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Taking Australian $

  • magdabis

    Joined Travelfish
    15th March, 2008
    Location Australia
    Posts: 3

    Hi Guys
    I've been told that it is easy to exchange Australian $ in Thailand but what about Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia? Is the exchange rate any good?

    #1 Posted: 17/3/2008 - 15:43

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  • natwest

    Joined Travelfish
    6th March, 2008
    Location China
    Posts: 24

    Yes, AUD is generally accepted everywhere in Thailand, with not much of a rate difference.
    But in Cambodia and Laos, USD rules, so you better change some USD in Australia first. The exchange rate depends on location and establishment (Bank's rate is worse than Money Changer, with Airport giving the worst rate)
    Vietnam uses USD less extensively than the above two, so it is recommended to change some dong for small transactions.
    Note: Under no circumstances should you allow a bank or a MC to charge you a commission on cash. This is not how it is done in this part of the world.

    #2 Posted: 18/3/2008 - 09:08

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