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Old Mar 9th, 2007, 08:15 AM
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Recommendations for Tour Guides Drivers in Bangkok?

I have contacted Ratt, Cherry, and Tong for an upcoming trip to Bangkok, and they are all busy! Does anyone have other tour guide recommendations for me to try with the emails or contact info?

Can anyone suggest a great day of tours that is a little off the regular highlights? This will be my 3rd trip, so I would like to explore more of Bangkok. I am planning to visit the Prusart and MR Kukrit museums with a tour guide if I can find one. Can I do both of these in 1 day? I am also interested in making merit with the monks. I am not so interested in the River Kwai.

Thanks for any suggestions!
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Old Mar 9th, 2007, 08:59 AM
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You have a guide supplied for you at the Prasart (and the Kukrit, too, I assume), so you are really just looking for a driver for that day. You might try Julie Taxi, that's who I used to take me to the Prasart.
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Old Mar 9th, 2007, 04:39 PM
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I am almost hesitatant to post this, because I put the original post up about Ratt a few years ago and now she is so busy I can never book her! But I have received so many good tips off this board, that I feel compelled to share.....

When I was in BKK last Nov I met a new driver...he is really just a taxi driver, but one who speaks quite passable English and has a nice personality. He's been driving a taxi in BKK for many years. When not on a job, he normally hangs out in the cab line in front of the Four Seasons.

If you just need a reliable driver, and not a guide, try "Sak." Only problem is, no email, but you can call him at 66-8-1807-5686.

A friend of mine from Singapore used him in Jan and was quite satisfied.
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Old Mar 14th, 2007, 08:56 AM
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I am leaving for Bangkok next week. I just found the Fodor's Forum and guess I left it too late to try and book all your favorite guides/drivers. Ratt, Tong, and Cherry are busy, and Julietaxi hasn't returned my email. Ratt has been very good about answering my questions and emails and has suggested Mr. Yuth for the day. Has anyone been on a tour with him?

We wanted to give merit to the monks, visit MR Kukrit and Prasart and were open to suggestions. Kukrit is only open Sat. and Sun. and we are not there on either of those days.

This was her suggestion:
Mr.Yuth will pick you up at 6:00AM in the lobby of the hotel. He will take you to buy food at the market near by there. Then take you to the temple after that take you back to the hotel, let you have breakfast. Leave the hotel at 8:30AM to Prasart Museum I will reservation 9:30AM for you 2 person, after here to Suan Pakkad Palace Museum, then have lunch at Kanitha Restaurant then see Kamtheing House. If you never see Jim Thomson House you still have time to do it. But you have to tell him he can make the program again to see which one have to do after Pasart Museum.

Does anyone have any input as to making this tour day the most interesting? We have been to BKK several times and seen the major sights, but have not been to the Prasart.

Thank you!
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Old Mar 14th, 2007, 08:58 AM
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i think that would be a fantastic day...
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Old Mar 14th, 2007, 10:53 AM
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SllyJ,

Looks like a full day to me too. I would trust Ratt's suggestions.

Aloha!
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Old Mar 14th, 2007, 12:07 PM
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Thank you for all of your feedback. I will go ahead and book with Mr. Yuth and finalize the outing with confidence!
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