What to spend your baht on:
A bottle of water
One-day adult pass on the Bangkok metro
An elephant ride in the Khao Yai National Park
A bottle of local beer
A scuba-diving course in Bangkok
Must-sees in Thailand
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Buying with your baht
The Thai baht has been the official currency of Thailand since 1897, although it's 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're safe rounding up to the nearest 20 baht.
Frequently used banknotes
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. The most commonly used banknotes are for 20 (green), 50 (blue), 100 (red), 500 (purple) and 1000 (brown) baht.
Buying Thai baht online is easy
Free next-day home delivery on orders over £500
- 1. Select your currency
Just tell us how much you need and where you’re going
- 2. Choose how to get it
Get your currency delivered to your door or collect at over 50 Travelex stores
- 3. Pay online
Use either your debit card or credit card and you’re all set