Handicraft Night Market in Luang Phrabang

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Handicraft Night Market in Luang Phrabang
Handicraft Night Market in Luang Phrabang

Handicraft night market in Luang Phrabang is an amazing sight and offers the most extensive collection of handicrafts in the country.

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Overview of Handicraft night market

The market is open daily from 5pm to about 10pm
The market is open daily from 5pm to about 10pm

Luang Prabang night market is something not to be missed when visiting this charming city. The market is open daily from 5pm to about 10pm. It is located along Sisavangvong Road from the Royal Palace Museum. Every evening a kilometre-long stretch of road is closed to vehicle traffic and turned into a walking and shopping street while the market takes place.

Exciting things to do

More than 300 handicraft vendors sell their hand-made products here every night
More than 300 handicraft vendors sell their hand-made products here every night

More than 300 handicraft vendors sell their hand-made products here every night. The market showcases an extensive variety of handicrafts made by local ethnic groups. On display are many types of textiles, exquisite ceramics, antiques, paintings, coffee and tea, quilts, shoes, silver, bags, bamboo lamps of different shades and sizes, and even rare spices. There are a lot of interesting items on display at the night market that are hard to find elsewhere. Best of all they are cheap. The traders quote quite low prices considering most of the items are hand made.

Food and drinks are also available at Handicraft night market
Food and drinks are also available at Handicraft night market

>>Activities in Luang Phrabang

For those who are not into shopping, just wandering around chatting with the vendors willenrich your Lao cultural experience. The market is also filled with T-shirts bearing Luang Prabang iconography, and prints and paintings that capture the town’s characters. Food and drinks are also available. If you want to taste local food, there is a large variety of Lao food ranging from BBQ chicken and sticky rice to a well stocked vegetarian buffet for you to choose from. Let take a leisurely walk through the night market and enjoy it!