The currency issued by the Vietnam State Bank is the dong (abbreviated "d" or VND)
which is used uniformly throughout the country. Widely-used bank notes in domination of
1000 VND, 2000 VND, 5000 VND, 10000 VND, 20000 VND, 50000 VND, 100000 VND, 200000 VND
and 500000 VND are presently in circulation. The front views of popular notes are below:
Traveller's cheques can be exchanged for VND only at authorised exchange
banks. Credit cards (American Express, Visa, Mastercard) can be used in banks, travel
agencies, hotels, major restaurants and ATM of large banks. US currency is exchanged
for Vietnamese dong and treasury notes in banks, exchange bureaus, hotels, and jewellery
shops with the daily changed rate.
The currency exchange rates can be checked
for the daily updated rate.