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?
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.
On our 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. These expressions show deep respect and gratitude for Thai culture. Of course our guides are happy to explain this unspoken etiquette to you and guide you through the temple visit. Here are a few things you should keep in mind when visiting a temple:
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.
Bangkok has a tropical monsoon climate. It doesn’t experience the highest temperatures but it does have the highest year-round average. The main reason being that temperatures don’t drop significantly at night. The monsoon climate gives Bangkok the three following seasons
How to get get from the airport to Khao san road? A question often asked by those staying in and around the popular backpackers street of Khao san Road in Bangkok’s historical district Rattanakosin. As Bangkok has two different airport we will explain how to get to Khao san Road from both these airports.
There are several reasons to choose a Thai SIM-card with internet access when travelling in Thailand. We will go over several things you need to keep in mind when choosing a travel SIM-card in Thailand.
The skyline of Bangkok is beautiful and gives a great panoramic view on the city. To enjoy this view there are many rooftop bars to be found. A visit to a rooftop bar is another highlight on a visit to Bangkok and gives a great view on it’s amazing skyline. After you have experienced the city from within (either by bike or by foot), you can discover the city from above with a drink, not far from our office.
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.