Would appreciate if anyone could provide me with tel number for money changer in Old Quarter. Thanks.
Why, can your hotel not help you?
Unless you speak Vietnamese, you are likely to have a hard time if you just phone them. Why not actually go there?
You need to go to the shops. The best places are on Ha Trung street or you can also go to Kim Linh on 67 Hang Bac. Go in and go up stair to 2nd floor.Edited: 11:12 am, February 16, 2013
Some hotels told me that Ringgit Malaysia is not very popular in hanoi and therefore it's not easy to change into VNd. But some hotels said otherwise. So, the best is to get in touch with a money changer. If anyone could give me the telephone number, I would be most grateful. Thanks.
Not very helpful advice on a Sunday but what about the ANZ bank tomorrow if you have no luck?
There's also the problem - far more prevalent in Hanoi then elsewhere - that since the government's foreign exchange clamp-down a lot of the informal (gold shops and the like) and semi-formal currency exchanges simply refuse to deal with foreigners.
I've been in the situation where I've received a definite no, then in front the no-sayer, handed my foreign notes to a Vietnamese friend, walked outside and waited but a few minutes until he or she joined me with the exchange duly completed.
Really YinCheras, it's so much easier either to exchange your currency in a bank or use your debit card in an ATM. I certainly prefer the latter.
You can simply ask the hotel receptionists for help, or change in a bank but as far as we know, the rate offered by the bank is often not as good as others. Visa debit card will not work sometimes, for examples, you want to buy stuff along streets, try street food. Cash in Vietnam Dong is still the most preferred. You can exchange money at Quoc Trinh Gold shop in the Old Quarter (near Hang Da market), the telephone is: (84-4) 38 268 856, but we are not sure they will pick up the phone all the time because of being busy with a lot customers. Quoc Trinh offers very good rate.
It will be best if you go directly to the bank. They will give you the best exchange rate and ensure the safe for you as well.
best way is go directly to the shops in Ha trung str is typical place to change money.
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