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US Currency

Are the USD2 bills widely accepted in Cambodia?

Or is it better to bring the US dollars in denomination of one, five , ten, and twenty?

Many thanks

Birmingham, uk
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for Siem Reap
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never seen 2$ bills!

would stick to 1's, 5's etc. only used 20's when paying for dinner for 4 of us, or the driver!

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Thanks for your reply. We'll stick with the 1's, 5's, and 20's...

Our bank had a good stash of new $2 bills when we withdrew cash for trip.

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HI Villie

fancy meeting you here. When will you be in Cambodia

Cheers Marian

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Hi Marian,

We will be in Cambodia the end of September; 3 days in Siem Reap, 4 in Phnom Penh.

Keep in touch



Melbourne, Australia
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In june 07 we used 1,5,10,20 and 50 notes and found slightly used were best accepted, brand new notes from the autoteller were subjected to close examination by traders - watch the condition of the US notes in your change, in particular at the markets as any note that is badly worn, marked or torn you may well have to hold till you get home. The mixed use of Reil and US$ is a bit of a challange at first but you get used to it, the condition of the Reil did not seem to matter so much.

We are going back in November and I am already changing when the rates are up as apart from the larger hotels the credit card is useless in Cambodia. The rapid expansion of the autotellers by ANZ Royal bank in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap has made it easier to carry less cash but you need to have a 4 digit pin number for them to work, if you are considering using this to top up your cash then best consult your bank in advance.

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Thanks, guys for the tip! We'll try to obtain mostly new bills then; especially the $1's.

Paris, France
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for Singapore
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sorry, off topic

villefranche, ready to move to Cambodia? finally you got your visa? :)

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ha ha ha....

I am not moving yet, houw....just getting back for a visit......

Are you going to be in PP in September?

Paris, France
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for Singapore
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I planned to go to Cambodia on september but had to cancelled the trip :/