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British Pounds in Thailand

  • christay2009

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    Anyone have experience taking / exchanging pounds to/in Thailand?

    Is it widely exchanged?

    I am planning on having a some dollars for Laos but probably prefer to take pounds for Thailand if possible.

    Also, £50.00 notes aren't really used that much in the UK itself but it would seem these would be better for SE Asia. Any thoughts? That is one attraction of dollars - the 100 dollar bill.

    Thanks again :)

    #1 Posted: 17/8/2011 - 02:08

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  • SBE

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    Haven't we had this conversation already Christay? :-)

    There should be no problem changing English (as opposed to Scottish) pound notes.

    You'll get a better rate with licensed money changers than at a bank and usually you get a better rate for 50s than 20s.

    #2 Posted: 17/8/2011 - 13:58

  • christay2009

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    Haha you are correct :) I wanted to put this out there ... just in case!

    Thanks for reconfirming though, I will probably head down to the bank to get some fifties.



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    #3 Posted: 18/8/2011 - 01:00

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