"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)

🕒 October 12, 2018

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
admin August 22, 2018
With the importation of drugs for own consumption no problems at all, if only it was on the banned narcotic drugs. Here the list of prohibited https://nashaplaneta.net/sovety/thailand-lekarstva ...
aksinew 13 September, 2018
and the fact that the shop buys everything OK? ...
admin 13 September, 2018
You on the previous post about drugs or all about shopping in Dytiki? ...
admin 13 September, 2018
Although, in principle, no matter what you buy, after all, on all purchases from duty free are subject to all customs regulations and other imported things, so there is no difference. ...
of Satanta 17 September, 2018
Hello. I want to consult on this issue. Planning a trip to Thailand. This will be my first independent trip abroad. Just flew to Turkey packet tours. And the question immediately arose - do I need to do insurance? And then I looked on the Internet how much it costs - the amount is not to say that a penny, while another franchise is. Here and think - does it make sense? And that means the beneficiary in the contract? This is the one who gets the insurance money? ...
admin 17 September, 2018
Insurance always makes sense to do, see for yourself and weigh how you plan to spend your vacation: whether to sit on the beach or to move, whether to rent a car, etc. and to discourage insurance you definitely not going to then not be guilty. ...
aksinew 17 September, 2018
I was issued a visa and needed insurance, but upon talking with friends who travel a lot understand what is a jackdaw , maybe there is really working... but the neighbor went on a 4 month Ty to live and nothing irmler although he led an active life there. ...
admin 17 September, 2018
And that means really working and not working? In almost all the insurance you can obtain assistance under the Treaty, they just (conditions of contract) must be observed. And there are Oh so many exceptions, which payment or treatment you receive, unless you carefully read and observed. Don't take the cheapest insurance, use the additional options on it (like driving a car, motorcycle, active sports). As for your example... good for your neighbor, that nothing happened. And if it happens, then what? I too travel without insurance when one until sweeps, but always something can happen on it and the insurance. And with family travel must insure at least children always. ...
Jenke 14 October, 2018
Tell me, please, whether to go to the crocodile farm? Or it is better in the world of Safari? ...
admin October 14, 2018
IMHO, I would not go. Still in Safari, lots of animals. ...

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