Best Places to go Shopping in Laos


When you visit Laos, you must go shopping as they are plenty of products available with a reasonable prices and the products you may not find anywhere else in the world. Below are popular shopping places in Laos.

1. Talatsao Mall or Morning Market in Vientiane.

Talatsao mall in a center shopping center for Lao and tourists. This is a must see place. You can choose plenty of souvenirs there.

There are plenty of products from local handicrafts, Jewelry, Goldsmith, Silver Wares, Painting, Wood Craving to Lao Music of Tradition Folk and Modern Fashion Hits, Books. Fashion Dresses, Shoes, Travel Bags. There is also a food court in the 3rd floor with many choices such as Lao, Thai, Vietnamese and Indian Foods. You can visit http://www.talatsaomall.com/ for more information.

2. Lao ITECC(Lao International Trade Exhibition And Convention Center) in Vientiane.

Lao ITECC is a biggest place for trade Exhibition in Laos. The trade fair is hold 1 to 2 times a month with plenty of products from various countries such as Lao, Thailand, Vietnam, and China. There is a supermarket, which called Tang Freres Lao Supermarket.

It's a popular place for local lao as there are many entertainment facilities such as bowling,  movie theater,  snooker clubs, karaoke. There's golf court outside. You can see more information about ITECC here http://www.lao-itecc.la/

3. Night Market in Luangprabang.

This is a must see night market in Laos, you shouldn't miss this market when you visit Luangprabang. There are load of handicrafts such as textiles, clothing, carvings, and a lot more. You will be amazed of wide varieties of stuffs you have never seen anywhere else. The market is open every day from 5 to 10 or 11 pm.

Apart from the 3 places I mentioned above, there are still plenty of shops and boutiques in the tourists area. You can easily find those shops when you walk around the cities of Vientiane and Luang prabang. You can also visit local markets. It would be some kind of new experience.

7 Best Restaurants in Vientiane forTourists

 If you has no idea where to eat in Vientiane. Below are list of restaurants you may enjoy.

1. Khop Chai Deu Resturant

Khop chai deu meaning thank you in Lao. They serve Lao food, Thai food, Chinese food, Indian food, and western food. They also have set menus and buffet in second floor. If you go to restaurant, you wouldn't see many lao customers, there are many backpackers and tourists and expats.

Address: 54 Setthathirat Rd, Nam Phou, Vientiane, Lao P.D.R.
Tel: +856-21 251564, Catering Service: +856-20 5619107
Email: info@khopchaideu.com

2. Sabaidee Restaurant
They serve mixture of Lao, other asian and western food.
 Address:36 Setthathirath Road, Vientiane, Laos
Tel:+856 21 214 278
 
3. Nazim Restaurant

This is Indian restaurant. They serve authentic recipes from north and south India. Halal food is also catered for and the menu is finely balanced between vegetarian and meat dishes.

Address: Fa-ngoum Rd (Mekong), Vientiane, Laos
Tel: +856 21 223 480

4. Kualao Restaurant

They serve Lao food. They have Lao music and traditional Lao dance at night. There are also VIP rooms available. 

Address: 141 Samsenthai Road, Vientiane, Laos.
Tel: +856 21215 777  
Email: lovelytouty@yahoo.com

5. Le Silapa Restaurant

 Le Silapa is a high standard restaurant in Vientiane. They serve french cuisine.
 Address: 17/1 Th Sihom, City Centre
 Tel: +856 21 219689

6. Full Moon Cafe

There serve lao, thai, chinese, vietnamese, and indian foods. There are plenty kinds of foods you can select. 
It's a relaxed place to eat. 

Address: Fran├žois Nginn Rd , Vientiane, Laos
Phone:+856 21 243373

7. Sticky Fingers Cafe and Bar

They serve western food. It's a place for expats to hang out.

Address: 10/3 Fran├žois Nginn Rd, Vientiane, Laos
Tel: +856 21 215 972