Thailand:Visitors be cautious of various scams in Bangkok

Posted on October 25, 2012 • Filed under: Thailand, Tourist Warning

As a popular tourist destination, Bangkok has its share of touts and scam artists working hard to bilk unsuspecting tourists of their money (and dignity). On my visit last year we encountered three instances of these scams. The first one is fairly common – tuktuk drivers who will quote exorbitant rates to ferry passengers to destinations that aren’t that far. The best way to deal with them is to just walk away (by which they will immediately lower their price by half).
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