Money and Cards in Cambodia

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Cambodia riel is the official currency in Cambodia but US dollar is the most useful and popular for tourists to Cambodia. Most hotels, restaurants, boutiques, shops, airlines, taxis and buses set their prices in US dollar. Tourists only can use visa card, traveler checks or credit cards in major hotels or resorts, high quality restaurants and boutiques. Cambodia's economy prefers cash, so tourists

However, to pay for small purchases such as tuk tuk, motorcycle taxis or going shopping at local markets, it is more convenient to bring some riel along. There are banks in all provincial capitals in the country for tourists to exchange money. Below is the exchange rate of riel into other currencies:



















There is no coin in Cambodia, only currency notes. Cambodia riel notes range from 50,100, 500, 1000, 2000, 10000, 50000 and 100000. The red 500 riel note and the 1000 riel note are the most useful and common. There are now ATMs with international access in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Kampot and Battambang. Therefore, tourists do not need to worry about money issue in Cambodia and free to enjoy your holiday.

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