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Grand Palace
The Grand Palace is an awesome site. I highly recommend it. To get an even more grand visit of the palace, splurge 250BAHT and enter the Wat Phra Kaew where the emerald buddha is kept.
On our way back to our room, we were approched by a couple of Thai women holding bags of dried corn. They asked us to hepl them feed the pigeons. They said it's for good luck, I said no, they said it's free and it's for buddha, well... it's free, i mean it's for buddha so we took some bags of corn and fed the pigeons. 8 bags later we said thank you and goodbye. They said 'first you pay'. We ran away.
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Chris09 2013/08/08 21:46:05 EDT Reply
"The palace is closed for an hour because the king is currently having lunch there". Then the driver takes you to some souvenir shops where they get commission on sales.

This is a very well used scam on tourist. Sadly, it is still in practice and highly effective.


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Updated: January 9, 2014 Author: Kajtek S

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