Shopping in Luang Prabang can be as enjoyable as shopping in the finer shopping districts of the world. With the many one-of-a-kind handicrafts, impressive quality and variety of silks, exquisite souvenirs, hand-sewn goodies, locally made furnishings, elaborately woven crafts, detailed carvings, work of arts and night markets offering everything from soap to gadgets-well, let’s just say it’s a haven for the shopping fanatics.
The items mentioned above, in fact, are some of the best products unique to the country that you’ll find in Luang Prabang. And because the main source of income of many people in Luang Prabang comes from weaving local materials, there’s never a shortage of delicate crafts you can bring home with you. In addition, ethnic minorities living in the mountain regions are also regular masters of their own craft, producing traditional Laotian embroideries of quilts, curtains and many others you’ll find delightful and unique. [Read more…]