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There is an ATM in Pakse!

Posted by bigfatcuban on 8/8/2008 at 10:37

yes you can use your EFTPOS/CIRRUS card in the South.
BUT beware, it is vary hard to sell your LAOS kip to buy back Thai Baht or dollars... it is not on the world currency exchange and no bank will accept it, also at the border the exchange places are often closed or do not want your kip.
we still have about 1million kip in Sydney - anyone want to buy it off us? I'll give you a great rate!

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Posted by Bronita on 14/8/2008 at 09:27

I live in Sydney, and will be going to laos in a couple of months... how much do you want to charge me for 1 million kip?

You can email me on missbronwynsmith(at) to discuss this if you still are trying to sell!

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Posted by chaosclaire on 20/9/2008 at 17:46

The ATM in Pakse takes Visa, Maestro and a host of other international cards... there are several in Savannakhet also.
So the days of no ATMs in Southern Laos are over!

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Posted by somsai on 22/9/2008 at 20:44

"it is vary hard to sell your LAOS kip to buy back Thai Baht or dollars... "

Actually very easy if done before you leave Laos. Simply go to a gold shop at the market, a travel agency, or anywhere else that is used to dealing in the currencies and also foreigners. I've always gotten a fair rate, but you should know your rates. Guest Houses, restaurants, and tuk tuks probably not such a great place to try to change money.

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Posted by wanderingcat on 23/9/2008 at 00:01

Siam Commercial Bank along Lane Xang Road opposite Wat Sisaket in Vientiane will buy Lao kip too, rate was displayed at their counter. Pretty good service attitude too.

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