Luang Prabang Night Market in the centre of town.

Luang Prabang Night Market, Luang Prabang, Laos Luang Prabang Night Market, Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang Night Market "opens its doors" every evening at round about 5 o’clock.

Luang Prabang Night Market, Luang Prabang, Laos Luang Prabang Night Market, Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang Night Market was only supposed to last for a few weeks.

Luang Prabang Night Market, Luang Prabang, Laos Luang Prabang Night Market, Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang Night Market opened in December 2002.

Luang Prabang Night Market, Luang Prabang, Laos Luang Prabang Night Market, Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang Night Market, Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang Night Market, Luang Prabang, Laos Luang Prabang Night Market, Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang night market is the biggest night of Laos market.

Luang Prabang Night Market, Luang Prabang, Laos Luang Prabang Night Market, Luang Prabang, Laos

It was estimated that the duration of the Luang Prabang Night Market in Luang Prabang was a couple of weeks,

Many tourists wonder that besides architectural structures recognized as the World Heritage by UNESCO, what makes Luang Prabang (Laos) attractive? One of the answers is the Luang Prabang Night Market – an unmissable destination in the journey to discover the beautiful former capital of Laos. In the eye of international tourists, this is one of the largest and most interesting night markets in Asia. Let’s have a look at this market to know why it attracts a large number of visitors when they travel to Laos.

Since Luang Prabang Night Market opened in December 2002, it has become a tourist spot in this city. The market is located along Sisavangvong Street, opening from 5pm to 10pm every day. When the night falls, this 1km road becomes a walking street, the shopping area as well as the gathering place called Luang Prabang Night Market.

There are over 300 suppliers of handicrafts who are local people. Stalls in this night market also display many types of goods, from garments, ceramics, antiquities, pictures to tea, coffee, shoes or even rare spices. But basically, this famous market is divided into two main areas: Food and handicraft area. Setting foot on the area of food, travelers will be overwhelmed by the plentiful local dishes. You can find Lao, Thai or even China cuisine in this market. Favorite foods such as grilled fish, pork, chicken barbecue, sticky rice or vegetarian buffet are available for you to choose. Don’t forget to try some specialties of Lao cuisine including insect foods!

A lot of interesting commodities which you might not find anywhere else are sold in Luang Prabang Night Market. Among them, handmade silver jewelries are a type of goods chosen by many female tourists. And the important thing is their price is extremely reasonable. Sellers often offer a relatively low price, so you will surely get real bargains even if you are not good at haggling. If you want to try your ability to bargain, you can still haggle, but don’t hope that you can receive a big discount.

For those who are interested in shopping, they must be happy when knowing that they can help locals by spending money. When tourists buy something in this market, they not only help sellers earn a living but also enable them to develop manufacturing skills so that they are able to get out of poverty.

For those who dislike shopping, they can wander around the market and chat with sellers. That will help us understand more about people and the country of a million elephants. Especially, most of the visitors feel satisfied because no sellers force them to buy anything. Even if you ask about items, sellers will be still happy to answer in English (just a little).

It’s easy to realize that there are numerous items symbolizing Luang Prabang in this market (shirts, pictures…). Besides, food and drinks are also abundant and appealing. You can choose favorite foods such as chicken barbecue, sticky rice or vegetarian buffet to try local cuisine.

Visiting stalls in Luang Prabang Night Market is really a great experience for travelers when they come here. It’s not too strange when you spend hours only discovering this colorful market. In fact, if you observe a little bit, you can easily see visitors enjoying such interesting travel experiences. Crowded but not too noisy, that’s the feeling of almost all people in Luang Prabang Night Market in particular and in this ancient city in general. Therefore, it’s a pity if you miss the chance to join the line of people in Luang Prabang Night Market.

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