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  • 1. Taxi scams

    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. Patpong & Prostitution

    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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  • 3. 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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  • 4. Jewelery & Gem Scams

    We were stopped on our way to Wat Po. A man handing us a flyer listed the name of Tourist Police and its phone number of 1155 printed on flyer. He did not wear a police uniform and did not claim to be...

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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

    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. 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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  • 8. 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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  • 9. 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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  • 10. Grand Palace Closed Scam

    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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  • 11. 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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  • 12. 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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  • 13. Street Food

    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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  • 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. 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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  • 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. 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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  • 19. 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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  • 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. 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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  • 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. Mosquito Repellant

    BANGKOK When travelling to Bangkok or anywhere through Thailand ALWAYS carry and use a strong Mosquito Repellant at all times. Like all tropical areas travelling here makes you suseptible to Malaria...

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  • 24. 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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  • 25. 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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  • 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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