How do I avoid being scammed?

Never take an unlicensed taxi, if people offer you free services be very cautious, counterfeit money is common and don’t trust ticket scalpers.

Like anywhere in the world the most important thing is to use your judgment, many people will be genuinely trying to help or make you feel welcome however some others will see you as a naive target.

Some scams to be aware of are fake monks asking for donations, massages offered on the street and anyone asking you to pay for a service before you’ve received it.