Pattaya's Beach Road and Second Road are full of small money exchange shops, some belong to banks while others are non-bank exchange houses. Exchange rates across these money change shops vary too, sometimes significantly. I have seen USD buying rate for currency notes of 50-100 denomination at 29.75 in one shop and 30.58 in another nearby shop at almost the same time. These rates are not negotiable unless one is exchanging money in excess of 1000 USD. Also, it would not be possible for a tourist to go around checking exchange rates in all the shops but in this page, I will tell you where to get the best exchange rates in Pattaya. Before I found this money changer, the only place that I had read about offering very good exchange rates in Pattaya was a jewelry shop called Bank Gold. I tried to find that place but I could never find a Tuk Tuk or a taxi that knew where Bank Gold was. Now I do not need to find Bank Gold because I have found the best place to exchange money in Pattaya that can be found very easily by any tourist. It is actually a chain of money exchange shops called T. T. Currency Exchange. There are several on Beach Road (one very close to Walking Street) and I spotted at least one on Second Road. There are several other branches of T.T. Currency Exchange in Pattaya. The name of the money changer is not written on many of these shops so one needs to recognize them only from the color of the signage - Yellow and Black cross like pattern (see pictures below). Buying rates of major currencies like USD, EUR, AUD, HKD, etc. are shown on paper slips pasted on the glass window in the front. Comparing these rates with even one other shop from a different establishment will be enough to tell the difference. Like I mentioned above, I saw USD buying rate of 29.75 on another shop and 30.58 on T. T. Money Exchange within a gap of 2 minutes. (Read more and see shop pictures below...) Best Money Exchange Rates in Bangkok Also Read: Best Money Exchange Strategy for Travel to Thailand
|T. T. Money Exchange Pattaya|
The best money exchange rates in Bangkok are offered by Super Rich (Thailand) and they have a website on which they publish updated exchange rates offered by them. This is the link: Super Rich (Thailand) Online Exchange Rates. These rates will give you an idea of what kind of exchange rates you should be getting. In Pattaya, the rates will not be as good but T.T. Currency Exchange will be closer to those than other exchange shops around.
|T. T. Money Exchange Shop Pattaya|
|Posted by Narinder Singh|