Phuket Tourist Traps

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  • 1. Shopping and nightlife

    Well, this happened to my friend during my last trip...(for ppl who think i dunno what i am talking abt it was 16th trip to pukhet), since it was his first time he got bedazzled by the relatively...

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  • 2. Excursions

    We regretfully took 2 tours with this company and we can't decide which was worse than the other. JAMES BOND ISLAND- The shuttle to pick us up was completely overcrowded and if we knew it would take...

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  • 3. Island Safari

    I asked my hostel to book for me one hour elephant trekking so they picked that company The transfer from and to the hostel where included, they arrived on time...

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  • 4. Patong- not the tourist paradise you thought

    Pukhet(especially Patong) exists just because of tourists, it is the most expensive place in Thailand all because of high-value tourist's currency.It is not a...

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  • 5. Wang Talang International Lapidary Store

    If you are not into buying assorted precious stones like diamonds, jade, gold, pearl or semi precious stones like ruby, saphhire, emeralds, this is not your...

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  • 6. Moulin Rouge Gentlemen's Club

    I've Included this at the tourist trap tips as you can get your wallet drained really fast when you want to experience russian and slavic strip shows here in...

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  • 7. Premier Property and Leisure scam

    In Kata Beach, Phuket the following scam is alive and well. Watch out for and avoid the marketing promotion by young people on scooters - they stop you and ask...

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  • 8. Jetski damage scam

    PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE YOU EVEN CONTEMPLATE HIRING A JETSKI IN PHUKET!!!!!I did not know anything about the jetski scams in Phuket before we hired a...

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  • 9. ATM withdrawals come with a 150bt fee

    I only used an ATM in Patong twice, but both times were at differenct Banks and both times I was hit with a 150bt fee. Im not entirely sure if this is the case...

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  • 10. 24hr vomitting migraine.

    If youve never travelled long distance in a plane before and you are prone to migraines, just beware that you may encounter a rather horrible one!!! It seems...

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  • 11. Beware of tourists on mopeds with scratchies!

    This seems to be a new scam in Patong, and you will come across these almost non-stop on a daily basis, so they will indeed become very very annoying!!! This...

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  • 12. Avoid Sala Spa

    My friend read many good reviews of Sala Spa in Phuket on Tripadvisor and decided to check it out. It was more expensive than the places nearby but since it is...

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  • 13. Don't Get Sucked Into This!

    There is a company based in or near Surin Beach called 'Premier Property and Leisure'. Their sales reps (some are locals, some are expats) promote their sales...

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  • 14. Stop asking for sex while having a Thai massage

    Phuket and specially Patong beach is one of the places on earth where it's easier to have sex if you want to.Now i wonder why people must ask or accept sexual...

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  • 15. Water fountain show

    An inflight magazine suggested seeing the water fountain show at Jungceylon. It has schedules and we saw the night schedule.The show was nice but tends to be a...

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  • 16. Tuk-tuk

    I would really like to see (and ride!) a tuk-tuk. In Phuket I asked were to find one and was disappointed to be pointed to a small van-like four-wheeled...

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  • 17. touts at phuket city bus stand

    the moment your bus (songthaeow) reaches the terminus you will be inevitably surrounded by a number of touts. the typical sales line is that you are not in the...

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  • 18. Taxi Rip Off

    Beware of the "Friendly" Taxi booth at the hotel Kata Palm Resort (and other hotels).I was "just standing around" the lobby with no plans when they approached...

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  • 19. Travel agents at the Bus Station-Phuket Town

    As you approach the bus station, there a row of travel agents next to some of the buses. Don't use them. They wanted 800B each to go to Chumphon (Bus costs 390B...

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  • 20. Be cool for Tour Agents for different options....

    Off course every body who moves for holidays to phuket and need to go to see the other islands, different shows, lot of other attractions other then beach where...

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  • 21. Seafood restaurants

    One thing I know for sure. The price of seafood restaurants here is very steep. WAY TOO STEEP!!! Some tourist say, "Well, the price is ok when i convert back to...

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  • 22. Security

    I wasn't sure on previous occasions I stayed in Phuket whether I had lost some money or whether I'd spent it without noticing. The last time I was sure I'd had...

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  • 23. Join Minibus

    One of the cheapest mode of transportation from Airport to Patong Beach is to take the join minibus. Tickets are priced at THB150 and can be purchased at the...

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  • 24. BAR BILLS

    When you go to a bar it is wise to see the prices first because not all bars have the same ones,and if you want to drink a few more drinks maybe a good idea to...

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  • 25. beware of Minotel Hotel

    i'm not suggesting you ditch that hotel forever but extreme caution and common sense which i apparently lack is required. my bitterness springs from a sad...

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