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Vietnam currency

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.

Currency
Dông (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; 500; 200 and 100. Coins are in denominations of 5,000; 2,000; 1,000 and 500.
 
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.
 
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 Ha Noi, Ha Long bay, Dien Bien Phu, Son La, Cao Bang, Lang Son, Hai Phong, Thai Binh, Thanh Hoa, Vinh, Hue, Hoi An old town, Da Nang, Nha Trang, Cam Ranh, Da Lat, Kon tum, Buon Ma Thuot, Ho Chi Minh city, Can Tho, Chau Doc, Ha Tien, Ca Mau.
 
Traveller's Cheques
These are widely accepted in hotels and banks. To avoid additional exchange ratecharges, travellers are advised to take traveller's cheques in US Dollars.
Currency Restrictions
Restrictions apply.
 
Banking Hours
Mon-Fri 0730/0800-1130 and 1300-1600.
 
Exchange Rate Indicators ( July 2008 )
1 USD = 17.800 VND , 1 £ = 33.500VND , 1 € = 26.000VND
The exchange bureau are availale at the airport in Hanoi, Hochiminh city

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