It is probably not a good idea to bring loads of cash U.S. Dollars with you if most of your time will be spent in Hanoi or HCMC. U.S. dollars are welcome in places frequented by tourists but you will most likely be offered a less than favorable rate. Most hotels offer the same rate as banks but may charge an extra fee for the exchange. Don’t exchange too much at one time as you will get a less than favourable rate when selling back your Dong.
Mai Van 1, 1A Nguyen An Ninh, D1; Open 7 days a week from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm/ 08 3823 1836.
Xuan Hung, 161 Dong Khoi, D1 / 08 3827 6311
Saigon Tourist, 45 Le Thanh Ton, D1 / open 7 days a week from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm/ 08 3827 9279.