Vietnamese dong

Best place to exchange money in Ho Chi Minh City

So who is the best money changer in Saigon (HCMC), Vietnam? There are many money changers in Ho Chi Minh City. Official Money Changer  Hotel Reception (Require to produce passports at some) Gold jeweler shop (can be illegal! but nobody cares!) Banks The gold smith shops around Ben Thanh Market are probably one of the best money changer offering unbeatable rates. Those counters at the airport offers some of the worst rates. If you just...

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The Vietnamese Đồng

The Vietnamese currency is the đồng, and it is represented by the symbol ₫. A rough guide: US$1 = VND20,000. Yes, that’s 20 thousands Dong. Well technically it is about US$1 = VND22,000 but rounding off makes it easier to remember and calculate. A common myth: You can use US dollars freely and they are legally accepted. Major Denomination The major denomination of the dong is 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, 100,000, 200,000, 500,000 in...

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Your Guide to Ho Chi Minh City

You probably landed here because you are planning to visit Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam in the near future. Or you are already in Vietnam and feeling lost. Vietnam is a beautiful country and Vietnamese are one of the most friendly and welcoming people I have ever encountered. And Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) is most likely the first city where you will land first before heading out to...

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