- Time in Thailand
Thailand uses the
UTC+7 time zone, with no observation of daylight saving time. The abbreviation for Thailand Standard Time is "THA".
In 2001, [ [http://www.math.nus.edu.sg/aslaksen/teaching/timezone.html Why is Singapore in the “Wrong” Time Zone? ] ] then-Prime Minister
Thaksin Shinawatraannounced intentions to change the country's time zone to UTC+8to be in line with Singapore, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong. This was met with much criticism and resistance, and the plan was withdrawn.
Thailand mainly uses the
Buddhist Erawhich is 543 years ahead of the Gregorian year. The year AD 2006 is indicated as 2549 BE in Thailand.
Next to the 12-hour and 24-hour clock system, a
6-hour clocksystem 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 also adopted
ISO 8601under national standard: TIS 1111:2535 in 1992.
List of time zones
ASEAN Common Time
Thai six hour clock
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