The Bird Cage

6/1-3 Rat- U-Thit 200 Pee Road, Patong, 83150, Thailand
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Current exchange rate please (AUD to THB)

by rachwade

Hello all!

This is a question for all those Aussie's that have JUST got back or are currently in Phuket.

I am trying to work out weather to change money here in Australia before I leave or wait till I'm over there (I don't go till February). I can get about 27.5 at the moment.

What is the current exchange in Phuket at the moment if I was to change AUD cash??

Thanks heaps!

Rachael

Re: Current exchange rate please (AUD to THB)

by goodfish

Here's an online currency converter - this will allow your to check the current conversion rates between countries:

http://www.xe.com/ucc/

Re: Current exchange rate please (AUD to THB)

by rachwade

thats doesnt help me sorry. the adverised rates are different to what we actually get (i work in a bank in australia). the rates on these sites/and the news are wholesale rates.

my question was for travellers that have JUST got back or are currently in Phuket

Re: Current exchange rate please (AUD to THB)

by HansDK

Thai Farmers Bank rate for bank notes over the counter was 29.04250

Re: Current exchange rate please (AUD to THB)

by HansDK

Thai Farmers Bank rate for bank notes over the counter was 29.04250 today.

Re: Current exchange rate please (AUD to THB)

by rachwade

Great thank you so much, exactly what I asked!!!

Just confirming this is AUD not USD?? Thanks

Re: Current exchange rate please (AUD to THB)

by HansDK

Yes, AUD -> THB

Re: Current exchange rate please (AUD to THB)

by rachwade

Thank you :)

Re: Current exchange rate please (AUD to THB)

by mim95

You always get a better rate if you change your money in Thailand, no matter what currencies you try to change.

Re: Current exchange rate please (AUD to THB)

by ter1413

You always get a better rate if you change your money in Thailand, no matter what currencies you try to change.

this^^^^

Re: Current exchange rate please (AUD to THB)

by rachwade

thank you everyone! we will change our money when we get to thailand!! :)

Re: Current exchange rate please (AUD to THB)

by expatbangkok

Aussie dollar is notorious for sudden large shifts. Since I have been here it has ranged from 16 to 31 baht to the dollar. I reckon current rates are about as good as you will get. Feb 2009 it was around 22-23.

Re: Current exchange rate please (AUD to THB)

by japappy

Only change a small amount once you arrive in country at the airport and wait till you get into town. There are heaps of money changers all over the place who have variable amounts from each other so do a quick shop around. we left phuket on the 13th oct 2010 and the exchange rate for the aussie dollar was between 28.75 Bht to 90.1 Bht so do some leg work as there are heaps of money changers, avoid the banks as their rates are about 28.5 Bht

Re: Current exchange rate please (AUD to THB)

by lindyz

Hi Rachael,
I returned from Phuket late September and we were getting around 28bt to $1AUD back then, but the dollar has gone up a bit (well fluctuating!) so I think you will get higher atm. We changed all our money at a small exchange booth on beach road just outside the Patong Merlin Hotel. You will always get a higher exchange rate at banks or exchange booths than at your Hotel, higher by about 2-3bt and it will always be MUCH higher than you can get in Australia!!! So .... I would say to only change about $100 into baht just to tide you over this will pay for airport food, taxi, transfer etc.

Ive just finished my Phuket page so take a look if you have time

Cheers :)

Travel Tips for Phuket

Hidden Islands

by maxine24

Phuket has amazing hidden surprises. Many hidden islands and great diving reefs.
Ocean wildlife amazing.
People friendly and welcoming.
Phuket has an aray of wildlife . The jungle is close and you can go into it an explore with caution!
It has hidden waterfalls. And a Gibbon Sanctuary.
An amazing place to visit. The Gibbon Sanctuary.
They rescue Gibbons from zoos and photographers etc, and reintroduce them back to the wild. The sanctuary is hidden in the jungle and they have a special island off Phuket especailly for the gibbons to be taken and live the rest of there lifes peacefully.

The Thai people are very quiet...

by alisonr

The Thai people are very quiet and respectful, you don't often hear or see them arguing, so you should not too. Be very polite to all the people. Also, if you go to the temples make sure you cover your ankles and shoulders, and women are not permitted to approach monks.

phuket zoo

by hendo4

probably not really off the beaten path, but well worth a look in. lots of exotic birds and other things to check out. one noticable difference to western zoos, is the abscence of any barrier cages. you can walk straight up to an enlosure and put your hands through the bars,( watch out for the little kiddies fingers.)

More relaxed haggling!

by lindyz about Beach Road shops

It seemed to me that the hard-bargaining shopping was marginally easier and less stressful at the many shops along Beach Road. You have a huge selection of shops and stalls along here, definitely with something for everyone and all at great prices if you are good at bargaining hard!! We mainly shopped on the strip from the Patong Merlin Hotel up to Bangla Road, although this road goes a long long way further in the other direction.

for those who want to rock!

by earthboundfaerie about Rock City

Rock City is an impressive bar at the northern end of Beach Road on Patong that has live rock music every night. They have 3 great bands every night starting at 9PM. The first band covered a lot of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest songs, second band played a lot of the more modern rock songs like stuff from Green Day, Maroon 5 and such. The last band is always their U2/Oasis tribute band. Being musicians, naturally, my husband and I wanted to see this! What got us a little disappointed was that we were half-expecting local Thai rock bands to be performing and instead the bands were made up mostly of Europeans, i think, if not Australians. I think there were only 2 Thais I saw who played. But nonetheless, they played all the U2 and Oasis favorites. It gets pretty crowded here too and the crowd can get really rowdy especially when the crowd favorites are played. My husband loves U2 and asked if he could jam a song with the band but the band didn't want to, i guess, because they don't usually take any jammers up. But all in all, it was a pretty cool way to spend the night. But we left pretty early as we wanted to see some real local Thai bands. Rock City isn't exactly a very Thai experience since most of the people there were foreigners including the band.

They do serve up a really mean chocolate martini.. You can smell the alcohol even from afar!! Watch out for their occasional International Party nights where you get as much booze as you want for only 350Baht, if i remember correctly. pretty casual

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Address: 6/1-3 Rat- U-Thit 200 Pee Road, Patong, 83150, Thailand