3 Big Mistakes To Avoid When Planning A Trip To Thailand.
Thailand is a beautiful country and offers lots of holiday activities.
I spend 3 weeks in Thailand and my trip was awesome. But there’re some scams and rules you should know before visiting Thailand. So, you can get the most of your travel!
Two to three weeks is enough to experience the culture, food and the country but if you’re planning to stay longer than you should get the right Visa. Overstaying without the proper visa can permanently ban you from the country.
Here’re some of the things that troubled me a little bit and the mistake I made!
1. Taxi Scam
I knew about the taxi’s charging double price so, I took a train.
I advise you to land at Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) because from here you have easy access to backpackers hub. If you’re like a party person or if you want to stay where other travelers hang out than Khao San Road is a place for you.
From Suvarnabhumi airport, Khao sand road is just 37 Km and you will have to pay around 200 to 250 Bhat. If you find a meter taxi, it’s the best option.
If this is not your first time traveling abroad and wants to do a budget trip then you can also try trains which are very easy and faster way of traveling.
Always ask the taxi driver to use the meter. You must try TUK TUK at least once in Thailand.
2. Tour Guide Scam
The first day I wanted to visit THE GRANDE PALACE which was just 5 min walk from my Khao San Road hotel. During my walk, many guides came to me and told me the PLACE is closed so I should go with them because they will show me another place more beautiful.
I ignore all the people and keep walking. Just under 5 min, I reached the Places and there were lots of tourists visiting.
GRANDE PALACE being closed it’s a total scam!
Please keep in mind that Thailand is very strict with clothes. If you have shorts than they will not allow you to go inside temples.
Some temples offer you free clothes that you can wear during your visit but for some, you will have to buy beforehand.
To be honest I never had any problem with money exchange but there’re many people who had trouble with it. I always changed money at banks or branches of it.
There are many online videos that show how they get less money than they suppose to. While traveling to Thailand this is not something you will like to have as an experience so, please exchange money at authorized places only.
Thailand is not a very expensive country but keep some extra cash with you. This will definitely come handy.
For my personal situation, I wanted to visit Chiang Mai but didn’t want to be on a bus ride for 11 hours. So, the extra money I had I use for a plane ticket from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.
Enjoy your holiday 🙂