Friday, December 29

BKK Trip Tip: Foreign Currency Exchange from Philippine Peso to Thai Baht

The best place to exchange your money in Bangkok is at this forex place in Phetchaburi Road, near First House Hotel, Platinum Mall, and Pantip Plaza. It's called Good Rate Exchange and the address is 14/30 Petchburi Soi19, Ratchathewi, Bangkok. Contact number in Bangkok is 02-253-4557.

If you're coming from Khao San Road or from any hostel/guesthouse near the Democracy Monument, you can take Bus No. #60 at the bus stop side of McDonald's and go down Pantip Plaza (fare is 11 baht).

Locate the McDonald's at the ground floor of Shibuya Mall and walk along the street right next to it. You'll see the money exchange shop before the street ends, in front of Brom's Cosmetics shop (see map below).

The best money exchange shop in Bangkok, near First House Hotel

Brom's Cosmetics in front of the money exchange shop

Do not exchange your money at Suvarnabhumi Airport. The rates are really really bad. If you need Baht just for the bus or train fare to go to your hotel, better exchange at your home countries before leaving for Thailand. In the Philippines, the best rates are at Sanry's Money Changer located at Ayala Malls.

Forex at the Suvarnabhumi Airport right after you get out of your aircraft. Don't exchange here!

Exchange rates during my trip (need to look for the bigger baht per peso exchange rate):

In the Philippines (at the money changers in the departure area of NAIA T3) -- 0.56 baht per 1 peso
At Suvarnabhumi airport -- 0.49
In Phetchaburi Rd. / Pratunam -- 0.625 (WINNER!)
At Khao San Rd. -- 0.62
At Silom Rd. -- 0.60
At MBK mall -- 0.62


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