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Gateshead, England
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451 posts
186 reviews
Credit cards

Hi are credit cards readily accepted in restaurants and shops in Khoa Lak. Thanks

Poulton Le Fylde...
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for Khao Lak, Khao Sok National Park
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45,458 posts
107 reviews
1. Re: Credit cards

Generally it is a cash economy with few if any local restaurants and shops accepting credit or debit cards. Sone of the bigger tour agents may accept credit cards for booking tours but the smaller ones probably offering better prices won't have the facility.

Houston, Texas
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1,227 posts
17 reviews
2. Re: Credit cards

In 18 days I used my Visa card 4 times!....

1. Baggage fees for NOK Air

2. A water bag for my camera at a dive shop

3. Burger King at Phuket airport

4. A tailored suit

Of course I paid for my hotel with a card as well, but in 18 days..... 4 charges! It is very cash oriented for sure, so plan accordingly! And even if you do find a place that says they take cards you have 2 things to contend with

1. You go to check out and they can't figure out how to run the card and thy come back and ask for cash anyways( so have cash handy no matter what!)

2. They add 3-5% fee to use the card

Cash is king in Thailand!

3. Re: Credit cards

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