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Old Oct 31st, 2018, 09:13 AM
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Currency

Can I get Chinese currency before I leave home in the US? Where is the best place to get money there? Thank you for your help.
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Old Oct 31st, 2018, 11:57 AM
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Probably not. And you wouldn't want to. Plan to get your Chinese currency from an ATM in the airport upon arrival. You will be assured of getting s good exchange rate.
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Old Oct 31st, 2018, 02:16 PM
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I did so recently thru my bank. Chase bank got to to me in a day and the rate wasn't that bad, better that I thought. Also got Malaysian Ringitts too. I just got enough to cover a cab ride to our hotel.
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Old Oct 31st, 2018, 03:55 PM
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Larry, do you always get currency before your trips?

I never do. Getting your local currency from an ATM on arrival is always the "best deal." And I've never had any problem finding an ATM in the airport on arrival.
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Old Oct 31st, 2018, 05:39 PM
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My experience has been like Kathie's.
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Old Oct 31st, 2018, 09:05 PM
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No. In fact this is the first time as I heard cabs in China don’t take cc’s.
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Old Oct 31st, 2018, 09:15 PM
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@ jacketwatch: So how / why did having advance cash make a difference for you? why not just use an ATM at one of the many ATM machines at the airport?
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Old Oct 31st, 2018, 10:03 PM
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I answered the OP’s question.

As for how and why I choose to get money to enter a country is personal preference obviously.

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Old Oct 31st, 2018, 10:07 PM
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@ jacketwatch: Fair enough! Thanks for clarifying.
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