Shopping in Laos can be a fun experience, and Vientiane and Luang Prabang both have large markets which are great for souvenir shopping. Luang Prabang’s main market that tourists will enjoy sets up in the evening, and it’s good fun to bargain-hunt and haggle for your souvenirs here. Bargaining is to be expected in markets, but don’t be too stubborn!

Textiles, fabrics and silk are among Laos’s most popular souvenirs, some of which can be made into very attractive scarves, clothes or decorative wall hangings.