16th June 2020


Why is it 2562 in Thailand?

In actual fact, the Buddhist Era year system is widely used in Thailand. If you ask a Thai person to write down their date of birth, they will write down something like 14/04/2532. If you need them to write down the current day when signing for a package, they will write down 04/01/2562 (the date I'm writing this).

Consequently, what is the year 2558 in Thailand?

Thailand mainly uses the Buddhist calendar which is 543 years ahead of the Gregorian calendar. The year 2020 CE is indicated as 2563 BE in Thailand. Despite adopting ISO 8601, Thai official date is still written in D/M/YYYY formats, such as 30 January 2562 BE (2019 CE) or 30/1/2562.

Subsequently, question is, what year is it in Thailand 2019?

The year 2019 is the 238th year of the Rattanakosin Kingdom of Thailand. It is the fourth year in the reign of King Vajiralongkorn (Rama X), and is reckoned as year 2562 in the Buddhist Era.

Is Thailand cheap?

In general, Thailand can be very cheap to visit, especially during low season and in the north of the country. Even in the south, considering the beautiful beaches and truly delicious eats, Thailand is still a great budget destination.
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