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Buying Kips in Ha Noi possible?

Posted by cloud on 23/9/2010 at 12:27

I am considering spending a couple of days in a mountainous region right after entering Laos through the border Tay Trang/Taichang. It seems there is not any Laos bank in that region and I need to prepare Kips before entering Laos.

Is it possible to buy Kips in Ha Noi? If not, how about in Ho Chi Min and Bangkok?

#1 cloud has been a member since 19/9/2010. Posts: 26

Posted by Indoluso on 23/9/2010 at 21:28

A friend changed kip into dong by the central lake in Hanoi (there's a kind of agency with exchange service in a kind of little shopping center, on a corner), but I don't know if they do dong to kip... otherwise take dollars, no problem at all.

#2 Indoluso has been a member since 22/12/2009. Posts: 133


Posted by somsai on 24/9/2010 at 06:14

I'd think that right at the border there is someone hanging around changing money, usually little old ladies, they travel in packs. Just know your rate without being obsessive.

There's a bank and market in Muang Khua, just bring some cash.

#3 somsai has been a member since 1/3/2006. Location: United States. Posts: 567


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