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

Đông (Vietnamdong ). 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. 

Exchange Rate Indicators ( updated February 2020 )
1 USD = 23.300 VND

Note : In the big cities like Hanoi and Ho chi minh, you will find a lot of exchange money counter on the street. The exchange rate is is much better than at the airport or hotel

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 everywhere in the main cities such as Hanoi , Halong bay, Hue, HoiA, Danang , Nhatrang, Dalat, Hochiminh city, CanTho.

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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