| Baht (Bht)
= 100 satang.
Notes are in denominations of B1,000, 500, 100, 50, 20 and 10. Coins
are in denominations of B10, 5 and 1, and 50 and 25 satang.
There are also many commemorative coins that are
Banks have the best rates when exchanging foreign currencies while hotels charge high commissions. There are bureaux de change in larger
towns which are normally open 8.00 am to 8.00 pm.
Credit & debit cards
MasterCard, Visa and American Express are widely accepted, while Diners
Club has more limited acceptance. Check with your credit
or debit card issuers for additional information about acceptability and other facilities
which may be available.
ATM's can be found everywhere.
All banks, major hotels and some shops accept traveller's cheques. It is advisable
to take traveller's cheques in US
Dollars, Euros or Pounds Sterling to avoid extra exchange rate charges.
Exchange rate indicators
The import and export of local currency is limited to Bt50,000
per person or Bt100,000 per family with one passport. The import
and export of foreign currency is unrestricted.