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Top 7 Tourist Scams to Watch Out for in Thailand

Although Thailand is a wonderful place where to spend your holidays, because of its warm climate, paradisiac beaches, colorful markets and historic architecture, nevertheless, tourist should be aware of the dark side of choosing this country as a vacation destiny. In order to prevent you and your family from having a bad experience, it is a good idea to know more about the common scams tourists often fall in because of their innocence when visiting this magic and sometimes dangerous kingdom.

Scammers can appear anywhere, and you won’t recognize them easily, whether your plan is to visit some historic place like the Bangkok’s Grand Palace or some night club at the red light district, from false gems sellers to loan sharks taxi drivers Thailand is full of hidden scams.

Check out some of the top scams here:   Top 7 Tourist Scams to Watch Out for in Thailand

Also, check out the video above that I made about Thai scams 6 years ago. Did I miss any?

As for the photo at the top of this post- while tuks tuks around the Grand Palace are notorious for pulling scams, I can’t get out of my mind of the possibility that the driver in this pic may have just dropped off some tourists after a legitimate trip and was leaving the area to go about his honest business when someone took this photo, and now he is forever in the “Grand Palace Tuk tuk driver scam” photo. Cue the Curb Your Enthusiasm theme song…..

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Hotel Otaku. Hotel reviewer. Aspiring photographer. Xenodocheionologist. Zac fuses his lifelong passions for 1. Beautiful Hotels & Resorts, 2. Thailand and 3. Website Design to bring NewThaiHotels to life, sharing the latest information on new and exciting luxury hotel openings in stunning tropical Thailand.

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