Shopping in Vientiane provides visitors a decent array of choices in the city. Like most South East Asian cities, Vientiane has an abundance of markets with dozens of local arts, crafts, silks, and textile products to choose from.
Hand-woven silk by the locals is an especially popular buy in Vientiane. Female travelers go crazy over the scarves of the locals as they are offered in many different styles, patterns and colors. The city also has a good range of carved wooden products, antiques and Lao art. Prices in the city are average but you should always remember that haggling is expected in most of the markets. Here are some of the best shopping markets found in Vientiane: [Read more…]