Bangkok Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Taxis

    I have written a full account of a taxi driver who tried to scam us in Bangkok. We took photos of various stuff on the way (meter, maps etc) and when he took us to the police station to try and make...

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  • 2. Tuk-tuks

    What a disaster TukTuks are ! What a reputation ! - they don't bring you where you want, but to places they get commission for: fake gem shops and (wait for it !) the Thai King's Royal Cashmere...

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  • 3. Patpong - Bars

    I haven't been yet but have stumbled upon this information. The Patong District is like the red light district filled with bars, girls, men who look like girls, nudity, sex offerings, etc. You get the...

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  • 4. Jewelery & Gem Scams

    I went there on my cruise to phuket, I wanted to buy something 100% natural and non-treated stones. I asked the salesperson whether my ruby ring is natural and non-treated, he confirmed very...

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  • 5. Water

    Yes; Bangkok's water is treated at the facility. And, when sampled, at the facility, it will pass all the tests. The problem is contamination from the delivery system. The pipes that carry the...

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  • 6. Drugs & Spiked Drinks

    On the 23/10/2014 at approximately 3am, I decided to leave Ko San Road and walk back to my hostel. I took short cut up an alley at the end near Burger King. I was pestered by a crazy disgusting...

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  • 7. Clothes

    Although Thais are very tolerant especially to foreign tourists, it is best to show respect in dress code when visiting temples. This dress code is strictly enforced at the Grand Palace. But do not...

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  • 8. Theft

    I read a lot of warnings about Bangkok, but in general I felt pretty safe and had no trouble at all. There was almost no hassle either, which is good for big Asian cities. Apart from a pushy taxi...

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  • 9. Traffic

    There's no chance to program a local trip by car without two or three hours of tolerance. The traffic is always jammed, and the pollution very high. We took a taxi for a five kilometers ride to a...

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  • 10. Pollution

    Avoid Bangkok until the authorities sort out the air quality controls for the city. I'm currently holed up in the Baiyoke Sky Hotel on the 43 rd floor looking out at the city, I can see a THICK bank...

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  • 11. Grand Palace Scams

    Outside the Grand Palace they warn you "do not trust wily strangers." They underline the warning, so you can guess it's pretty important. The problem, which we didn't encounter as we shunned all...

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  • 12. Streetfood

    While many people rave about the street food in Thailand, I was a bit turned off by it. It looks great and I did try it several times with no problem. However, a few things to keep in mind. As you can...

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  • 13. Road Safety

    There are aspects of Thailand that are unsafe, but you see that International recommendations and safety rules slowly are spreading over the country. International signs are altered to fit in the...

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  • 14. Beggars

    Its entirely up to you if you want to give your money to these people. Who knows the real reason or their circumstances of why they are there. I did give a small amount of shrap that I didnt want to...

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  • 15. Fake Tickets

    Unfortunately there are touts preying on tourists in Bangkok. They could be well dressed, friendly and speak fluent English. One of the scams is to sell you fake admission tickest or tickets at...

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  • 16. Khao Shan Road

    Saongkran Festival can be witnessed at its best at Khaosan Road, startong from 12th April till 15th but can cuase great damage to your eyes so Be careful and wear Googles or Sun Glasses while out...

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  • 17. Driving

    Taxi Formula 1 drivers under construction My Photos First Photo: Taxi in Bangkok Second Photo: Main street in Bangkok Third Photo: Main street in Bangkok Fourth Photo: Street in Bangkok by...

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  • 18. Walking

    Bangkok is generally a safe place for travellers however like any big city it does have it's fair share of crime.You should be very careful when you are walking alone at night if you are alone .For...

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  • 19. Canal & River Boats

    Be careful of the 'staff' at pier thirteen which leads to Bangkok. They're not boat staff but a simple private travel agent. They give out false advice, steering people to the more expensive tourist...

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  • 20. Health

    Be aware of the heat and the humidity in the country before you go as it can be extremely hot out there. It was very very hot when I visited last month and had to use a lot of sun block to protect my...

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  • 21. Elephants

    If you're driving around Thailand, you might come across an exciting sight: elephants being used for transport on the open road. Rules appear to to be much the same as for passing horses - as wide and...

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  • 22. Skytrain

    Bangkok is world renowned for its terrible traffic problems, so getting around on the roads is a bit of a nightmare. Yes, Bangkok has a metro but it only consist of one line (at the moment) and, yes,...

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  • 23. Excess Baggage

    Just be cautious of your luggage weight and what you carry in your hand luggage as the customs at the Bangkok airport is quite strict. They will just throw away whatever that is not allowed to carry...

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  • 24. Wat Arun

    Very steep and narrow steps lead to a balcony high on the central tower of Wat Arun. Take care when going up and coming back down. Everybody was having difficulty with them when I visited so please...

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  • 25. Animals

    You learn about Lumphini Park and decide to visit and take a stroll and enjoy the shade, natural beauty and fresh air. Nothing to worry about, right? Well, although you really shouldn't worried about...

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Comments (2)

  • djkimk's Profile Photo
    Sep 12, 2015 at 9:15 AM

    Thailand is a safe country. At least I think so. But if you are naive of nature, maybe make sure to have someone with you that knows Thaland. For important phonenumbers and stuff, look at this article: thailanddirectoryonline.com/...

  • Aug 10, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    I will never put my foot in Thailand ever again, that country is land of scam not as samone said land of smile full stop. I was in Bangkok tuk tuk took me for ride to Jewellery shops givinng me advice like its special day today buy gold jewellery only one in year oportunity lucky me i felt somthing is wrong also took me to restorants and there they ripped me off paid big money 2 waiters come to table sorunded me and i have to pay bill. Also got scamed in Phuket limusine took from Phuket airport driver talking like he has to go to office to stamp ticket and took as for ride said come to office have drink, we wnet inn they scamed as with some expensive trips to phi pi island . Never again Thailand for me shame that such beautifull country full of scams and dishonest people. Please aviod this country at all cost i experienced myself all.
    Zack Melbourne

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