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Kien Nguyen

After a few years working in Oceania, Kien has decided to make all the way back home to develop his career path. The global tourism and hospitality industries have been hit hard by the unprecedented epidemic, especially Southeast Asia. Hence, he wants to give a hand to revive the region’s vibrancy, connectivity and diversity that they had before.

With the great passion for travelling, aviation and geography; setting foot on most of Asia Pacific countries, he desires to share his knowledge and interesting stories on the way to explore new lands and cultures with like – minded people with the aim of creating the unforgettable memories in your lifetime. Welcome to the Far East!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Southeast Asia is lands of amazing cultures and friendly people. Let my hands-on experiences and expertise in the areas take you to Vietnam, Thailand & Indonesia. They're full of experiences from adrenaline to luxury leisure activities. "

How did you get involved in travel?

""To travel is to live" - this is my favorite quote and travel is also my biggest passion. I determined myself to develop my career path in the travel and aviation industries when I was a sophomore. Thus, this is not a coincidence or destiny. I choose this because I love it! "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"The unforgettable travel memory is my first time going abroad to Singapore when I was 15-year old boy. Everything is totally new and different for me at that time and Singapore is the true country bringing me to the big world and inspiring me to see more interesting lands. "

Kien is part of the following groups: Cambodia Travel Agents, Thailand Travel Agents, Vietnam Travel Agents
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Recent trip reviews for Kien

Honeymoon of our dreams!
Thailand | Apr 10 - Apr 23, 2024

Michael and Miranda
Michael and Miranda E.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024
Everything was pretty much amazing, there were a few things we didn’t love (like sometimes not being able to choose our food or know how long we were going to be doing an activity or how long it would take to get a place). Those kind of things come with the territory of having a guides on the ground and having someone who knows the area/culture/etc. outweighed most of our drawbacks! We even lost some nice headphones and were able to get them sent to the next place we stayed before we left to... Read more

Everything was pretty much amazing, there were a few things we didn’t love (like sometimes not being able to choose our food or know how long we were going to be doing an activity or how long it would take to get a place). Those kind of things come with the territory of having a guides on the ground and having someone who knows the area/culture/etc. outweighed most of our drawbacks! We even lost some nice headphones and were able to get them sent to the next place we stayed before we left to be back in the states. Overall if you’re going to a place where you don’t have experience traveling or possibly are worried about language barriers (or like us) don’t want to have to worry about the headaches of booking and transportation yourself DEFINITELY book with KimKim!

Hotel Review
The FloatHouse River Kwai
Chang Wat Kanchanaburi

This place is an experience all its own!! A ABSOLUTE MUST STAY! We loved every moment we stayed here.

Authenticity & Character
You feel like you’re really in nature with all the luxury of a 5 star hotel!
Location
It’s off the beaten path, and you have to take a boat to get there which was so fun!
Staff
The service here was amazing!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
John Gray's sea canoe - Hong by Starlight joining tour
John Gray's sea canoe - Hong by Starlight joining tour
Phuket

This is an ABSOLUTE must do on your trip if you have any time in Phuket!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Local specialist: Kien Nguyen

A trip to remember
Thailand | Feb 22 - Mar 9, 2024

Reuven
Reuven H.
Israel | Reviewed on Mar 17, 2024
All four guides and drivers were great, knowledgeable and dedicated. The itinerary was planned according to our wishes and the interactive software is amazing and effective, not to mention our specialist. Read more

All four guides and drivers were great, knowledgeable and dedicated. The itinerary was planned according to our wishes and the interactive software is amazing and effective, not to mention our specialist.

Hotel Review
Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui
Surat Thani
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Koh Samui - Half Day Fun at Koh Tan & Koh MadSum with Snorkeling by Private Long-tail Boat
Koh Samui - Half Day Fun at Koh Tan & Koh MadSum with Snorkeling by Private Long-tail Boat
Koh Samui
Quality of Experience
Local specialist: Kien Nguyen

2 week Thailand dec 2023–this is my second time booking with kimkim, f...
Thailand | Dec 24 - Jan 6, 2024

J
Jessie C.
Dixon, CA | Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024
this is my second time booking with kimkim, first was dec 2022 to vietnam , and this time was 2 week dec xmas season to Thailand, both trips were great, well planned, schedules, drivers , guides were excellent. the places we visited were what we expected, the execution of daily activities were on target. my agent, Kien , did a wonderful job planning this trip for us. Read more

this is my second time booking with kimkim, first was dec 2022 to vietnam , and this time was 2 week dec xmas season to Thailand, both trips were great, well planned, schedules, drivers , guides were excellent. the places we visited were what we expected, the execution of daily activities were on target. my agent, Kien , did a wonderful job planning this trip for us.

Hotel Reviews
JC Kevin Sathorn Bangkok Hotel
Bangkok
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
River Kwai Jungle Rafts Floating Hotel

this hotel doesn’t have electricity! be aware ! so no hot water to shower! needs some improvement on the property

Authenticity & Character
Location
needs to boat 30 min to get here
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
not so clean, too rustic
Kantary Hotel Ayutthaya
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Chanalai Flora Resort
Phuket
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Nak Nakara Hotel
Chiang Rai
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Buri Siri Hotel
Chiang Mai
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The Park Nine Suvarnabhumi
Bangkok
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Symbolic temples - Klong tour
Symbolic temples - Klong tour
Bangkok
Kanchanaburi - Morning Hike to Erawan National Park - An Insight to World War II
Kanchanaburi - Morning Hike to Erawan National Park - An Insight to World War II
Kanchanaburi
Kanchanaburi - Ayutthaya sightseeing
Kanchanaburi - Ayutthaya sightseeing
Thailand
Elephant Jungle Sanctuary (Afternoon session)
Elephant Jungle Sanctuary (Afternoon session)
Chiang Mai
Night Street Food Tour After Dark by Tuk Tuk
Night Street Food Tour After Dark by Tuk Tuk
Bangkok
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Chiang Rai Sightseeing and Art
Chiang Rai Sightseeing and Art
Chiang Rai
Doi Inthanon National Park - A nature walk and culture
Doi Inthanon National Park - A nature walk and culture
Chiang Mai
Half Day - Half Night Hike at Khao Sok National Park
Half Day - Half Night Hike at Khao Sok National Park
Khao Sok
Chiew Larn Lake Khao Sok Full Day Tour
Chiew Larn Lake Khao Sok Full Day Tour
Khao Sok
Simon Cabaret Phuket Show
Simon Cabaret Phuket Show
Phuket
The Spiritual of Twilight Sea Canoe at Phang Nga Bay & James Bond Island
The Spiritual of Twilight Sea Canoe at Phang Nga Bay & James Bond Island
Phuket
Koh Phi Phi - Khai Island by Speedboat
Koh Phi Phi - Khai Island by Speedboat
Phuket
Local specialist: Kien Nguyen

Thailand trip of a lifetime....worth every cent!
Thailand | Dec 2 - Dec 17, 2023

Charlie
Charlie A.
Hailey, ID | Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023
Kien provided an initial schedule for our family trip to Thailand which we adapted to include some other points of interest. After we set the schedule I was prepared to underwhelmed due to the logistics nightmare that I thought we had created.
From our arrival in Bangkok, where we were met at the jetway by a golf cart that whisked us through customs, to the remote aerie house overlooking the ocean with its infinity pool where we spent our final few days, everything was spectacularly...
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Kien provided an initial schedule for our family trip to Thailand which we adapted to include some other points of interest. After we set the schedule I was prepared to underwhelmed due to the logistics nightmare that I thought we had created.
From our arrival in Bangkok, where we were met at the jetway by a golf cart that whisked us through customs, to the remote aerie house overlooking the ocean with its infinity pool where we spent our final few days, everything was spectacularly coordinated.
Great accommodations, wonderful guides (Annie in Bangkok, and Noe in Chang Mai), safe and courteous drivers with their spacious and luxurious vans.
We took four internal flights over our 2.5 weeks, multiple ferry or long boat trips....there is no way we could have done this with no stress, but with Kiens expert connections it was a trip of a lifetime for our family. One could purchase our vacation cheaper by doing it ourselves, but that comes with all the stress, language barriers, logistics, it just isn't worth it......just call Kien at Kim Kim

Hotel Review
Aksara Heritage
Chiang Mai

Tucked away in a side street in Old Town, Chang Mai this hotel epitomizes comfort. The staff is very attentive and welcoming. The rooms are spacious and the beds are extremely comfortable. The breakfast offers a wide selection of western and Asian options. There was a nice touch of free neck and shoulder massages being offered each afternoon for a few hours.

Authenticity & Character
Although its a relatively new hotel it exudes the comfort of a well worn arm chair
Location
A short tuktuk to the night markets and restaurants of Old Town
Staff
Greeted by everyone, even in passing by. Polite and sincerely looking to ensure you have everything you need
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Bangkok symbolic temples
Bangkok symbolic temples
Bangkok

Having a guide makes a tremendous difference to the experience. All the official guides have to do extensive courses before they are allowed to "guide" and so one gets to hear the history of the various buildings and their significance of their time

Guides, Drivers and Staff
Annie was great and well informed
Transport
AD was great navigating the mass of traffic and yet somehow always dropped us off very close to the attractions and very quick to pick us up at the end of the tour
Night Street Food Tour After Dark by Tuk Tuk
Night Street Food Tour After Dark by Tuk Tuk
Bangkok

Until one goes to Bangkok you cannot describe the night scene. We toured by the flower market which operates only at night, passing by multiple street vendors selling their wares or food offerings.The food is diverse and interesting predominantly chicken.

Railway market & floating market
Railway market & floating market
Bangkok

Organized chaos! Take a long boat through the narrow waterways bordered by vendors in boats along the banks, and more vendors on the sides of the waterways.

Quality of Experience
Very uniques experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Love Chiang Mai cooking experience (Morning session)
Love Chiang Mai cooking experience (Morning session)
Chiang Mai

Lynn met us at the local market, which is an experience in itself, where she/we purchased the products for the meals that we would be making. Then we went off to her house which had a kitchen area set up with multiple cooking stations. Lynn talked us through the cooking process which entailed making predominately local delicacies. Unfortunately for us westerners this included offal , water buffalo blood, and other "delicacies" us westerners are not used to.....but we gave it all a try.

Quality of Experience
Doi Suthep Temple & monk blessing
Doi Suthep Temple & monk blessing
Chiang Mai

Perched atop nearby mountain accessible by cable car one has panoramic views to the valley below. The buildings lends one to wonder how they built these amazing structures in such a remote area. Some very intricate carvings on site

Quality of Experience
Elephant Jungle Sanctuary (Morning session)
Elephant Jungle Sanctuary (Morning session)
Chiang Mai

This is a refuge for elephants. They are treated with kindness and respect by the staff. A wonderful experience to interact up close with these amazing animals

Quality of Experience
Half Day - Half Night Hike at Khao Sok National Park
Half Day - Half Night Hike at Khao Sok National Park
Khao Sok

Our guide, Man, used to live in the jungle and has an amazing ability to know where various species would be. We were fortunate enough to see monkeys, snakes, tarantulas, a plethora of spiders and other creepy crawlers. once we got to the half way point Man cut down some large bamboo proceeded to fashion some plates and cups, and went to work making a delicious curry dinner all cooked inside some bamboo, over a fire. While Man was cooking we took advantage of jumping in the nearby river to cool down. On the return trip to the hotel night had fallen; however, with the powerful LED lights provided, it was easy to pick up the reflection in the eyes of various creatures in the jungle canopy.

Quality of Experience
Food
Khao Sok - Transfer to 500 Rai Floating Resort - Leisure Time
Khao Sok - Transfer to 500 Rai Floating Resort - Leisure Time
Khao Sok

A remote paradise. After jumping on the "hotel provided" long boat one waves through spectacular waterways, ending up at this lovely private get away in the middle of nowhere. Greeted by friendly staff one is invited to relax and decompress. Cool off by diving from your rooms deck, or take your assigned kayak for an explore around the quiet waters. One can take a sunset cruise in their long boat and see some of the nearby waterways.

Quality of Experience
Hong Islands by Private Premium Longtail Boat
Hong Islands by Private Premium Longtail Boat
Krabi

An opportunity to visit some of the islands within the national park. Jump off the long tailed boat and relax on the white sand beaches. Climb the 450 steps up to a lookout where one gets a wonderful view of the islands from above. On to another very small island where our guide cooked up a lovely lunch on the beach. Then off to monkey island where we were able to tempt some of these monkeys to swim (yes.... swim) out to our boat to feed on fresh fruit we fed them.

Quality of Experience
Local specialist: Kien Nguyen