849-Money – Cambodia

If you have ever wondered where all of the American $2 bills have gone, never fear I have found the answer. They are all in Cambodia. The Cambodian Riel is so useless that even the local people do not want it. They either want the Thai Baht or the American dollar. It was surprising to land in the airport in Cambodia, go the to ATM for some local cash, and out comes freshly printed $50 American bills. At the hotel I received freshly printed American $2 bills. I hadn’t seen one in years since they are not in use in the states.


These two 500 Riels are worth 25 cents.


Freshly printed – makes you wonder how these are sooooo new in Cambodia.