Ko Samui Tourist Traps

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Most Viewed Tourist Traps in Ko Samui

  • 1. Changing Money

    I`ll describe 2 traps in 1 tip, 1st one - check your money before changing 2nd one- The amount of money you carry No 1 -- Always double check the amount you are about to exchange,this is common sense,...

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  • 2. Shopping & Bartering

    Because chaweng beach is the most popular place in samui many shops charge 2-3 times more than it's regular price. Bargain at least for half-price or compare from prices from other shops You can try...

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  • 3. taxi driving

    the taxi Buisiness is like a big mafia.the capes dont have taximeters on samui.thats illegal.therefore ask for the price at first.make bagaining.because the...

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  • 4. Exploitive Elephant Rides

    I'm really sorry - I know most tourist's do this stuff but I have to say, honestly, it was just about the sickest thing I have ever seen (besides Patpong Rd. in...

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  • 5. Time share

    English speaking and normally on motorbikes you will be approached win a scratchcard and asked to attend a meeting to win your prize Don't go and try not to...

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  • 6. Beware of the season

    One of the most frequently asked questions in the many internet forums regarding Koh Samui is "what will the weather be lke at this time".The wet season is Oct...

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  • 7. Samui airport

    Exhorbident transfer costs to your accommodation. If you haven`t got transport to your accommodation there are plenty of locals willing to offer you a ride in...

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  • 8. Little businesswomen

    At night especially, children are used to seduce tourists into buying their wares( when i was there, it was 20baht for an orchid necklace) they go around,...

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  • 9. Crafty vendors

    Beach vendors, especially the men who offer henna tattoos or bracelets... if u listen carefully, some will start discreetly saying 'thai weed'... not bad if ur...

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  • 10. Time Share Touts - Beware!!!

    If you venture into Chaweng Central by day i must warn you that you may get stopped by someone who rides a bike up and down all day who asks if you are English...

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  • 11. Mummified Monk at Wat Kiri Wongkaram

    Don`t go because...1. It`s out of the way in the middle of nowhere2. It`s all black & you can`t really see the features of the monk3. The monk is enclosed in a...

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  • 12. There are plenty. . . .

    We opted not to go to the monkey farm, but we did go on an elephant ride (2, in fact). Some of these "cultural" activities are pretty cheesy. But, where would...

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  • 13. Elephant trekking

    Treks are usually pretty short (5-15mn) and on a closed circuit. You should take a package tour (e.g. Island Safari), and see the trek is an added bonus.

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