GOVERNMENT OFFICES AND TOURIST ATTRACTIONS Government offices and most tourist attractions open every Monday – Friday at 08.30 am. – 04.30 pm. However, in travel cities like Bangkok, Pattaya, Chiang Mai and Phuket, opening hours of most tourist attractions is a bit longer.
PRIVATE COMPANIES Opening hours of private companies are different. Most of the companies open at 08.30 am – 05.30 pm. Some open every Monday – Friday, but some also open on Saturdays.
BANKEvery bank open every Monday – Friday from 08.30 am – 03.30 pm except some branches especially those in the department stores open daily from 10.30 am – 07.30 pm.
MUSEUMS AND ART GALLERIES Museums and art galleries open daily from 09.00 am – 04.00 pm and are closed every Monday. Some are closed once a week or every public holiday. Prior check is recommended.
DEPARTMENT STORES Department stores open daily from 10.00 am – 10.00 pm. Opening hours of some markets such as JJ Market is varied as the products.
Pubs and bars Pubs and bars open at night from 08.00 pm – 01.00 am but some bars are also restaurants so they may open from 10.00 am – 02.00 am.
RESTAURANTS Opening hours of restaurants are varied depending on their menus. Some open at 06.00 am until the evening, some restaurants like those in china town open from 05.00 pm – 01.00 am, or some open 24 hours.
SKYTRAIN (BTS) AND SUBWAY (MRT) Skytrain (BTS) and subway (MRT) open daily from 06.00 am – 12.00 am and may extend the operating hours on the important days or events such as during the New Year’s Day.