Luang Prabang Shopping

  • The morning market, Luang Prabang.
    The morning market, Luang Prabang.
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  • The morning market, Luang Prabang.
    The morning market, Luang Prabang.
    by IreneMcKay
  • The morning market, Luang Prabang.
    The morning market, Luang Prabang.
    by IreneMcKay

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    Regional products:: smoked/semi-smoked tea, coffee, cloth.....

    by tremendopunto Updated Jul 11, 2008

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    Im a tea lover - so wherever I go I try to taste the regional specialties. They offer smoked and semi smoked green tea, mostly from the northern hills of Phongsaly and the Bolaven plateau of the region of Paksong in the south.
    It is more a smoky earthern taste, way strongre than the light Chinese LongJing for example.
    They have a unique ancestreal method of smoking their tea and preserving the taste by packing it in bamboo to keep the special fragrance.

    Laos is also well known for growing great tea, though I personally cant judge it (as a none coffe drinker) but the feedback of people I gave lao coffee too was not bad at all.

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    Night market

    by yuet29 Written Nov 29, 2004

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    The night market in LP is 'specially' made for tourist. You can hardly see local buying the handicrafts. Most of the items sold are bed sheet, pillow casing, pants, laos t-shirt etc.. very standard for this kind of shopping places.

    The night market is the central for the whole night life. At least this is what a traveller like me see. Not as crowded as Chiang Mai night bazaar although a Thai with me said that they are similar..

    The night market ends around 9 something.. surprisingly.. and this is the laotian life.. peace and easily satisfied.

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  • night market: great values at the night market

    by oldbiker Written Feb 27, 2007

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    The night market in Luang Prabang has some of the best values in Indochina. We bought embroidered bedspreads with pillowcases for $20, silk scarves for $6 to $8 , stone pencil cases for $10. Compared to Vietnam and Cambodia handicraft prices are better here.

    What to buy: scarves,bedspreads, carved boxes

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    Luang Prabang Night Market: Great crafts

    by trisanna Written Aug 19, 2005

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    Luang Prabang night market

    I think Luang Prabang has one of the nicest night markets in Southeast Asia. It's made up of mostly crafts and handmade items, not dvds and pirated goods. You can find Laotion scarves, saa paper, quilted items, tshirts and other items. The night market starts at Sisavong Street near the Royal Palace Museum. It starts at dark and goes to 9ish.

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    Dont forget to bring some for your beloved ones: Beer Lao T-Shirts!!!

    by tremendopunto Updated Jul 11, 2008

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    These Beer Lao T-Shirts are found on every market in every corner. Since I always travel very light Im always in need for Ts - and who knows Beer Lao? Compared to the Thai Ts these here are nearly unknown ;-)

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    Night Market: Luang Prabang Shopping

    by joelnili Written Dec 12, 2006

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    When the sun goes down in Luang Prabang, vendors set up their wares on the main street of the town in front of the palace. Most of the vendors are women and they spred their merchandise on blankets on the street. Each vendor has an electric light. I would estimate that there are 200 venders in four rows taking up the entire width of the street. The night market goes on for five blocks. It is quite a site even if you do not buy anything.

    What to buy: As for the merchandise: blankets, crafts, jewelry, paintings, carvings, statues and fabrics.

    What to pay: This is a place for bargaining, which is expected. Prices are very reasonable.

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    NIght Market: Bargains on Main Street

    by travelingbunny Written Oct 27, 2005

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    Every night one end of the main street in Luang Prabang transforms into an extensive market featuring local handicrafts, fermenting insects and reptiles, and cheap t-shirts. Lovely silk weavings and wood carvings can be had at dirt cheap prices. Although it's fun to haggle, and usually expected, it's important to keep it good natured. We overheard many Westerners aggressively haggling, literally, over pennies - please remember that those pennies mean A LOT more to these people than to you, the tourist.

    What to buy: silk weavings, wood carvings

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    For all your fruit and veg: The Morning Market

    by IreneMcKay Updated Mar 16, 2013

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    The morning market, Luang Prabang.
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    We visited the morning market after watching the alms giving ceremony. It starts early. I don't know how long it lasts.It was wonderfully colourful and great for photos. Most stalls sell fruit and vegetables, but there was also meat and fish. There were also some marigold sellers.

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    Night Market: Shop 'till you Drop

    by haydnesque Written Dec 30, 2006

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    Night Market at Th. Sisavongvong

    Wana Buy some souvenirs? Shop at the Night Marker located at Th Sisavongvong. the street will be closed at 5pm as the vendors will lay down their "treasures" for you to buy. shop untill at about 10pm. You have to bargain hard!!

    What to buy: handicrafts, shirts, hand bags, etc.. everything. you name it, it's there.

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    Day/Night markets: Silks

    by stedeb Updated Mar 17, 2007

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    The night markets are set up in the main street in the early evening/late afternoon. It is very easy to walk up and down and check out what they have on offer.

    What to buy: The ladies are selling all s orts of beautiful things we bought several quilt cover sets, they are available all over the market we bought 4 sets and got them at a discout price of $US15 a set. We were very happy to pay that and they are on the beds here and still looking good. We also bought silk table runners, silk bed throws a bargain at $US30. There are also handmade bags and childrens' local clothing. It's a great place to wander around they sell so many other things I havent mentioned chess sets, t-shirts the list goes on.

    What to pay: Depending on your bargaining skills we found the prices very reasonable without bargaining to hard. We did hear other people bargaining hard and others who just went with the original price. I guess it comes down to what you are happy paying.

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    Evening market: Shopping in Luang Prabang

    by Tedsocoa Updated Apr 1, 2007

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    Evening Market in Luang Prabang
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    Every evening the local people are installing the stalls in the mainstreet of Luang Prabang, called; Sisavangvong Road for the Tribal market.
    Most of the articles exposed are home-made products, like lamps, wall covers, silverware,
    textile and woodcarving.
    Take your time to negociate the prices downwards, don't be in a hurry, the local people are very friendly and many times a bit shy and they have all the time to show you every item. Keep smiling and you'll get what you want.

    What to pay: Everywhere you can pay with US dollars , so take care to have small one dollar notes with you.
    Euros are not accepted, but in the Sisavangvong road, there are some exchange offices.

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    Night Market: Night Market

    by Blatherwick Written Aug 9, 2005

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    Night Market

    It's probably the best place anywhere to buy stuff made by the people of Northern Laos. It may be the most uptempo place anywhere in Laos and even then it is laid back. The place is mostly occupied by tourists and it lasts from around 4pm until 10pm daily.

    You can get also get items such as t-shirts and duvet covers. It is possible to get really good deals even if you aren't that skilled a bargainer. The thing that I like about the place is how laid back the Laotian sellers generally are so try to be fair to them as you can go ridiculously low in price.

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    Night Market: Hit the Market!

    by Jyrki Written May 20, 2004

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    A shoppers dream come true. Everything is peddled along the main street everynight in Luang Prabang. Lit up by bright lights you really cannot miss it. It's on about 4pm until about 10pm.

    What to buy: Wears include souvenir t-shirts, duvet covers, Lao Lao and dozens of other trinkets!

    What to pay: Once you bargain down (you can get them down pretty far if you feel like it) you can expect to get t-shirts for $1-2 US and duvet covers as cheap as $14. The durability maybe be lacking but at these bargain basement prices you really can't go wrong even if it only lasts a year. If you're cheap t-shirts there are thousands to choose from but the printing can be dodgy at times so you may have to sift through many a t-shirt!

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    Most tourist shops, craft villages, & night market: Handmade Saa Paper Crafts

    by Rodan44 Written Jul 26, 2004

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    Saa Paper drying in sun

    What to buy: A prominent local craft in Luang Prabang is production of handmade saa paper. Saa paper is made from bark that is stripped from the young branches of the mulberry tree. The bark is first sun dried, to remove natural sap, then soaked in water overnight or longer until the bark is soft and pliable. The next step is to boil the softened bark for several hours to breakdown the fibres. After boiling, a rectanglular screen (sieve) is used to extract the fine saa fibres. The screen is taken outside to sun dry, afterwhich the paper on top is removed and ready for use.

    You can find items crafted with saa paper all over Luang Prabang, including albums, cards, lanterns, and even umbrellas. Some of the nicest examples have either whole dried leaves or flowers embedded in the paper itself.

    What to pay: Nothing made from saa paper will cost you more than a few dollars.

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    Stamps,postcards and phone shop.: For postcard and stamp lovers

    by pattayaraj Written Sep 10, 2004

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    I think this shop is the biggest shop in Luang Prabang where have so many styles of postcards and stamps for collector. They also offered phonecards,phonebooth and post box for clients. It's a one stop shop for sender.

    What to buy: -Stamps both for send and collect.
    -Postcards
    -Phonecards

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