be the first thing that you will think of. However it’s a great activity to discover what we call the ‘Real Bangkok’. Here is what makes a bike tour the thing to do in Bangkok.
The Co van Kessel Bangkok tours office is located on the edge of Chinatown and located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. Our location makes it possible to find nearby high-end luxury hotels on the romantic river front as well as medium- and budget range hotels located in charismatic Chinatown. Here are some hotels we can recommend.
Bangkok has a lot to offer and there are there is always more to explore. However when you are new to the city and only have one day in Bangkok you are probably looking to get the most out of your day. Here is a one day plan to get the utmost out of your day:
Bangkok is a huge metropolis and it’s hard not to get intimidated by her size the first time you are visiting. Chances are you might feel limited in your freedom of moving by all the traffic to navigate around and explore Bangkok. This guide on transportation will help you to get around Bangkok efficiently.
Sometimes in Bangkok you just want a refreshing dip into the swimming pool. Luckily, Bangkok has a great amount of hotels with swimming pools in different areas and price categories. Here you find several hotels in Bangkok with swimming pools where you can take a refreshing dip after discovering Bangkok by bicycle. The 3 areas covered are Khao san road area, Bangrak/Sathorn and the Riverside. Included are directions from these area to our office.