Where can I change money into new us Dollar notes in Bangkok?
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Dec 2, 2013 3:31 AM Last Post By: lorevanlommel
Dec 7, 2012 1:34 AM
Dec 7, 2012 4:25 AM
1Hi there, I am in Myanmar at this very moment and was in Bangkok before I came here. In Bangkok you can go to Superrich exchange office. It is near Patunam, in a street opposite the central world shopping center (formerly named world trade center). I can't recall the exact streetname but if you ask around when you are in that area people will surely know, it is quite well known among Thais.
They give a good exchange rate as well, but they will charge 10 baht per 100 dollar bill extra if you want it to be a new dollar bill. Don't forget to mention that beforehand or just say you need the dollars for Burma and they will know.
At current times hotels here in Burma are expensive, overpriced really, I underestimated the prices a bit, so bring enough dollars. The going exchange rate on the street is about 850 against the dollar, but I got offered up to 880 when exchaging 200+ at once.
There are multiple atms in yangon accepting maestro and mastercard now too (i've used my card in 2) and also one that I know of in Mandalay (to my suprise, but I used it today! On 27th street between the train station and the shopping centers there). All of these give kyats only and charge 5000 kyat extra for the service.... Still way better than the hotels that can cash advance on a MasterCard for a 10% service charge!
Enjoy your trip to Burma!
Dec 8, 2012 6:06 AM
Dec 10, 2012 8:12 PM
Dec 2, 2013 3:31 AM
4For people who want to know where to get the correct dollar bills for Myanmar, we got them also at Bangkok bank, they were clearly prepared for this question, they understood it straight away, and we got them with a credit card. We went to the branch at the end off the metro(the same exit as the trainstation) Hua Lampong. It's a big building, you can't miss it and otherwise, just ask around.
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