I've been doing some hard research on laws for tourists visiting Bangkok and there are several issues I'm unclear on.
1. Firstly is it a law to carry our passport? Some places say no copies will be fine, others say yes. Where can I find the official rule on this? Is carrying both advisable? The copy can be used for general checks while the real one only pulled out if necessary.
2. What are the laws on police stopping or searching tourists? I've seen users posting a list of rules but I don't know where they got them, and I'd like to be able to pull them up if needed from an official site.
We are staying at the Rembrandt which I've recently discovered is near to a popular nightlife/red light area where police are apparently keen on checking tourists. We are there solely to sight see and not interested in that side of things, but I want to be prepared in case we are stopped while walking to the MTR or BTS station.