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Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : MEDIUM
Bangkok is an overall safe city. With a rating of 49% Thailand, is ranked 91th out of 162 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous countries.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : LOW
There is nearly no pickpocket risk in Bangkok. A few simple precautions will minimize your chances of being pickpocketed, particularly in the shopping area of Siam Square.
MUGGING RISK : LOW
Bangkok is a safe city regarding mugging and kidnapping risks, although some areas are best to be avoided at night.
SCAMS RISK : HIGH
There are a lot of scammers and con-artists trying to take advantage of tourists in Bangkok. Be aware of fake taxis or tuk-tuks, overpriced hotels, “gold ring” tricks, fake petitions, groups of teenagers acting strangely or trying to distract you; and people offering help with your luggage.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : HIGH
There is a high risk regarding transportation, especially because of a very hectic traffic. Take public transit only when needed, and make sure to always order cabs rather than hail them in the street.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : MEDIUM
There can be some occasional natural hazards (geological, meteorological) in Bangkok.
TERRORISM RISK : MEDIUM
Bangkok has not recently been targeted by terrorist attacks, but it is best to stay alert because some parts of the country are still at war.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : MEDIUM
Women should avoid walking alone at night, particularly in empty areas, and should take the women reserved cars in the subway and train.