Finance and money forum

What currency to get for Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam

  • samadam

    Joined Travelfish
    4th October, 2009
    Posts: 4

    I'm travelling to SE Asia shortly for 3.5 months and am confused about what currency is the best to get in advance for travelling in Asia. We're flying into Thailand for a couple of weeks but have been before and are fine with that, but it's then onto Laos, then overland through to Cambodia and then onto Vietnam. What combination of currency & travellers cheques should I take for these countries as we've read here that ATM's in Laos are sometimes problematic and scarce?
    Any advice greatly appreciated!

    #1 Posted: 3/12/2009 - 04:02

  • Advertisement

  • somtam2000

    Click here to learn more about somtam2000
    Joined Travelfish
    21st January, 2004
    Location Indonesia
    Posts: 7372
    Total reviews: 24
    Places visited:
    At least 113

    There's a useful story on managing your money here -- may be of help.

    More questions - ask away.

    #2 Posted: 3/12/2009 - 08:16

  • samadam

    Joined Travelfish
    4th October, 2009
    Posts: 4

    Hi there

    I had already read the full article thanks, but it didn't quite answer my question, so I thought I'd ask the question to anyone to see what their thoughts are!


    #3 Posted: 4/12/2009 - 20:49

Have questions? Jump to our menu of forum quicklinks

Add your reply

Your reply

Check this box if you want to be notified of replies.

Please be familiar with our user guidelines before you post. Thanks!

Businesses planning on plugging their guesthouse / hotel / karaoke bar should read our "Addition guidelines" very carefully.

You need to be logged in to answer an existing post on the Travelfish forums. Please login via the prompts just above and refresh this screen -- before writing your post -- and you'll be in business.

Hotel Deals of the Day
best price guarantee

Possibly related discussions Replies  Views  Latest reply
Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia. Currency?? ... By reneejordan on 3 Dec 2010 3 5376 7 Dec 2010
Currency options for Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam ... By simeone_8 on 17 Mar 2006 4 3974 18 Apr 2006
Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Do I need to pick up currency beforehand? ... By jennfaun on 8 Jan 2015 3 947 11 Jan 2015
local currency or USD Langkawi, Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia, ... By samsmithsurfs on 21 Feb 2012 4 3339 23 Feb 2012
Currency - Travelling Vietnam to Laos ... By laydeesian on 3 Feb 2013 3 1477 6 Feb 2013
currency in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam ... By Northwig on 21 Oct 2014 3 1361 21 Oct 2014