The Old Quarter is the main tourist destination in Hanoi with Hoan Kiem Lake as the centerpiece. The atmosphere of the place is super vibrant with many kinds of activities day and night. Any kinds of services that one needs in Hanoi can be found here. So it is not hard to buy local currency in the area.
Forex service at the Old Quarter is mostly offered by gold dealers and tour operators. Their rates are often better than banks’ rates.
You can find these gold shops along Ha Trung and Hang Bac streets. Most of them only exchange US dollars and are open from Mondays to Saturdays.
RECOMMENDED MONEY CHANGERS
1) Quoc Trinh Gold Shop
2) Kim Linh Jewelry
3) Tu Binh Jewelry
4) Hanoi Money Exchange
5) Phu Van Jewelry
6) Manh Hung Jewelry
*Opening hours may vary. Call first before visiting.