Are credit cards widely accepted and safe to use locally? Are ATMs common and do you recommend using them? Are they safe to use?
There are a few smaller restaurants that only take cash and most stores will have a 300 or 500 baht credit card minimum (approximately $10-15), but credit cards are almost universally accepted and very safe to use. ATMs are everywhere and also very safe. - Mar 2019
I use credit cards and ATMs without worry. In three years, I haven't had a problem. Some official Americans prefer to get cash from the U.S. Consulate. - May 2007
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