It’s the largest handicraft market in Laos and many tourists come to Luang Prabang specifically to do their shopping at this market which is located on the main road of the town. Items that you are likely to find include Lao textiles, Hmong embroidery, souvenir t-shirts, handbags, paper umbrellas, lamps, fridge magnets and a range of clothing featuring elephant prints. Look for the ‘Made In Luang Prabang’ signs if you want to support the local textile industry. You will be able to tell the difference in quality between these items and the cheaper products that have been imported from neighbouring countries. There are also delicious things to eat and drink surrounding the market including the Lao coconut pancakes, fresh fruit shakes, baguettes and beer.

Opening hours: 5 pm – 10 pm

Location map: on the main street start from Tourism Information Center to the National Museum.