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.
Where Is Luang Prabang Night Market
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.
Luang Prabang Night Market Time
The best market in Asia can be found here daily from 5pm – 10pm.
What Can Be Found At Luang Prabang Night Market
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 Luang Prabang’ 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 – We had the pleasure of stay at Luang Say for 4 nights and it could not have been better. The suites were incredible, the food was of 5 star quality and the pool and service were immaculate!
Mid-Buget – Le Bougainvillier – Centrally located and reasonably priced, Le Bougainvillier has great reviews and a high score of 9.5 from nearly 600 customers on booking.com
Budget – Sunrise Hostel – With clean beds, A/C and free breakfast what more do you need for a short stay in Luang Prabang.
For more places to stay in Luang Prabang you can check the latest prices here.
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