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Work Permit - List Of Dicounts

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Work Permit - List of Discounts

Hi all,

Why don’t we make a list of spots in Thailand which offer discounted ticket rates for foreigners holding work permits? I hate the double pricing in this country and really appreciate when my WP grants me a fair price.

Places that come to mind are:

Khao Yai National park – don’t remember how much but the discount for the entrance to the national park was substantial.

Palace in Lopburi – It’s not official but I managed to persuade the people at the gates that I should pay the Thai price as I have a WP.

Any more spots you can think of? Please share. Places that DON'T offer discount are also welcome.

Cheers,

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It should be all National parks, zoos, museums, etc. You can usually get the same price with a Thai driver's license also.

However, many workers don't know the rules and only know to charge foreigners more. Temples tend to be the worst. I was with all of my inlaws making merit for Grandma's funeral and they still tried to charge me as a tourist. A little narrow minded I thought, but Im not going to argue a point of principle during a somber occassion.

Anything privately owned or the Grand Palace is only discounted for Thais.

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It should be all National parks, zoos, museums, etc.

I agree, It should. But unfortunately it isn't. There's no discount in the Grand Palace from what I know, same stands for Sukothai temples - I had to pay a full foreigners fare 2 weeks ago. That's just two examples.

And here's another piece of bad news. National Parks get more expensive soon. 500 B for foreigners and 100 for Thais. Used to be 400 for foreigners and 40 for Thais so instead paying 10 times more than locals well pay just 5 times more. Hooray! :/

Any other places where the work permit get's us in at a discounted rate?

cheers,

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It should be all National parks, zoos, museums, etc. You can usually get the same price with a Thai driver's license also.

However, many workers don't know the rules and only know to charge foreigners more. Temples tend to be the worst. I was with all of my inlaws making merit for Grandma's funeral and they still tried to charge me as a tourist. A little narrow minded I thought, but Im not going to argue a point of principle during a somber occassion.

Anything privately owned or the Grand Palace is only discounted for Thais.

On the contrary, speaking politely in Thai has often worked for me.

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On the contrary, speaking politely in Thai has often worked for me.

True story! Happened to me during a visit to Bangkok last week.

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Madame Tussauds and Siam Ocean World give Thai prices if you can prove you work and reside here.

A few temples charge but I use my Thai DL and they back down

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Madame Tussauds and Siam Ocean World give Thai prices if you can prove you work and reside here.

Thanks for the info! I wanted to go to the Ocean World for a while but the price was a bit off-putting!

Any more spots?

Cheers!

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