Markets in Vientiane
There is nothing quite like the sensory experience of a trip to a market. The sights, sounds and smells assault the senses in a way far removed from the pleasant but sanitised environment of a hotel, and it’s where visitors are most likely to get a glimpse into how the locals live and interact in everyday life.
There are a number of markets and malls in Vientiane where you can find some great gifts, authentic food, and enjoy soaking up the atmosphere of laidback Laotian life. Which market is best for you depends on the time of day and what exactly you want to find.