- Paper notes include: VND 500,000; 200,000; 100,000; 50,000; 20,000; 10,000; 5,000; 2,000; 1,000; 500; 200 and 100. Coins include VND 5,000; 2,000; 1,000; 500 and 200.
Cheques with value as Vietnamese dong include: VND 1,000,000 and 500,000.
- Foreign currencies and tourist cheques can be exchanged into Vietnamese Dong at banks or foreign exchange agencies.
- Credit cards are popularly used, especially in cities and big tourist centers.
Before leave Vietnam, Vietnamese dong can be changed into foreign currencies at the airport.
Things to remember
Things do not to miss
|- ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s in your best interests not to drink the tap water, especially after flooding!
- Avoid cyclo ride after dark.
- Dress modestly and appropriately when visiting local dwellings and religious sites, etc.
- Leave your valuables behind before a night out on the town, or going to the beach.
- When crossing the road, especially in Ho Chi Minh city, always keep looking to the left and right and walk slowly!
- Do not offer money directly to minority people - instead donate to a local charity or offer a small gift, such as pens.
- Try at least once the delicious, local street food.
- Always ask permission first before taking photographs, especially in minority areas.
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- Sleeping out on deck on a boat in Halong Bay
- Ordering custom-made clothes from the local tailor shop
- Taking a slow cyclo ride through the French Quarter of old Saigon
- Eating pho ga (chicken noodle soup) at a street side noodle stalls.
- Watching the traditional water - puppet performance in Hanoi.
- Experience the full moon festivities in the ancient town of Hoi An.
- Drinking rice-wine in the minority villages of the north
- Taking a boat along Hue’’s Huong (Perfume) River, visiting the Royal Mausoleums.
- Overnight in a homestay in the Mekong Delta’’s riverside orchards.
- Bartering for a bargain at Saigon’’s largest market, Ben Thanh Market
- Taking a stroll through Hanoi’’s Old Quarters.
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