Free tool: Thai to Christian year converter

May 19, 2020 - Reading time: ~1 minute

Have you ever wondered what the current year in Thailand is? How does the year in Thailand convert to the Christian year? It's actually quite simple. Since AD 1888 Thailand has adopted the Thai Solar Calendar, which counts years according to the Buddhist era. This means that the year in Thailand is 543 years ahead of the Common Era system which is used in most countries around the world. The reason for this difference is because Buddha was born almost six centuries before Jesus Christ. Some foreigners struggle to get their head around remembering the year in Thailand, however it’s a simple change once you understand the difference and get used to it.

If you’re struggling to get your head around the different system used in Thailand then fear not… We have created this free online tool that can convert the Thai year to the Christian year, and vice versa. There’s nothing to download or install, our tool is available to help anyone that needs it.

To convert the year in Thailand to the Christian (Gregorian) year used in Western countries, just enter the Thai year below and click submit. Or convert a Western year instead. Enjoy!

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