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Shop Your Way Around the World: Luang Prabang's Night Market

Paula Froelich

We here at Yahoo Travel love to shop. We are market mavens, and in this new series, we bring you the best markets from all over the world, what to buy, and how to navigate them.

Shop Your Way Around the World: Luang Prabang's Night Market

Night market in Luang Prabang (Photo: Magalie L’Abbé/Flickr)

What: The Night Market


Luang Prabang. (Photo: Anguskirk/Flickr)

Where: Luang Prabang, Laos

Location: In the center of town, just up from the cliffs that line the Mekong River, the night market opens every evening around 7 p.m.


19th century brass opium pipe (Photo: Lichfield District Council/Flickr)

What to Buy: Colorful hand embroidered blankets (cost: around $100 depending on your haggle), silver colored metal opium weights in the shape of exotic animals like elephants or tigers and ornately painted antique opium pipes. To be used as decoration, of course.

Tip: Haggle, haggle, haggle. The rule of thumb is to start your opening price at three fourths of what the original asking price is (for example, if quoted $100, offer $25) and go from there.

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