Millions of tourists flock to Thailand each year and many leave with a deep appreciation for this exotic country. However, the question remains: is it safe to travel to Thailand? Street safety in Thailand must be followed if you want a smooth, enjoyable holiday. Scams in Thailand abound, and tourists must be very vigilant. Here is a list of street safety tips and scams to watch out for while on holiday.
Street Safety Tips
Watch out for tuk-tuks who suddenly bring you to a strange restaurant instead of your preferred destination. These tuk-tuks and restaurants and are usually accomplices. You may end up inferior eating food that you did not even plan on eating and pay an exorbitant amount for it.
Street safety in Thailand is now a priority of the government, but pickpockets and thieves still abound in crowded places. Watch out for these pickpockets who are hiding in plain sight.
In Bangkok's Red Light District, Patpong, great caution is advised to tourists who are lured by these beautiful ladyboys into having a drink with them, and then they end up asking aggressively for money.
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