Best Money Exchange Rates in Phuket

Money Exchange Shop in Patong (Phuket)

Phuket is perhaps the most difficult tourist area in Thailand for a tourist. Everyone out there is ready to fleece you. The things that cost 150 THB in Krabi or Pattaya will easily cost 200 THB or more in Phuket. There is no transparency and much of the stuff a tourist needs is controlled by agents. I will give...

Best Money Exchange Rates in Pattaya

T.T. Currency Exchange Pattaya

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 34.10 in one shop and 34.60 in another nearby shop at almost...

Best Money Exchange Rates in Chiang Mai

Super Rich Money Exchange Chiang Mai

Its always fun to know the best money exchange place in a tourist destination. It saves money not just for me but also for my readers because that is the purpose of this blog. Thus, it was only natural that one of the first things that I set out to do during my first visit to Chiang Mai was...

Best Money Exchange Rates at Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok

Suvarnabhumi Airport Money Exchange

Conventional wisdom says it is always a bad idea to change money at an airport because most airport money exchange counters anywhere in the world offer the worst exchange rates for tourists. The premium charged by airport exchange counters varies between 8% and 13% over the inter-bank exchange rates. But to be precise, this kind of horrible rates are...

Best Ways To Change Money in Thailand

T.T. Currency Exchange Pattaya

There are several ways to exchange money by tourists visiting Thailand. I have examined their merits and demerits in this page: 1. Withdrawing cash from ATMs in Thailand by using international debit card / ATM card is perhaps the most convenient money exchange in Thailand. Most ATMs dispense 10,000 THB in one lot and some will dispense even 20,000 THB...

Thailand ATM Dynamic Currency Conversion Scam

Thai ATM Dispensing THB

Tourists hate getting scammed. I used to think that paying a fee of 200 THB each time for making an ATM withdrawal in Thailand was a scam. Of course, this fee was over and above the currency conversion charge and ATM withdrawal fee charged by my own bank. If I withdrew 10,000 THB from an ATM in Thailand, I...

Best Money Changers in Bangkok

Money Changer in Pratunam Bangkok

Money Exchange options are aplenty in Bangkok starting from the exchange counters located in the arrival areas of Suvarnabhumi or Don Muang Airports. But that does not mean that all money exchange places give you the same value for the currency that you are carrying. The exchange counters at the airports in Thailand or in any other country for...