Thai people even demand higher prices for entrance fees from foreigners compared to local Thai people.
Examples: The Grand Palace in Bangkok, free entry for Thai people, 400 Baht for foreigners.
This is what is called a scam and not just tourists in Thailand encounter them but also expats actually living here that just haven’t got the experience to know when to believe a Thai person and when better to be careful. Is it because a large part of the Thai population is still extremely poor working for 300 Baht a day or even less and see a “walking ATM” in every foreigner they come across?
This even happens during day travel when buses stop for food and all passengers are requested to leave.
They try to rip you off by telling you lies like you can buy the products there for a very cheap price and make a huge profit by reselling them in your home country.
Tuk Tuk drivers are also often involved in this kind of scam, however again most of these operate in the tourist areas of Sukhumvit, Silom and Khaosan.
This often turns into a nightmare when it’s time to check the bill and it’s rather a couple of thousand Baht than a couple of hundred.
You then have no choice but to pay what they ask for as it can turn violent if you start make an argument.