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ATM's dispense what currency, $ or kip?

Posted by jourdin on 29/5/2008 at 14:59

I have seen conflicting stories about what ATM's dispense, kip and/or US dollars.

What's the true story? Do some machines dispense two different currencies? How does one know what currency a machine dispenses?

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Posted by Rufus on 29/5/2008 at 16:17

ATMs dispense kip, after all you are in Laos. Why should they dispense US$?

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Posted by exacto on 30/5/2008 at 09:39


it is pretty much only ATMs in cambodia that dispense US dollars. thailand, laos, vietnam, singapore, etc dispense local currency.

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happy travels.

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