Where to exchange money in Ho Chi Minh that has the best rates and convenient to any travellers?
As foreign travellers in the busiest city in Vietnam, one of the most essential things to know where to exchange your money in Ho Chi Minh. There are several options in the city, however, the ones below are the most convenient and trusted.
Tan Son Nhat Airport (SGN)
As you land in the country, the first place you can exchange your money is at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) in Ho Chi Minh City.
There are times wherein the currency exchange rates at Ho Chi Minh Airport are as good as you can find at the best money changers of the city. The heart of the city houses several money changers but there are times wherein exchange rates there are more or less the same as at the airport.
Note that you need to look for the right money changer if you are willing to get the fair exchange rate for your foreign currency at the Airport.
Near Ho Chi Minh Square
Located at the heart of the city, the Ho Chi Minh Square is a well-known place for currency exchanging in the city. Its streets are flooded with a series of hotels, shops and restaurants. Thus, money exchange shops as well as gold dealers settle within the area.
The most notable place where to exchange money in this area is at the Forex shops near Quynh Art Gallery
Around Ben Thanh Market
For most foreigners and locals, the money changers and gold dealers at Ben Thanh Market are the first choices of locals and visitors alike when it comes to currency exchange.
These money exchangers and gold dealers can be found within and outside the market.
Most of these shops are located at the Le Thanh Ton street – one of the four well-known streets at the old market.
Bank Branches On and Around Pham Ngu Lao Street
Referred to as the backpacker district of Ho Chi Minh, Pham Ngu Lao Street is surrounded by affordable hostels, guest houses, bars and cafes.
If your accommodation is near or within the Pham Ngu Lao street, then exchanging your money wouldn’t be an issue.
Most mainstream banks in the city such as Vietcom Bank and DongA Bank have their own branches within the area. The closest to reach is the DongA Bank which is within the center of the backpacker’s area (near the intersection of Pham Ngu Lao and De Tham streets).