Vientiane Night Market
Grab the best bargains, soak up the culture, and even chill out in Vientiane’s biggest and most popular tourist shopping spot – the Vientiane Night Market.
Straddling the majestic Mekong River, the Vientiane Night Market is composed of clean, orderly stalls selling all sorts of merchandise that includes souvenirs and mementos. It is primarily geared towards tourists, so aside from shopping, you can also try out a variety of local cuisines, or even just soak up the local atmosphere and culture.
The Vientiane Night Market is located at the Riverside Promenade, upstream from the Chao Anouvong statue.
Opening Days and Hours
The Vientiane Night Market is open daily from 18:00 to 22:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
The Vientiane Night Market does not have an entrance fee.
How to Get There
The easiest way to reach the Night Market is by walking if you are staying nearby, or hiring a tuk-tuk.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
- Families with kids
Time to Spend
Depending on how much shopping you intend to do, you can explore the Night Market in 1 to 2 hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit the Night Market is around an hour after its opening time of 18:00, when all the stalls are already set-up.
The Vientiane Food Market has a few food stalls, but a few restaurants can also be found nearby, such as:
- Bor Pen Yang
- Common Grounds Bakery and Café
- Tyson Kitchen
- Pomodoro Pizzeria
- Nazim Restaurant Indian Halal Food
- La Signature Restaurant
- Mekong Riverside Park
- Lao National History Museum
- Chao Anouvong Park
Accommodations near the Vientiane Night Market include several inns, guesthouses, and hotels, such as the Salana Boutique Hotel, Best Western Vientiane Hotel, and Vayakorn Inn. Prices range from USD 10 to USD 120 per night.