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An Extensive Guide About Bangkok And The North! All You Need To Know.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Rickgrims, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. Rickgrims

    Rickgrims New Member

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    Hello everyone,,
    General:

    • For the "With Thailand now in mourning" point, do explain it's due to His Majesty's passing. Tourists might not know this.

    • Grand Palace really is closed these days (or at least difficult to visit for a foreigner).

    • Ping pong shows (at least in Patpong 2nd floor bars) are always a scam, so "watch your bill" is insufficient phuket online- online phuket advice. No matter what the touts promise, they will try to extort a hefty amount from you, and it will certainly get ugly. While it's possible to talk the price down, it's not an experience an average tourist would appreciate.

    • With jet ski rentals, simply "pointing out dings and scratches" won't get you out of the scam, if they're intent on scamming you.
    Bangkok:

    • There's no need to pay 4000 baht for a khlong tour. You can get one on the weekends from Taling Chan market for 100 baht per person.

    • No need to recommend against all floating markets. Sure, Damnoen Saduak is a tourist trap, but Amphawa, Bang Nam Pheung, Kwan Riam, Lad Mayom and Taling Chan are colorful, fun, and fairly cheap too.

    • Regarding food, you absolutely have to mention Talat Rot Fai 2 next to Esplanade MRT. Never seen a bigger variety of food in one place in my life.

    • A warning about taking tuktuk suggestions on a restaurant (especially the Somboondee scam) is in order.

    • As a general warning, it's good to avoid non-packaged food at bus/train stations.
     

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