Cash payments are still commonplace in Thailand, particularly outside of Bangkok. However, paying with your card has its perks, so check with your merchant for any discounts or mileage collection programs.
Although cash is still king, contactless and smart device payments are growing in popularity. Look out for places that accept your card while you’re in Bangkok’s hidden markets or enjoying Thai street food. Most merchants that accept cards still require a signature though, so keep that in mind.
Need cash In Thailand? Many shops and restaurants in Thailand do not accept cards. But with an expansive network of ATMs in Thailand it is easy and convenient to get local currency once you are at your destination. You should know that many ATMs in Thailand charge a fee.