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Vientiane Night Market, Vientiane Overview

The night market in Vientiane, Laos is located at Chao Anouvong park on the banks of the Mekong River. It is a famous daily market among the locals and tourists, which is known for souvenirs, handicrafts and other items. For travelers, it is worth visiting this night market while exploring Vientiane for shopping and getting to know local culture.

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Shopping at Vientiane Night Market

Unlike the night market of Luang Prabang which caters to locals as well as tourists, Vientiane night market focuses on tourists primarily. The cost of these items are reasonable although you get better prices elsewhere in Laos.

Here are some of the things that you can shop at Vientiane night market.
  • Souvenir items include handicrafts, bags made of cotton and jute, bamboo lanterns, dolls made of colourful fabrics, paintings and statues of Buddha made of wood and stone, silk scarves, crafts, handbags, and wooden sculptures.
  • Clothes are the next popular items sold here. You can find trousers, cotton t-shirts, shorts, skirts, sarongs made of cotton and woven by hand, blouses and silk fabrics.
  • Vientiane night market also sells electronic items, including phones, earphones and other accessories, although it is hard to validate their quality.
There are no food stalls in the market, unlike Luang Prabang, so it's not a place to look for dinner. But head to the local restaurants and cafes located close to the market on the other side of the street for food and drink options.

Apart from the market, the promenade next to the river is a great place to witness a sunset.

How To Reach Vientiane Night Market

The night market is located next to the Mekong river on Quai Fa Ngum street in Vientiane. You can get there by hiring a tuk-tuk for about 4 USD per person for a one-way ride. You can also reach by renting a motorbike for about 5 USD per day.

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