Shopping in Luang Prabang

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Shopping in Luang Prabang

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  • Tomas S
    Nyon, Switzerland32 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Big variety of local product …especially fabrics of different tribes origins …some classic souvenirs like Buddha status of dozens variations. Went 3 times bought twice. Also night food market with broad variety. Definitely a to-do when in Luang Prabang.
    Written May 2, 2024
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  • annminky
    United States3,805 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a nice walk right outside Luang Prabang Residence. After breakfast, I had my morning walk exploring the morning market. So many interesting things to see such as fruits, vegetables, fish, sweets, handicrafts etc. I bought a sword here only to be confiscated at the train station. LOL!😂. Vendors were all friendly. A nice foreign guy let me taste one of his purchased coconut pancakes. It was good. You’ll also see snails, crabs and frogs for sale.
    Written May 11, 2024
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  • Bill B
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful space sharing information about the Lao Friends Hospital for Children in Luang Prabang. Sales help support this important service for local families. Easy to find across from the Dara market. Staff is friendly and helpful. A short video tells you more about the hospital and its work.
    Written December 22, 2019
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  • Meagan Z
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My husband, 8 year old daughter and myself did the full day bamboo weaving class. It was brilliant! We learned a new skill and our teacher was very patient. We made many mistakes but kept trying. We certainly have a new found appreciation for this artisan craft and have placements to prove what we made! We will remember this experience forever.
    Written June 15, 2024
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  • tf
    Albany, NY62 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Happened to be at the night market and saw some great looking t shirts. Long story short the salesman was the designer of the t shirts
    Had a long conversation with the owner who donates monies from his sales to help young girls in their education goals. He was very proud of his undertaking and he should be. Good luck in the future as you will be rewarded for your undertaking .
    Written February 9, 2023
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  • Chiachen W
    Ann Arbor, MI56 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a store full of history, both the objects and personal of the owner. Granted it is not a store for everyone, yet if you are a collector, this is the place for you. The owner is gracious, she told storied of every object there.
    Written December 11, 2017
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  • HouseofRoseWinery
    Kelowna, Canada132 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A real asian market with only two other foreigners while we were there. The described meat market a normal part of these local markets and for us clearly one of the cleaner ones we have seen. The overall market well set up and clean throughout, with soft spoken sales people. We had a pleasant stroll through and bought both clothing and food items and at a lower price than in the town center for sure.
    Written March 8, 2020
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  • LET GO LEASH • Alecia
    244 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was the most cost effective and crafty fulfilling activity I've ever participated in! I did the half-day silver workshop which cost $59 USD and included 10 grams of silver. I was able to make 2 rings and a small pendant for a necklace. I ended up being there for over 5 hours. It was a very time consuming, hot, yet satisfying process. This activity is not for the faint of heart. I am a very crafty person and pick things like this up quickly, and there was certainly a learning curve. It was pretty difficult and there was a bit of a language barrier. But, the people that were helping in the shop were very nice and skilled (and chain smoked cigarettes the whole time). I was very glad I was there by myself and could go at my own pace and I didn't have a frustrated friend there with me. haha

    Make sure you bring plenty of water and eat properly before you show up as it is hard on your body (similar to glass blowing and being in a hot shop).

    I am very proud of the pieces I made and can't wait to try silver smithing the next chance I get!
    Written May 31, 2024
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  • billsbbs1
    Perth, Australia126 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was passing this shop on my way through the Main Street, when I seen this shop, it has two sections and both are fantastic, great choice of different jewellery, the owner is friendly, I did buy here and would recommend a visit
    Written November 24, 2022
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  • CanMtl
    Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I had the pleasure of visiting Khinthong Lao Silk Shop earlier today and it exceeded my expectations. The owner Khin and her husband were very hospital and gracious in explaining the items and the traditions and motifs. The quality and workmanship of the products are superb. I highly recommend that you give them a visit when you are in Luang Prabang.
    Written April 5, 2024
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  • Benjamin George G
    Kingston, Australia2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is easily my favorite place in SE Asia. Great taste in books, great taste in film, great taste in food. Great atmosphere. I visited here some 14 years ago and still have fond memories. What struck me that was not just that I could buy & swap books but that I could also just donate them because the store ran as a free multi-lingual library for locals. I can't wait to return and show this place to my new family.
    Written June 20, 2021
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  • Traveler20208017281
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    High quality artifacts. Mostly of polished wood, silk and silver jewelry.
    Recommended visit, while in luang prabang, Laos.

    Written May 5, 2024
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  • milliesmum2016
    Christchurch, New Zealand1,772 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just in case you don't have a chance to go out to the LIving Craft Centre on the river, the shop is right in the middle of town. It's a mini museum of Lao craft and textiles with lovely things displayed for inspection and sale in an old traditional building in a lovely garden with a cafe appended.
    If you do want to expand your Ock Pop Tok experience, then there is a free tuktuk standing by to whisk you out there and bring you back. Just ask the sales staff.
    There are clean toilets on site also.
    Written March 8, 2020
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