Vientiane Night Market

Shopping Mekong River Bank, Vientiane, Laos Published on: 13-11-2015

06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Apparel & Accessories
Local souvenir
2.00 USD

Vientiane Night Market is good for

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Vientiane Night Market is a market open air that settles every night on the banks of the Mekong River as it passes through the capital of Laos, Vientiane city.

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Why Vientiane Night Market is special ?

The Vientiane Night Market starts just after sunset every night and is conveniently located along the Mekong Riverfront. Stalls and positions of market of red light night Lao at the same time presenting a great place to buy some other memory of Vientiane.

The night market of Vientiane, market often refer as Night Market, Night Market Riverside and Riverside Market is a makeshift market outdoor that appears and disappears every night along the banks of the Mekong River in the vicinity of the park the Chao Anouvong.

Located in one of the most crowded places of the city of Vientiane, the night market follows a reddish color due to the bulbs that illuminate the hundreds of positions of market of Red awnings that make up this place for shopping in the capital of Laos.


What to explore at Vientiane Night Market?

The great part of the night market stalls sell clothes, textiles and small crafts, although technology opens road and today there are many stalls selling Accessories for the mobile and also music and mp3. The only thing not sold in night market is food, but do not need to worry since there are lots of restaurants and shops on the other side of the street.

There are around 30 shops set up, selling different kinds of things such as silk scarves, Lao T-shirts, lamps, cotton bags, Lao skirts and dresses, paintings, souvenirs, and more. The price that they first offer you is merely a suggestion, so don’t be shy to practice your bargaining skills- it’s expected! Despite this, it’s one of the best places to buy souvenirs in Vientiane as the boutique shops in the area sell the similar items at higher prices.

After your shopping spree, you can dine in one of the numerous food stalls in the area.


Selling points

  • “The best night market in Vientiane Laos”
  • “Night market along the Riverside”
  • “Better Markets Elsewhere”
  • “Same, same but a bit different”
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Mekong River Bank, Vientiane, Laos

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Tips for you

  • There are no food stalls inside the market itself.
  • Do not expect to find high class and top quality goods here
  • The night market of Vientiane is installed outdoors in the Park next to the Street Quai Fa Ngum ( Vientiane, Laos), located opposite the Mekong River very near the park the Chao Anouvong, Being a pedestrian area it is best to walk to get to market.
    Things nearby
  • The atmosphere is very family and friends orientated.
  • Market closes down the main road along the Mekong so that people can stroll along the river and take in the night views of Thailand.
    Things to do


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This market is as sweet as all Laos is, with good quality handiraft and fruit or other local products. The atmosphere is quiet and gay and the people are friendly and relaxed. It's reccomended for anyone since there are no stairs and runs along a street with bars and restaurants. A perfect place for children too, since Laos is the land of children! It's open form about 7 to 11 p.m.

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