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The local currency in Vietnam is Vietnam Dong ( VND ).Notes
are available in paper
denominations of 500,000; 100,000; 50,000;
20,000, 10,000, 5,000, 1,000, 500, 200 and 100
VND, and also in metal denomination of 5,000;
1,000; 200 d. At the time of writing, 1 USD is
around 15,720 VND. Local VND or USD are both
accepted. Throughout the country, American
dollars are widely accepted. However, the bills
must be relatively new with no markings or
tears. Several big cities are used Euro
currency. Traveler's cheques are easily
exchangeable in banks. Credit cards are becoming
more popular, especially in the major hotels and
restaurants of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Banks are open Monday to Friday and some open on
Saturday morning. In main cities, travelers'
cheques can be exchanged at banks and some
exchange bureau, but this can be very difficult
in small towns.
ATMs can only be found in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh
city, so do not depend on any kind of bankcards
( e.g. credit cards...) as your main source of