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Talat Sao, Vientiane

(1.9/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web)
Stock up on souvenirs and quality textiles at Talat Sao. Bargain your way through the multi-level mall, where you can shop for electronics, trinkets, clothing, and books. Other onsite highlights include a theater, a children's playground area, and a supermarket. The onsite cafe serves hot beverages and baked goodies. Before you head to Vientiane, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Vientiane tourist route planner, to make sure you see all that Vientiane has to offer, including Talat Sao.
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  • Around the main entrance on the first floor of 100 average wasn't too lively feel, dark, and once inside I still shop there, there are many people, was the. Many shops do not know whether what went on the first floor Lao Telecom counters have been opened but there. On the second floor is not seen just a little, but where gold shops were like. 3 or more had been closed.
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  • The Talat Sao Shopping Centre consisted of two buildings located right next to each other along Ave Lang Xang. Building 1 is older, non air-conditioned but offers a food court on level 3 selling mostl...  more »
  • Nice place to look around. Price wise not really cheap. But quite interesting place. Need to go around slowly as there are many interesting items. There the old shopping - no aircon and new shopping c...  more »
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  • Talat Sao is one of the first markets you should visit in Vientiane. There are plenty of old-school 'nick-knacks' to be found on the grounds (next to the the bus depot), & bargaining is expected! The newer building gives a modern environment, with plenty of modern 'bits & bobs'. I love it!!
  • The place wasn't crowed, has basic stuffs like clothes and electronics thing. And I could find any restaurant inside, night market at Chao Anouvong park nearby was a lot better.
  • The main building here looks like it has seen better days with the top floor now sitting vacant. The more fun thing was to visit the booths in the shopping areas outside the main building. Good selection of souvenirs, clothes, electronics, etc. Not much in the way of food other than coffee shops.
  • Go inside the mall "grounds" but walk around the periphery outside of the building. MUCH more interesting and full of cheap items. NEGOTIATE!
  • You have to bargain really hard. They were selling bags for four and a half times as much as we bought the exact same for in a local, non tourist mall. Do not trust the prices there for anything. Can be ok if you don't mind haggling but definitely aimed at making the most out of foreigners. Head to Anavoung park night market for better prices.