Safe Travel Items To Thailand
| Thailand being a very popular tourist destination, we find people from all over the world wandering around, especially during the tourist season.
Many of the visitors do not have any idea about what to expect when they land in Thailand. The criminal element is present here as well, to take advantage of this weakness in any manner possible. Sometimes what started out as a pleasant vacation turns into a horrible nightmare, and to avoid this, take a few simple precautions. They will help to make your vacation safer and enjoyable.
While in Thailand, use only authorized taxis . Some tourists who have used unauthorized taxis have reported that they have been robbed and assaulted.
According to Thai law, motor cycle riders and pillion riders are required to wear helmets but motorcycle taxis do often not provide them. Therefore, make sure that helmets are provided, or otherwise avoid using the motorcycle taxi.
Ferry travel in Thailand can be dangerous, as vessel passenger limits are not always observed or sufficient life jackets provided.
Sexual assault, food and drink spiking, assault and robbery occurs particularly around popular backpacker destinations such as Khao San Road in Bangkok and the night-time entertainment zones of Bangkok and Pattaya.
Petty crime is common. Money and passports have been stolen from rooms (particularly in cheaper hotels and hostels) and from bags on public transport (including on overnight bus services. Tourists have also been robbed after their bags were sliced open by razor blades in tourist areas.
Avoid get rich quick investment schemes and card game frauds, you will lose your money.
Do not accept offers from people recommending or offering various goods or services, particularly jewellery and gems. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) can provide official advice on purchasing jewellery and gems.