Tuk-tuk in downtown-Bangkok
The Deceptive Ping Pong Shows
Ah the infamous Ping Pong Shows! One of the most vulgar and outrageous adult attractions found in the seedy parts of Bangkok. But gentlemen, before you get excited about seeing this show or be enticed by pictures of gorgeous Thai women shown around by touts; beware that this entire thing may be a scam. Touts will usually persuade you to watch the show for free or for a minimum entrance fee. Once they get you inside the bar and comfortably seated in a chair, then the entrapment begins. Whether you stay for a couple of minutes or for the entire show, the minute you walk out, the waiter will ask you to pay a ridiculously expensive amount for watching. If you refuse to pay, they will intimidate you by calling out their bouncers or by speaking aggressively in the local language. If you came with a big group, then you may argue your way out. But if you went in on your own, they can easily succeed in confusing and threatening you to give up your hard-earned cash. And before you know it, your supposed night of fun becomes a scam.
How did we find the cheapest room in Bangkok?
Bangkok has so much competition when it comes to accommodation that you can find awesome deals online if you book well in advance. Luxury hotels can be reserved at rock bottom prices, especially during low season. We have been to Bangkok over 5 times and we usually stay in the Khao San Rd. area. We have used the following sites over the years to book the cheapest rooms to suit our budget
1. Agoda: This is undoubtedly the accommodation ‘guru’ of Thailand, and in Bangkok it is no exception! At the time of writing www.agoda.com offered a whopping 2000+ different properties in Bangkok alone. If you can’t find your room here, I would be quite surprised. To save our readers time, here is a link to their properties in the city:
Rooms in Bangkok using www.agoda.com
2. Booking.com: Not quite as many rooms as Agoda, but www.booking.com makes up for it with superb cancellation policies and great customer service. If you’re planning your trip to Bangkok well in advance then it might be a smart decision to reserve discounted, free-cancellation rooms. Here is a link to their properties in Bangkok:
Rooms in Bangkok using www.booking.com
3. Hotelscombined.com: By far our favourite price comparison site. We have saved some big time cash over the years in Thailand comparing prices before booking. If you’re on a strict budget, I would try the link below for a quick price comparison:
Compare room prices in Bangkok
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