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Vientiane Night Market, Vientiane

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Test your bargaining skills at Vientiane Night Market, which emerges every evening on the riverbank. As the sun sets, vendors start putting up their signature red tents on the promenade. Most of the goods--clothes, footwear, accessories for cellphones, and handbags--seem to cater to locals, but you can also find statues and paintings of Buddha, bottles of spirits preserving snakes and scorpions, and hand-crafted items clearly meant for tourists. The only thing you can’t buy from the stalls is food, but if you're feeling peckish, you can always check out the restaurants across the street. Our Vientiane trip itinerary planner makes visiting Vientiane Night Market and other Vientiane attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • I was hoping to buy authentic Lao food and sweets to bring home-nada. It was an assortment of China goods, shirts, pants-no Laotian textiles either. I ended up buying the house dresses and loose pants...  more »
  • Went down to the Night Market every night I was in Vientiane as it was steps from my hotel. Been to plenty of night markets in Asia and I would say its average. Not a huge selection of items, lots of ...  more »
  • very well patronised night market mostly by local people with few tourists around. there are more than 150 stalls but very well laid out. the location of the market is very close to the promenade and ...  more »
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  • A lovely market with good prices to buy souvenirs or enjoying the beautiful sunset of Mekong river. Don't forget to try street food here. They are good.
  • Nice night shopping market...they sell clothes and bags, the locations near from friendship bridge laos-thailand, so we can walk along the mekong river and see the view of thailand from laos. The price is standar and you have to bargain half price... A bit hard to find souvenir of laos in here.
  • Nice interesting market! Some very good deals!
  • This is an interesting and fun walk in the evening. Lots of stalls with clothing and electronics for sale. Street food is available. You can see the sun go down over the Mekong River from the market.
  • Lively night market which open daily. Plenty stalls selling clothes and souvenirs. Popular place for the locals to hang out in evenings.

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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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