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February 22, 2010 – Day 424 – Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang is a whirling haven of tourists. All kinds come here and plague this unremarkable town. But regardless, there is a pretty awesome night market here because of them. Right around sunset, you can buy all manner of Lao souvenirs.

Fabric in the night market

Fabric in the night market

Good stuff like a very useful cloth embroidered kleenex box cover or apron, the usual “silver” (pot metal) jewelry that can turn your skin green within days!, t-shirts, scarves by the thousand, some imported Chinese crap, and lots of food vendors.

In the night market

In the night market

Still we had a pretty good time shopping and even got some pretty good stuff along the way. If you are looking for some good souvenirs or presents in Laos, Luang Prabang is the place to get them. Prices are not too bad for the most part, a surprise compared to how expensive food and lodging are in the city. Even if you are not wanting to shop, the night market is a great place to get some cheap dinner!

Street sandwich stand

Street sandwich stand

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  1. what awsome pics. we love the colors, just simply breath taking. what a good example of free market economy.

    mom k says...
    March 8th, 2010 at 7:07 pm
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