ORDER VIETNAMESE DONG
Here in the XE online shop you can conveniently buy the Vietnamese currency online at the current exchange rate from euro to dong. Within a few days you will then receive the desired sum sent to your home securely.
THE VIETNAMESE DONG
According to Countryaah, the Vietnamese dong (VND) is the official currency in Vietnam. It is divided into 10 Hào or 100 Xu, but due to the low value of the currency, these denominations have not played a role for a long time.
DONG MEANS COPPER
In the Vietnamese language, the word dong denotes the term copper. Before the colonization by France, Vietnamese coins were minted exclusively from copper. When the French finally introduced a new currency, the French Indochina piasters, it was called the dong in Vietnamese.
VIETNAM’S ECONOMY IS BOOMING
The Vietnamese dong is one of the “most worthless” currencies in the world – high inflation has long put the dong under pressure. However, that does not mean that the country is not doing well economically. Vietnam has been a booming region since the country opened up to the market economy.
COINS HAVE ONLY BEEN IN CIRCULATION AGAIN SINCE 2003
Due to their low value, no Vietnamese coins were issued at all for a while. In the meantime, payments were made exclusively with banknotes. Since the end of 2003, however, the State Bank of Vietnam has been issuing coins with a face value of 200 dong or more. The national coat of arms can be seen on the front, while motifs such as a water temple or a one-pillar pagoda adorn the notes on the reverse.
HO CHI MINH ON THE BANKNOTES
Ho Chi Minh, the famous communist revolutionary and later president of the country, is still depicted on the dong banknotes in Vietnam. On the back you can discover well-known places in Vietnam such as Halong Bay or the city of Hué as well as buildings such as the Temple of Literature in Hanoi.
CHANGE TRAVEL MONEY IN GOOD TIME
Travel to Vietnam has become very popular. Since card payments are not possible everywhere, it is worth exchanging travel money in good time. You can conveniently order cash online via XE or change it at a branch. Tipping is welcome in Vietnam, but is not necessarily expected, especially in rural areas. 5 to 10 percent is common in restaurants and bars, as well as other services such as tour guides or porters. You can find more helpful tips for a stay in Vietnam in our travel information about Vietnam.
CHANGE MONEY IN THE XE BRANCHES
As usual, you can still change your travel money in one of the many XE branches. You can find XE branches in your area here.
THE CURRENCY AT A GLANCE
New dong. Currency abbreviation: D, VND (ISO code). There are banknotes in denominations of 500,000, 200,000, 100,000, 50,000, 20,000, 10,000, 5,000, 2,000, 1,000, 500, 200 and 100 D. There are coins in denominations of 5,000, 2,000, 1,000, 500 and 200 D.
FOREIGN EXCHANGE REGULATIONS
When importing cash in foreign currencies with a value of over 5,000 US dollars and cash in the Vietnamese currency dong with a value of more than 15 million dong, there is a declaration requirement. Export up to the amount declared, minus the exchange amounts. All receipts should be retained.