The official currency is the Vietnamese Dông (VND). Currency can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and larger hotels, though only US dollars are easily exchanged outside of major cities. Visa and MasterCard are becoming more widely acceptable, particularly in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and all major tourist centres. US currency is accepted by many hotels in tourist centres and is useful as a back-up, but notes must be relatively new and unmarked. Up to two million Dông can be withdrawn from ATMs at a time, and most banks will have useful leaflets listing ATM locations throughout the country.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Vietnam||VND 100||VND 1,000||VND 10,000||VND 100,000||VND 1,000,000|
|Australia||AUD 0.01||AUD 0.06||AUD 0.60||AUD 5.96||AUD 59.63|
|Canada||CAD 0.01||CAD 0.06||CAD 0.59||CAD 5.91||CAD 59.05|
|Ireland||EUR 0.00||EUR 0.04||EUR 0.40||EUR 4.03||EUR 40.32|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.01||NZD 0.07||NZD 0.65||NZD 6.53||NZD 65.29|
|South Africa||ZAR 0.07||ZAR 0.68||ZAR 6.80||ZAR 68.02||ZAR 680.17|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.00||GBP 0.03||GBP 0.31||GBP 3.12||GBP 31.18|
|United States of America||USD 0.00||USD 0.04||USD 0.44||USD 4.43||USD 44.29|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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