If you are planning a trip to Thailand it is important to get the most out of your hard earned cash. It starts before you arrive in Thailand with money and getting the best exchange rates. Read on to learn about …
- Thai Money
- The best place to exchange money in Bangkok Airport
- Where to change money in Bangkok
- Thailand ATM Fees 2020
- The cheapest ATM Fee in Thailand 2020 & lots more!
The Currency of Thailand is the baht (THB). It comes in both notes and coins. The baht is subdivided into 100 Satang. The notes are issued in baht denominations of 20 (Green color), 50 (Blue), 100 (Red), 500 (Violet/Purple), 1000 (Brown). The coins you will mostly encounter are 10 (Silver color with a Bronze center), 5 (Silver), 2 (both Silver and Bronze), 1 (Silver). You are unlikely to encounter satang but if you do it will be the 50, and 25 which are both Copper colored. The 2-baht coin can easily be confused with the 1 baht coin due to the small difference in size.
Some people write a 2 on them to aid identification. If you do this BE SURE not to write on the King’s head which would be offensive to Thai people. Try to carry plenty of smaller notes with you as outside of large shops and restaurants it can be difficult to change 500/1000 notes. Don’t try to pay for small value items, taxis or tuk-tuks with high-value notes.