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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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  • A nice little place, easy to find and a good selection of items to buy! A good price range too! Definitely the place to go to buy nice, good quality gifts which have been made and sold fairly!  more »
  • I love looking for fair trade shops in SEA, this did not disappoint. Lovely little shop with quite a wide variety of crafts. Especially love the earrings made out of bomb shells. Love their mission. G...  more »
  • Chao ANU Street along a craft shop. Useful when common sense exhibited handicrafts on the white walls, decorate your home with. Coaster prices affordable, table Centre and souvenir items are aligned.
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  • Good variety and stock of scarves, weavings, bags, clothing, and crafts directly supporting Lao village craftspeople. Also found CDs of traditional Lao music and homemade soaps. Prices reasonable.
  • Amazing scarves! I will definitely buy another one!
  • White walls tastefully arranged products, craft shops. Ornament coasters, fabrics for reference use in the home. Reservationists Lao textiles and crafts, gifts and souvenirs.
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  • Lot bought.
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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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