The currency of Cambodia, money, credit cards, checks

The exchange rate

The exchange rate is quite volatile and can dramatically change within a few days. It is best to exchange riels a small amount and continue to change as necessary. To exchange the remaining riels to the dollar will be difficult.

The exchange rate (Cambodian Riel) on 02/01/2018

1 Euro (EUR) = 4 840,47 KHR
100 rubles (RUB) = 6 948,35 KHR
1 United States Dollar (USD) = 4 028,70 KHR
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Money Of Cambodia

The local currency is the Cambodian Riel (Riel), equal to 100 su. In circulation are banknotes of 100 000, 50 000, 20 000, 10 000, 5000, 2000, 1000, 500 and 100 Riel (banknotes and meet the old issues of value up to 10 su).

The us dollar is in circulation and is the second currency of the Kingdom. Prices in the shops, hotels and restaurants everywhere are quoted in us dollars. Even at the market price you will be called in USD. Surrender you can give in dollars and in local currency, but if you have a choice, ask for the change in dollars.

Generally, the local currency in Cambodia is not held in high esteem, and almost all the local population prefers dollars. Tourists are recommended to follow the same rules and be exchanged for Riel only a small amount for small expenditures, and to pay wherever possible dollars. For this it is better to stock up on small bills up to one dollar (go here popular small bills on 1-5-10 dollars). If the change will be given in local currency, we would consider it, of course, at the most disadvantageous exchange rate.

In border areas can pay the baht of Thailand, the Vietnam dongs and stacks of Laos.

Attention! Be careful when paying for purchases in government stores! Exchange markets and streets is not recommended because of the increased fraud risk bills.

Credit cards, traveler cheques in Cambodia

Credit cards Visa, American Express, Master Card, Diner's Club only accepts payments in banks, large hotels in the capital and other major cities (Phnom Penh, Siem reap, Sihanoukville, Battambang, etc.). In the province to cash them (like travelers checks) is virtually impossible. Preference is given to credit cards and checks in US dollars. There is no ATM, all operations are carried out in banking offices.


Tipping in Cambodia is not binding. It is not necessary to transcend themselves, forcing us to leave a tip where they don't what to give them. Leave a dollar in the tip that brought you a mug of beer to the table for which you paid, not necessarily.

Another thing, if you really liked it, you paid a lot of attention in the service in the restaurant, purely cleaned room, etc. In such cases it is possible to repay, rounding up the score in a big way, refusing to surrender, or giving a little money in hand, just remembering that wages here are very low and any amount of "tea" would be greatly appreciated. If you are planning to visit a certain place, such as a restaurant, continuously throughout the rest left one tip will take you into the category of special clients.

The amount some recommendations to give difficult, it all depends on the situation. For small services bill in 1000 or 2000 riels will be greatly appreciated. In cheap restaurants or cafes can be added to account for 10%, or$1.

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
iva 03 Jan 2015, 17:05
Recently ventured out of Vietnam on a motorbike in Cambodia to go. And tortured me a question let me in with a Vietnamese bike in Cambodia? or not?

At the Vietnamese border, a lot of "intermediaries", which for $ 5 you are ready to put a stamp without your involvement (to boast) and without queues. This divorce, if there is a queue, it moves quickly. The stamp and all free! At the Vietnamese border, many say that Cambodians won't let a scooter with Vietnamese numbers. I figured since you released me, it means that there is an opportunity there to pass.

On the Cambodian border more difficult... Need to fill anketku for a Visa, she need a picture, but then for $ 5 are helpers that will fill in the questionnaire for you and one agree about the uselessness of photography. It turned out that with a photo of the visa costs 30 dollars, and without pictures 33, but the customs officers. There are people who for $ 10 you will move the bike across the border, which is also expensive. Just after the paperwork (by the way they fingerprinted), go to MOTOBIKE and pass the border.

PS: One tamogenaya said that the police were to catch you with these numbers. But I did not come across to them, nor in Vietnam (driving without a license), nor in Cambodia. Who had experience to share. ...
Martee 15 Mar 2015, 08:05
By passing the well-known attractions of Siem reap such as Angkor (Angkor), old market (Old Market) and Apsara Show (Apsara Show), appeared in the city a new Center of prophecy and of healing (Fortune Telling and healing centre). In this center you can know the future through astrology, palmistry and much more. Astrology is there not such, to which we are accustomed. It is more like the ancient sacred art. The place is remarkable for the fact that for the most eager and daring can be made a special magic ritual to change destiny. As for treatment, you treat it, of course, first and foremost the soul with the help of minerals and herbs, but the effect is striking. In my case, the changes started to happen the next day! In General, if You want to add magic to your life, to understand why the constant is the same, and most importantly, to look into the future - You there! I was very pleased! In General, I love these things, in all the trips I try to visit these places, but what I saw in Siem reap - the incomparable and breathtaking! Maybe it's the city itself is such an unusual...
In short, is a magical place, almost in the city centre on the ground floor of the hotel Villa Sagittarius, not far from Old Market, opposite the Quad Bike Adventure. ...
admin 23 Dec 2016, 04:49
The only thing you forgot to mention the restriction on the reverse is valid only when visa-free travel, we have about this has long been written everywhere - ... neniya.php. so before you go all read on the topic. ...
admin 16 Jan 2017, 06:43
From HCM to Phnom Penh bus is 7-10 hours, and from TNG to SMRP for more than 6 hours. As for the stop in Phnom Penh on the way to Siemriep or not, I would definitely say that I'd drop in and make a stop there for 2 full days. To visit the country and not to visit the capital for me is a defective acquaintance with the country, so I always visit the capital. In Phnom Penh you need to watch at least "the killing fields", the Royal Palace, Wat Phnom, NAT. Museum. But there is besides so much more interesting. ...
admin 16 Jan 2017, 07:00
Hello Anya. To change the dongs can be precisely, but regarding the profitability of the course you will not tell. In any case, the logic of the exchange rate of the Dong to Riel should be more profitable than from dongs to dollars then dollars. But on the other hand, dollars in Cambodia in the course, and the local currency by tourists almost never used, so it may be easier to change dongs for dollars in Vietnam, and in Cambodia directly have to pay with dollars, as all do. ...
admin 28 Jan 2017, 12:54
Is Siemrpe have time to go on trips to the tropical gardens is to see Angkor? ...
katiaLike 04 Feb 2017, 11:22
A very interesting story. Photo said it! ...
katiaLike 04 Feb 2017, 11:23
Thanks for the routes. Useful...! ...
pilot59 09 Oct 2017, 09:49
Guys hi. May I repeat , the visa for Cambodia is valid for 3 months from the date of issuance.Within this period you can call for 30 days.Even stopping in the last day, term the same a period of 30 days. ...
Levontiy.CHyanov 31 Oct 2017, 08:23