"Conmen at Grand Palace area" Bangkok Tourist Trap Tip by ngcsc

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"The palace is only open for local people at this moment" " The palace is close for tourist today" "The palace is only open later in 3 hours time". This is the sentences you heard when you walk around Grand Palace area, especially you looks like tourist, and you are a tourist. They will always suggested to bring you to some other temple which is very famous in the local community, or bring you to the Gem vendor for about 2 hours for free.

Unique Suggestions: Never Never believe them. Although the trick has been using for years, it is still work, I just heard that tourist from Malaysia are cheated and he published in Malaysia newspaper.

The authority can't do much on this, because they never force you, they sell you real gem but in much higher price. This is nothing illegal.

Just beware, another reminder, they are not only in Grand Palace, they are everywhere, Railway Station, Shopping arcade etc. They looks very professional and sincere.

Fun Alternatives: Smile to them politely, say no to them firmly, and go directly to the entrance of Grand Palace check with the counter.

Do it yourself, go to the ticket counter of Grand Palace by yourself and ask the ticket counter personally, you'll find out yourself.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 6, 2004
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