His bright smile is hard to miss when you visit Co van Kessel. Always ready to help customers and colleagues, Sunday has been a familiar face since 2015.
The popular concept of hop-on-hop-off has made its way to Bangkok. Alternative as Bangkok is there are not only hop-on-hop-off busses in Bangkok, but also tuk-tuk’s and different kind of boats with dedicated stops to explore the city. Here are the available options for you to hop on .. and off.
A bicycle tour in Bangkok?!?! 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.
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.
The Co van Kessel office is located on the edge of Chinatown and on the banks of the mighty Chao Phraya river. For those looking for something to do before/after their tour, there is plenty to do around our office. Here are several of our recommendations for nearby cafes, restaurants, shopping malls and more.
Read here the latest and unfiltered Co van Kessel reviews from those that have joined our Bangkok bike and/or boat tours.
Cycling was a passion of Co van Kessel throughout his life in Thailand. Sharing this passion with thousands of visitors every year through his famed bicycle tours was not only Co’s way of showing others the beauty of Thailand; it was also his way to connect with the Thai people. As a company, Co van Kessel Bangkok Tours looks to continue Co’s legacy of promoting cycling in Thailand while giving back to local and rural communities. Here are several ways and projects in which Co van Kessel supports the local and rural communities in Bangkok and beyond.
Lights from hundreds of candles twinkle on the water. Each one carries prayers and wishes sent off to float down the rivers and streams. In Thailand, the Loy Krathong festival is celebrated each year. This festival is celebrated by the locals to drive away their sins and misfortunes. Also, the Hindu goddess Ganga, the goddess of the water, is thanked for using her water and the locals excuse themselves for polluting the water.
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?