"Divorce" bangkock

Bangkok is a wonderful city. This is my favorite city. And for all its size and number of inhabitants, is quite a safe city, you can safely walk down the evening streets and nothing to fear. Dangers for tourists here, not many but they are there. Mostly tourists are victims of nonviolent crimes – fraud. Crooks, ready to heat hand on naive and gullible tourists abound everywhere, and Bangkok is no exception.

To avoid becoming a victim of fraud and not to spoil your vacation, refer to the following popular methods of fraud ("wiring") in Bangkok. However, keep in mind that this is only the most common "divorce" from the inexhaustible Arsenal of crooks, so be vigilant always and everywhere.

Fake jewelry

Ювелир в Бангкоке

This is probably the most common way to cheat tourists not only in Bangkok, but in Thailand in General (not counting buying excursions with Russian speaking guides at fantastic prices :-)). Almost no tourist or traveler does not leave Thailand without him trying to sell fake jewelry. If you are a professional in the jewelry business, I do not advise even to go to jewelry shops.

You can lure in jewelry stores all sorts of ways, even tour guides can suggest you to visit a shop selling "trinkets". Almost always, it is cheating under the guise of natural stones you sell, at best, artificial stones, and at worst the glass. And the one who brought you to the store to get their Commission from your purchase. Even "our" tour compatriots were repeatedly observed in such cases, therefore, do not trust anyone that recommends you to buy jewelry there is something there.

The only exception is when you can trust the seller is a large gallery and a jewelry factory. What you got in this place, you will understand immediately the scale of the institution. But there should be more caution, especially if delivery of the products takes place by courier (they simply can replace on the road).

In General, we would not advise you to purchase jewelry, if you do not understand them and can distinguish a fake.

A tour of the sights by tuk-tuk

Самое честное лицо Бангкокского тук-тукера

Sometimes you'll "attack" on the streets close to the tuk-tuk drivers or others "the spring and summer". They will tell you that today the temple is closed for sanitary day, repair or just a day off today in the temple, so you there is nothing to do. Of course, it will offer in return their services, for example, to ride in his tuk tuk for a very interesting tourist route for a ridiculous 50 baht. Or, actually, today is a special day and a holiday, and you ride free.

As a result, you will lose time, visiting souvenir and jewellery shop, where in your head the tuk tuk driver will get a Commission. In the best case you will lose only time, and that in fact you may be persuaded to buy any jewelry fake.

Prices for tuk-tuks

The tuk-tuk itself is the most expensive transport in Bangkok, but sometimes tuk-tuks at all, "pluck":

There were times when the end of the trip, the drivers demanded from passengers agreed amount per passenger, and not for all. Yet it happened that tuk-tuks were imported passengers in dark alleys and unexpectedly increased the previously agreed amount. Ideally, you should negotiate the fare on paper, to exclude all misunderstandings.

If you are sure they are right, you can scare him by the police. Usually it is sobering.

A taxi ride for a fixed price

Taxi drivers around the world is untrustworthy and always want to obtain from tourists more money. Bangkok is no exception. Avoid travelling by taxi at a bargain price and always insist on the trip meter as negotiated price with the driver often times more than the same trip on the meter.

Before boarding a taxi ask the driver to turn the meter on if he refuses under the pretext that the meter is not working, look for the next car.

Just in case, make a note of emergency numbers in Bangkok:

  • Police 191
  • Tourist police 1155 (English)
Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
Michaels 07 Feb 2015, 07:19
In vain You so adamantly! We were at Siam Park! It is with great pleasure spent the day. It's a decent water Park and a lot more often. ...
Michaels 07 Feb 2015, 07:21
Although, if we talk about a water Park in Pattaya (the hotel Pattaya Park) it sucks! Don't even waste time on it! here there is certainly nothing to do! ...
Michaels 07 Feb 2015, 21:20
Royal Palace-we loved it! But it is not like the flocks of Chinese people there! Endless crowds of the ubiquitous Chinese... I Wonder if it's just us, since they were not lucky?! ...
admin 08 Feb 2015, 06:49
Always in the Palace of many people, even pictures can't do that without crowds in the frame. Incidentally, not only the Chinese, but the local and from around the country a lot. ...
Guest 12 Sep 2017, 17:13
Prompt, please, what sights within walking distance from the Baiyok Sky? Want to stay there for a couple of nights in the beginning of the trip, and at the end of the trip for another couple of nights in some cheap hotel in the center. And I can not understand, in what places where best to go :( ...
admin 12 Sep 2017, 17:51
Hello! The area around Baiyoke sky is my favorite, not counting Kosana. I almost always stop there when one can visit in Bangkok, so happened. So this area know very well. The neighborhood is fun, full of shopping malls and street trading, but within walking distance there, except the lookout on the Baiyoke. Although, in principle, on foot I easily reached the temple, penis Shrine and Erawan Shrine, during a walk in the district it is not noticeable.
The main attractions of Bangkok are located in a completely different part in the Ratanakosin district of the Peninsula, where it is the Royal Palace. View our map https://nashaplaneta.net/asia/thai/bangkok5 with attractions for reference only, disable the display of hotels to not interfere. From the area near the Baiyoke can be reached only by bus, which is not so easy the first time in Bangkok. Another option to get to the canal to catch a boat to the end (about the boats we have here https://nashaplaneta.net/asia/thai/bang ... -transport), and thence to walk in the direction of the Royal Palace, and along the way a lot of things you can grab, right to go decently.
You let's take a look at the map yourself, think for a bit, and when the mind something to emerge, ask more questions, and after all, just do not tell me, Bangkok is very large and very complex.
And yet, on the way back, it makes sense to stay in Khao San road, there's a lot you can see on foot or by taxi, all nearby. ...
Guest 12 Sep 2017, 19:40
Thank you. And about the Dusit Palace have anything to tell you about it, nothing is written.
If you were at the zoo - if there's a Koala?
And is it true that rooms in the Baiyoke sky which are in heaven, and outer areas have Windows with grids? Which interfere with the review, like the reviews where I saw it. And how far is it from the hotel pier to the boat to the Palace to go, or as from the hotel to the Grand Palace to get there? Buses afraid to run into traffic. ...
admin 14 Sep 2017, 04:52
Yes not all information will be soon updated and added new attractions, and yet there are...
The complex of Dusit Palace I'm not very impressed, but the principle is interesting and worth a visit. But most of all liked the main Palace, the throne room like it is called, precisely I do not remember now, it is necessary for the photo to watch to remember. In General, this is a beautiful white Palace, inside of which a huge exhibition of jewelry and other expensive belongings of the Royal family. Though I am not a fan of honking, it was like, and looked with great pleasure. There are audio guides in Russian, tell you about each exhibit or section. There is a lot of hear a lot about "wings of beetle".
About the Windows in Baiyoke have no idea, not lived there, I think that the price is too high, but you can read for yourself the reviews about the hotel on the booking site - https://www.agoda.com/ru-ru/baiyoke-sky ... id=1447726
From Baiyoke to the canal nearby, 20 minutes leisurely walk. When you know what exactly is in the Baiyoke stop, I will write you how to go to the nearest landing on the boat. But it's still not a way every day to go to the Palace district because the boats only go to the place near the Temple of the Golden mount, and on foot. On the boat one or two times you can travel to on foot to explore on the way to the Palace to other places.
There is, incidentally, another way to get to without traffic jams. The metro station is Taksin, if I am not mistaken the ride in the area is 80 baht, and then along the chaophraya river on the Shuttle boat directly to the Palace. I did the route this way: reach the channel to the Temple of the Golden mount, walk from there to the Palace with a tour of places along the way, visit the Palace, the Temple of Lying ...
Guest 26 Dec 2017, 16:48
You have written that in the Royal Palace some rooms are open, Yes guys there is not open! Only outside to watch, plus the Museum of weapons, where some peaks. Like our Kalash do not buy, of course.
There are open temples and Palace there !!! ...
admin 26 Dec 2017, 18:09
Well, all right, available to visitors of the temples and pagodas. Part of the Palace is closed to tourists, there's also the king family is, it's sacred for Thais. ...