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Famous shopping destinations in Vientiane

Vangthong – Night food market
Shopping is also an integral part of every exhilarating trip. Notably, Laos has a lot of sophisticated handicraft, beautiful jewelry and unique outfits beside famous golden temples. When you travel to Laos, Vientiane is the best place to do it. You can refer to some information below to accumulate more experience when shopping in Vientiane. However, sellers often overcharge, so do not forget to bargain. Indochina tours Laos

Vientiane is also an ideal place for shopping beside famous temples

Vientiane is also an ideal place for shopping beside famous temples- source: internet

  1. Talat Sao Market (Morning Market)

Being the largest shopping mall in Vientiane, Talat Sao Market offers variety of items for tourists, so you definitely cannot miss this place. As the name suggest, Talat Sao (Morning) Market is open in the early morning and outdoor sales area also stops selling early so you need to take the time to visit here. Items sold in Talat Sao mainly are handicrafts, jewelry, fabrics, clothes with unique design, style. You should reduce at least 10-20% of the original price when bargaining with salesmen.

Talat Sao – the largest shopping mall in Vientiane

Talat Sao – the largest shopping mall in Vientiane- source: internet

2. Vangthong Market – Night food market

This market is only open in the evening and it specializes in selling specialities of Laos including both food and beverage so not only international visitors but also Laotians come here regularly. Delicious grilled chicken, grilled fish, sticky rice, papaya salad are always available at Vangthong Market. Visitors can spend the whole night going from the beginning to the end of the market to taste and feel Laos’ cuisine to the fullest. This is the next shopping destination in Vientiane you must go when traveling to Laos. Strikingly, Vangthong Market is located opposite to Chao Anouvong Stadium. tours in Laos

Vangthong – Night food market

Vangthong – Night food market- source: internet

Samsenthai Street

Samsenthai Street is a busy and noisy shopping destination in Laos which specializes in selling silverware, clothing, fabrics and handicrafts of Lao artisans. Moreover, visitors also have a wide selection of souvenirs such as wallets, handbags, paintings, key chains… Samsenthai Street items are not much different from products in Talat Sao Market but the biggest advantage of Samsenthai is that all shops lying on this street are open all day so travelers can purchase amazing gifts all day.

  1. Vientiane Night Market

Vientiane Night Market is located on walking street next to Chao Anouvong Park and it is open from 18.00 to 24.00 hours. Tourists can spend one evening strolling around the park together with visiting night market for window-shopping or buying souvenirs. Night market stalls are mostly textiles, handicrafts and some light food and drink. Although there is no difference between Vientiane Night Market with the other markets; if tourists come here, they can feel animated, busy atmosphere of nightlife in Vientiane.

Vientiane Night Market

Vientiane Night Market- source: internet

  1. Ministry of Silk Fashion Shop

Last but not least, Ministry of Silk Fashion Shop is a luxurious shopping location in Vientiane, Laos. This fashionable shop is called as a top shopping center in Vientiane because all items sold here have extremely good quality, beautiful design, so the price is quite expensive. This fashion shop is located at 99/01 Namphou Square, open from 9am to 9pm daily.

Recently, Laos tourism is getting more popular. It becomes a great choice for traveling, especially shopping. Famous shopping locations recommended above are ideal places for foreign tourists to buy gifts for their relatives, family, friends… The products in Vientiane are various and diverse enough for international visitors to pick up interesting items.

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