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The Low Down on Vietnamese Currency

Currency:

Vietnamese dong

Currency code:

VND

Central Bank:

State Bank of Vietnam

Currency symbol:

₫ (doong)

Bank notes:

1,000₫, 2,000₫, 5,000₫, 10,000₫, 20,000₫, 50,000₫, 100,000₫, 200,000₫, 500,000₫

Coins:

200₫, 500₫, 1000₫, 2000₫




The official currency of Vietnam is the dong which is abbreviated to the currency code VND.

Unlike certain other currencies which derive their names from more unusual circumstances, the term ‘dong’ originates from ‘dong tien’ literally meaning ‘money’.



Want to be a millionaire in Vietnam? If travelling from Australia and you exchange $100 AUD you’ll end up with approximately 1,433,902 dong^!



The use of coins has significantly decreased since 2012 and retail stores generally don’t accept them; however they are still accepted by certain banks.



What to spend your Vietnamese dong dollars on:

  • *

    Local bus ticket

    7,000 VND *

  • *

    1 km taxi ride

    12,000 VND *

  • *

    Street food meal

    40,000 VND *

  • *

    Bottle of beer

    20,000 VND *

  • *

    Water puppet show ticket

    100,000 VND *

How many Vietnamese dongs will I need?**

Please select your budget above.


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Total spending money needed:

  • *A budget
  • *for people for
  • * nights


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Must-See Places in Vietnam

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  • Hoi An
  • Wander along the lantern-adorned streets of Hoi An’s old town; or cycle to nearby rivers and beaches, exploring the blend of cultures that make this one of Vietnam’s unmissable destinations.
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  • Hanoi
  • The grand old city of Hanoi boasts stunning French-colonial architecture, extraordinary lakes, irresistible cuisine and some of the best shopping Vietnam has to offer.
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  • Ha Long Bay
  • Cruise through the tranquil beauty of Ha Long Bay’s towering limestone pillars and inlets to find hidden beaches, cave systems and mysterious floating villages.

Buying Vietnamese dong Online is Easy

Simply order your Vietnamese dong online to lock in the rate, then choose to collect at your local store, at the airport before you fly, or get it delivered to your home!

  • 1. Click the ‘Buy VND Now’ button below
  • And tell us how much you need for your trip.

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Get your currency home-delivered or choose to collect at more than 3,600 pick up locations.

  • 3. Pay online
  • Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!

Prefer to Buy in Store?

Prefer to Buy in Store?

If buying online is not your thing, visit your nearest Travelex store around and one of our friendly sales consultants will help you organise your dongs for your trip to Vietnam.

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Travelling to Vietnam in the Future?

Travelling to Vietnam in the Future?

Track Rates and get notified when the Vietnamese Dong matches your ideal rate so you can decide if it’s a good time to buy!

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Vietnam Travel Guide

Vietnam Travel Guide

Before you head off, check out our Travel Guide which includes some not-to-miss highlights when you visit Vietnam!

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FAQ Relating to Vietnamese Currency

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  • What credit cards are accepted in Vietnam?

    As in most countries, Visa and Mastercard are the most widely-accepted major credit cards in Vietnam, followed by American Express.

  • Are US dollars accepted in Vietnam?

    Certain larger businesses such as hotels and large shopping centres may accept US dollars. You can also take US dollars to Vietnam and exchange these into dong once you arrive.

  • When was the dong introduced?

    The dong was introduced in 1978 as the official currency of Vietnam.

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*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.

**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

^^Based on mid-market and Travelex Online AUD to FX exchange rates as of the date of the relevant social media post and/or email communication. Rates are subject to change throughout the day. Any rates and savings are quoted as a guide only.

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