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Saoban, Vientiane
(4.8/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web)
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. Work out when and for how long to visit Saoban and other Vientiane attractions using our handy Vientiane travel itinerary maker.
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  • The shop owner works with many local fair trade organizations and village people to get their handicrafts for sale in order to help improve their living standard. Great products though a bit expensive...  more »
  • I met by chance this shop located in the center of Vientiane. I went back 4 years later, and am always happy to see the wonderful stoles, scarves Lao woven hand, bags, jewelry and other products made in Laos. Although the items are more expensive than in the market, we know the provenance! Even the bags are handmade with simple newsprint. Solidarity! Go ahead please! Thank you for them.
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  • Beauty scarves and handicrafts. Especially unique are the items made out of UXOs (spoons, jewelry, pendants). I visited twice during my time in Laos, highly recommended. 
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  • More than any other tourist site in Laos. Lots of quality types. The river Chu.
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