International phone calls
can be made quite easily from mid- to upper-level hotels. There is
direct dialling to and from more than so countries on five continents.
Rates for calling out of the country are normally considerably higher
than for calling in so if you expect a long conversation you might
save some money by having your party call back if possible. If you
can't call from your hotel, go to the General Post Office (GPO) on New
Road, or major post offices, and call from special booths for overseas
Thailand's mail service is reliable and efficient. Major hotels
provide basic postal services on their premises. Bangkok's Central
G.P.O. on New Road is open from 8.00 AM to 6.00 PM, Mondays through
Fridays, and from 9.00 AM to 1.00 PM on Saturdays, Sundays, and public
holidays. Telegrams may be sent at any time of the day or night.
Upcountry post offices maintain similar hours, except that they close
at 4.30 PM.