Currency

Thai currency is the Baht, divided into 100 Satang. At the time of writing exchange rate is exchange Rate is approximately 32 Baht for 1 US$. Thai notes are in denominations of B1000, 500, 100, 50, and 20. Coins are of B10, 5, 2, 1 and S50 and 25.

Cash and Travelers Cheques can be exchanged freely, with banks or money changers giving other rates than hotels. Major international credit cards are widely accepted in hotels, restaurants and shops.

Banking hours are generally 9h30 to 15h30, Monday to Friday. Some Bangkok banks have shorter hours in an effort to lessen the rush-hour traffic problems.

Exchange booths are often open daily, early until late. As well as providing day-to-day banking services, the major banks can also organize international money transfers. Most banks, especially in cities, have an associated ATM.