The monetary unit of Thailand is the baht (THB or ฿). In circulation are coins of 25 and 50 satang, and 1, 2, 5 and 10 baht.Despite of this fact, it is worth noting that Satang coins are virtually out of circulation and almost never occur.Banknotes come in denominations of 10 baht, 20 baht, 50 baht, 100 baht, 500 baht and 1,000 baht.
Currently, there are two series of banknotes and coins in circulation – the newly introduced ‘Series 17’, the first ever to feature a portrait of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, and the ‘Series 16’ banknotes of the late King Bhumipol Adulyadej.
Most restaurants and shops in Thailand only accept payment in local money.Local shops usually prefer cash, but credit and debit cards can also be used for purchases at some shops, hotels, and restaurants. The most commonly accepted cards are Visa and MasterCard. American Express is typically only accepted at high-end hotels and restaurants.