Lao House Shopping Centre
Located in the heart of Savannakhet, Lao House Shopping Centre -- a place that features Lao culture through different local products -- is your one-stop shop for every fancy Lao souvenir.
Lao House Shopping Centre is a small building on the side of the road that shouts “We’re a souvenir shop,” thanks to their tempting displays — from the outside, you can already see intricately weaved baskets and colourful textile bidding you to come buy them. Inside, you will see endless rows of picture frames, unique jewelry made from local materials, carved Lao figures such as elephants and temples, and symbolic items such as traditional umbrellas and jars. After shopping, go and cool off at the nearest cafe where you can enjoy delicious treats such baguettes, sandwiches, and refreshing teas.
Lao House Shopping Center is located at 9W, Savannakhet, Laos.
Opening Days and Hours
The shopping center opens daily from 7:45 to 18:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance is free.
How to Get There
- Fly from Vientiane to Savannakhet via Lao Airlines.
- From the airport, board a tuk-tuk to That Ing Hang Stupa.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
Suggested duration is between 1-2 hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Best time to buy souvenirs from Lao House Shopping Centre is during the morning, between 8:00 and 11:00 since visitors often flock to the stores during the afternoon.
There is a cafe adjacent to the shopping center which serves juice, teas, cakes and sandwiches, and other refreshing drinks. For other options, you can head to Cafe Chai Dee, Lao View Restaurant, Hoong Thip Restaurant, Hom Fah, and White House Restaurant.
- Thai Ing Hang Stupa
- Wat Xayaphoum
- Dinosaur Museum
Those who prefer cheap rooms can go for nearby guesthouses such as Phoulavane Guesthouse, Leena’s Guesthouse, Savan Phattana Guesthouse, and Joli Guesthouse which offer rooms starting at USD 12. Mid-range hotels, which range from USD 18 to USD 150, includes Rattanasawan Hotel, Hoongthip Hotel, and Sala Savan Guesthouse.