Thailand Time Zone

The Thailand Time zone is one single time unlike the USA or any other country which is divided into multiple time zones. The Thailand also follows UTC+07:00, which is also 7 hours ahead of UTC. The UTC is known as Coordinated Universal Time, and is also the primary time standard which world regulates in all clocks and time. The co-ordination of the time and the frequency and the transmissions also around the world which began on 1, January 1960. The system has got adjusted several times, which includes a brief period where the time coordination with radio signals which broadcast both UTC and the “Stepped Atomic Time”.

The Time zones around the world is expressed with positive or negative effects from UTC, and is in the list of the time zones in terms of UTC Offset. The Thailand Time Zone complies with westernmost time zones and uses UTC-12, which is being 12 hours behind UTC and also the easternmost time zone uses UTC+14. It is fourteen hours ahead of UTC and in 1995 the island nations of Kiribati which gets moved through the Line Islands from UTC-10 to UTC-14, with Kiribati would be all on the same day. The UTC is also standard time set in aviation and for the flight plans and air traffic control, with the weather forecasts and maps of all use UTC which avoid confusion about the time zones and also daylight saving time.

The Thailand Time Zone is following UTC+07:00, which is also ahead of UTC, and the local mean time in Bangkok, and it is originally known as UTC+06:42:04. The Thailand used in IndoChina time, UTC+07:00, although it is used all year round as Thailand, and it is observe during daylight time. The Daylight Saving Time is not observed in Thailand but it currently observes IndoChina Time (ICT) of all year. The Clocks do not change in Thailand in Summer or Winter, and there is no previous DST change in Thailand. On 1st of January, 1990 the Cabinet of Thailand appointed Royal Thai Navy as the official Timekeeper of Thailand. The Thai Standard Time is derived from the five atomic clocks which is maintained by Royal Thai navy.

If we talk about some historical facts about Thailand Time Zone then it is as follows:

The Prior to 1st of January 1901 locations in Siam with astronomical observatory would adopt the local mean time which is based on observatory’s geographic position. The Chiang Mai Province with other two provinces and two other provinces each of them had an observatory, with it’s own distinct local mean time. There is few minutes of difference between the local mean time according to Thailand Tine Zone.

On the 1st April, 1920 the mean time of the 105th Median East was adopted by Siam as the new Standard Time. The mean time of the 105th Meridian is 7 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

In July 2001, Thailand also announced intention of moving it’s time forward than one hour and it aligned with both Malaysia and Singapore, and more importantly with China and Hong Kong, but after criticism it was withdrawn and thus Thailand Time Zone was set.


Thailand Cities Time Zone

(ICT: UTC+07:00) Time Zone:Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya, Chiang Mai, Nakhon Ratchasima, Krabi, Surin, Sukhothai, Surat Thani, Chanthaburi.