Shopping experience in Vientiane

Travel to Vientiane, the capital and largest city of Laos, you are not only able to admire such unique architectures as Pha That Luang, Buddha Park, and Patuxai Victory Monument, but also have totally different shopping experiences. Here are some guidelines to go shopping in Vientiane.
If you are living in a modern city, this would be a good chance for you to go shopping in traditional ways. There are a lot of local markets that sell myriads of items from clothes to souvenirs, so don’t hesitate to spend the whole day coming by almost exciting shopping places when you travel Indochina tours Laos

Vientiane Night Market

It can be said that Night Market is the most famous place for shopping in Vientiane with noticing the red-roofed stalls. The vendors start to set up their stalls at the twilight, selling their products until mid-night. Opening during the night, this market looks more outstanding than ever with glowing stalls under the light. Selling a lot of clothes, handicrafts and souvenirs, Vientiane Night Market is really a good place that you cannot miss.

The red-roofed stalls of Vientiane Night Market
The red-roofed stalls of Vientiane Night Market – source: internet

Location: Riverside promenade, upstream from the Chao Anouvong statue.

Talat Sao morning market

Besides Vientiane Night Market, you can go to Talat Sao morning market to enjoy some local food or buy anything you would like. Talat Sao consists of 2 areas, the outside section which are narrow walkways crammed full of rough items while the inside one is more spacious, cooler and brighter.

The market mainly includes shops, fruit and vegetable vendors,  jewellery, silk, handicrafts, and restaurants. The market kicks off at 7:00 AM and often close quite early in the afternoon.

The outside section of Talat Sao morning market
The outside section of Talat Sao morning market -source: internet

In the market, the price is often offered higher than it really is so before you buy anything, make sure that you have walked around other stalls and bargain to get a lower price.

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Location: the eastern corner of Lan Xang Road and Khu Vieng Road, Vientiane.

Carol Cassidy Lao Textiles

If you want to get a textile item, Carol Cassidy Lao Textiles should be a brilliant destination that is worth a visit. Visiting this place, you can not only buy a beautiful silk, but also watch the way the people wave and dry the textiles. Keep in mind that this place doesn’t open at the weekend except for Saturday morning.

Women waving in Carol Cassidy Lao Textiles
Women waving in Carol Cassidy Lao Textiles -source: internet

Location: Rue Nokeokummane.

Vangthong Evening Market

You are wondering where is the reasonable place to enjoy street food in Laos? Vangthong Evening Market is the spot that you are looking for. Fresh fish, grilded meat and snacks are available in here. Walking around the market, you would leave here with a full stomach.

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