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Bank & Money Exchange

Cambodian Riel and Dollar US used widely

Cambodia notes 4100 Riel = US$1.00. Khmer Riel (R) is used widely in Cambodia but the US dollar is the defector currency and the most useful for the average visitor to Cambodia.

Most hotels and restaurants, shops, taxis, buses and airlines set their costs in the United States of America greenbacks.

Even the visa costs and departure taxes square measure set in the United States of America greenbacks.

Small transactions (less than a dollar) square measure typically tired Cambodian Cambodian monetary unit.

Change of less than $1 is given in riel. Always carry some small riel for PassApp taxi, Remeourk "tuk-tuk, motorcycle taxis (Moto Dups), snacks and other small purchases.

There is no coinage in the Kingdom of Cambodia, solely currency notes.

Cambodian monetary unit notes are available fifty, 100, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10,000, 50,000 and a hundred,000 denominations, but the distinctive red 500 riel note and the 1000 riel note are

the most useful and common.

Banks There square measure banks all told provincial capitals within the country, together with Pnom Penh, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Kampot, and Battambang.

Banks provide the same old banking services - money advances on credits cards (most settle for Visa card,) international currency exchange, telegraphic transfers, cash travelers' checks, and ANZ Royal Banks, Canadia,

and SBC Banks offer ATMs with international access.

Most banks square measure open from 8:00 to 15:00 or 16:00 PM, weekday through weekday.

Some are open Saturday mornings until 11:30. ATMs are available 24 hours.

For bank listings and phone details see the individual town listings:


Siem Reap Banks

Phnom Penh Banks

Sihanoukville Banks

Money Changers Money changers offer a slightly better rate than the banks.

They are plentiful and have a tendency to cluster around the ancient markets and there's typically a vicinity among the market dedicated to moneychangers and gold sellers.


When acceptive United States of America greenbacks in modification, examine the bills fastidiously.

Marred riel is acceptable tender, but the tiniest tear in a large US note, especially a $20, $50 or $100 note, renders it all but useless in Cambodia. Banks, moneychangers and other businesses will not accept it.

Credit Cards within the major holidaymaker cities, credit cards are accepted at most upscale hotels, shops and restaurants, some mid-range place and a growing number of other businesses.

Credit cards are generally not accepted at any businesses outside of Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville and the casinos in Poipet.

Visa, MasterCard (MC) and JCB cards square measure the foremost wide accepted credit cards in the Kingdom of Cambodia.

AMEX is returning into wider use, as well as the newANZ Bluespot card.

Diners Club (DC) is accepted in very few places.

Most businesses charge a 3%-4% fee to just accept credit cards.


ATMs There square measure currently ATMs with international access in Pnom Penh, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Kampot, and Battambang.

ANZ Royal Bank and Canadia Bank ATMs both accept Cirrus, Plus, Maestro, Visa and MasterCard systems.SBC Bank ATMs accept Visa and MasterCard. All ATMs dispenses US dollars.

There For locations see the ATM icons on the town maps.


Travelers Check Travelers' checks square measure accepted at most banks, major hotels and restaurants, and some money changers.

AMEX in US dollars is the most widely accepted traveler's checks.

Cash Transfers 'Instant' money transfers are done through MoneyGram or Western Union.

Ordinary telegraphic transfers square measure is accessible in the least major banks.