Muang Sing’s Morning Market is a must-see tourist destination in the region -- in here, one can find a plethora of interesting things from freshly butchered meat to eels and snakes stored aesthetically inside bottles.
The products sold in the Morning Market covers the common stuff and the unexpected ones — think of animal intestines, dried skin of a buffalo, insects, snails, and eels in buckets! You can do a lot of things in the morning market — you can indulge in the colourful, interesting food on display or talk to the locals about their products. The Morning Market is not only a great place to score some amazing souvenirs; it’s also a perfect place to visit if you want to have a glimpse of Muang Sing’s culture.
Morning Market is located in the center of Muang Sing, Laos.
Opening Days and Hours
The market is open daily from 7:00 to 22:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to the market is free.
How to Get There
- Fly from Vientiane to Luang Namtha via Laos Airlines.
- From Luang Namtha, take a bus to Muang Sing.
- From Muang Sing’s center, hire a tuk-tuk to take you to the Morning Market.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
You can spend at least one hour in the Morning Market.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
If you want to enjoy shopping around the market without having to worry about big crowds, visit as early as 7:00.
Tourists can enjoy the different street foods sold in the market. For a more formal setting, tourists can proceed to nearby restaurants such as Thai Lu Restaurant, Baiteuy Restaurant, Qiaotuo Restaurant, and Xinjuan Restaurant.
- That Xieng Tung
- Thai Lu Restaurant
- Wat Namkeo Luang
Muang Sing’s popular hotels such as Cheng Jue Teng Hotel, Bannavong Guesthouse. Dannue 2 Guesthouse, and Phou Iu Bungalows II offer accommodations starting USD 20 to USD 60.