To discover fresh Lao ingredients, head to this market first thing in the morning where locals flock to buy fish, vegetables, bunches of herbs, pork, eggs, fruit, as well as a range of live animals including toads, chooks and critters. The Morning Market is an outdoor market, with most of the vendors selling their wares under large umbrellas. It’s a great place to buy packets of khaiphaen (riverweed), dried buffalo meat, banana chips and deep-fried bamboo shoots. Even if you are not interested in buying anything, it’s worth visiting to take photos of all the weird and wonderful things for sale.

Opening hours: 5 am-11 am.

Location: Just behind the Tourism Information Center.