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1. Posted by 617jetset (Budding Member 32 posts) 9y

Here I am with yet ANOTHER question! LOL. I was just wondering if anyone out there has ever had their 35mm photos developed whilst in Thailand. I prefer to use 35mm over digital although travelling from Boston to Bangkok I will have to go through xray machines 6 times between going and returning. Therefore, I would like to get most of my photos developed whilst I am in Bangkok (if it is cheaper or the same as in the US) in order to avoid potential damage. If anyone has done this please fill me in as to the prices for developing and how much film costs to buy there as well. Thank you. Your advice is much appreciated. :)

2. Posted by emma1979 (Full Member 126 posts) 9y


i got some of my photographs developed when i was in Krabi and they turned out fine. I'm sorry but I can't remember the price but it was really cheap to get them done and you get them back in a little photograph album so it keeps them quite secure. Films are cheap also. I think maybe about 200baht -depends where you buy them from though i think. I ended up spending about a hundred pounds on developing when i got home so it would have been cheaper to have them all done in Thailand but your photographs and negatives could get damaged when travelling around with them.

3. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 9y

I switched from film to digital years ago, will never go back. I really like only printing what I want out of hundreds that I take.

I have forgotten exact prices in Pattaya for film developing and printing, but it is cheaper than here in Vegas. I brought back 10 of those print holders years ago and the weight does add up.

I vote that you develop your film there and I would buy it there as well. Unless you already have your film or get a good price here before you travel. I paid about $2/roll in Cambodia for 36 ex. Fuji, a bit more in Pattaya. Now that I have digital, I don't fiddle with all that. Have a great time in Thailand and send me a PM if you have questions.