Thailand Currency and Travel Guide

Exchanging Thai Baht & Travel Tips with WeXchange

What Currency is Used in Thailand?

Embarking on an adventure to the beautiful beaches and vibrant cityscapes of Thailand? Puzzling over the most efficient way to handle your travel funds? Your trusted Melbourne-based currency exchange service, WeXchange, is here to simplify things for you. We’ll help you navigate the ins and outs of Thai currency, advise on where to swap your Australian Dollars for Thai Baht, and even offer insights into must-visit destinations in Thailand.

Thailand’s official currency is the Thai Baht (THB), represented by the symbol ฿.

The Thai Baht comes in the following denominations:

  • Notes: ฿20, ฿50, ฿100, ฿500, and ฿1000
  • Coins: ฿1, ฿2, ฿5, and ฿10
Thai Baht THB Thailand Notes and Coins

While card transactions are becoming more common in major cities and mobile payments are used by locals, cash remains king for tourists, particularly in less urban areas and traditional markets. This makes it essential to have a solid plan for your currency exchange needs.

How Should I Carry My Money in Thailand?

Thailand’s cash-based economy, particularly outside the major cities, means that having Thai Baht on hand is vital for a seamless travel experience. From lively street food markets to charming handicraft stalls, cash is usually the preferred method of payment. To ensure you’re ready for your journey, we recommend securing your Thai Baht with WeXchange before you leave Australia.

With WeXchange, you can conveniently order your Thai Baht online and collect it in-store, eliminating the hassle of hunting down an exchange bureau with competitive rates after you’ve landed. You can check out our current rates and place an order here!

Where to Exchange Thai Baht?

To get the best bang for your buck, it’s ideal to exchange your currency into Thai Baht before you set off on your journey. WeXchange makes this process convenient and efficient, allowing you to either order online or visit us in-store. Save yourself the trouble of navigating language barriers, hefty fees, and unfavourable exchange rates by opting for WeXchange. Check out our best rates for THB!

Top Destinations in Thailand and Thai Baht Money Tips

Thailand, with its blend of serene landscapes and bustling cities, mouth-watering street food, and fascinating culture, is a top draw for Aussie globetrotters. Here’s a glimpse into Thailand’s must-visit destinations and some handy tips for handling your money:

1. Bangkok

As the capital city, Bangkok is a bustling metropolis where traditional temples rub shoulders with modern skyscrapers. From bustling street markets to fine dining restaurants, most transactions still run on cash.

Bankok, Thailand, Temple
Phuket, Thailand, Amazing Water with Boat

2. Phuket

This world-renowned island paradise boasts stunning beaches and vibrant nightlife. Remember to keep your Baht at hand for local food stalls, markets, and transportation.

3. Chiang Mai

Known for its historical temples and lively night bazaar, Chiang Mai is a city steeped in history and culture. Cash is essential for your shopping adventures and local eatery visits.

Chiang Mai, Thailand, Temple
Krabi, Thailand, Water and Boats

4. Krabi

Krabi offers pristine beaches and clear waters, perfect for relaxation or water sports. For boat rides, beachside snacks, or local souvenirs, keep your Thai Baht ready.

5. Pattaya

Pattaya is a city of contrasts, home to both peaceful temples and lively entertainment districts. Cash will be your go-to for everything from street food to local transportation.

Pattaya, Beach

Your Travel Money Sorted with WeXchange

Whether you’re exploring bustling Bangkok or lazing on Phuket’s stunning beaches, having local currency on hand is crucial for a hassle-free trip. With WeXchange, you can secure your Thai Baht before you leave, making sure you can focus on enjoying the ‘Land of Smiles.’ Convert your AUD to THB with us today!

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