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Information about Thailand Banks & Financial Institutions and Thailand's Currency & Coins

This page provides links to Thailand's commercial banks, international commercial banks operating via their branches in Thailand and Thai currency

When brought to our attention any reasonable error will be corrected. We appreciate that you please notify us of any corrections for the details shown below.

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Web links to Thailand Banks & Financial Institutions

Major Banks & Financial Institutions in Thaland
Bank or Financial Institution Web Site URL
Thailand Bangkok Bank Information Bangkok Bank http://www.bangkokbank.com/BangkokBankThai/Pages/homepage.aspx
Thailand Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives Information Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives http://www.baac.or.th/baac_en/
Thailand Bank of Ayudhya Information Bank of Ayudhya Public Company Limited https://www.krungsri.com/bank/en/home.html
Thailand Bank of Thailand Information Bank of Thailand https://www.bot.or.th/English/Pages/default.aspx
Thailand Citibank Thailand Information Citibank Thailand https://www.citibank.co.th/global_docs/citith_home_en.htm
Thailand Bank Information, Deutsche Bank in Thailand Deutsche Bank in Thailand http://www.db.com/thailand/#english
Export-Import Bank of Thailand Bank Information Export-Import Bank of Thailand http://www.exim.go.th
Islamic Bank in Thailand Bank Information Islamic Bank in Thailand http://www.ibank.co.th/2010/en/main/
Kasikornbank Bank Information Kasikornbank https://www.kasikornbank.com/EN/personal/Pages/Home.aspx
Kiatnakin Bank Bank Information Kiatnakin Bank http://www.kiatnakin.co.th/index.php#top
Krung Thai Bank Information Krung Thai Bank Public Company Limited http://www.ktb.co.th/en
Thailand Siam Commercial Bank Information Siam Commercial Bank http://www.scb.co.th/en/home
tandard Charterd Nakornthon Bank Information Standard Charterd Nakornthon Bank http://www.standardchartered.co.th/en/
Thailand Thai Military Bank Information Thai Military Bank Public Company Limited https://www.tmbbank.com/en/home
Thanachart Bank Information Thanachart Bank https://www.thanachartbank.co.th/tbankcmsfrontend/defaulten.aspx
The Government Savings Bank Information The Government Savings Bank https://www.gsb.or.th/
The World Bank Information The World Bank Thailand Office http://www.worldbank.or.th
Thailand Bank Information: UOB United Overseas Bank UOB United Overseas Bank http://www.uob.co.th

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Thailand Currency

Thailand's currency is the Baht. Bills come in denominations of 1,000-, 500-, 100-, 50- and 20-Baht.

1000 Baht Denomination

Thailand Bank Information 1000-baht-front Thailand Bank Information 1000-baht-back
  • Front: Portrait of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the reigning monarch, in the uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.
  • Back: Portrait of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej while performing royal activities & the drawing depicting the Pa Sak Jolasid Dam.
  • Security Thread: Metallic color security thread.
  • Watermark: Portrait of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej & the classical Thai design "Phum Khow Bin."
  • Ink Color: Dark brown printed on a orange & violet-pink background and on a multicolored, elaborate design.
  • Size: width 7.2 cm x length 16.2 cm

Special Features

  • Silver hologram foil stripe with the Royal Garuda Emblem and the numbers "1000" in Thai and Arabic, which will be seen in different reflecting colors and in various dimensions when viewed at different angles as the note is flipped back and forth.
  • Intaglio latent image "1000", hidden inside the Thai art design which becomes visible when the note is viewed from the lower left corner toward the middle part of the note.
  • The Arabic denomination numerals "1000", printed with optically variable intaglio ink (OVI), change from greenish gold and green into green when the lower edge of the note is flipped.
  • The "Lotus" floral design which is printed on both sides, becomes completely formed when viewing the note against a light source.

500 Baht Denomination

Thailand Bank Information Thailand Bank Information
  • Front: Portrait of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the reigning monarch, in the uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.
  • Back: Portrait of the Royal Statue of H.M. King Nangklao (King Rama III).
  • Security Thread: Metallic color security thread.
  • Watermark: Portrait of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej & the classical Thai design "Prajumyan".
  • Paper Color: Purple with intaglio and offset printing techniques.
  • Size: width 7.2 cm x length 15.6 cm

Special Features

  • Silver hologram foil stripe with the royal Phor Por Ror emblems of H.M. the King and the numbers "500" in Thai, which will be seen in defferent reflecting colors and in various dimensions when viewed at different angles as the note is flipped back and forth.
  • Intaglio latent image "500" that is hidden inside the elaborate design, which becomes visible when the note is viewed from the lower left corner toward the middle part of the note.
  • The Arabic numerals indicating the denomination "500", printed with optically variable intaglio ink (OVI), that change from green into violet when the lower edge of the note is flipped.
  • The Cotton Rose petals, two each on the front and the back, are printed on both sides and registered to make a complete remote floral "Cotton Rose" design when viewing the note against a light source.

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100 Baht Denomination

Thailand Bank Information Thailand Bank Information
  • Front: Portrait of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the reigning monarch, in the uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and the Royal Initial Emblem of H.M. the King "Phor Por Ror".
  • Back: Portrait of H.M. King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) in Royal Navy uniform.
  • Security Thread: Metallic color security thread.
  • Watermark: Portrait of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej & the classical Thai design "Prajumyan".
  • Paper Color: Dark red, red and yellow.
  • Size: width 7.2 cm x length 15 cm

Special Features

  • Silver hologram foil stripe with the King's Privy Seal and numbers "100" in Thai and Arabic, which will be seen in different reflecting colors and in various dimensions when viewed at different angles as the note is flipped back and forth.
  • Intaglio latent image "100" that is hidden inside the elaborate design, which becomes visible when the note is viewed from the lower left corner toward the middle part of the note.
  • The Arabic numerals indicating the denomination "100", that are printed on both sides, become completely formed upon viewing the note from the front side against a light source.
  • Vertically embedded inside the paper is the metallic color security thread, containing nonstaggering translucent microletterings "100 Baht" in Arabic and Thai, readable by viewing the note against a light source.

50 Baht Denomination

Thailand Bank Information Thailand Bank Information
  • Front: Portrait of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the reigning monarch, in the uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and the Royal Initial Emblem of H.M. the King "Phor Por Ror".
  • Back: The monument of H.M. King Mongkut (Rama IV).
  • Security Thread: Metallic color security thread.
  • Watermark: Portrait of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej & the classical Thai design "Dok Loi".
  • Paper Color: Blue.
  • Size: width 7.2 cm x length 14.4 cm

Special Features

  • Intaglio latent image "50" that is hidden inside a elaborate design, which becomes visible when the note is viewed from the lower left corner toward the middle part of the note.
  • The Arabic numerals indicating the denomination "50", that are printed on both sides, become completely formed upon viewing the note from the front side against a light source.

20 Baht Denomination

Thailand Bank Information Thailand Bank Information
  • Front: Portrait of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the reigning monarch, in the uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces
  • Back: Portrait of H.M. King Ananda Mahidol (King Rama VIII).
  • Security Thread: Metallic color security thread.
  • Watermark: Portrait of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej & the classical Thai design "Dok Jok".
  • Paper Color: Green.
  • Size: width 7.2 cm x length 13.8 cm

Special Features

  • The Arabic numerals "20", two each on the front and the back, are printed on both sides and registered to make a complete remote Arabic numeral "20" when viewing the note against a light source.
  • Intaglio latent image "20" that is hidden inside an elaborate design, which becomes visible when the note is viewed from the lower left corner toward the middle part of the note.
  • The Arabic numerals indicating the denomination "100", that are printed on both sides, become completely formed upon viewing the note from the front side against a light source.
  • Vertically embedded inside the paper is the metallic color security thread, containing non-staggering translucent microletterings "20 Baht" in Arabic and Thai, readable by viewing the note against a light source.

10 Baht Denomination

Thailand Bank Information Thailand Bank Information
  • Front: Portrait of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the reigning monarch, in the uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces
  • Back: Portrait of H.M. King Chulalongkorn (Rama V).
  • Paper Color: Brown.
  • Size: width 7.2 cm x length 13.8 cm

Special Features

  • When the 10-Baht coin was first introduced in the 1990s a senior Thai politician had the idea that the introduction of the coin 'devalued' the Baht and contributed to inflation. So, the 10-Baht note was re-introduced for a short time, until the politician fell from power.
  • You may still encounter some 10-Baht notes, especially outside of Bangkok.

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Thailand Coinage

Thai Coinage are 10-, 5-, 2-, 1-Baht. 50- and 25-Satang pieces. Satangs are very small brass-colored coins with a value equivalent of 100-Satang = 1 Baht. The use of satang will very by location and may or may not be returned to you as change even if owed.

Thai coins vary widely in size and design. The pictures below show the current versions of the coins that you are likely to encounter. In 2007 a 2-Baht coin was introduced that is only slightly larger than the 1-Baht coin. Because of the similarity in looks between the 1- and 2-Baht coins there is often a lot of confusion caused. Many Thais prefer not to use them and sometimes use a marker to write a "2" on the faces. In 2009 a newer 2-Baht coin has been issued that is brass-colored, reducing the confusion somewhat.

Thailand Coins Information, 10 baht coin

The 10-Baht coin

The standard 10-Baht coin is a silver ring with a brass center. The coin replaced a 10-Baht bill in the early 1990's but you still run across bills from time to time. The 10-Baht piece is a favorite for commemorative editions

The back of the standard 10-Baht coin depicts Wat Arun.

Thailand Coins Information 10-baht-kan

The 10-Baht coin, Kanchanapisek version

The Kanchanapisek coin was issued to commemorate the king's 50th anniversary on the throne and is extremely popular and is probably even more common than the standard 10-Baht issued coin.

Other commemorative 10-Baht coins include the 40th anniversary of the Thai Commerce Department issued in 2000; the International Rice Award given to His Majesty the King issued in 1998; the 100th anniversary of the Land Department issued in 2001

Thailand Coins Information

The 5-Baht coin

The 5-Baht coin is slightly smaller than the 10-Baht piece. The reverse features Wat Benjamabophit. There's also a Kanchanapisek version of this coin.

Thailand Coins Information

The 2-Baht coin

The new bronze-colored 2-Baht coin is becoming more common since its introduction in 2005.

The overall look of the "new" 2-Baht coin is the same, with H.M. the King on the obverse, and Wat Saket on the reverse. Subtle changes show His Majesty's likeness as larger, and there are also subtle changes on the reverse.

Thailand Coins Information

The 1-Baht coin

The 1-Baht coin is silver and slightly larger than a US cent. Like the five and ten-Baht coins, there's also a Kanchanapisek version commonly found.

The back of the one-Baht coin displays the chedis of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.

Thailand Coins Information

The 50-Satang coin

The 50-Satang (value equal o one-half of one Baht) piece is a small brass coin about the size of a US dime. The back features the chedi at Wat Prathat Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai.

Thailand Coins Information

The 25-Satang coin

The 25-Satang piece is a tiny brass coin. Both the 25- and 50-Satang coins are rather useless and if received they are almost impossible to get rid of. Tourists will rarely encounter either of the Satang coins in local shops as they are mostly used in supermarkets and convenience stores. Shops and restaurants work in full-Baht prices only.

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