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About Southeast Asia

Languages

Each country has its own language in Southeast Asia: Thai in Thailand, Cambodian in Cambodia, Lao in Laos, Vietnamese in Vietnam and Burmese in Myanmar. English is the most useful language for tourism. French is also used in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, although English is typically more useful.

Money

Thailand: The currency is the Thai Baht (TBH). Most hotels and many restaurants accept major credit cards. ATMs are widely available in large cities like Bangkok. US$1 is equivalent to about 30 TBH.

Cambodia: The currency is the Cambodian Real. The US dollar is also widely accepted. US$1 is equivalent to about 4000 Riel. In major cities you'll find ATMs and currency exchanges.

Vietnam: The currency is the Vietnamese Dong (VND). US$1 is equivalent to about 21,000 Dong. In major cities you'll find ATMs and currency exchanges.

Laos: The currency is the Lao Kip (LAK). US dollars and Thai Baht are also widely accepted. US$1 is equivalent to about 8,000 Kip. In major cities you'll find ATMs and currency exchanges.

Myanmar: The currency is the Kyat (MMK). US$1 is equivalent to about 6.5 Kyat. In major cities you'll find ATMs and currency exchanges, however we highly recommend bringing new and crisp US dollars.

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Telephone Calls

Thailand Country Code: 66

Cambodia Country Code: 855

Vietnam Country Code: 84

Laos Country Code: 856

Myanmar Country Code: 95

Electricity

Thailand: 220 V, primarily 2 and 3-pin sockets.

Cambodia: 220 V, primarily 2 and 3-pin sockets.

Vietnam: 220 V, primarily 2-pin sockets.

Laos: 220 V, primarily 2-pin sockets.

Myanmar: 220 V to 230 V, primarily 2-pin sockets.

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