I went to exchange money for the first time in a couple months today and was a little surprised by the current rate for the dollar. The gold shops are currently giving 19,500 Vietnamese Dong for $1. That’s about the highest I’ve seen it even as it seems that the dollar is weakening against most [...]
Update November 2010: $1 = 21,000VND at gold shops, only 19,500VND at Banks.
I’ve seen a lot of questions on travel boards about the best way to pay for things when traveling to Vietnam. Although you can use traveler’s checks and/or credit cards at many of the bigger hotels, restaurants and other tourist destinations, [...]