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Bangkokvanguards is a boutique travel operator that you takes on you on fun, off the beaten track insider tours in and around Bangkok with focus on food tours, heritage walking tours and bike tours
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Message from the founder: Michael Biedassek

 

19 years ago, I set out to explore not only my Asia roots (as a German-Polish-Thai-Chinese) but also the urban dimensions of Bangkok which are not on the radar of society, from the abandoned skyscrapers of the 1997 financial crisis, the informal communities along rail tracks and beneath elevated highways to the historic villages deep in the forgotten areas of the city.

 

These microcosms and my ability to speak Thai opened up a whole new world of information about the complexity, diversity and dynamics of urban and rural life and the state of Thailand’s local heritage. Throughout the years I have been forming bonds with locals and community leaders and was able to build a team of urban explorers, anthropologists and documentarians to uncover, celebrate and support the hidden Bangkok.

 

I believe that the way we travel can make us see the world differently and shape it positively for others. We want to share the impact, insights and empathy that urban exploration has had on us and allow for slow travel and careful observation to dive deeper into Thailand’s fascinating heritage, unmasked realities and connect with people and stories on the ground.

 

I’m in the process of rebuilding a team as we grind out of the pandemic. It will be a long process but I’m happy you made it to our website and we hope we can serve as inspiration for your next Thailand visit. Feel free to follow our journey and be part of our community.


THE TEAM (THE GUIDES)


Mu

Mu

ARCHAEOLOGIST 

Michai

Michai

URBAN EXPLORERS

Phannee

Phannee

VANGUARDS EXPERIENCE OFFICER

Black

Black

VANGUARDS EXPERIENCE OFFICER

Piya

Piya

VANGUARDS EXPERIENCE OFFICER

Worathep

Worathep

VANGUARDS EXPERIENCE OFFICER

Jay

Jay

VANGUARDS EXPERIENCE OFFICER

Pee Ae

Pee Ae

VANGUARDS EXPERIENCE OFFICER

Apple

Apple

VANGUARDS EXPERIENCE OFFICER


JOIN US (CONTRIBUTORS & PARTNERS)


Join urban explorers, documentarians and tour guides on a mission to explore and share our passion and care for Thailand’s people, communities and heritage. 

Tong

Tong

HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER

Prach

Prach

CHIEF MEDIA WIZARD

Sunny

Sunny

CHIEF HAPPINESS OFFICER

Thomas

Thomas

JEDI

Flo

Flo

Michael Commons

Michael Commons

AUTHOR ON SELF-RELIANCE 

Jan Daga

Jan Daga

DOCUMENTARIAN

Charlie Colasurdo

Charlie Colasurdo

URBAN STUDIES PADAWAN

Lou

Lou

URBAN EXPLORER (BANG NOI1960)

Martin

Martin

CRAFTS MAN (BANG NOI 1960) 


FOUNDER & CHIEF EXPLORER


Michael Biedassek

Michael Biedassek