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1. Posted by ''Laura'' (First Time Poster 1 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Im off to Thailand in 2 weeks and I cant decide how to take my money, Ive been in touch with the bank and they say i'll get charged 1.5% per transaction, is this better than the exchange Id get on travellers cheques? Also, my friend told me that it can be difficult to change travellers cheques. So do I take travellers cheques or a bank card and if I do take cheques should i take them in BHT GBP or USD? Any advice would be appreciated THanx xx

2. Posted by travelfish (Full Member 75 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

More people are gong for the convenience of credit cards over tqs - though I'd suggest bringing at least a couple as a backup in case of theft - obviously don't carry them with your credit card!

I'd struggle to think of somewhere in Thailand you couldn't cash a TQ, though obviously the limitation (when compared to credit cards) is the exchange office needs to be open!

UK Vs USD - doesn't matter - both are readily accepted in Thailand.

Hope that helps
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3. Posted by chorpet (Inactive 110 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Credit card are accepted in major shops, hotels, restaurants.
Cash is good for bargain market or small shops

Traveller cheuqe.. I really have no idea on that.

Most common accept and convenience way to stay in Thailand is cash and credit card.