Luang Prabang Night Market

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Luang Prabang Night Market
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Mekong164
Bangkok, Thailand339 contributions
Couples
Nice place to visit with plenty of things to see and buy. Also good for local food. Cheap prices on average. In the town centre.
Written March 4, 2022
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Thida
Pakse, Laos4 contributions
Family
We had a great time eating Luangprabang food here. Food was very delicious and cheap. After enjoyed the meal we did shopping souvenirs for our friends in Vientiane, very nice.
Written February 1, 2022
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Kongphat L
Vientiane, Laos3 contributions
Solo
It was very nice market. There was a lot of traditional product of Luangprabang. However, they are quite the same product 😅. The prices of the products are reasonable.
Written November 23, 2020
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Matias V
Espoo, Finland392 contributions
Family
There are a lot of things on sale: statues, linen, paintings and more. It probably is an important income for them, but it at least seemed that all came from same source, so similar they looked.
Written October 16, 2020
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,619 contributions
Just imagine a few hundred meter stretch of road closed to vehicles and becoming a vibrant open-air market! Bingo! This is "Luang Prabang Night Market"! Hundreds of stalls selling souvenirs and street food, at a friendly and safe atmosphere. If you are looking for typical products, this is the right place to go - textiles, ceramics, antiques, teas, ornaments/cutlery made from recycled bombs and so on. A little haggling is always possible, but prices are generally on the reasonable side. Eating, however, is at your own risk, as exotic (and spicy) Laotian dishes may become quite a nightmare for Western travelers. Enjoy!
Written October 10, 2020
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OrderintheHouse
Brisbane2,410 contributions
For our 40th wedding anniversary my wife and I enjoyed an 18 day Asian smorgasbord tour from 28 December 2019 to 14 January 2020 visiting in order Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Laos and Singapore.

The Laos component of our holiday was Wendy Wu’s private five day “Laos in Focus” tour incorporating three nights in Luang Prabang and one night in Vientiane. Our hotel in Luang Prabang was the historic Victoria Xiengthong Palace and it was centrally located to key attractions including the Royal Palace, the beautiful Wat Xiengthong temple and the hugely popular Luang Prabang Night Market.

The Luang Prabang Night Market takes place every evening at the corner of Settathilat and Sisavangvong Roads in the town centre from 5.00 pm until 11.00 pm. This is a “must do” for any visitor to this charming Asian city. The entire length of Sisavangvong Road is closed off to vehicles and many hill-tribe traders set up stalls selling a host of interesting goods including clothes, ceramics, lamps, blankets, bed covers, handicrafts and silk scarves. There is also a large street food component at this market. As markets go it has to be one of the very best and well organised markets anywhere in South East Asia.

It is not a “pushy” market and the stall holders are very polite and often wait for the tourist to make the first move not the other way around. Passive as opposed to aggressive bargaining is possible and the traders will offer a fair price for the goods you intend to buy and with a smile. Many stall holders offer quaint mini seats which potential buyers can sit on when negotiating a sale. The handicrafts are excellent quality and well priced. It’s the ideal place to purchase souvenirs and gifts for relatives and friends back home. One stall of note selling ‘something different’ was one selling bracelets and various trinkets apparently made from the aluminium from the bombs that were dropped on the country during the “Secret War” from 1964-1975.

It’s a very colourful market with its many red and blue covered stalls and it is very well lit up at night. Tourists can feel safe walking through the various stalls. However, of course the usual precautions should be taken to protect one’s valuables, like any other night time activity anywhere on this globe. One particularly lovely backdrop against the many stalls is the attractively lit up Haw Pha Bang Temple in the Royal Palace grounds adorned with a number of nearby Palm Trees.

We had just arrived in Luang Prabang after a string of tiring flights from Taipei in Taiwan and we were looking for a nice first night orientation of the city to start our visit. Our tour guide suggested a walk along Sisavangvong Road to see the Night Markets. Along the way we noted tourists everywhere enjoying themselves and soaking up the atmosphere and some enjoying dinner at a number of charming restaurants. We also called in for an unexpected short visit to admire the well lit up Wat Sene temple. The walk along this road was enthralling and the Night Market experience was simply splendid. We could not have asked for a better start to our most memorable three night stay in Luang Prabang.
Written July 26, 2020
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bhodgkinson
Preston, UK244 contributions
Solo
Take a visit in the evening. There are lots of variety for street food. There are so many stalls selling souvenirs - but at a decent price. It is not a very pushy market - so I would definitely revisit if in Luang Prabang.
Written June 20, 2020
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skyisblu
Montreal, Canada2,538 contributions
One of my favorite markets in Southeast Asia, the stalls seem to go on for miles and miles! A lot of great artisan crafts, very original pieces, as well as all the usual souvenirs and clothing available on repeat here. Of particular interest were the stalls selling aluminum products made of disarmed bombs, and the cloth pouches hand-embroidered with the funniest images and quotes! The vendors here are polite and not pushy at all - I would even call them shy! They are willing to negotiate a good price for their products, and will do so with a smile.

The night market leads into the food market situated right in front of the tourist information center, which is a great place to cap off all that shopping. The ATMs are located near the tourist office, and washrooms in the back of the food market. The best places to eat are on the street next to the food market, where you can pick what you want to eat, and the vendors will grill/reheat it for you. All in all, a great place to spend the evening and a great enough experience to warrant returning night after night!
Written June 16, 2020
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Barbara
Incline Village, NV86 contributions
There was a bit of confusion for the name of our hotel as it was just sold but it was on the small river side of town in a quiet area about 10 minutes to the downtown. Or you could walk the 400+ step over the mountain across the road from our guesthouse through the monks living quarters, with interesting statuary along the way, taking you right downtown. Don't miss the night market. Beautifully lite up after dark. Left my camera home by accident. I would wait until the last night to shop there for gifts. It has everything. The monks call to alms at 6am is interesting. You can buy rice right on the street to give out but I'm afraid it is becoming too commercial with vans coming in from outside of town with tourists. Nice restaurants along the river on the main side of town. We had just left a wonderful 14 day Vietnam, Cambodia fixed tour prior to coming here and Luang Prabang was actually the highlight of our entire 3 week trip to SE Asia. We loved our free schedule and the rooms were so inexpensive, my friend and I decided to get our own rooms next to each other. $25/each.
Written June 15, 2020
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ryanmcintyre265
Ayrshire, UK108 contributions
Couples
If you are after a souvenir, great local food, fantastic friendly environment, location to meet with friends in the evening. It ticks all the boxes, there’s something for everyone.
Written June 9, 2020
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