Where to go shopping in Laos? | Adventure Laos

Where to go shopping in Laos?

Luang Prabang Night Market in Laos

Laos is an ideal place for someone who loves to experience shopping in traditional way besides going super malls. Visiting Laos, you will have a chance to buy everything from handicrafts to silk, from furniture to clothes, from jewelry to food in traditional markets. Laos tour packages

Luang Prabang shopping

If you ask a local person where is the best place to buy in Luang Prabang, he will tell you that is Luang Prabang Night Market. Opened from 17:00 to 23:00, you will have totally different feelings when buying things in mysterious light. You can easily find out a souvenir shop or a cafe in both sides of the road. Keep in mind that vendors usually quote higher prices, so you should haggle or shop around first.

Luang Prabang Night Market in Laos

Luang Prabang Market in Laos – Source: indochinatours.info

Besides, you also should come to Hmong Market, a traditional market of Hmong people. It’s opened from the morning to 16:00 PM. Being well-known for ethnic embroidered crafts, it attracts many foreign tourists because of the diversity of items.

Hmong market – a traditional market of Hmong ethnic

Hmong market – a traditional market of Hmong ethnic – Source: ridermagazine.com

Where to buy in Vientiane?

Vientiane is considered as a commercial centre so it has a lot of shopping places for you to choose. Like other cities in Laos, there is a morning market in Vientiane, that is Talat Sao Morning Market. Most of stalls set up very early, about 7:00 AM. The goods are very diverse so you can buy all things you want here.

Jewelry stalls in Talat Sao Morning Market

Jewelry stalls in Talat Sao Morning Market – Source: naphavongguesthouse.com

Another place that you must see is The Vientiane Night Market which is the most attractive shopping spot in Vientiane. Tourists are often impressed by its sprawling line of red-roofed stalls. This market is located on the promenade next to Chao Anouvong Park. Things kick off at 18:00 PM and last until midnight.

The sprawling line of red-roofed stalls of Vientiane Night Market

The sprawling line of red-roofed stalls of Vientiane Night Market – Source: thetaleoftwotings.com

If you are interested in Laotian Textiles, you cannot miss Carol Cassidy Lao Textiles which is famous for traditional Laotian textile weaving. This is a great place to admire a lot of woven arts, clothes and cloths and get a keepsake for you or for your relatives and friends. Tours in Laos

Laotian textile products sold at Carol Cassidy Lao Textiles

Laotian textile products sold at Carol Cassidy Lao Textiles – Source: wordpress.com

Shopping in Champasak

There are 2 popular places for shopping in Champasak: Dao Heuang and Morning Market. From the city centre, you can walk to Dao Heuang Market because it’s quite closed. It is a massive market that sells clothes, food and accessories so you can find anything you need there. Don’t forget to have a cup of coffee or snack and chat with the local people who are very friendly, you will acquire more knowledge of their culture.

For a traditional Asian market experience, you cannot miss the Morning Market. These stalls are opened in the morning only. They display fresh fruits, vegetables and some other things like clothing, crafts, silver wares, and home-furnishings. Unlike shopping in super markets, the prices are negotiable so you can get the product you want at a lower price.

That is only some of many shopping places in Laos. You should explore them yourself. Besides visiting stunning landscapes, going shopping in the traditional market would bring you a lot of unforgettable memories in Laos.

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