There are so many scams in Asia. So many, that you might give in to the fact that you’ll be ripped off in Asia. It’s just part of the Asian experience.
Bangkok is a Love It or Hate It city for a lot of people. While I was there I could understand both sides of that argument. There’s a lot of fun and cool things to see in Bangkok. But it can also be too overwhelming for a lot of people.
Taking taxis is usually the worst idea ever. It’s a guaranteed way to get ripped off. But I found Bangkok to be one of the best places for taxis if you don’t fall for bullshit.