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prephil

Changing Euro to Hong Kong Dollars and are Banks open on Saturday

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Flying to Guangzhou tomorrow from Shijiazhuang and heading onto Hong Kong. Wondering is it possible to convert Euro or RMB Honkg Kong Dollars in Guangzhou.

Are banks open there on Saturdays?

Also, would hotels/department stores accept Euro or RMB in Hong Kong or only Hong Kong Dollars. Left it to the last minute to change currency.

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skylee

You could change the money in Hong Kong instead of Guangzhou.

In HK, banks are open on Saturday morning. They usually charge a handling fee for money exchange unless you have their accounts. There are also exchange bureaux in the city. I have recommended to a forum member this exchange shop ->

http://berlincompanyexchangelimited.blogspot.com/2010/03/date-mar-16-2010-0900.html

http://www.geoexpat.com/forum/thread24077-2.html

But please don't change your money at the Travelex at the HK airport. Their rates are bad.

With very few exceptions, I think, Euros are not accepted in shops in HK. Not sure about hotels, though. Some shops accept RMB but the exchange rate would not be good.

You can almost always use your credit cards in HK.

HK is a very convenient place. You can do most of the things you want here.

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abcdefg
Left it to the last minute to change currency.

Don't worry about it. Do it after arrival in Hong Kong. Such things are real easy there.

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roddy

Hong Kong's great. You could turn up with a suitcase full of drunk monkeys and there'd be a Drunk Monkey Exchange in the arrivals hall. Although you'd get a better rate for your drunk monkeys in town.

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abcdefg

I usually exchange my drunk monkeys in Macao.

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