Lao Kip

Get ready for your trip to Laos. Order your Lao Kip at Manor FX today. Our great exchange rates mean you'll have more LAK cash to spend. Have your Lao Kip banknotes delivered securely to your home or office, or pick them up from the Manor FX bureau near Heathrow.

Manor FX offers fast delivery times and a fuss-free online ordering process for your Lao kip travel money.

Travel advise: payments in Laos

Jet off well-informed to Laos. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in the Lao People's Democratic Republic.

Banknotes in Laos

Banknotes in circulation in Laos are 1,000 kip, 2,000 kip, 5,000 kip, 10,000 kip, 20,000 kip, 50,000 kip and 100,000 kip.

All Lao banknotes except the 1000 kip bill feature the portrait of K. Phomvihane, leader of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party. The smaller Laotian banknotes of 500 kips and lower have been withdrawn from circulation.

Coins in Laos

Since years of inflation have eroded the value of the Lao Kip, coins are no longer being used in Laos. The smallest denomination in use is the banknote of 1000 kip.

Lao's currency import and export regulations

Import of Lao Kip into Laos is prohibited. Travelers are allowed to import an unlimited amount of foreign currency into Laos but amounts exceeding $2000 USD or equivalent must be declared upon arrival and departure.

Travelers are not allowed to take home Lao Kip when they leave Laos.

Ordering Lao Kip online

Order Lao Kip online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Lao Kip online.

Selling back Lao Kip

If you have Lao Kip to sell, follow this link to exchange Lao Kip to Pounds, click on 'sell currency' and select 'LAK Lao Kip'. We'll pay good rates for your leftover Lao Kip.