Currency Exchange, Bangkok

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    Exchange Rate for your info.....

    by shintarojon Updated Apr 20, 2007

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    1,000 bill (Thai Baht)

    Favorite thing: (as of April 20, 2007)

    Siam City Bank
    Khaosan road

    US $ 100 = ThB 3,441

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    (as of April 13, 2006)

    TMB Bank Public Company Ltd.
    (National Stadium Station) near MBK
    US $ 500 * 37.83 = THB 18,915

    as of April 11, 2006
    Bangkok Bank (inside the airport)
    US $ 100 * 37.19 = THB 3,719.00

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    as of Dec. 9, 2004
    1. The Siam Commercial Bank
    inside Bangkok Airport
    Tel. # 02-504-3176
    US $ 100 * THB 38.70 = THB 3,837.00

    as of Feb. 15, 2004
    1. Thai Military Bank (National Stadium Booth, Bkk) -
    US$ 200 *38.60 = THB 7,720

    as of Feb. 16, 2004
    1. Thai Farmer Bank (Siam)
    US $ 45 * THB 38.20 = THB 1,719
    US $ 2 * THB 37.80 = THB 75.60

    as of Dec. 31, 2003
    1. Bangkok Bank (Silom Road, Bangrak, Bkk) -
    JPY 10,000 * 36.24 = THB 3,624

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    Currency Exchange

    by explore_discover Updated May 24, 2010

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    Rainbow Exchange

    Favorite thing: Bank's offer lesser rate then the private exchange compnies. I have found the Rainbow Exchange at Khosan Road offering better rates then anyone 32.20 Bhat for USD 1 (25 may 2010) (they only Buy - and do not sell and US$100-50 bills fetch little more then the smaller 10's and 20's while the Highest Rate offering by Bank 32.07 by kasikorn Bank

    Location is the first shop on the right when you enter Khaosan Road there is a large/colorful Sign Board.

    They also have another branch at Soi Rambutri right beside the Massage Home (same color sign board)

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  • Money money money

    by Pneuma Written Oct 20, 2005

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    Favorite thing: There are money changers almost at every block in Bangkok.But i personally prefer the Thai Military bank as I have noticed they seem to give the best rates.Also though taking travellers cheques its a good idea normally most banks deduct commission.

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    Currency Exchange

    by johnaalex Written Apr 20, 2009

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    Favorite thing: FX booths are very easy to find in Thailand as are ATMs. They are all bank run and the official rates are posted daily in the Thai Newspapers including the English language ones. There can be minor differences from one bank to the next, but it is normally not more than a fraction of one Baht. If cashing TCs you will need to show your passport. The rate for TCs is a bit better than for cash, but you pay a charge for each TC so that may mean any benefits of an improved rate are negated.

    Regards

    John

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    The Best Currency Exchange In Town

    by sheryl_tan Written Dec 11, 2009

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    Super-Rich for the best exchange
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    Favorite thing: There is a very popular foreign exchange that offers the best rates in town (much better than what we have exchange back at home). The rates are significantly higher, so it's worth changing there if you have a few hundreds to change. It's called "Super Rich" with a green and white signboard (not the "Super Rich" with an Orange signboard). Its usually full of people, but the Q moves very quickly and you'll be done in 15 mins. I'm not sure of the exact address. But I hope to remember it by the following landmarks.
    Walk along the street opposite to Centre Point and turn left into the street when you see Dragon Seafood & Sharkfin Restaurant. You'll see "Super Rich" at the end of the roll of shop-houses.

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    Thai Baht money

    by iclee Written Feb 19, 2009

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    Favorite thing: Thai notes are in the following denomination:

    1000 = gray
    500 = purple
    100 = red
    50 = blue
    20 = green
    10 = brown

    Coins: 10 baht, 5, 2, 1. 50satangs and 25.

    Fondest memory: Tourist change currency in city proper instead of airport since airports offer lower than city rates. I usually change just enough for transpo charge.

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    Plastic money

    by iclee Written Feb 19, 2009

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    Favorite thing: Major credit cards (CC) are accepted in the major cities like Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, etc. Some companies levy an additional surcharge when purchasing sale items. Amexco, Visa, Mastercard, JCB are all accepted.

    Notes are always accepted by currency exchange kiosks while Traveler's Cheques have a lower rate than notes.

    Some rural places do not accept CCs.

    Fondest memory: Most people smiled and accommodated our requests.

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    Money Exchange Shops

    by machomikemd Written Oct 19, 2012

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    lots of money exhange shops
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    Favorite thing: Being a tourist friendly country, Thailand has lots and lots of money exchange shops aorund the country and at the Airports and evn in Bangkok, they offer competetive rates than in hotels or at banks but a word of caution! since money exhange shops are numerous and are situated near each other, I would advice that you first check their rates of exchange for your international currencies and travellers cheques into thai baht as they will have different exhange rates for each currencies like for example, the US dollar to a thai baht will be 1 US Dollar is 29 thai baht in some and 31 thai baht in others so that you must check the different money exchange shops before deciding on where to exhange your hard earned money as to have extra thai baht for shopping and more!

    Fondest memory: there are literally tons of money exhange shops in and around the bangkok area.

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    Thai Baht (THB)

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 9, 2012

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    1000 baht
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    Favorite thing: Thailand uses the Bath as it's currency, each Baht is divided into 100 satang but since 1 bath is just 3 cents (dollar and euro) For the Bath there are three different coins: the 1 bath coin, the 5 bath coin and the 10 bath coin and 5 different bank notes: the 20 Bath note (Green), 50 Bath (Light Blue), 100 Bath (Light Red), 500 Bath (Purple) and 1000 Bath (Gray/Brown).

    Fondest memory: The most important thing you have to remember in Thailand is that most shops or taxi drivers do not have change for 500 or 1000 Bath notes. Make sure you always have change in the form of 20 and 100 Bath notes, a good place to obtain your change is to buy something at a 7-Eleven or Family Mart, shops that are open 24 hours a day.

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    Best Exchange Rates

    by Rastarigo Written Mar 21, 2011

    Favorite thing: X ONE Currency Exchange Center
    S.R. Spirits 2000 Co Ltd
    149/7 Surawongse Rd
    Suriyawongse, Bangrak
    Bangkok 10500
    Tel: 02634 1155 (autoline)
    Fax: 02634 2255

    *Opposite Krung Thai Bank, 2 or 3 blocks fr Patpong Rd
    *When other shop's rate is (SGD1)= 23.1 to 23.4, theirs is 23.7 to 23.8, that's a huge difference. They surely have the most generous rates I found all over Bangkok I make it a point to visit them.

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    The best place to exchange your currency in BKK

    by Humbuggy Written Oct 13, 2013

    Favorite thing: Beyond doubt.....The best currency deals can be found at 'Siam Exchange' - It is conveniently located by the BTS National Stadium station. (Opposite MBK)

    They have a live web site that is up dated a couple of times a day...So you can see what the rate is before you visit. Google http://www.siamexchange.co.th - They also have a map on the site to pin point its exact location.

    You must present your passport to exchange you currency. - They are very fast and efficient commission free service for cash transactions.

    Fondest memory: A vibrant city.

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    Money

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Nov 13, 2006
    Thai Baht -- 100 and 20 Baht notes

    Favorite thing: Bangkok is a good city for using foreign credit cards and getting money from ATMs. Most restaurants, hotels, and bars (even at Soi Cowboy) were happy to accept my credit card. ATMs are very plentiful, especially at the airport, and all I tried accepted my US Cirrus ATM card.

    During my visit in May 2004, exchange rates were approx 1000 Baht to US$25, but could vary.

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