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Shopping in Vientiane

VientianeDestinationGuide,LuangPrabangHotelsandTours,LaosVientiane has the largest selection of shops in Laos and markets that sell imported goods as well as everything that is made all over Laos. Therefore, a Vientiane holiday is perfect for the avid shopper. Worth visiting are Vientiane's morning and night markets, in particular the main morning market Thalat Sao - which really runs all day 7 am - 4 pm. It is a huge collection of stalls selling virtually everything. It is a good place to find almost anything including textiles and fabrics that are unique to Laos. Items such as hill-tribe handicrafts, clothing and gold and silver jewelry can also be found in the many shops on Thanon Samsenthai, Thanon Setthathilat and Thanon Pangkham.

If shopping is a major priority for your Vientiane vacation, book your Vientiane hotel near these streets or Talat Sao!

This Vientiane Shopping Guide gives tips and hints of what to buy, and some shops or markets that you may find interesting to include as part of your Vientiane holiday. More general information about souvenirs and handicrafts from Laos can be found in our Laos Shopping Guide. And don't forget to experience some authentic Laotian cuisine at one of the Vientiane Restaurants.

Vientiane Shopping

Credit cards are accepted in many of the shops but only cash in the markets. Bargaining is expected in the markets but some shops have fixed prices. Most stores and markets are closed on Sundays.

For those interested in Lao weaving, northeast of the city centre of Vientiane, in Chanthabuli, is the weaving district of Ban Nong Buathong. This district is made up of about 20 or so weaving families, some of whom are happy for visitors to observe them working on their looms and buy their products.


T’Shop Lai Gallery / Les Artisans Lao
Vat Inpeng Street (behind Wat Inpeng), Vientiane
Tel: 021 223 178
Email: info@artisanslao.com
Website: http://www.artisanslao.com
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Laha Boutique
Francoignin St., Opposite Taipan Hotel
Tel: (856-21) 241 932
Website: http://www.lahasinh.com

Above Monument Books, Vientiane
Website: http://www.madeinlaos.com
Nokeo Khummane Road (opposite Douang Douane Hotel)
Email: info@mulberries.org
Website: http://www.mulberries.org

Noi Noi Shop
Above Hanahan Makphet, Settathirath Road, Vientiane.
Tel: 020 24 88 383
Email: laos@friends-international.org
Website: http://www.friends-international.org
Lao Cotton State Enterprise
Tel: 021 215 840
Email: laocottn@laotel.com

Lao Magic Carpets
Luang Prabang Road, Vientiane
Tel: 021 216854
Email: info@magiclaocarpets.com
Website: http://www.magiclaocarpets.com
Nokeo Khummane Road (opposite Douang Douane Hotel)
Tel: (856-21) 561 597
Email: et@camacrafts.org
Website: http://www.camacrafts.org

Ekkalak Lao
Route 13, near Patuxai,Vientiane
Tel: 021 263 952
Email: ekkalak@laotel.com
Website: http://www.laohandicrafts.com
Caruso Lao
Ban Phiavath #008 Fa Ngum Rd
Tel: 021 223644 - Fax: 021 223645
Email: info@carusolao.com

Lao Fine Art Handicrafts Jewellery
ThatluangTai, Vientiane, Laos.
Tel: +856-21 26 4510
Email: cgiaon@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.laofineart.com
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Elégant Boutique
N°103 Pangkham Street Vientiane, Laos
Email: info@elegantlaos.com
Website: http://www.elegantlaos.com
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Oot Ni Gallery
306 Samsenthai Rd. Vientiane, Laos
Tel: (856-21) 21 4359 - Fax: (856-21) 21 5911
Website: http://ootni-yenkham.laopdr.com/
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