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Shopping Guide to Luang Prabang

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Luang Prabang has a fabulous array of shops selling many different handicrafts, antiques, and textiles. You'll find high-quality products and a great variety of handicrafts on sale here, compared to many other countries in Southeast Asia. The order of the day is to explore the town to find the right item, and then to find that item at the right price!

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  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller

9 Places

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9 Places

Pathana Boupha Antique House

Antique Stores

Dara Market

Gift & Speciality Shops

Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre

Gift & Speciality Shops, Speciality Museums, Lessons & Workshops

Luang Prabang Night Market

Flea & Street Markets

Ma Te Sai

Gift & Speciality Shops

Passa Paa

Gift & Speciality Shops

Naga Creations

Gift & Speciality Shops

Phosi Market

Gift & Speciality Shops

Anakha: The Blue House

Gift & Speciality Shops

PeterJones79's City Tips

  • The best way to find a bargain is to find the same item in multiple places and compare prices.
  • Pretty much everything is negotiable in Asia so don’t hold back — give negotiation a try and make shopping more fun.
  • Remember the stall holder will never sell anything that they are not making money on. But still please judge the situation and don’t go too low.
  • Pathana Boupha Antique House
    Antique Stores
    PeterJones79 Says:

    Located on the first floor of an old French colonial building, this antique house is by far the best and most reputable in town. You can buy walking sticks, hat pins, brooches, and opium weights here; and while everything is original, it's also priced to match.

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Tips
    • If you are looking for that one special item then this is where to part with your cash.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #63 of 81 things to do in Luang Prabang
    • The best antique shop in Laos 18/07/2018
    • Beautiful and inspiring 03/06/2018
    Address:
    26/2 Ban Visoun
    Luang Prabang 0600
    Laos
    Phone:
    +856 71 212 262
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Dara Market
    Gift & Speciality Shops
    PeterJones79 Says:

    This market has deteriorated slightly in recent years in terms of the products on offer and may not be hugely appealing to tourists. However, if you are on a longer traveling experience and need a new phone battery, backpack, and other handy things then this is the first place to look.

    Good for
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • The place to go for travel essentials.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #31 of 31 Shopping in Luang Prabang
    • modern market halls with good supermarket 14/12/2018
    • Sad! 16/04/2018
    • Dara Market
    Address:
    Kingkitsarath Rd
    Luang Prabang 0600
    Laos
    Other:
  • Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre
    Gift & Speciality Shops, Speciality Museums, Lessons & Workshops
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    PeterJones79 Says:

    Perfect for all age groups and interests, from tourists to craft-lovers: watch or take part in a weaving class here to see how much time and skill goes into producing these wonderful textiles. The textiles can of course then be purchased, and though they may seem expensive, after you know the effort that has gone in to producing them, it is well worth the money.

    Good for
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Must See
    Tips
    • Buy a local handicraft and help support the Artisans' future.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 11 Museums in Luang Prabang
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Interesting but need to do activity 19/06/2019
    • Great cafe. Lovely but expensive shop. 17/06/2019
    • Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre
    Address:
    125/10 Ban Saylom
    Luang Prabang 0600
    Laos
    Phone:
    +856 71 212 597
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
    Other:
  • Luang Prabang Night Market
    Flea & Street Markets
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    PeterJones79 Says:

    This night market is not to be missed - and you literally can't miss it as it takes over the main street from 5pm each night! Some really lovely handicrafts and prints on rice paper can be bought here, as well as t-shirts galore and bedtime slippers — what more could you ask for! Apart from not being ideal for the taller person of over 6ft, this covered market is most enjoyable because you can look and touch without being pounced on by the market-vendors to buy something.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Bargaining is common-place and the stall holder will not sell to you if they are not making a profit. Be respectful, but if you like something ask the price then haggle a little.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 81 things to do in Luang Prabang
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best thing to do at night 25/06/2019
    • Best night market ever 22/06/2019
    • Luang Prabang Night Market
    Address:
    Sisavangvong Rd, Alley Behind Lao National Tourism Office
    Luang Prabang 0600
    Laos
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Ma Te Sai
    Gift & Speciality Shops
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    PeterJones79 Says:

    Located in Ban Aphay, this shop sells some lovely hand-woven indigo textiles but is more well known for the jewelry, spoons, and rings made from the aluminium scrap metal collected from bomb casings.

    Good for
    • History Buff
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Support the cause and don’t leave without something made of aluminium.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 31 Shopping in Luang Prabang
    • Beautiful products 24/04/2019
    • handicraft store of high quality 14/12/2018
    • Ma Te Sai
    Address:
    Shop 42 Ban Aphai
    (Opposite Aussie Bar)
    Luang Prabang 0600
    Laos
    Phone:
    +856 71 260 654
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Other:
  • Passa Paa
    Gift & Speciality Shops
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    PeterJones79 Says:

    The name of the shop means 'language of cloth' and was created by British designer Heather Smith. Located on An Vat Sene, the shop sells incredible bags, scarves, and cushion covers that are irresistible.

    Good for
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Liven up your living room with a few choice cushion covers.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 31 Shopping in Luang Prabang
    • special line of fabrics 14/12/2018
    • Good Quality Local Handicrafts 11/06/2018
    • Passa Paa
    Address:
    79 Ban Vat Sene
    Sakkaline Road
    Luang Prabang 0600
    Laos
    Phone:
    +856 71 253 219
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
    Other:
  • Naga Creations
    Gift & Speciality Shops
    PeterJones79 Says:

    Located across the bamboo bridge opposite Sabai Dyen Restaurant, this shop is well worth the small toll for using the crossing. There are many beautifully-designed and crafted necklaces here at very reasonable prices.

    Good for
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Stay a little longer and create your own necklace.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 31 Shopping in Luang Prabang
    • High quality jewelry 24/04/2019
    • Great designs and skillful craftsmanship 09/01/2019
    • Naga Creations
    Address:
    Savangvong Road
    Luang Prabang 0600
    Laos
    Phone:
    +856 71 212 775
  • Phosi Market
    Gift & Speciality Shops
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    PeterJones79 Says:

    Situated a kilometer or so from the main high street, this is the largest market in town. It's mainly for locals, however it is fascinating and you can waste an hour or so walking the aisles and looking at all the local products, and taking photos.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Perfect for checking our what the locals are buying.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 31 Shopping in Luang Prabang
    • Definitely Worth a Visit 18/04/2019
    • traditional Lao market 14/12/2018
    • Phosi Market
    Address:
    Phothisarath Road
    Luang Prabang 0600
    Laos
  • Anakha: The Blue House
    Gift & Speciality Shops
    PeterJones79 Says:

    This is a beautiful little ladies' clothes shop with some terrific designs and quality fabrics. Expect a very friendly welcome from a Laotian lady and her English husband.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Tips
    • Take time to browse the rails and try a few things on.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 31 Shopping in Luang Prabang
    • the best shop in Luang Prabang 18/07/2018
    • Different to anything else in town 28/01/2018
    • Anakha: The Blue House
    Address:
    9 Sakkarine street - BP 40
    Ban Vat Sene BP 40
    Luang Prabang 0600
    Laos
    Phone:
    +856 20 58 754 990
    Other:
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