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Travel adaptor at the arrivals area in the airport or Ayutthaya??

Posted by heleni on 18/7/2013 at 07:17

I have an electrical question. (Sorry) I am going straight from the airport to Ayutthaya. Will I be able to buy adaptors for my euro (2 pin) and English (3 pin) plugs in Ayutthaya? I am hoping I will be able to find them everywhere.

If not can I buy one at arrivals in the airport? Alternatively I have to buy an expensive one here in the UK.
This website says they are only available in Bangkok and Chaing Mai but I'm hoping that isn't the case!

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Posted by LeonardCohen1 on 18/7/2013 at 10:45

Not sure about the airport. Major shopping centres all have them.

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Posted by heleni on 18/7/2013 at 11:17

And are there any major shopping centres in Ayutthaya? I'm not going into Bangkok. Directly from airport to Ayutthaya.

Do the 2 pin euro plugs fit Thai sockets? In Cambodia & Burma I didn't need adaptors.

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Posted by LeonardCohen1 on 18/7/2013 at 11:34

How are you doing that? Do buses go there from the airport?

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Posted by heleni on 18/7/2013 at 11:40

No I'm getting a taxi. I can't stand Bangkok! It should cost about 1300 -1500 baht.

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 18/7/2013 at 12:41

All you need is a cheap adaptor like this. They are available for around 20-60 baht at many shops country-wide. However I can't tell you the name of a specific shop in Ayutthaya, maybe try any 7-Eleven, and they are available in BKK airport a few shops.

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Posted by heleni on 18/7/2013 at 13:21

Thank you. Now we've got flat pins and not round pins! Are there 2 types of sockets out there?
I have never been anywhere that has tourists where you can't buy adaptors. Now I know that there is a 7-Eleven and a Big C in Ayutthaya I feel better.
When I was there 21 years ago amazingly I had no electrical devices. We have figured out all we had were battery operated Walkmans!
I've just remembered ..... I've stayed at a hotel outside Bangkok often in the last few years and used my euro plug. Duh!

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Posted by busylizzy on 18/7/2013 at 16:27

Thailand take flat two-pin adapters - not sure sure if they are the same as in the EU, but sounds like they might be.

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 19/7/2013 at 02:41

Most Thai sockets accept both the USA-style twin-flat prongs and the Euro-style twin-round prongs, but you will definitely need the adaptor for UK three-prong.

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