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Is Bangkok ready for the descent of aircraft filled with penny-pinching Japanese tourists intent on eating out of the 7-Eleven and sleeping under bridges? Perhaps. Japanese travel site Soranews today sets out how tourists can spend a weekend in Bangkok for a “mere” 50,000 yen (US$340, 12,900 baht), which, from the parsimonious point of view and salary grade of this reporter, seems like way more than enough, but then I live here. As coronavirus restrictions in Japan ease, international travel is becoming a thing again, but with the Japanese yen in a precarious situation, going abroad is expensive. The challenge […]

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1 hour ago, Mandy said:

Wasn't aware there was one, how much is that?



In the old days we had to handover 500 Departure Tax Baht at Immigration on departure. It is has long-since been included in the price of your flight ticket.


They now propose a 300 Baht "Tourism fee" and that will no doubt also be loaded on the ticket price.




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