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"TUKTUK Scams - gas card scam" Tuk-tuks Tip by j0yce

Tuk-tuks, Bangkok: 38 reviews and 20 photos

  took this picture while riding on the van :)
by j0yce

The tuktuk men outside of our hotel offered us a tuktuk ride to MBK for only 30 baht. So, seeing that it was cheaper than what the hotel quoted for a ride, we climbed aboard. What we didn't know was that he was going to take us to a horrid little gem shop were all the attendants follow you like dogs! we hated it all and we also got really annoyed.

Unique Suggestions: if you're inside the store just pretend to browse and then after about 2 mins get out. SOme of those nondescript stores sell FAKE jewelry so it's better if you buy gems at your home country, where you are more familiar, or at the many respectable malls in bangkok. (though they are much more expensive, at least you're guaranteed that they're genuine)

Fun Alternatives: after enduring the scam by the tuktuk men just go to ocean world, located at the siam paragon mall ;) you can swim with sharks (black tip sharks, nurse sharks etc.) Also it's said to be the largest aquarium in SEA

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 8, 2006
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