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Currency - Change when get to Khao Lak?

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Currency - Change when get to Khao Lak?


My girlfriend and I are spending 6 nights in khao lak and 6 nights in phuket in November.

Would it be better changing up our GBP into THB when we arrive in khao lak/phuket rather than here in the UK?

I am always a little wary of changing money up in some countries after experiencing a scam in Bali regarding fake notes! So I am just hoping for some reassurance when it comes to changing up money as usually the rates are better in the country you are travelling too.

Thoughts would be appreciated


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1. Re: Currency - Change when get to Khao Lak?

Most definitely change your currency in Thailand NOT at home in UK. You will receive typically 3 to 4 baht per £1 more. Use the proper banks or their exchanges and you will have no problems. Have a look at the Top Questions at top right of the forum, in particulatr Currency Options at tripadvisor.com/Travel-g293915-s601/Thailand… for further information and advice.

If you are flying into Bangkok airport there is a currency exchange near the luggage carousel so you can exchange some money for immediate needs there. Although each bank offers different rates they are the same at each branch in each location at the time of drawing so you will get roughly the same whether it is in Bangkok, Khao Lak or Phuket.

Have a look here for latest rates at the varios banks …daytodaydata.net/default.aspx

Here for advice on best cards …moneysavingexpert.com/holiday-money/#top and here thisismoney.co.uk/bargains-and-rip-offs/…

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2. Re: Currency - Change when get to Khao Lak?

Thanks for the info!

3. Re: Currency - Change when get to Khao Lak?

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