A Trip To Local Post Office

Our Sri Lanka trip took place in March 2015. After 10 months, we have finally printed out photos from our trip. Keeping our promises, we needed to send the photos to the few Sri Lankans we met. This warrants a trip to a local post office in Bangkok.

Sam Yaek Lat Phrao Thailand Post Office

There is a post office close to our place at Lad Phrao, and is within walking distance.

Walking in to the post office, there were few customers. No queue number system in place, so I just walked up to the counters and waited for my turn. Luckily, I knew my basic Thais, and managed to communicate with the post office’s staff of my ‘normal International Air’ requirements, i.e. not registered mails, etc.

Altogether, I sent 5 envelopes:

Weighing the envelopes
  • 3 envelopes x 14 grams each = 3 x 19 baht = 57 baht
  • 2 envelopes x 6 grams each = 2 x 14 baht = 28 baht
  • Total = 85 baht

Simple requirements, so it didn’t take too long. I was lucky to arrive just before closing time at 5:00pm.

Keeping my fingers crossed that the photos will reach our intended recipients safely.


Sam Yaek Lat Phrao Thailand Post Office (Opposite Big C Lat Phrao)

Address: 228/24 -25, Lat Phrao Road, Chom Phon, Khet Chatuchak, Bangkok, 10901
Phone: 02 513 0568
Postal Service / Pay At Post: Mon-Fri 08:00-17:00, Sat 09:00-12:00
Financial Services: Mon-Fri 08:00-16:30, Sat 09:00-11:00
Sunday and Public Holiday closed


Travel opens up a whole new world, which is cliche but true. I am a strong advocate for independent and solo travel. I was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but now live in Bangkok, Thailand, resulted from a chance encounter in 2009 with my why-are-you-Thai bf. I am now split between two countries. One country for my bf, another for the family, for the occasional weekend together.