BKK City Hike
BKK City Hike is an organization that organizes five-hour walks through the city. During this walk, you won’t see any known tourist attractions, but you will be taken to unknown places. It’s a lot of fun when you’re sick and tired of all the Chinese and Dutch people around you and want to escape them.
Pay what you think it’s worth
This organization works via the ‘Pay what you think it’s worth’ model. They have chosen this approach because they want to make the walk accessible to everyone. This way, backpackers with a smaller budget can participate as well as expats who come to discover Bangkok for a weekend. And that works perfectly, in a small group of up to eight people you get to know each other quickly. At the end of the tour, there will be an envelope where you can put money in. This often varies between 400 and 1000 baht (€11-€30).
The person behind this all is originally from Pakistan, but is now called ‘citizen of the world’. A lot easier than explaining that you have lived in Pakistan, America, England and Australia. He has been living in Bangkok for four years now and works in the tourism industry. During a conversation with two German travellers, he asked them what they wanted to see in Bangkok. They replied that they preferred to go to places where there were not that many tourists. He set out a route and within a few months, this became a real tour with tourists all over the world.