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Top Choice Market in Luang Prabang

Handicraft Night Market

Every evening this tourist-oriented but highly appealing market assembles along Th Sisavangvong and is deservedly one of Luang Prabang’s biggest tourist lures. Low-lit, quiet and devoid of hard selling, it has myria…
Top Choice Cosmetics in Vientiane

T'Shop Lai Gallery

Vientiane's finest shop. Imagine a melange of aromas: coconut, aloe vera, honey, frangipani and magnolia, all of them emanating from body oils, soaps, sprays, perfumes and lip balms, plus bangles, prints, fountain p…
Top Choice Art in Luang Prabang

Big Tree Gallery

Photographer and film-maker Adri Berger's compositions of rural Laos capture that honeyed afternoon light like no one else. His ochre-walled gallery-cum-restaurant is in a breezy wooden house with a delightful palm-…
Top Choice Clothing in Luang Prabang

Queen Design Lao

This stylish Aussie-run boutique has a choice selection of hand-woven linen, silk and cotton dresses, chemises, skirts, and beach shawls made by Chris Boyle, a renowned designer in Oz. Most are one-off pieces. As we…
Arts & Crafts in Vientiane

Carol Cassidy Lao Textiles

Lao Textiles sells high-end contemporary, original-design fabrics inspired by generations-old Lao weaving patterns, motifs and techniques. The American designer, Carol Cassidy, employs Lao weavers who work out the b…
Arts & Crafts in Luang Prabang

Kopnoi

Kopnoi sells stunning handicrafts from ethnic-minority craftsmen; Akha bracelets, silk pashminas, fine jewellery, packaged spices and teas, and local art. If you're 'shopped out' by the night market, this is a restf…
Arts & Crafts in Vientiane

Kanchana Boutique

This shop carries what is possibly the most upscale selection of Lao silk in town (the most expensive designs, some of which sell for several thousand US dollars, are kept in an adjacent room). The friendly owners c…
Antiques in Luang Prabang

Pathana Boupha Antique House

Follow the sweeping stairs in the garden of this impressive old French mansion to discover an Aladdin's cave of antique buddhas, golden naga, silver betel-nut pots, Akha-style bracelets and Hmong necklaces. Also sel…
Arts & Crafts in Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang Artisans

Located in a 100-year-old wooden home on a narrow lane running from the main street, this great little shop sells handicrafts like naturally dyed cushions, silk purses and pashminas, handmade paper and kids' soft to…
Arts & Crafts in Luang Prabang

TAEC Shop

This new shop sister to the TAEC museum is a safe way to buy the finest handicrafts made in Laos – be it clothes, bags or bed runners – in the knowledge they are not fakes and your purchase is directly benefiting lo…