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Money in Cambodia

Posted by Flo76 on 6/9/2008 at 13:49

I heard most trading is done in US dollars in Cambodia. If this is so, what's best to take, US dollars or travelers cheques in US dollars?

#1 Flo76 has been a member since 14/6/2008. Posts: 5

Posted by Lother on 6/9/2008 at 15:07

As ATMs are now widely available in the bigger towns, a combination of some cash and a suitable credit/debit card is the best in my opinion. The ATMs dispense dollars.

#2 Lother has been a member since 12/5/2006. Location: Earth. Posts: 214


Posted by Layabout on 19/9/2008 at 17:55

US Dollars and credit card are all you need you will lose too much changing travellers cheques and as Lother has said there are ATM's around that dispense US$

#3 Layabout has been a member since 17/3/2008. Posts: 27

Posted by wheeladventure on 27/9/2008 at 00:55

in siem reap, there are plenty of atms, esp in the old market area. us dollars were the only things exchanged when i was in siem reap. i received cambodian reels only when the change was small (i believe under a dollar).

#4 wheeladventure has been a member since 26/9/2008. Posts: 6

Posted by lovelygh on 27/9/2008 at 11:21

Definitely dollars, traveller cheques takes about 2% commission, but i think credit card costs even more...

#5 lovelygh has been a member since 24/9/2008. Posts: 10


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