Thailand
Thailand
On the spot
31-07-2022 4.189 Views
THE NATIONAL CURRENCY: the baht (THB)
  • You will be able to exchange your euros and US dollars in all authorized banks and exchanges.
  • In the capital as well as in all major tourist areas, you can use your Visa or Master credit card in hotels, restaurants and shops. But remember to have some local currency just in case.
  • Remember, however, that the exchange rate in euros is sometimes less advantageous in the provinces.
  • When leaving Thailand, the maximum allowed in local currency is 50,000 baht per person.
  • The current exchange rate is 1 USD = 33 baht / 1 euro = 38 baht.
PHONE :
  • To call Thailand from France, dial 00 66 + city code (without the 0) + number of the correspondent.
  • To call France from Thailand, dial 001 33 + number of the correspondent (without the 0).
  • A practical and economical solution if you want to use your mobile phone during your stay in Thailand is to buy a local prepaid SIM card, it will cost you less and you will always have news of your loved ones.
BANKS:
 
You will find many vending machines in the big cities, but also in small towns and sites frequented by tourists.
 
INTERNET :
  • You will find an internet connection very easily in cybercafés, airports, shops, hotels and restaurants.
  • In contrast, in the countryside, the connection is more limited, but almost all hotels have their own Internet connection, so it is always possible to stay connected during your trip.
  • As for the prices in the cybercafés, the prices often turn around 30 bahts an hour, except in the southern islands, where they climb up to 1 to 2 baht / min.
THE WATER :
  • Be very careful about the water you drink. Never drink tap water, always drink bottled water and check that it is properly capped. It is necessary to be vigilant also with ice cubes, consume only cubic ice cubes or with a cylindrical hole shape in the middle.
POST:
  • In major cities in Thailand, post offices are usually open Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 17:30 and Saturday from 8:00 to 12:00. You will find an efficient staff, with a perfect organization. So that your postcard arrives in France, count well a week of delay. All post offices have a service of sending packets by surface or by air. For postcards to Europe, count 15 baht.
A FEW USEFUL VOCABULARY WORDS:
  • Hello: Sawat dii khrap (if you are a man), Sawat dii khaa (if you are a woman)
  • Thank you (a lot): khop khoun khrap (mak) (if you are a man), khop khoun khaa (mak) (if you are a woman)
  • Yes / No: khrap / may khrap (if you are a man), khaa / may khaa (if you are a woman)
  • I would like / I do not want: Ao / May ao
  • I do not understand: mesh khrao djaille
  • Sorry: ko ​​thoote
  • How much does it cost ? : raka tao mock?
 
   
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