A permanent mission, established in Thailand in 1980, was elevated to serve as an Embassy in 1986. The Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce strengthens the commercial networks between the two countries. Finland has also an Honorary Consulate in Phuket, Chiang Mai and Pattaya.
Thailand has become one of Finnish tourists' most popular destinations in Asia. About 150,000 Finns visit Thailand every year. Finnair flies to Bangkok even 16 times a week during the winter months. Independent travellers and backpackers like to travel also in Cambodia.
Approximately 1,000 Finns live in Thailand and a few dozen Finns have settled down in Cambodia. Krungthep's Finns is a society of Finnish people in Bangkok, and there is also a Finnish School (Suomi-koulu) and a library.