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Currency Exchange

Post by Cruisemonkey » Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:00 am

In my previous visits I never exchanged money in Cambodia. Next week in Sihanoukville, I'll want to exchange Chinese Yuan for U.S. Dollars and am wondering where I will get the best rate.

Are there currency exchange booths, or only banks? Should I just 'shop around'?

Or... would I be better off buying USD in China before I came?
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Re: Currency Exchange

Post by Duncan » Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:02 pm

The difference between a good exchange rate and a poor exchange rate is only going to make a difference [ to you ] if you are changing a large amount of money. Why quibble about trying to save $10 if you intend to throw $20 away on Wat Phnom hookers every day.
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Re: Currency Exchange

Post by cptrelentless » Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:30 pm

Keep an eye out for money changers near markets, they have display cases of cash. They're usually the best. Travel agents generally give you a shit rate and banks are in between.
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Re: Currency Exchange

Post by Cruisemonkey » Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:02 pm

cptrelentless wrote:
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:30 pm
Keep an eye out for money changers near markets, they have display cases of cash. They're usually the best. Travel agents generally give you a shit rate and banks are in between.
Thanks... that's what I was looking for. I have a fair chunk of cash... and China limits the amount of my salary I can change into foreign currency (in China). I don't plan on blowing it on hookers... well, maybe a little. :pardon:
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