Fascin8ing Forex – Eight Things Money can buy in Vietnam

Looking Pho-ward to your trip to Vietnam? From the atmospheric town of Hoi-An, the towering verdant limestone cliffs of Halong Bay, the addictive street food Odyssey of Ho chi Minh and Hanoi, to the wild watery beauty of Phu Quoc island – Vietnam is a trip down memory lane, a nostalgia you didn’t know you longed for, a place that feels so uniquely familiar, though you’ve never been there before.

Here are 8 things you would love to see/do/eat in Vietnam and how much they cost. Grab a USD Forex card before you go, for US Dollars are widely accepted in Vietnam and are more easily available for exchange in India than Vietnamese dong.

CURRENCY

1 Dong = 0.003 INR

1000 Dong = 3.00 INR

Vietnamese Dong

1. FLY

Take to the Skies

Airfare Cost

Round Trip from India 133,74,169 VND = 40,000 INR

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2. STAY

Home away from Home

Double Rooms Start at 100,000 VND = 300 INR

3. EAT

Savor the Flavor

Pho (pronounced “Fur”) – Delicious

20,000 VND = 60 INR

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 4. DRINK

Guzzle Down

Sticky Rice Wine

30,000 VND = 90 INR

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5. BUY

Hit the Markets

Silk

Vietnamese silk costs VND 70,000/m to VND 100,000/m = 210 to 300 INR

6. GO

Take to the Road

motorcycle taxi or ‘Xe Om’ rides average 10,000 VND = 30 INR

car-taxi rides 20 to 30,000 VND = 60 to 90 INR

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7. WEAR

Look like the Locals

Non la (Conical Hat)

VND 30,000 to VND 100,000 = 90 to 300 INR

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8. DO

Soak in the Sights

Halong Bay Tour

28,43,950 VND = 8,500 INR

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Tips

  • Notes come in 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, 100,000 and, sometimes in, 200,000 and 500,000 denominations.
  • US Dollars are very popular here and are widely accepted. Many tourist-oriented activities are quoted in dollars not dong, so be prepared to switch back and forth. Make sure you buy usd online in India so that you get the best USD rates before you travel.
  • Though ATMs are widely available, not all accept international cards. Keep your eyes peeled for BIDV, Incom, Techcom, Sacom, and Vietcom ATMs with Plus System logos.

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