...the original and the enclosed air conditioned one. Most of the whatever come from China or Thailand with a few exceptions. The original downstairs has more Thai silk than the eyes can handle, washing machines, microwaves, minor brand stereos, clothes irons, other appliances, only two food vendors, wooden furniture, tourist trade wooden carvings, two spice vendors, watches, rifle scopes, Lao books, 'antiques' while the original upstairs is all t shirts, clothes and daypacks.
The enclosed A/C market is like a mall with 'upscale' dresses, shoes, cosmetics, a waffle kiosk, two coffee kiosks, a bank, 'upscale' watches all dowstairs while upstairs is about two dozen gold jewelry vendors that all looked alike to me. A few other jewelry vendors like diamonds and semiprecious stones. The toilets are in the new building and cost a small undignified fee to use.
This market fulfilled my need for a truly cheap hot water pot. They used to be findable in the U.S., but now no more. If you miss this market you will have nothing to regret.
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