When it comes to the best travel experience, then, there are several Jogja places and attractions that you need to avoid since they are prone to tourist traps and scams. Although the Special Region of Yogyakarta is well-known for its richness in culture and art, you still need to be aware that there are still some tricks that are designed to flush your cash out. Now, you will need to read this article to finish so that you would be aware and understand how to deal with these kinds of tricks and traps.
- Silver and batik trading areas
Apparently, everyone in this region is fond of a transaction which involves either silver or batik to the tourists. There are two most common ways how the scam works: the first one is by a becak/rickshaw driver and he/she will try to ask you so that you agree to take a tour to visit a place for a batik expedition and you will be forced to pay him expensively. The second way is a bit simpler; you will just be taken to a store which sells overpriced batik or silver handicrafts and accessories. In order to avoid this kind of scam, you need to ask before hiring a becak and you should never be afraid to reject if something does not feel right.
- Tourist attractions with overpriced shops
The next of the Jogja places and attractions that you need to be aware of is the tourist attractions which are littered with overpriced shops. Definitely, the most interesting of the Yogyakarta things to do are visiting and shopping. Unfortunately, though, most of the shops available near almost every tourist destinations in the region sell overpriced items that will definitely cost you so much money if you do not pay attention. Apparently, this is a commonly shared strategy that most people who run a shop near a tourist attraction in the Special Region of Yogyakarta. Well, not just these regions since most of all of the shops near every tourist attractions around the world implement a similar tactic to gain profit with ease!
Of course, with the number of shops which implement this kind of tactic, it will make your trip around the region become much trickier. However, we do not suggest that you should avoid from visiting the places that you find interesting just because it is littered expensive items. Instead, you should never refrain from haggling until you think that the price for the item you want to buy is favorable enough when visiting Jogja places.