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"you should know this befor taking a taxi !!!!" Bangkok Tourist Trap Tip by streuner73

Bangkok Tourist Traps: 355 reviews and 182 photos

in bangkok taxis and tuk-tuks are the way to get around...
you should know, that for 100 bath (2 EURO) you would be able to get from one end of bangkok to the other far side;-)) don´t get fooled!!
they all try to rip off tourists! tuk-tuks are always cheaper but you have to bargain!
to make it comfortable, take a taxi and insist on turning on the taximeter!!!
If a taxidriver calls on you or comes up to you, you can be 90% sure, that he will fool you with the price. one even tried to get 400 bath for a 3 minutes ride ;-(
One more ting: most drivers don´t know how to read! So, if you need to go some place, which is not very well known, make sure, the driver knows the way, most of them pretend to do so, and after a few minutes they start asking again.. get out, and find another ride, and dont even bother paying...

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  • Written Sep 20, 2005
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