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Saoban, Vientiane

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Buy handicrafts, necklaces, and clothes at Saoban. Founded by Lao NGO, the purpose of the shop is to support and empower rural communities, especially women. Artisans use ancient techniques in making some of the crafts and clothing. Money from the crafts goes to the women who made them. The shop offers clothes of different material, scarves, and souvenirs. Anything you buy here makes a good souvenir, as it promotes the village culture and tradition. Put Saoban at the forefront of your travel plans using our Vientiane itinerary builder tool .
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  • Great store with amazing products made by special people. Some of the prices are higher than in other places and I do understand that these products benefit less fortunate people. Some products are ve...  more »
  • I've looked around for a souvenir to take home that would remind me of my magical holiday in Laos. After looking through dozens of shops I found Saoban. They have beautiful items and I found a stunnin...  more »
  • In South Korea, went to see a blog. Laos is helping businesses create jobs of women heard that, I don't know whether or not it meets. Staff had as much cheap than I thought, but it is worth,. And discount period, but I did not let him to receive a discount, discount travel carry bag for the duration of squealing I bought one, it was really well attended ... From here you can join in on the good work by the consumption I think.
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  • More than any other tourist site in Laos. Lots of quality types. The river Chu.
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Where to stay in Vientiane

Pretty little Vientiane offers a good range of accommodations, with most either mid-range or upmarket hotels by national standards. Close to the riverfront sit the grandest of the bunch, with newly built high-rise hotels and boutiques set in old French colonial buildings. Move away from the water a little to find some standard, unassuming hotels, mixed in with a few more boutiques and high-rises overlooking the prettier plazas and along the main boulevards. For budget options, look at the guesthouses and hostels on the side streets around Rue Setthathilath, but make sure to reserve your room early to avoid disappointment.
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