Time in Thailand
Thailand observes UTC+07:00 and does not observe daylight saving time
Daylight saving time
Daylight saving time —also summer time in several countries including in British English and European official terminology —is the practice of temporarily advancing clocks during the summertime so that afternoons have more daylight and mornings have less...

Now is :: in Thailand ( in UTC)

In 2001, then-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra
Thaksin Shinawatra
Thaksin Shinawatra is a Thai businessman and politician, who was Prime Minister of Thailand from 2001 to 2006, when he was overthrown in a military coup....

 announced intentions to change the country's UTC offset to UTC+08:00 to be in line with Singapore, Malaysia, China
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, Hong Kong
Hong Kong
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 & The Philippines
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. This was met with much criticism and resistance. The plan was later withdrawn.

Date notation

Thailand mainly uses the Buddhist Era which is 543 years ahead of the Gregorian year. The year AD is indicated as BE in Thailand.

Time notation

Next to the 12-hour and 24-hour clock system, a 6-hour clock system is also used, especially in spoken language. It counts 4 times from 1 to 6, with different additional words to make the distinction for night, morning, afternoon, and evening.

Thailand is in the Asian time zone ICT – Indochina Time and military Golf time zone (G).

Thailand also adopted ISO 8601
ISO 8601
ISO 8601 Data elements and interchange formats – Information interchange – Representation of dates and times is an international standard covering the exchange of date and time-related data. It was issued by the International Organization for Standardization and was first published in 1988...

 under national standard: TIS 1111:2535 in 1992.

See also

  • List of time zones
  • ASEAN Common Time
    ASEAN Common Time
    ASEAN Common Time is an idea by ASEAN to adopt a standard time of UTC+08 for all member countries. Some businesses with a local or regional reach have already adopted the use of the "ASEAN Common Time", and can be seen using the abbreviation '"ACT"' in their Press Releases, communications, and...

  • Thai six hour clock
  • Thai solar calendar
    Thai solar calendar
    The Thai solar calendar, Suriyakati was adopted by King Chulalongkorn in AD 1888 as the Siamese version of the Gregorian calendar. It is the legal calendar in Thailand, though Thai lunar calendar dates continue in use. Years are now counted in the Buddhist Era that is 543 years greater than...

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