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“a mix of things”

Luang Prabang Night Market
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Private Luang Prabang City Day Tour
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

It's a pleasant way to spend an evening - people watching, eating fresh crepes cooked for you at the stalls along the way, and looking at the selection of items in the market. Compared to other markets I've been to, it is very relaxed, but a lot of what is being sold is repeated throughout the market and not locally handmade. There are also however little treasures mixed in like the paintings and handstitching and some local weaving and textile items. We didn't buy a lot because everyone had told us to wait until we got to CHiang Mai and the Night Market - well that was a bad decision on our part as we were so disappointed by the night market, prices were higher, much of what was being sold was of no interest to us and so we missed out - so if you see something you like in Luang Prabang but it there and carry it - fabric especially rolls up tight and is light. and oh yes, carry a flashlight with you as the power goes out, but if you have a light then business will go on.

Thank eelgrasslady
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Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

We came with high expectations, dating from our visit to LP some five years ago. But the night market has lost on attractiveness. It used to be the place for local women to sell their handmade products. the atmosphere used to be relaxed and very friendly. Nowadays, it is just (another) business. The same stuff is sold all over, and I almost left without anything but a certain sadness.

Thank Christina B
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

We went to this market a few times, once at night. It stretches for quite a distance and provides repeating multitudes of vendors selling various tourist items. I don't know if many local people shop here. Near the cross street at the beginning of the market area, there were vendors selling food but not within the market itself.

Thank happy2travelnow
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Reviewed March 19, 2013 via mobile

Large night market which is great to drift through after a relaxing dinner by the Mekong. Much of the same tourist trinkets as can be found all over south east Asia but some lovely textiles unique to Laos too!

Thank Beeblebrot
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

Local & Hmong handicrafts, textiles, art and souvenirs - the Luang Prabang night market has something for everyone.
Once you have finished shopping, make your way down the food alley for some of the cheapest food in town. Barbequed chicken breasts were a favourite of ours.

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