Banks can issue cash advances on credit cards (Visa and Mastercard).
The Industrial and Commerical Bank is next to the Tropico Resort (it
now has a 24-hour ATM on site) and the other bank is near the Swiss
Village Resort--are usually closed Saturday and Sunday. There's a new
24-hour Vietcom ATM now next to the Saigon Mui Ne Resort. The
Industrial and Commercial Bank in Phan Thiet (261 Tran Hung Dao St.)
may be open Saturday Mornings. Banks close at 4 or 5 pm. This means
that if you arrive in Mui Ne on a Friday, well it sucks to be you.
Actually, tour offices like Hanh Cafe can give cash advances for higher
America Dollars are generally accepted in Mui Ne, but you usually get a better bargain using Vietnam Dong. It is nearly impossible to get change for something bigger than a $20 US. Try to carry lots of $10, $5 and $1 bills. The larger the bill--the more it is scrutinized. Counterfeit money is very common in Vietnam. Locally, coins are often not accepted. Merchants prefer paper bills.
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