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Most Viewed Tourist Traps in Bangkok

  • 1. Taxi scams

    Bangkok taxi driver requests fare prior to commencing trip to destination once victim in car. Bangkok taxi driver requests fare once 63 year young lady in cab. After being given the address on a card...

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  • 2. Tuk-tuks

    this will be my tourist trap tips for the bangkok style tuk tuks, which are way different in design and make from the phuket tuk tuks and the ayuthaya tuk tuks. Tuk tuks are a generic tricycle common...

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  • 3. Tours & Tuk Tuks with extra stops

    By my second day in Bangkok I had not formed a great impression of the Thai people, or rather any of them connected with the tourist industry. I was aware of the scams and had been vigilant but I...

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  • 4. Grand Palace Closed Scam

    Often when you are looking for directions or the entrance to a temple/palace/... a local comes up to you and tells you that the place is closed. Sometimes it's "closed for lunch", for temples it's...

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  • 5. Khao San Road

    Behind the famous spot Khao San road, the street behind called RAMBUTTRI, you can find various type of restaurant and bars, is a very nice place, and less crowded then Khao San!! But there is a...

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  • 6. Patpong Night Market

    HAVING VISITED PATPONG NIGHT MARKET SEVERAL TIMES OVER THE YEARS AND MOST OF THE TIME ENJOYED AND GOT SOME BARGAINS.I WAS DISSAPOINTED JULY 2007 WITH THE MARKET TRADERS STARTING PRICES HAVING...

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  • 7. Airport Duty Free

    The gist of the scam is that a salesperson will slip something into your shopping bag at duty free outlets letting you believe that it a free gift from your purchase of duty free goods... You will...

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  • 8. Lucky Buddha scam

    we were around the World Trade Center shooting photos of the statue when a guy approached me and explained to me about the sacred statue. He told us we were very lucky to visit Bangkok that particular...

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  • 9. Floating Markets

    this is a certified tourist trap more so if you are not the type who wants to buy handicrafts or furnitures. according to their website: RTC relocated its headquarters to 240 Moo 6 Tambon Dongruay ,...

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  • 10. Jewelry & Gem Stores

    One of the most common scams in Bangkok is the gem scam where they tell you that you can buy cheap gems in Thailand then sell them on elsewhere for a large profit. Ours took place when we ended up at...

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  • 11. Snake & Crocodile Farm

    That snake was put on the shoulder of innocent and naive looking tourist in front of the gate to Wat Po (where reclining Buddha is). The owner of the snake goes around with his snake in hand and...

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  • 12. Highway Tolls

    If you are taking a cab and there is a toll charge along the way, make sure that you pay at the toll (pass the money to the driver) instead of waiting till the end of the trip. Sometimes, the driver...

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  • 13. Erawan Shrine

    My wife and her sister just visited Erawan Shrine recently. There a lot of flower seller surrounding and asking tourist to offer flower to Buddha, with the heart of sincerity, my wife is happy to...

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  • 14. Bird Feeding

    Near the Grand Palace there is a place were a lot of doves and a Thai fat woman and a middle aged man give unsuspecting tourist a small bag of corn kernel. They look friendly and as if they were...

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  • 15. Tailors

    Yesterday, in wanting to find a good tailor in the Silom/Bangrak area, i spent an hour looking around the Net. One name came appearing over and over again Savile Row (often alongside Talior Pro - they...

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  • 16. Airport Taxis

    I booked the BANGKOK AIRPORT VIP Services to help transfer from a International flight to a domestic flight and they didn't show up!! Missed the flight and had to stay a night in a Bangkok Airport...

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  • 17. Photo scam

    There are some life sized pictures of Thai costumes that have holes where you can put your face on it to take a picture. Well, this one is not also free. The people won't mislead you that it's free...

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  • 18. Chatuchak Market

    Beware of the Muslim Food Stall next to the Clock Tower at Chatuchak Market! Had a meal of Seafood Tom Yam and Thai Fried Rice with 2 bottles of Coke for 2 people and it costs us 345THB! This is more...

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  • 19. Bargain - Haggling

    It is best to pay a little to a hotel worker who can shop for you as they will recognize you as american and make you pay 3x as much. If you have to shop alone, look tired and uninterested. I had a...

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  • 20. Government Travel Agency

    I really haven't tried to book online for a place in where we can stay when we arrived in Bangkok, because I thought at that time that it's dangerous to enter your credit card number in the...

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  • 21. Silom Village

    We're not blaming anyone but our good friend Marili for this. Before we left home, we were mapping out our trip and making a list of all the restaurants and shopping haunts we needed to visit. Marili...

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  • 22. Samboondee Seafood

    Correct. Aside from the knockoff name, its definitely a scam. YOu should avoid this tourist trap. I have been to Thailand at least 10 times. In the hundreds of meals that I have had in many Thai...

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  • 23. Spas - Massages

    be careful : you can have a normal facial treatment for c.a 500 bht and collagen for 1000 bht, sometimes spa looks nice outside but inside are cheap and no professional like i.e:Ragnam ,in ragnam...

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  • 24. Government Trade Centre scam

    They are official & they do work for the government but the con is..... They will tell you that there is a government jewelery sale but it is only happening on that day!!! They will then get you a...

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  • 25. Patpong

    Wow, the fact that I saw Patpong in the list of the tourist traps, means there really are a lot of con artists there. Never, ever, EVER, believe when someone calls you to watch the "ping pong show"...

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