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Availability of US Dollars

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Availability of US Dollars

We are planning a trip back to the Land of Smiles and possibly Viet Nam before travelling on the way to Myanmar from Bangkok. Most in country guides or in country tour companies in Myanmar require cash in USD upon arrival. Since that would be our last country to visit, we are not comfortable carrying a lot of USD cash prior to arriving in Myanmar. Please do not suggest a pre-pay in the US prior to departing the US as we wish to use a local guide or tour company. We are not soliciting suggestions for guides nor tour companies either, just advise on the best and safest way to obtian USDs in Bangkok.

Is it possible to convert or purchase a large amount of USD in Bangkok without paying a fortune in transaction fees? What would be the best way to do this? Thank you.

Hell, Norway
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1. Re: Availability of US Dollars

You may have to order a large amount in advance, and there will be paperwork related to Bank of Thailand regulations (money laundering rules). Can't say about fees.

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You can swap (whatever currency you have) for US dollars at any exchange booth. While you won't pay any up front commissions or fee's, you will lose about One Baht per dollar exchanged in the process.

Gopbi reported that there is an ATM "inside the US Embassy commissary" in Bangkok, which dispenses US dollars too.

tripadvisor.com.au/…20101989

...confused?... have a read through this thread while you're at it.

tripadvisor.com.au/ShowTopic-g293916-i3687-k…

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Hell, Norway
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3. Re: Availability of US Dollars

OP mentioned a large amount. Most forex booths won't carry big amounts.

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