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    Admission is 30 baht for Thais and 150 baht for foreigners...

    The recently renovated Chao Sam Phraya National Museum showcases the beauty of the Ayutthaya kingdom through artefacts...a good idea for a visit until the price of admission was noted: 5X the local fee...once again, it's not the amount...

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    Refuse to enter. That’ll learn them!

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    Thought he was organising a cocktail evening.

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    Show them a long term visa or driving license and they have to give you local price. I believe that's the law?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirk diggler View Post
    Show them a long term visa or driving license and they have to give you local price. I believe that's the law?

    Unsure on other National Parks, but the two we go most often, Kitchakut and Namtok Phliu have had signage since about 2013 for the lower price as "Thai ID only" - removes the possibility of disputes with angry red-faced busta-bloodvessel farangs that the minimum wage cashier shouldn't have to put up with.

    Don't know why a local driver licence should qualify one as a Thai - I got mine originally while on a 60-day Tourist Visa. Same with Visas - it's just permission to stay, not citizenship.

    It's never bothered me; maybe I don't have 'the principle' but 200b is imo great value for those parks, I don't care what the next person in line pays.

    Though I do enjoy the posts that frequent the other forum of the sulking old farang waiting in the car outside while the family go in to a Thai park etc. There was one before Xmas of a family who came here (Chanthaburi) to go to the National Maritime Museum but when Mr Farang saw it was 20/100 he refused to go in. What a fun day out.

    "It's the principle"

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    Quote Originally Posted by prawnograph View Post
    "Thai ID only"
    I have never tried to argue the point but technically my pink ID card is a form of ID issued by Thailand authorities, as is a driving licence. They are 'Thai ID' although not proof of Thai nationality, which I see as a difference. Of course, they could post signs saying 'Thai nationals' and live with the posts from tourists on social media.

    I am in the camp that disagrees with dual pricing. For me it isn't about money, it is about encouraging the idea amongst the general population that it's okay to be discriminatory.

    My strategy has been to send the gf out of the car to buy 2 tickets, with my pink ID card in her back pocket if she is challenged. So far this has avoided any awkwardness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prawnograph View Post
    "It's the principle"
    it is, but you are right - why let the equivalent of 5 or c$5+ ruin you and the families day

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    I personally do not have a problem with dual pricing. However, I think that national parks far away from public transport, should not have dual pricing, to encourage more foreigners to get to them.

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    ^ I just wish some of the money generated would go to educating Thais to be a little more sympathetic to the environment and stop taking it for granted that others will clean up the crap they throw about or leave behind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirk diggler View Post
    Show them a long term visa or driving license and they have to give you local price. I believe that's the law?
    I used my work permit to go through Thai resident arrivals at the airport immigration and every time they waved me away towards the foreigner arrival queue but I always stood my ground and every time I went through the Thai arrival booth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    ^ I just wish some of the money generated would go to educating Thais to be a little more sympathetic to the environment and stop taking it for granted that others will clean up the crap they throw about or leave behind.
    That's true but in my experience, litter in national parks is not that bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    to go through Thai resident arrivals at the airport immigration
    Got to be worth a try if one has a Thai ID card.

    Have you been successful when exiting Thailand?

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    One more reason to love the PI....

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