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"Money" Cambodia Local Custom Tip by Scottyj36

Cambodia Local Customs: 112 reviews and 122 photos

  The Reil
by Scottyj36

There is no section for this so I am going to put it here. Cambodia is a cash economy. Credit cards are taken at 5 star hotels, and a few shops. There are no ATM's in the country, and you either carry cash or Travelers Checks. The banks will cash the travelers checks and charge a small fee. They will give you the money in US dollars, if you want Reil you have to ask for it. Change will be given in Reil. the Reil is about 3800 to 1 US dollar. Everyone takes US dollars and itmes are mostly priced in US dollars. Be sure you have enough money in cash/travelers checks before you get to Cambodia. Also keep 15 or 20 thousand Reil in your pocket for Moto's and small items.
If you pay for those items in dollars you might be overcharged.

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  • Written Dec 27, 2002
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