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Changing money, in Bangkok

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1. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 10y

Is the exchange rate, at the airport good?
Or should i wait, until i get into the city, to change a large amount.

Mel

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 10y

Mel,
The exchange rate is OK at the airport, but I would only change $50-100 there. That will get you into the city and checked into your hotel, food. The next day you can compare rates at several banks/exchange places. Then you will know who to use for your larger exchanges. I would not change a large amount if using travel checks. Cash is gone if misplaced or stolen, TCs you can get your money back. If using ATMs, I still would not carry large amounts of baht around with me. Just makes you a target for thieves.

Good Luck with your trip and helping the less fortunate in BKK.

3. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 10y

Thanks for the advise Vegasmike

Mel