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. Arrange your visit to Vientiane Night Market and discover more family-friendly attractions in Vientiane using our Vientiane route maker site .
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  • After being captivated by night markets in Bangkok a few years back, I was disappointed to go through Vietnam and Cambodia without seeing anything like I remembered. This was the first one that offere...  more »
  • I was looking for a nice Lao skirt, ended up finding only 1 stall with sky high tourist prices. Almost all the other stalld include cheap clothes (1€-2,5€), sport shoes (4,5-5€), handbags & accessorie...  more »
  • Riverside evening destination, packed with people you will find a lot of nice things, objects, clothes, souvenirs. Much local food. Nice to see the sunset from there, since it's almost along the river. To visit.
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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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