The Low Down on the Thai Currency
Bank of Thailand
฿20, ฿50, ฿100, ฿500, ฿1000
The Thai baht has been the official currency of Thailand since 1897, although it is thought to have been in circulation since as early as the 1400s. The currency originated as a unit of weight of corresponding value and coins were originally denominated by weight.
When you first arrive, make sure you have some 5 and 10 baht coins to hand so you can get the best price possible for your taxi – if they see that you don’t have anything smaller than a 50 baht note, they may try to charge you more.
Tipping isn’t really expected in Thailand, except for the service charge you often find in restaurants and hotels. In that instance, you are safe rounding up to the nearest 20 baht.
Baht is among the ten most used currencies in the world, and each single baht consists of 100 satang, though most Thai sellers don’t tend to trade in satang.
What to spend your baht on:
A bottle of water
1-day metro adult pass in Bangkok
An elephant ride in Khao Yai
A bottle of local beer
A scuba-diving course in Bangkok
Must-sees in Thailand
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