Luang Prabang night market, in our opinion, is one of the best markets in Asia. So here’s all you need to know when visiting the authentic shopping street.
Luang Prabang Night Market is located on Sisavangvong Road, the main road that runs straight through the middle of Luang Prabang town.
It’s easy enough to find using google maps and if you head to the Avani hotel, across the road is where it starts.
Some of the items you’ll see on display at the night market can actually be made yourself on this Handbag Workshop from Recycled Materials activity, which seems like a pretty cool souvenir.
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
Daily: 5pm – 10pm.
All You Can Eat Buffet!
Possibly the highlight of the night market are the 15,000 kip ($2 USD) all you can eat buffets.
This crazy collection of foods can be found around 100m from the entrance down an alley on the left hand side. Keep your eye out for Indigo Coffee and it’s just before that!
After you’ve filled up on the all you can eat buffet, don’t forget to check out the local cakes.
From passion fruit to chocolate fudge, these freshly baked sensations are hard to come by in Asia, so make the most of the one dollar treats.
One of the most famous snacks in Luang Prabang are their fresh baguettes.
As a town that thrives on tourism, most westerners that visit are craving for a taste of home so these fresh filled soft rolls are exactly that!
From ham and chicken to peanut butter and cheese they vary from 10,000 – 20,000 kip.
Laos Tea & Coffee
Lauren swears the Laos coffee is some of the best she’s ever tasted!
Grab yourself a cup at one of the many quirky coffee shops around town, and if you’re really into it they sell it by the bag on the market!
Another popular drink in Luang Prabang is the famous Laos Whisky!
It’s a known tradition in Laos to stuff the alcoholic bottles with snakes, scorpions and everything in between. It’s said that the reptiles and insects are dropped into the alcoholic drinks alive and although it’s not something we’d agree with it’s a popular tourist attraction never the less.
The beautiful jewellery sold at Luang Prabang night market is not only stylish but affordable too!
You can take a sentimental piece of silver away with you or grab an easy souvenir too!
There are cups and cups full of goodness at Luang Prabang night market.
Bursting with many flavours, you’ll find every tropical fruit you can imagine for just under a dollar!
The talented Laos community spend their days making beautiful handicrafts to sell at Luang Prabang night market.
From handmade cards to personally carved gifts, they make the perfect souvenirs as well something special to keep for memories.
Other Unique Souvenirs
If you need some elephant slippers or organically weaved handbags, Luang Prabang night market is your place.
No one bag or pair of slippers are the same, so you can rep your unique souvenirs in style.
They have plenty of stalls where you can buy local fabrics at Luang Prabang night market.
There are also some beautiful fabrics that are already made into cushion covers. They have many, many colours and designs to match your style of choice.
Luang Prabang night market have all the tourist prints you could possibly need, from elephant pants to ‘I Love Laos’ t-shirts.
The quotes and jokes printed on the clothing are endless so have fun reading them all!
And Much Much More…
From bamboo phone speakers to lanterns.
Make sure you explore each row of the market and take your time on the stretch as after a while many of the items repeat themselves but there are plenty of hidden gems to be found.
Luxury – The Luang Say Residence – The Luang Say Residence is a colonial-style resort located in UNESCO-listed Luang Prabang Town. It offers free Wi-Fi throughout the property, an outdoor infinity pool and 5-star accommodation with private balcony and teak flooring. Luang Say is a 10-minute drive from Luang Prabang International Airport and a 10-minute drive from downtown Luang Prabang. Airport transfer services are provided at an additional cost. Rooms are spacious and feature beautiful wood furnishings. The rooms come with air conditioning and have several windows that allow much natural light and fresh air in.
Mid-Buget – Le Bougainvillier – comprises 2 renovated houses, the Half-Timbered House close to a morning market, and the Colonial House on the backyard featuring a terrace and views of the garden. This accommodation is about 200 yards from National Museum and 450 yards from Mount Phousi. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar as well as free WiFi. A terrace or balcony are available in certain rooms. However all rooms come with a private bathroom and a shower. Guests can make use of the living room, library and a shared lounge to rest in.
Budget – Sunrise Hostel – Less than 0.6 miles from Mount Phousi, Sunrise Riverside Pool Hostel provides accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a bar and a garden. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space. Free WiFi is also available throughout the property. The hostel is close to popular attractions like Wat Aham, Dara Market and Wat Siphoutthabath. At the hostel each room includes a private bathroom with a shower. Guests at Sunrise Riverside Pool Hostel can enjoy a à la carte or an American breakfast.
For more places to stay in Luang Prabang you can check the latest prices here.