Thailand Vacation: 10 Things To Know Before You Take Off

Thailand Vacation: 10 Things To Know Before You Take Off

You’ve booked your ticket, made your hotel reservations and you’re ready to enjoy the glorious combination of tropical beauty, lively cities, and cultural history that await the fortunate travelers to Thailand. However, before packing your suitcase and jetting off to this stunning, vibrant country, there are a few things that you should know to ensure a smooth trip. Here are the 10 things you should know before taking off for your trip to Thailand:

10. Currency

In Thailand, the currency used is the Thai bhat (pronounced ‘bot’) which is symbolized as ฿. One Thai bhat is equal to approximately $0.03 USD, or the inverse, $1 USD is equal to about 36 bhat. Also, be wary of street people who offer to exchange money for you, chances are you’ll end up getting ripped of.

9. Tipping

One of the most common and frequent questions while traveling is deciding when and how to tip. As a rule, tipping is NOT customary or required in Thailand, although small monetary gestures are appreciated when great service is received. Tipping at the amount common for North America (around 15%) would be considered extremely generous and. The places where tipping is most common would be high end restaurants, massage parlors and at regular restaurants you may leave your loose change as a sign of appreciation.

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