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Then the Ayutthaya Kingdom in 14th century emerged and conquered Sukothai becoming the most powerful Thai state until its capital Ayutthaya was sacked by Burmese forces in 1767.
Ayutthaya was known to Western Europeans as a marvellous city with around 1 million inhabitants.
This makes carrying a lot of currency in your pocket when you go to Thailand.
Copper coins are for 25 Satang and 50 Satang and are really annoying to carry around because they are basically worthless these days.
The 10-Baht coin is a silver ring with a brass center. The original two-baht coin was minted 2005-2007, but it is still in used. The back of the one-Baht coin displays the chedis of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. It’s currency unit equivalent to one-half of one Thai baht. *Both the 25- and 50-Satang coins are mostly used in supermarkets and convenience stores like 7-Eleven. Have you ever confused the Thai coin denominations?
The coin replaced a 10-Baht bill in the early 1990’s. It looks similar to one-Baht coin so many people write number two on the coin to prevent the mix up. The back features the chedi at Wat Prathat Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai. Learning point: Ngern (เงิน) is Thai for silver as well as the general term for money, reflecting the fact that the baht (or tical) is foremost a unit of weight for precious metals and gemstones.
Silver coins, hammered into ring-shaped in Sukhothai period, are called Podduang.The back of the 10-Baht coin depicts Wat Arun (วัดอรุณ) in Bangkok. The 5-Baht coin is slightly smaller than the 10-Baht coin (24mm). The reverse features Wat Benjamabophit (วัดเบญจมบพิตร) or the Marble Temple. This is because on April 6, 1782, Rattanakosin (present day Bangkok) was established as the capital by HM King Rama I and thus began the present Chakri dynasty. The currency used in Thailand is called the baht, 1 baht consist of 100 Satang, however the denominations go from 25 and 50 Satang to make up 1 baht. Exchange rates fluctuate a lot in Thailand I've seen the US dollar at 50 baht to the dollar before and now it's only 30 baht, which makes retirees who call Thailand home worse off now than they were before, though the currency exchange rate is still fairly good for other countries like Australia who's exchange rate now equals 32 baht to the dollar making it great for Australians who want to travel to Thailand.
Thailand currency bills are in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000 notes.