Tourist traps in South-east Asia: Fake orphans and floating-market scams

Some of Bangkok's floating markets are really just canal adjacent markets. PHOTO: RONAN O'CONNELL
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BANGKOK - South-east Asia is blessed with a host of spectacular attractions, but also cursed by many tourist traps.

On the surface, some sites look enticing but, in reality, they are hollow experiences, uninspiring locations or straight-up scams, all designed to empty the wallets of tourists.

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