What is currency and how to exchange money Vietnam? How to use Credit/Debit Cards and Where are ATMs?

Đông (VND; symbol ). Notes are in denominations of 500,000; 200,000; 100,000; 50,000; 20,000; 10,000; 5,000; 2,000; 1,000.

Currency Exchange
The US Dollar is the most favoured foreign currency. Australian, British, Japanese, Singaporean and Thai currency, as well as the Euro, can usually be changed in the larger cities; great difficulty may be encountered in trying to exchange any other currencies. There is a commission charge for changing money in banks.

Exchange Rate Indicators ( April 2014 )
1 USD = 21.000 VND
The exchange bureau are availale at the airport in Hanoi, Hochiminh city

Note : you may do an exchange US Dollar at the jewllery shops in Hanoi and Hochiminh city

Credit/Debit Cards and ATMs
An increasing number of outlets accept MasterCard and Visa. However, outside main towns and cities, it is wise to carry cash. There are ATMs in many major towns , but not everywhere.

ATMs are available in Hanoi , Halong bay, Dien Bien Phu, SonLa, CaoBang, LangSon , HaiPhong, Thai Binh, Thanh Hoa , Vinh, Hue, HoiAn old town, Danang , Nhatrang, CamRanh, Dalat, Kontum, Buon Ma Thuot, Hochiminh city, CanTho, ChauDoc, HaTien, CaMau.

Banking Hours
Mon-Fri : 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM  and 1:30 PM – 4:00PM.
Saturday: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

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