- Taxi tricks
You bounce into a taxi and understand the meter isn’t running. You notice this to the driver and their reaction is that the meter is “broken,” and he provides you with a cost estimate that is ludicrously high. Or on the other hand, you could see that the meter is working yet the charge is quickly expanding.
To stay away from these tricks, investigate as needs be and find out how much a ride ought to cost from your inn or lodging staff prior to flagging down a taxi. I would say, if the cabbie attempts to arrange the rate, I utilize the one cited to me however my earlier exploration, and in the event that he declines, I get out and find somebody who will turn the meter on. (Preferably, utilize just cabs with working meters.)
On the off chance that the meter looks like it’s rising uncommonly quickly, request that the driver pull over and get out right away.
Another circumstance you might experience is your cab driver “taking the panoramic detour.” You’ll wind up sitting in rush hour gridlock, and the cabbie will bring in cash to your detriment. We live in a time of innovation, so on the off chance that you’re dubious of your driver’s course, pull your cell phone out and utilize Google Guides to find the speediest way to your objective. (Even better, figure out the ideal course early.)
Go ahead and telephone your driver and demand taking this course. In the event that you don’t have information on your telephone, ensure you download a guide of the city so you can utilize it disconnected.
On the off chance that you end up with a terrible taxi insight, snap a picture of the driver’s ID/enlistment number and report him to Thailand’s travel industry board. Also, consistently, consistently utilize just authority taxis.
- The traveler site is “shut”/tuk ride trick
This is likely the most well-known trick in Bangkok. While visiting vacation spots, frequently around Wat Phra Kaew, the Great Royal residence, or Wat Arun, somebody will haphazardly come dependent upon you and say that the spot is shut for a unique function or for lunch hour. Then, this excessively accommodating individual will propose to take you to places that are open. While visiting the attractions, the driver will take you to a pearl shop, a gift shop, or a designer where they get a commission.
A couple of hours after the fact, the driver will drop you off at your unique area once it’s “resumed,” and at that point, you’ve understood that the site was open the whole time — you were simply in some unacceptable piece of the structure.
This is where your better than average and certainty become possibly the most important factor. Try not to converse with these local people and solidly say “no way” and leave. Then, at that point, find the fundamental entry or ticket counter and see with your own eyes!
Something else to note is that most attractions don’t close for lunch — they close for the afternoon. Look into the active times before you go, so you know what’s in store. Opening and shutting times for the primary attractions are quite often accessible on the web.