Shopping is also an integral part of every trip. Shopping while traveling is a part of the Vietnamese culture. We buy something to make utensils, to commemorate the trip. Here are some interesting suggestions on famous shopping places in Laos that tourists should note when travelling to Laos.
1. The famous shopping spot in Vientiane
Laos is a great destination for anyone interested in crafts and antiques, and Vientiane is the best place to do it. Additionally Vientiane is famous for textile products, jewelry. Here are some famous paradises in Vientiane in Laos.
– Morning Market- Vientiane:
Morning Market is a major commercial center and the most famous in Vientiane. Market is opened from very early with various merchandise, including goods from Thailand and Vietnam. You can find here all items in Vientiane from handicraft goods, jewelry to textile products. The trades in the famous shopping center in Laos is also very easy, just beckoning you’ll buy the item you want, more than 80% of sellers here know Vietnamese. As in Vietnam, when shopping in the markets of Laos, in general, you should bargain.
– Samsenthai, Panggkam and Setthathirat Streets:
These are streets that focus a lot of handicraft shops, the renowned shopping points in Laos. With an ample number and variety of species, modern style and tradition, surprising all those who are interested in these products. Samsenthai road also has many shops selling jewelry, primarily made of gold and silver, which are very glamorous and fancy.
2. The famous shopping paradise Xieng Khuang – Laos
Like the other shopping centers in other localities in the country. In Xieng Khuang, you will easily find the bazaars and shops selling jewelry items, crafts furniture, Laos silk.
– Chinese market:
Chinese Market is a 2-storey building, where offers a rich souvenir items made of plastics, however you can also find items made of gold and silver. This is a popular shopping center in Laos. The handicraft products, silk, jewelry are also on sale here.
– Fresh market:
Fresh Market is a place where providing the imported, rare fresh fruits in Laos, which is a popular shopping destination in Laos. Especially, in this market, you will find the “sago” of Xieng Khuang region, which is the dry goods including fermented meat ‘Nok aen dawng’ and ‘het wai’ mushroom.
3. Savannakhet and featured shopping centers.
As the second economic center of Laos and also a popular shopping destination in Laos, Savannakhet is a place where has a lot of busy urban area, the busiest market sellers, buyers and visitors. Products here is various, many imported goods, duty-free items with affordable price.
– Savanxay Market:
Only about 100 meters from the central bus station, Savanxay market is a popular shopping center in Laos, where is very interesting and attracts many tourists to visit. In addition to the usual items on the market as fresh food and meat, food area of the market is also very famous for the delicious food and specialties of Laotian. Tourist attraction of this open markets is the richness and diversity of souvenir items , the arts and crafts stalls with the sophisticated and fancy products , the brocade textile products, cotton yarn with the unique traditional pattern of Laos.
– Duty-free shop Yao Heuang:
As a famous shopping place in Laos, which offers a lot of duty free goods at reasonable prices, including items such as chocolate, alcohol, tobacco, Cuban cigars, coffee, household electrical products . Custom handicrafts, silk and jewelry are also easily found here.
– Singapore Market:
Consisting of a 4-floors buildings, the Singapore market is the largest market in Savannakhet – famous shopping center in Laos. Goods here are mostly imported from Thailand, China, Vietnam with mostly fresh foods and household items.
4. Luang Prabang – Laos
Like Vientiane, Luang Prabang is famous for handicraft items, art products, textiles and jewelery.
– Luang Prabang Night Market:
Tourists coming to Luang Prabang is not only eager to admire the royal temples or tried but also curious about another place, it is Luang Prabang Night Market – famous shopping place in Laos. The more quiet and ancient Luang Prabang night is, the more lively, boisterous Luang Prabang market night is. From 4 pm, the goods have been gathered from everywhere. Here, visitors spoiled for choice items from Laos fabric, bags, clothing, jewelry silverware Laos, souvenir silver to bronze statue or painting paper, wooden image of Buddha, the monks pilgrims. Prices is often unstable and the expensive, cheap bargain is as part of this night market.
Located in Ban Apha, beside Phousi mountain and Nam Kham river, Kopnoi market is famous for handmade products made from natural materials. This popular shopping venues in Laos sells all clothing, jewelry, silk fabrics, accessories and perfume.
– Lisa Regale:
Lisa Regale is a chain of stores spreading across from Wat Khily to Wat Xieng Thong, This popular shopping venues in Laos is dedicated to providing the clothing, traditional fabrics silk style of Laos, and incorporated European style products.
5. Champasak – Laos:
Like all other cities of Laos, the main commercial center of Champasak, where is the food supply, selling the typical souvenirs of Laos as weaving, jewelry, and antiques, home appliances.
– Morning market Paske:
Like the morning market in Vientiane, Paske markets is opened from very early and famous shopping venues in Laos. Only about 200m from the center of town, the morning market Paske provides fruits, vegetables and other foods of the family. It is also busy with many sellers, buyers and travelers with clothing items, crafts, jewelry, household . The restaurants, coffee caterings are also found here.
– Dao Heuang market:
Located on Highway 13, near the Japanese bridge spanning the Mekong River, this new market is providing everything that residents and visitors can buy in Champasak. This famous shopping center in Laos is organized, divided by very hygienic regions, easy for customers to search items from the clothes, the souvenir to the food area.
Lao tourism is a very easy and often task of many people and of course the shopping here, too. You should go to the market and the duty free shop, mostly at the gate, prices here are much cheaper than other places and the goods are also various, it is also famous shopping paradises in Laos. Shopping at the market, you should bargain because of price is instable, each seller has a price. You must also pay attention to the number of the duty-free shops which usually only for a person to purchase a limited number of goods, and the customs of the items that do not carry on. The souvenirs in Laos that you should buy are toys crafts; towels, clothes brocade; jewelry bronze or silver.