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The currency used in Viet Nam is DONG. It includes:

200 DONG 500 DONG
1,000 DONG 2,000 DONG 5,000 DONG
10,000 DONG 20,000 DONG 50,000 DONG
100,000 DONG 500,000 DONG
The 500,000 DONG note:

 Size: 152 mm x 65mm
 Paper: polymer, long durability, not harmful to the environment
 Color: turquoise and vilolet
 Front page: with printed line ''Cộng hoà Xã hội Chủ nghĩa Việt Nam'' (The SR of Vietnam), national emblem, potrait of Ho Chi Minh President, 500,000 dong in number and letters and other decorations. 
 Back page: with printed line ''Ngân hàng Nhà nước Việt Nam'' (The government bank of Vietnam), the scenery of Ho Chi Minh's house in Kim Lien, 500,000 dong in number and letters and other decorations.

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The 100,000 DONG note:

 Size: 144 mm x 65 mm
 Paper: polymer.
 Color: Green
 Front page: with printed line ''Cộng hoà Xã hội Chủ nghĩa Việt Nam'' (The SR of Vietnam), national emblem, potrait of Ho Chi Minh President, 100,000 dong in number and letters and other decorations.. 
 Back page: with printed line ''Ngân hàng Nhà nước Việt Nam'' (The government bank of Vietnam), the scenery of Quoc Tu Giam Literature Temple, 100,000 dong in number and letters and other decorations.

Front page Back page
The 50,000 DONG note:

 Size: 140 mm x 65mm
 Paper : polymer
 Color: red and brown.
 Front page: with printed line ''Cộng hoà Xã hội Chủ nghĩa Việt Nam'' (The SR of Vietnam), national emblem, potrait of Ho Chi Minh President, 50,000 dong in number and letters and other decorations.. 
 Back page: with printed line ''Ngân hàng Nhà nước Việt Nam'' (The government bank of Vietnam), a scenery in Hue , 50,000 dong in number and letters and other decorations.

Front page Back page
The 5,000 DONG coin:

 Diameter: 25,500 mm +/- 0,05 mm
 Weight: 7,70 g +/- 0,15g
 Edge thickness: 2,2 mm +/- 0,1mm
 Color: yellow, made of alloy CuA16Ni92
 Rim: with shell angle
 Front side: National emblem
 Back side: with the line of  ''Ngân hàng Nhà nước Việt Nam'' (The government bank of Vietnam), the number 5,000 Dong, the scenery of one-pillar pagoda.

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The 2,000 DONG coin:

 Diameter: 23,500 mm +/- 0,05 mm
 Weight: 5,10 g +/- 0,25g
 Edge thickness: 1,8 mm +/- 0,1mm
 Color: yellow of brass
 Rim: 12 interrupted angles.
 Front side: National emblem
 Back side: with the line of  ''Ngân hàng Nhà nước Việt Nam'' (The government bank of Vietnam), the number 2,000 Dong, the scenery of a long house.

Front side Back side
The 1,000 DONG coin:

 Diameter: 19,00 mm +/- 0,05 mm
 Weight: 3,80 g +/- 0,15g
 Edge thickness: 1,95 mm +/- 0,1mm
 Color: yellow of brass
 Material: steel gilded with yellow copper
 Rim: continuous angles.
 Front side: National emblem
 Back side: with the line of  ''Ngân hàng Nhà nước Việt Nam'' (The government bank of Vietnam), the number 1,000 Dong, the scenery of a pagoda in Bac Ninh.

Front side Back side
The 500 DONG coin:

 Size: 22,00 mm +/- 0,05 mm
 Weight: 4,50 g +/- 0,15g
 Edge thickness: 1,75 mm +/- 0,1mm
 Color: white silver
 Material: steel gilded with Niken
 Rim: 6 interrupted angles.
 Front side: National emblem
 Back side: with the line of  ''Ngân hàng Nhà nước Việt Nam'' (The government bank of Vietnam), the number 500 Dong.

Front side Back side
The 200 DONG coin:

 Diameter: 20,00 mm +/- 0,05 mm
 Weight: 3,20 g +/- 0,15g
 Edge thickness: 1,45 mm +/- 0,1 mm
 Color: white silver
 Material: steel gilded with Niken
 Rim: plain
 Front side: National emblem
 Back side: with the line of  ''Ngân hàng Nhà nước Việt Nam'' (The government bank of Vietnam), the number 200 Dong.

Front side Back side

There are money orders that can be used as money of 500,000 DONG and 1,000,000 DONG

Traveller's cheques, credit cards (American Express, Master, Visa, JCB Card...) can be used to draw Vietnam Dong from many banks. Most major credit card are accepted at hotels, restaurants, shops, etc.

The most accepted foreign currencies are USD and Euro

The exchange rate changes from day to day. Foreign tourists can change from Vietnam dong to their currency at the money changers at the airport.

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