Luang Prabang Night Market: Things You Need To Know

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The most intriguing outdoor entertainment option for you in the evening is to explore the incredible Luang Prabang Night Market if you spend the morning touring the stunning Luang Prabang temple in Laos. Here, the nightlife in Luang Prabang will exceed your expectations.

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Luang Prabang Night Market: The reason why you can not miss it

We have all known that Luang Prabang is famous for its scenic town. It is best to spend 4 days & 3 nights in Luang Prabang. There is no better time to explore this city’s old streets than after twilight while sampling different cuisine and admiring the stunning artwork of the residents. While ducking beneath the overhanging stalls, you can see the mingled French and Laotian influence throughout the street.

In comparison to many other markets in Asia, the Luang Prabang night Market offers a much more laid-back atmosphere overall. After seeing the sunset along the Mekong River, it’s the ideal place to unwind for the evening.

In this market, everything is available. Each item’s pricing is also quite affordable, making it ideal for tourists on a budget. 

Depending on your taste and budget, you have various supper options. There is a selection of flavors from many nations worldwide that you may readily experience at the market’s eateries.

Luang Prabang Night Market: The reason why you can not miss it
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Where is Luang Prabang Night Market?

The Luang Prabang Night Market is located in the town center at the crossing of Settathilat and Sisavangvong Roads: 16 Chaofa Ngum Rd, Luang Prabang, Laos. If your accommodations are in the town center, you should enjoy the way to Luang Prabang Night Market.

What time is the Luang Prabang Night Market open?

Luang Prabang Night Market opens daily from 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

After 5:00 PM, the entire street is closed to automobiles while the sellers display their goods.

What to buy in Luang Prabang Night Market?

Luang Prabang Night Market food

In the past, the French had an impact on Laos. This may explain why the western foods here have a distinct, delicious flavor. Moreover, a range of Vientiane food stalls shows delectable meals that tickle people’s appetites, like the BBQ stall.

For dessert, There are the customary sweet crepe stands in the marketplace where you can add banana and condensed milk into fragrant cake flour with eggs and milk. Mainly tourists may also find smoothie stands here in contrast to Thailand, which uses ice, and Laos has milk-based smoothies.

What to buy in Luang Prabang Night Market?
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Luang Prabang Night Market souvenirs

Clothing is a big business here. Silk scarves come in an infinite number of styles with remarkable jewelry. They frequently estimate more significant costs than when shopping during the day, so make sure you politely bargain or browse elsewhere beforehand.

Shops and motels on both sides are also open, offering handcrafted souvenirs, Lao coffee beans, homemade whiskey, and literature. There are usual souvenirs such as key chains, handbags, small elephant toys, and postcards. If you’ve been looking for one of those exquisite hand-painted ornamental umbrellas, now’s your chance. There are also bed coverings and pillows in a variety of lovely designs!

Luang Prabang Night Market souvenirs
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Where to stay in Luang Prabang

Here are some highly recommended hotels and resorts for tourists that are near the Luang Prabang Night Market.

Golden Lotus Place (2 stars)

Location: Market Sreet Luang Prabang.

Price: ~$27/night

Golden Lotus Place (2 stars)
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The Belle Rive Boutique Hotel (4 stars)

Location: 99 Baan Phonehueang, Riverfront, Luang Prabang

Price: ~$87/night

The Belle Rive Boutique Hotel (4 stars)
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Lao Lu Lodge (2 stars)

Location: 16 Chaofa Ngum Rd, Luang Prabang

Price: ~$19/night

Lao Lu Lodge (2 stars)
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Mylaohome Guesthouse & Spa ( 3 stars)

Location: 04-05, Hua Xieng Village

Price: ~$24/night

Mylaohome Guesthouse & Spa ( 3 stars)
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Other markets in Luang Prabang

Besides Luang Prabang Night Market, there are other famous markets you can take a look at in Laos.

Morning Market

Morning Market is an excellent location for sampling a local dish or purchasing fresh ingredients: Fish, vegetables, herbs, meat, eggs, and fruit.

Morning Market
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Naviengkham Market

This market sells comparable things to Phosi Market but more superficially. Several fresh fruit vendors are at the entrance, so pick up some mangoes, bananas, or papayas when cycling through. You may also buy apparel ranging from flip shoes to frilly shirts.

Phosi Market

Phosi Market is the most significant trading point in Luang Prabang that supplies items to the entire town. It has both an outdoor and inside space. The Phosi Market is not easily accessible by foot from the main roadway. It would be best if you took a tuk-tuk or bicycle there. It’s an excellent idea to visit the market the same day you see the Kuang Si Waterfall because it’s on the way.

If you’re more interested in Lao culture than shopping, the Phousi market should be on your list. Please take care of your valuables as it might get quite crowded.

Phosi Market
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Dara Market

Sinhs, the traditional skirts worn by Lao women made of brightly colored cloth, are the leading merchandise offered in this market. Traditional Lao blouses and men’s shirts are also available. Other stores provide trekking sandals, footwear, caps, backpacks, and electronics (selfie sticks, WIFI dongles, and phone accessories).

In this section of the market, you may purchase phone credit. At the rear, there is a large air-conditioned supermarket, which is a great spot to get groceries. Everything from eyeglasses and shampoo to fresh veggies and culinary tools is offered.

Dara Market
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Frequently asked questions about Luang Prabang Night Market

  1. Where to go in Luang Prabang at night?

    Luang Prabang nightlife experiences: Luang Prabang Bowling Alley, Luang Prabang Night Market, Royal Ballet Theatre, Icon Klub, Sky Garden Bar, Lao Lao Beergarden.

  2. When are Luang Prabang Night Market hours?

    Monday – Sunday from 5:00 AM – 11:00 PMThe night market in Luang Prabang is lovely, with various handmade things to buy as souvenirs, friendly merchants, and very affordable traditional Lao meals at the food court.

Luang Prabang Night Market
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Spending one extraordinary night in Luang Prabang Night Market should be on your bucket list when traveling to Laos. This market opens every night. Therefore, you can easily schedule your timeline for a night of trekking. If you want to know more about Laos traveling, read our travel guide and tips.

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