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World's 12 worst tourist traps


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(I guess I didn't miss much not going to the 'most famous' floating market)





The authentic Thai tourist trap experience.


6. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Bangkok, Thailand


There are at least a dozen floating markets in and around Bangkok. Yet every tourist wants to hit the same one: Damnoen Saduak.


It used to be a legitimate place for locals to enjoy some boat noodles or shop for produce and knickknacks. Today, thanks to every tour company in the world pushing it on tourists, it's about as authentic as that pack of Viagra for sale in a back soi on Sukhumvit Road.


There are even manufactured floating markets, such as the one at Ancient Siam, that are more realistic than this nightmarish network of canals that’s filled with long tail boats shuttling visitors around to check out the floating shops and boats that peddle the same junk you can find on Khao San Road.


And be ready to duck. Things can get dangerous when boat drivers raise their long boat propellers out of the water to navigate through canal traffic jams.



11. Patpong, Bangkok, Thailand



Customers here have obviously wised up.


Patpong is touted as Bangkok’s red light district for expats and tourists. In reality it’s about as sexy as an Australian sheila drunk on Two Dogs.


Not that one would expect otherwise, of course, but you still have to look.

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ha ha...I admit that I got caught in the floating market. I was on my own in a boat with a driver who had selective hearing. He took me to all of his relatives stalls and ignored me until I bought something. My biggest problem is that I had no change. Only 1000 baht notes... I managed a few trinkets and changed a note but it was touch and go for a while...The few things I wanted to stop at were not relatives so I missed out on these...You just have to remember TIT. :sign1:

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What is the floating market in Pattaya like? Is it worth a visit, or is it also a tourist trap? I was planning to go there in november.

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12 worst tourist traps ? you only named 2

how about naming the other 10 please

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12 worst tourist traps ? you only named 2

how about naming the other 10 please


There is a link on the first post here... Have a look...

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