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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Best Money Changer (Money Exchange) in Bangkok - Super Rich (Thailand) Money Exchange

Super Rich Thailand near Big C at Ratchadamri is the best place for money exchange in Bangkok. Their working hours are like government offices but exchange rates are the best in the city. These people function like a bank. Currency exchange process here starts with taking a copy of the customer's passport. Photocopy machine is on the right side after entering. The customer is then asked to write his/her phone number on the passport copy and sent on to stand in one of the queues. At the counter, they count the money and give a token to the customer. Wait again, this time outside the queue. At last they call the token number on a public address system and one gets the desired currency with a printed receipt. The extra money one gets because of the favourable exchange rate makes all the hassle worth enduring. The place is air conditioned, and cool drinking water is available. Monday - Friday go there before 5.00 PM and don't go on a Sunday/Holiday. I think Saturday is a half day for them. See directions to get to this place below...
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Super Rich Thailand Money Exchange, Bangkok
(Also see: Bangkok Visa on Arrival Procedure and Requirements and Best Money Changer in Pattaya)

Directions to Get to Super Rich (Thailand), Ratchadamri

Big C Ratchadamri Bangkok

Getting to Super Rich Thailand is easy. You can either get down at Ratchadamri or Siam Sky Train station. Ask someone for directions to Big C. It is walking distance from both stations but Siam is a bit closer. Going from Ratchadamri/Siam station, you will reach Big C as in the above picture. Walk past Big C and at the next turn go right and again ask someone for Super Rich Thailand. It is very close from there. Only don't stop at Super Rich (1965) that you will see first while walking towards S.R.Thailand. Their rates are not as good. 

Super Rich (1965) Money Exchange Ratchadamri Bangkok

Super Rich (1965) will be open long after Super Rich Thailand has closed for the day. I have changed money with them when S.R.T. was closed. S.R.(1965) offers rates better than many other money changers in Bangkok. But no doubt, Super Rich (Thailand) is the best.



Posted by Narinder Singh

30 comments :

  1. Could you tell me if this place exchanges Macau patacas (MOP)? I'm having trouble exchanging this currency in Thailand.

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  2. Yes they do. Exchange rate as on August 6, 2012 is 3.95 (Buy) and 4.05 (Sell).

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  3. Thanks for this information. Directions and description were spot on as well. It really helped.
    The rates are much better than what you get in india.

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  4. Pl can you tell me if we have to take xerox copies of passport beforehand, or is it a payable service?
    Thanks

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    1. They take copy on their xerox machine. No charge. Just walk in with your passport.

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  5. i wan to call india and plz tell where should i take thai sim and how much it will cost and what documents wl be required ?

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    1. You can buy DTAC Happy Sim from any cell phone shop for 100 THB or if you can find a DTAC brand shop, it will cost you only 49 THB. No documents are required to purchase a Thai prepaid Sim. DTAC store locations can be seen from http://www.dtac.co.th/en/prepaid/

      After activating Thai Sim, use Bolo card to call India very cheap. Get Bolo card info on this page: Bolo Card, Thailand To India.

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  6. Hello,
    How much Indian currency can you carry to Thailand??
    Thanks

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  7. Hi! Do they exchange Ghanaian Cedi to THB? Thank you.

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  8. It sound difficult, but you may try. If any other non-bank money changer in Thailand will change Cedi, Super Rich (Thailand) will also do it. I don't know about banks. To be safe, you may use your ATM card in Thailand to withdraw cash or bring USD from home. Please read this page for more info: Money Exchange in Thailand.

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    1. Thank you for your immediate response and also for the information.

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  9. hi..i have a confusion regarding carrying all money in bahts or part of it in dollars from indian rupees...suggest wat is better n y?? is it ok to carry all indian ruppes in bahts..if taken in dollars from india .what is the currency conversion charges wen dollars converted to bahts?? m travelling in april..pls reply soon..thank u..

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  10. Hii,
    How much dollar can you carry to Thailand??

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    1. From India? 5000 USD per person in cash and 10,000 USD per person including cash and all other instruments like TC, drafts, etc.

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  11. from india
    i am making my mind to take 1000 USB in cash along with 5000 INR in cash..
    does it ok..

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  12. Hi,

    Many thanks, again, for your responses. That's very helpful. I just wanted to know the following:
    You mentioned that one cannot carry more than INR 7500, however we can carry USD. So, in terms of money, what all should I carry?
    - Enough baht for VOA/Taxi, and other initial expenses, etc.
    - How many USDs that I can exchange later? (is it required?)
    - International Debit Cards - having sufficient funds, can I use them for exchanging currency at the places you've specified above or is cash necessary?
    - Also, I've already asked above (re-writing in this comprehensive question :) - since I cannot carry 10K baht, how do I prove to them through my international debit card that it has sufficient funds?

    My concern is - in case debit cards can be used to exchange currency, I can carry enough THB and no USD. Is that a correct plan?

    My questions a very basic (may be silly), but probably this will clarify almost all my queries about the trip I am planning in Sep 2013. Many thanks, in advance... :)

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    1. You need to carry enough cash (THB or USD) to pay for Visa, Taxi, and other living expenses for a day. The rest you can withdraw from an ATM using your debit card.

      All your questions are answered in this page: Money Exchange in Thailand. Reply to these comments for any additional info.

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  13. Since I cannot carry 10K baht (which is minimum required for a Single person), how do I prove to them through my international debit card that it has sufficient funds?
    Also, is it okay to use Debit Card at Exchange Counters within the city?

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    1. Carry some cash in USD and your account statement along with your debit card. I have not used debit card to withdraw cash at any exchange shop. However, I sometimes use my debit card at ATM machines.

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  14. can you tell me photo on Visa on arrival form need white background or no need. can you advise me. And i am confused what currency should i carry from here as our rupees rates are very down in the exchange rate to dollars. So if i carry dollars from here then again i have to exchange it into baht at thailand.So what would be the best way. Definitely I am carrying our currency Rs.7500 from here but for other currency can you advise me?

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    1. White background is required but they accept any light background. See the USD INR and THB INR rates on google and and compare where you are paying more premium. I generally find that buying THB in India proves to be more expensive. But when you buy USD in India, do not pay more than 2% over google rate.

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  15. You have written 10,000 THB per person but I checked over http://www.thaiembassy.com website, it was written 20,000 THB per person.

    1) So what is the minimum fund require per person for on visa arrival ?

    2) If I am not willing to take the cash of 10,000 or 20,000 THB because I have took package including accommodation and food. So I don't require that much cash.

    If I take the 6 month bank bank statement having minimum balance of 50,000 INR. Will it be fine?

    3) Is it necessary bank or credit card statement has to be bank seal or only print out without bank seal will work?

    4) I'm going with my wife so how much minimum cash in THB or INR should have to take with me from India?

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    1. 1. 700 USD or 20,000 THB per person is required if visa is to be obtained in the home country before travel. For visa on arrival, it is 10,000 THB per person and 20,000 THB per family.

      2. Even if you booked package, same requirement for VoA.

      3. Bank statement and ATM card is OK but still, some cash should be carried.

      4. It depends on the immigration staff, if they have doubts they may not accept anything, with or without seal. If they have no doubt, they never ask about money.

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  16. Hi i arrive about 4pm on friday at bangkok intl airport. Will i have enough time to reach super rich by 6pm before it closes by taxi or public transport? Thanx

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    1. No. So just do that next morning. You may change some at the airport for the first night.

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  17. Thanks for reply but we have s tour booked on sat mornin for g. Any areas to find exchange boots once we have checked into our hotel? Staying near sathron bts.

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    1. Exchange shops are everywhere but in the evening some of them close early. What you can do is, go to Ratchadamri near Super Rich (Thailand), most probably, Super Rich 1965 will be open. You can go directly from the airport. Take airport city link train, get down at Phaya Thai, shift to BTS and go to Siam Station. From there, take a taxi to Big C opposite Central World. Both Super Rich Thai and Super Rich 1965 are there close to the Big C as shown in the above article. About rates, you can see the website of Super Rich (Thailand):

      http://superrichthai.com/exchange.aspx

      to get an idea of fair exchange rates. If any exchange shop is giving you rates close to those, you may go ahead. Super Rich 1965 will not be way off.

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Blog by: Narinder Singh