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Buying US Dollars

Post by MrBlueSky » February 11, 2019, 6:27 pm

I am travelling to Vietnam and Cambodia later this year and want to use US Dollars in both countries. I know that many places in Udon are happy to buy US Dollars but will not sell them. Can anyone recommend a place that will sell US Dollars, preferably with a fair exchange rate!



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Re: Buying US Dollars

Post by Sateeb » February 11, 2019, 6:32 pm

I've got them in the gold shops in Central in the past. I was out of luck in the banks and IIRC I got $50 in one of the gold shops. They might be available in any of them if you are in town.

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Post by Lone Star » February 11, 2019, 6:46 pm

Phosri Road. Gold Shop on the corner west of Fountain Circle on the right. They buy and sell. Good exchange rate. I use them all the time.

Happy Money on sign in English.

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Re: Buying US Dollars

Post by MrBlueSky » February 11, 2019, 7:28 pm

Thanks for the replies (and the map!).

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Re: Buying US Dollars

Post by Barney » February 11, 2019, 8:06 pm

MrBluesky any reason you do not want to take use local currency while travelling?
Can you see an advantage.

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Re: Buying US Dollars

Post by skinner » February 11, 2019, 8:28 pm

If you are travelling through Bangkok there is no problem buying selling many currencies at Super rich in Ratchadamri.
Best rates in Thailand. Check the website.
Rates in Udon are always lower.

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Post by fdimike » February 11, 2019, 9:35 pm

Once you arrive in Cambodia you'll quickly learn that the ATM's all spit out USD. USD and Cambodian Riel are accepted throughout the country.
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Post by Lone Star » February 11, 2019, 9:51 pm

fdimike wrote:
February 11, 2019, 9:35 pm
Once you arrive in Cambodia you'll quickly learn that the ATM's all spit out USD. USD and Cambodian Riel are accepted throughout the country.
Absolutely true.
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Post by TJ » February 11, 2019, 10:18 pm

Four years ago I cashed in some Thai baht at the Bangkok Bank for several hundred U.S. dollars with no fuss. I did this inside the bank, not at an exchange window. Did not give it a thought at the time. Is it different now?

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Re: Buying US Dollars

Post by MrBlueSky » February 12, 2019, 8:45 am

Barney wrote:
February 11, 2019, 8:06 pm
MrBluesky any reason you do not want to take use local currency while travelling?
Can you see an advantage.
I will be able to use an ATM in Vietnam but unsure if I will find an ATM in Cambodia as I'm not visiting any large towns or cities. I thought if I took US Dollars then I wouldn't need to worry.

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Post by fdimike » February 12, 2019, 2:29 pm

There are plenty of ATM's scattered throughout Cambodia. What is your planned itinerary? I've cycled through Cambodia by bicycle numerous times and have never had a problem finding an ATM.
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Post by Wide Awake » February 12, 2019, 8:11 pm

Yeah, like lone Star said..Gold shops. My shop does not do all the stupid passport copies. BS.
Inside the Tesco in Ud Town is a exchange window. I paid 3,100tb for a piece of worthless US , counterfiet paper, that most countries don't want anymore. Hehe. gave it to a "falong" trying to make his way back to where he came from. So sad.

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