Bangkok Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Jewelery & Gem Scams

    We were led by the Tourist Police from the Old City area to another temple and recommended to visit Baan Thai Gems Co. Ltd. The Tourist Police hired a tuk-tuk for us. At the other temple (the Royal...

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  • 2. Tuk-tuks

    I'll never take a tuk unless I have a good idea what the price should be. Last May I got a tuk from the train station to Panthip Plaza. The driver wanted 200bt but agreed to 120. I paid him with a tip...

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  • 3. Patpong & Prostitution

    We went to Heavenly massage parlour for a massage. It was in Soi 7, Sukhamvit Road, where our hotel was located and seemed to be convenient to us. I was having a foot massage by one of the ladies....

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  • 4. Taxi scams

    This was my 3rd trip to bangkok and i realized most of the taxi driver has changed and refused to go on metered and asked for flat rate. But 1 thing i would like to share is though some of them asked...

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  • 5. Water Quality

    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

    I was in bangkok 2 weeks ago. on approsimately 15.00 in some way some people put me drug in my body ( maybe in water or coffee) and I loose my awarness for 3 hours. in that time the thieth stolen my...

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  • 7. Traffic

    Background Since 1 December, demonstrators had been attempting to forcibly enter Government House and the Metropolitan Police Bureau. Protesters on 2 December used homemade petrol-based explosives and...

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  • 8. Dress codes

    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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  • 9. Weather & Climate

    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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  • 10. Grand Palace Closed Scam

    We were walking to Grand Palace at 10am when about 200yds from the site we were stopped by a well dressed man and asked whether we were going to Grand Palace. Then he started saying that the temple...

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  • 11. Pickpockets

    Hi, my husband and I visit bangkok/thailand often and we have never experienced any issues with the Thai people, I find the Thai people quite pleasant and helpful. I find that if you keep to yourself,...

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  • 12. Airport Departure Tax

    I LEFT BANGKOK JULY 2007 AND WAS TOLD BY MY TOUR REP THAT DEPARTURE TAX HAD INCREASED TO 750 BAHT. I HAVE BEEN TO THAILAND SEVERAL TIMES AND DID NOT SEE ANY KIOSKS AT THE NEW AIRPORT TO PAY THE TAX....

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  • 13. Begging

    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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  • 14. Stray dogs

    BANGKOK Like other countries in Asia always beware of stray dogs. The stray dog populations in this city are vast and it is best to keep well away from them at all times..The vast amount of stray...

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  • 15. 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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  • 16. Pedestrian safety

    If you don't look like a Thai, expect attention when walking around Bangkok. We found that even waiting to cross the road we were offered a taxi, a tuktuk and a massage. We politely shook our heads...

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  • 17. Fake Police

    You know the saying that "bad luck never comes alone"? After the whole shenanigan we encountered at Samboondee Restaurant, we encountered another one as my buddy and I were leaving the con man's...

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  • 18. Canal & River boats

    High speed river buses fly along some of the remaining Bangkok canals and can be great fun for the more adventurous. They are fast, direct and cheap but not for the feint hearted. Some of the stops...

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  • 19. Street Food

    I noticed that the lady vendors can be very rude at times to you if you do not buy anything from their shop or outlets on the road after going through the products. They sometimes do not understand...

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  • 20. Chatuchak Weekend Market

    I had a bad experience yesterday when I had gone with my kids to chatuchak weekend market in the afternoon at around 3pm a nice looking couple approached me and started a conversation in pretext of...

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  • 21. 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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  • 22. Walking Alone

    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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  • 23. Airport Travel

    "Letters of complaint to the papers here in Thailand make it clear that passengers are regularly detained at the airport for alleged shoplifting, and then made to pay middlemen to win their freedom."...

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  • 24. Bargin - Haggling

    This is a scam that you will almost certainly encounter in one form or another while you are in Bangkok. Some locals are extremely keen for tourists to spend their money while they are in their city,...

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  • 25. Rain - Flooding

    is anyone still living in the floodarea, we are exchange students from Thammasat university, we are taking a class project, which is aimed to help the people suffering under the water. see our...

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  • 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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