Saigon - Money

Date Links: Sat 04/06 │ Sun 05/06 │ Mon 06/0

Accommodation: An An 2 Hotel

Just inside the airport terminal, there’s an exchange counter run by Sasco (848 7142), which gives the official exchange rate. Opening hours are irregular, so carry sufficient US dollar notes in small denominations to get into the city in case Sasco’s is closed.

Banks with 24-hour ATMs dispense dong only, to a maximum amount of 2, 000, 000d per day. Visa or MasterCard cash advances for larger amounts of dong, as well as US dollars, can be handled at bank counters during banking hours. All of these banks also exchange traveller’s cheques, charging less commission when exchanging for dong. Try the following.

ANZ Bank: 829-9319 - 11 Me Linh Square - Has a 24-hour ATM.

HSBC: 829-2288 - 235 Ð Dong Khoi - With secure 24-hour ATM.

Sacombank: 836-4231 - - 211 Ð Nguyen Thai Hoc - Conveniently located in the budget-traveller zone, with 24-hour ATM.

Vietcombank: 829-7245 - 29 Ð Ben Chuong; closed Sun & last day of the month - The eastern building is for foreign exchange only, but is also worth a visit just to see the stunningly ornate interior.

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