Watch videos of 2012 Convention speakers, including the RI president, trustee chair and general secretary
Thank you for visiting the Land of a Thousand Smiles. We hope you enjoy traveling in Thailand. See you in Lisbon, Portugal next year!
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Rotary International has carefully selected a list of official hotel for the convention which is mostly located in the heart of Bangkok.
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Flights & Transportation
Bangkok is one of Asia's largest hubs; practically every airline that flies to Asia also flies to Bangkok, meaning competition is stiff and prices are low.
Most major international airlines provide service to Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
To getting around Bangkok, we have gathered an initial information for you in transporation section.
Additionally, good news for Rotarians who plan to join 2012 Convention, discounts are available on select airlines for Rotarians traveling to Bangkok for the 2012 convention.
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To see the transporation information, please click here
Only nationals from a limited number of countries can travel to Thailand without a visa. Please remember, you are responsible for getting your visa. For your convenience, we have concluded all useful information related to visas information
To see useful information about Visas, please click click here
The 2012 Rotary International Convention Host Organizing Committee is pleased to announce our exciting events open to all attendees and their guests. Whether you are a first time convention attendee or a veteran of many past conventions, you are sure to enjoy the fellowship and fun offered by your Host Organization Committee and its volunteers.
To view Host Events information and book tickets, pleaseclick here
Since political unrest during the first half of 2010, normalcy has been re-established in Bangkok. Nevertheless, like any big city, visitors should exercise general caution. For us it is of utmost importance to ensure the safety of convention delegates. The political situation in Thailand is right on the path back to a full-fledged parliament democracy. Currently, Thailand has a new government from the latest General Election on July 3, 2011. The official appointment of a new Prime Minister, Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra, has been endorsed by the King of Thailand last August and the new Cabinet-Council is completely formed.
What is the Currency of Thailand? The currency of Thailand is the Thai Baht ("THB" or "Baht")
Paper baht comes in denominations of 20 (green), 50 (blue), 100 (red), 500 (purple) and 1000 (beige).
Currency Coins There are 100 satang in one baht; coins include 25-satang and 50-satang pieces and baht in denominations of 1, 2, 5 and 10.
Thai baht is in denominations of:
1000 Baht front
1000 Baht back
500 Baht front
500 Baht back
100 Baht front
100 Baht back
50 Baht front
50 Baht back
20 Baht front
20 Baht back
How to check the Exchange Rate?
To check the exchange rate, please click here (Exchange Rate from Bangkok Bank)
Where to exchange the money?
Major currency bills and travellers cheques are cashed easily at airport, tourist shops, all provincial banks, shopping centres and money changers. Travellers cheques are best changed in banks (you will need your passport).
What is the Banking Hours in Thailand?
Official banking hours are from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm, Monday to Friday. Banks are closed over the weekend and on public holidays. Licensed banking outlets in department stores and shopping malls stay open after official banking hours until 8.00 pm and remain open over weekends and public holidays.
There is no restriction on the amount of foreign exchange and Thai currency that may be brought into the country. Foreign visitors or persons in transit may freely take out of the country all foreign exchange that they had brought in without limit.
However, overseas visitors may not take out Thai currency exceeding 50,000 baht per person except for trips to Thailand's bordering countries where an amount of up to 100,000 baht per person is allowed. Foreign tourists are freely allowed to take out gold ornaments.