Tropical beaches, roadside noodle joints, island-hopping... Thailand is both exotic and sultry, cultured and historic, and it is enticing from every angle. So, if this is the destination of your next holiday - lucky you!
But before you go, don't forget to organise your Thai Baht (THB), as you're going to need some while you're there.
The Thai Baht has been the official currency of Thailand since 1897, and it is also unofficially used in Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar. Each single baht consists of 100 satang, but most retailers don't trade in satangs anymore. The most common notes used are the ฿20 (green), ฿50 (blue), ฿100 (red), ฿500 (purple), and ฿1000 (brown) notes.
If you're not sure on how much THB you might need, speak to one of our FXperts in any of our 20+ stores across New Zealand. Or, if you've already sorted your budget - order online and pick up your THB from your nearest store.
1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 satang, ฿1, ฿2, ฿5, ฿10
฿20, ฿50, ฿100, ฿500, ฿1000
How do I get my THB?
Use our conversion rate calculator or click on the button below to order your currency online in a few easy steps.
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Did you know? THB Currency Facts
- All Thai Baht coins and notes bear a portrait of a member of the Royal Family, so its seen as a sign of disrespect if banknotes and coins are thrown or stood on
- For this reason, it is also disrespectful if you put your wallet in your the back pocket of your pants and sit on it
- 540,000 THB (more than US$15,000) is what you will pay for the world's most expensive cocktail, served in Vivaldi Restaurant in Bangkok. The cocktail is garnished with a 5-karat ruby instead of an olive! Holy moly!
- Some rural areas of Thailand put small denomination notes on display in their shop windows to show respect to the King
- You can be fined up to 2000 THB in Thailand if you are caught littering on the pavement, so watch where you throw that gum wrapper
Want to see how far your Baht will go? Check out our Thailand Travel Money Guide for expert tips and destination costs.
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