Withdraw Money from UnionPay ATMs in Thailand

UnionPay ATMs are nowadays common in Thailand. If you have a UnionPay card, withdrawing money in Thailand is a piece of cake! We used to bring large sums of cash when traveling abroad, which was unsafe as you know. Later on, we had the traveler’s cheque, but it was still inconvenient since only high-end places would take it. Then the credit card becomes popular, but it seems to us that Asians still don’t have the habit of using it. Cash is still more preferred as a payment method in China, Thailand, Vietnam, etc. Now, UnionPay is popular in Vietnam and Thailand where Chinese tourists like us can withdraw the local currency from ATMs with the UnionPay logo. Terrific!

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Thai people are polite and like to smile. There are currency exchange shops everywhere. You give them your foreign currency and they will exchange Thai Baht for you in 30 seconds, with a candy as a gift! All the troubles in China are gone: filling out a form, presenting your passport and ID, bank staff inspecting your ID impolitely, checking the authenticity of notes, asking you to sign coldly … Fifteen minutes can pass and you will never know the value of your time wasted on it.

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United Overseas Bank ATM has Chinese characters.

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Note the UnionPay logo.

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Insert your card.

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Input the password.

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Press “Withdraw” according to the Chinese instructions.

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Choose the amount in Thai Baht, not RMB.

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After withdrawal, it will inform you the remaining amount in your account and ask if you would like to receive a receipt.

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The receipt.

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The money is ready to spend.

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At the more international bank called Bangkok Bank, you can deposit RMB notes as well!

Translated from http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_4b6bc4b10102dspa.html.

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