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im going to thailand in november is it better to buy your currency at home before or wait until you get there ?thanks

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1. Re: currency

You'll get a better rate in Thailand but only change enough at the airport for transport to the hotel as you'll get a better rate in Samui.

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perth
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Hi

No. always get the currency from the country you're visiting and in this case Thailand. You will get better rate than change it in your country As Chrella says get some at the airport just enough for first day taxi/ transfer from the airport to hotel. Keep remaining in the hotel safe and change it as needed. There are plenty of money changer thoughtout the island.

Good luck

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Hi

have you read the FAQs ---->> FAQ CURRENCY Options is a good read!

Agree buy when you get to Thailand. We normally exchange some when we transfer flights in Bangkok, or on arrival into Samui. This is just enough to get us to the hotel and any incidentals along the way.

We will normally withdraw money asap from an ATM, although if you want to change money or travellers cheques there are plenty of money changers.

Have fun!

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Hi Vicky,

As others said, change the currency in Samui, there are many currency converters there.

I've found that if you are changing cash you can usually avoid any transactions fees and get a good rate.

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Hi jumping on this one, what is the local rate at the moment?

Thanks

Chrissie

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bot.or.th/english/…ExchangeRate.aspx

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