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Most Viewed Tourist Traps in Bangkok

  • 1. Taxi scams

    We traveled back from Siam park city to Bangkok. We closed 300 baht price with the driver stating clearly that it does include high way toll. The driver agreed (although he has very bad...

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  • 2. Tuk-tuks

    We headed to wat po from golden palace and the tuktuk driver was telling us it is closed, that the day we went was a special event, etc. It's open and you can go there so don't listen to the driver...

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  • 3. 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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  • 4. Lucky Buddha scam

    A tuktuk offered us a 40 baht ride with several Temple stops. One stop was at 'Lucky Buddha' where a friendly looking Thai in his mid 50s starts a conversation in which he mentiones that he booked a...

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  • 5. 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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  • 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. 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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  • 8. 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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  • 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. 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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  • 11. 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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  • 12. 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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  • 13. 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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  • 14. 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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  • 15. 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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  • 16. 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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  • 17. 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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  • 18. 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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  • 19. 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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  • 20. 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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  • 21. 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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  • 22. 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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  • 23. 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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  • 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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