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1. Posted by laspinall6 (Budding Member 25 posts) 10y

hi
could anybody tell me if it is possible to bye laos curreny in thailand with thai baht.
cheers.

2. Posted by Daver141 (Respected Member 117 posts) 10y

You can't get Kip anyplace but within Laos, but why would you want to? Everywhere in Laos takes Baht or US $, which beats carrying around a ton of Kip

3. Posted by miranda73 (Full Member 76 posts) 10y

Yep, will be tons of Kips!!!
The biggest amount is KIP 20000. Imagine if you change USD 100! (Rate approx 1 USD = KIP 10500)
Laotian is also good in exchanging money. You can change Kip in every corner, every restaurant, even with people in the street!!!

4. Posted by tsubaki (Budding Member 36 posts) 10y

Hi, have been to laos a few times now - I find a combination of dollars and kip to be the best actually . Mainly as I tend to use local transport and eat at small roadside places so kip is useful.
There are only ATMs in Vientianne by the way so make sure you have money if youre arriving elsewhere. You can get cash advances on credit cards in bigger towns though.
Have fun, it's a wonderful place!
Ali

5. Posted by rebmamber (Respected Member 40 posts) 10y

There is also an ATM in Luang Prabang. You can get out about 700,000 kip at one time (about $70), but this is quite a hefty stack of bills (all 20,000 notes).