"Tuk Tuk nightmares" Tuk-tuks Tip by mattdavies1971

Tuk-tuks, Bangkok: 38 reviews and 20 photos

When in Bangkok it's worthwhile taking a tuk tuk - but only once and only for the experience.
However be prepared to taken to every gem shop and tailor shop in the city and if you don't buy anything there they'll try to take you to another one just incase you want to buy from there. Also be very wary if the tuk tuk driver offers to recommend anywhere to eat we stupidly went for his recommendation and got charged 5,000 bt for a meal we could easily have got elsewhere for about 1,000 bt.

Unique Suggestions: As mentioned it is fun to take a tuk tuk once but always agree the price 1st - shouldn't be over 100 bt and make it clear you want to go direct.

Fun Alternatives: For the rest of the time use taxis or the skytrain

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 12, 2008
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