Thailand travel information

Thailand 🇹🇭

Bangkok

Thailand is part of Asia with main city at Bangkok. Official language is Thai. Thailand uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+07:00. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.

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💱 Currencies Used

Thailand uses the Thai baht (symbol: ?), code THB.Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 100, 50 and 20 baht. Baht is subdivided into 100 satangs. Coins come in denominations of 10, 5, 2 and 1 baht and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 satangs.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are very common in Thailand. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Thailand is on average 9.3 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Thailand is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 365.47 THB, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: AIS, DTAC or True Move. Thailand uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900, GSM 1800 and GSM 1900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Thailand upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Thailand, dial +, then 66 (the country code for Thailand), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Thailand, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 2 .

🔌 Sockets

Thailand uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type A, Type B, Type C and Type F.

🛣️ Road rules

In Thailand you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 120 km/h (74 mph) on motorways, 60 km/h (37 mph) in all built-up areas, 90 km/h (55 mph) on undivided highways and 90-120 km/h (55-74 mph) on expressways.

🆘 Emergency

Police

191

Ambulance

1669

Fire department

199

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Last updated: July 13, 2019