Generally, the land
of smile is a safe place but there are some Thailand
dangers that can appear.
It is advisable not
to travel alone, especially if you are a woman.
you arrived in Thailand, be careful to take a
licensed taxi that be recognized after the black and
yellow tags or the public transportation.
At the hotel, be
careful to have your room locked at night. In order
to avoid the Thailand dangers is also advisable to
avoid the area of the country’s border with Burma
where some conflicts between the drug traffickers
and the security forces may appear.
traffickers are not the only Thailand dangers at the
border, but bandits and pirates,
too and this is why is recommended
to have a licensed guide with you.
Thailand dangers can appear at the
Eastern and Northern border with Laos, too, when occasional
There are Thailand dangers coming from weather: the swimmers
and the surfers have to be careful at the seasonal
undercurrents which sometimes can be very strong.
The drowning can
cause tragedies during the season of monsoons so
watch the warning flags of the beaches; if it is
red, the danger is big. Thailand dangers can come
from the opportunity crimes (purse-snatching,
pick-pocketing) but the violent crimes are rare.
Also rare are the
crimes in taxis or other transportation but some
scams were registered. There are cases in which the
taxi drivers try to convince you to go and shop to
some certain stores and they receive money for the
customers they bring.
This is why you have
to avoid taking a cab that has a person next to the
dangers can also come from the strangers who put drugs in
the tourists’ drink or food, so you should avoid living your
food and drinks unattended and also to avoid travelling to
unknown venues if you are alone. Some trekking tour companies were found making drugs for
trekkers, especially in the North of Thailand. Avoiding
drugs of any type keeps you away of Thailand dangers;
selling and using drugs is illegal.
credit card in established, reputable businesses and check
the amount charged. The scams which involve credit cards,
entertainment venues, city tours and gems are common in the
areas with many tourists. Don’t accept the offers or tours
from strangers and be careful with the shopping at gem
stores that are less known. More than 1.000 complaints per
year are received by the TAT (the Tourism Authority of
Thailand) from tourists who had problems at the gem
purchases. Thailand dangers that you can meet at these gems
are overprices and your money-back guarantees not to be
honoured. To stay away of these ask the list of the gem
scams to the Thailand police on their website.
you have any problems regarding the scams, you have to call
the Tourist Police local branch. And if you are a victim of
the sellers, pay them the demanded price and contact the