Often Mistakes Tourists Make in Bangkok

Thailand has become a real tourist force in recent years. Its wild spirit, fascinating tourist attractions, and delicious cuisine never left anyone indifferent.

Otherwise called ‘Venice of the East’, the city of Bangkok never sleeps. This fascinating capital city of two sides (rich and poor) offers you to experience both of them. However, these are some of the most common “mistakes” tourists make in Bangkok that should definitely be avoided.



Scams are very common in Phuket and Bangkok. Do not listen to people who want to “inform you” that the attraction you are planning to visit is closed. It often happens that they want to offer you a personalized tour at ‘’a much lower price’’.

Street food

Carefully choosing food and drinks when you’re in a foreign country is always a good idea. However, when it comes to street food in Bangkok, it definitely shouldn’t be missed. We are sure you’ll experience some of the best Thai specialties in street food kiosks. On the other hand, you also need to make sure the kiosk you’ve chosen is clean and proven quality.

Monks’ seats

Many seats in buses, metro, boats and even airports are reserved only for monks. You may often see signs that inform you about this. Always make sure that you did

Bangkok has two airports

This may seem like an initial mistake, but in reality, it happens very often that passengers go to the wrong airport. Not all people know that Bangkok has two international airports – the bigger one- Suvarnabhumi (BKK) and the smaller one- Don Mueang (DMK).


Thais are known as a gentle, and very polite nation. You need to be especially careful not to insult their king or the royal family. It is strictly punishable by Thai law. Do not insult the Buddhist religion, dress appropriately when visiting temples, do not turn your feet to statues and images of the Buddha (or to other people, it’s very rude!). Always put your feet hidden below your legs when sitting in Buddhist temples.

Public transport

Bangkok’s public transport is a great experience and can be considered one of the most popular city attractions. Skytrain (BTS) and Metro (MRT) are modern, air-conditioned and clean transport systems. There is also a line from Suvarnabhumi Airport to the city, which is a great option, especially at the time of the traffic jam.
Bangkok’s river transport offers you to visit luxurious hotel complexes along the Great Palace and the famous Khao San Road along the Chao Praya River for less than a dollar. This type of transport is great for sightseeing and getting an authentic life experience in Bangkok.