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Exchanging Chinese RMB. What's the best solution?

  • adro48itly

    Joined Travelfish
    5th January, 2009
    Posts: 3

    Does anyone know if it's easy to exchange Chinese RMB in Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, i.e. such as at airports (Vientiene) and banks, at border crossings? Should I exchange Chinese money into more dollars and/or Laos Kip before leaving China?
    Can I use a Lloyds TSB debit card at most ATM machines?

    Replies would be appreciated

    #1 Posted: 5/1/2009 - 21:40

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  • jaraama

    Joined Travelfish
    7th April, 2009
    Posts: 2

    You can exchange RMB to Laos Kip in Nam Tha (just ask around on the main street, people will tell you where to go); in Luang Prabang, the exchange booth by the night market also exchange RMB to Kip.

    #2 Posted: 8/4/2009 - 00:03

  • dageshi

    Joined Travelfish
    1st March, 2008
    Posts: 56

    Personally I would probably convert them in China to dollars. But if you are going to do that know that you can only do it legitimately at a Bank of China branch and you'll need your passport to do it.

    And I have a Lloyds Debit card, it's worked no problem in Vietnam and Cambodia, I would presume there will be no problem in Laos. Anything with a Visa or mastercard sign on it is generally o.k.

    #3 Posted: 8/4/2009 - 09:44

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