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Exchange rate locally

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Exchange rate locally

Hi Everyone, I know it's always asked, and everyone says get your Dong when there but it's actually quite easily available to get in the UK now. So I was wondering if someone out there can tell me the rate at the moment for the gbp?

Can get 27700/1 in UK and since we land at 04:00 hrs and will be very tired was thinking of getting a little here first just to see us through a few days.

Thanks in advance


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1. Re: Exchange rate locally

Not in Vietnam so don't have current rate, but that seems very low...


Easy to get VND from an ATM at 04:00 or any time..

Nha Trang, Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh City...
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3. Re: Exchange rate locally

Currently 30,841vnd to one GBP

Brisbane, Australia
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4. Re: Exchange rate locally

Rates at 13 major banks


The best on 11 May (Sacom) was just over 10% more than the rate you quote. Delivery fees may add to the costs and minimum amounts compound them. Exchange rates in the VN airports are quite good.

Over the past month, gold shops have always given me better rates for my AUD than the banks offered.



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5. Re: Exchange rate locally

Thanks all, seems it'll cost me about 10-12% more changing up in UK first so I'll wait

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6. Re: Exchange rate locally

Not long back and I was getting about 31K in the gold shops in Nha Trang - make sure you bring clean/new notes and £50s if possible as you will get a better rate for them (I certainly did in Nha Trang),

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7. Re: Exchange rate locally

Is the exchange rate good for us Australians over there right now.

Melbourne, Australia
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8. Re: Exchange rate locally

"Is the exchange rate good for us Australians over there right now."

Better than what it will be here.


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9. Re: Exchange rate locally

If you have Visa/MC debit card, it would also be easy to get cash from ATMs there. You can also exchange your GBP at gold/jewelry shops, and they are everywhere.

puerto princesa
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10. Re: Exchange rate locally

Change your cash in Vietnam as you will get much more there as the commission is not nearly as hish as these places in London.

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