Cambodian Riel (KHR) Profile

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Cambodian riel symbol

1/10,  kak;  1/100,  sen
Coins freq used: 
50 riel, 100 riel, 200 riel, 500 riel
Coins rarely used: 
Banknotes freq used: 
100 riel, 500 riel, 1000 riel, 2000 riel, 5000 riel, 10000 riel, 20000 riel, 50000 riel
Banknotes rarely used: 
50 riel, 100,000 riel
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National Bank of Cambodia (
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The Cambodian Riel (KHR) is the official currency of Cambodia. It is the legal tender used for all transactions within the country.


The Cambodian Riel has a long history, dating back to ancient times when Cambodia was part of the Khmer Empire. However, the modern version of the Riel was first introduced in 1953.

During Cambodia's turbulent history, the currency experienced several changes and devaluations.

Currently, the Riel is used alongside the US Dollar (USD) in Cambodia, where both currencies are widely accepted in everyday transactions.

Coins and Banknotes:

The Cambodian Riel is subdivided into 100 sen, although sen coins are not commonly used due to their low value.


Coins currently in circulation are 50, 100, 200, and 500 Riel.


The most commonly used banknotes are 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, and 100,000 Riel.

Each banknote typically features important cultural and historical symbols of Cambodia.