The Morning Market, Luang Prabang

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Wake up your taste buds at The Morning Market, where you can try anything from fresh fruits to frogs. Perhaps taking a bite of grilled insects like grasshoppers or cicadas can satisfy your curiosity, too. Best visited early in the morning, the market offers a wide variety of delicacies, such as seafood, frogs, or snakes. Stroll through the bustling market and see how the locals live. Take caution when buying meat or fish-- both are rarely refrigerated. To visit The Morning Market on your trip to Luang Prabang, use our Luang Prabang trip planning site.
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  • It is so fascinating to see all the different types of stands and food. And it is also a cheap and great place if you want to try different things to taste. But be careful not everything is what you.....  more »
  • I walked the Morning Market several times - fascinating to see all of the fresh produce and seafood on display. It's not for the faint of heart - I watched one live chicken 'meet his maker'! There...  more »
  • Typical Asian live and produce market, basically just one long street selling all types of veggie/fruits, meat & seafood, dry goods of the local variety. Have to go early for the best choice!  more »
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  • This is a great place to walk around early morning and see the locals selling mainly foods. Everything from fruit and veg to bugs, grubs, porcupine legs.. we even saw live toads and roasted rat (they said squirrel but I think that just sounded better).
  • Market more focussed on locals with lots of fish, meat, insects, fruit and vegetables on offer. If you are a little faint hearted maybe avoid as there are many live animals up for purchase and a few interesting smells. Good to see but you don't need long to look through.
  • We spent about an hour in this lovely small market. It stretches over several blocks and has a wonderful variety of food and other products. It was busy but not too crowded. The photo opportunities were excellent. We sampled a few food items and they were excellent and found small gifts for family members. Definitely worth a visit. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
  • Great place for taking pictures of fresh food. Local market to buy groceries if you have a kitchen ;)
  • Morning market is another place to visit in the morning. You will see many things in there culture. Interesting!!

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