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Laos Money & Shopping


All Shops & Stores in Laos

Bookstore Book Exchange
– If you want to exchange or buy a book (or books) go to the Tamnak Lao Restaurant Book Exchange. They have the best selection of books in Luang Prabang. The book exchange operates on a “one for one” basis plus 20,000 kip, and all books ar... more
in Luang Prabang
Art/Crafts/Antiques Store Caruso Lao
A fabulous gallery store showcasing the very best quality Lao silk and other handicrafts.
in Luang Prabang
General/Other Store Chinese bicycles
and Mountain Bikes can be found in the Morning Market (Talat Sao) and in a few shops in the surrounding streets. Prices for a single gear bike start at about 50$, Mountainbikes at about 80$.
in Vientiane
General/Other Store City Minimart
on Thanon Samsenthai opposite Wat Si Muang - maybe the shop with the most extensive range of merchandise in the town, and somewhat cheaper than the shops more in the center.
in Vientiane
General/Other Store Dao Heuang Duty Free Shop
(on Sisavangong Road adjacent to the Dao Heuang coffee shop) a duty free shop that offers a variety of products including cigarettes, chocolates, liquor, and cuban cigars. One can also find a wide variety of Dao Coffee (largest coffee producer in Laos) products.
in Savannakhet
Art/Crafts/Antiques Store Erawan Arts
— This two floor showroom is in a traditionally renovated historic house that dates back over 100 years. Displaying the finest 100% hand-woven and naturally dyed Lao silk and exotic wood products from throughout Laos, a share of the profits go directly to ... more
in Luang Prabang
General/Other Store Home Ideal
Large one stop shop for assorted products from stationery to housewares, clothing to luggage. Prices are fixed and reasonable.
in Vientiane
Art/Crafts/Antiques Store Kanchana: the Beauty of Lao Silk
traditional Lao silk weavings, hand-woven fabrics, textiles and clothing using natural dyes. Just off Thanon Samsenthai on Thanon Chantha Kumman, the road to That Dam.
in Vientiane
Art/Crafts/Antiques Store Laha Boutique
Thanon Francois Ngin: naturally dyed textiles (mainly cotton) from the south (Savannakhet).
in Vientiane
Art/Crafts/Antiques Store Lao Textiles
Thanon Nokeo Kumman. Founded 1990 by an American woman (Carol Cassidy), who now employs some 40 artisans, this firm offers modern cotton weavings using traditional motifs and- some of their work has been exhibited in international museums. Prices reflect this bu... more
in Vientiane
General/Other Store M-Point Mart
is a relatively new convenience store chain, with at least five locations in Vientiane. Much like a 7-11. Stop by around 6pm and there will be a thai food cart right in front. Has the best pad thai in town. You can choose from pad thai, fried baby mussels, frie... more
in Vientiane
Art/Crafts/Antiques Store Mixay Boutic
(yes, that's how they write it) in Thanon Nokeo Kumman (with a branch in Thanon Setthathirat) - they have some women weaving fabrics of the shop's own design on the premises, who you are welcome to watch. Beautiful wall hangings, not the cheapest in town... more
in Vientiane
Bookstore Monument Books
Offers a good selection of English and French language books and magazines.Directionsnext to the Vayakorn Guesthouse
in Vientiane
Art/Crafts/Antiques Store Mulberries Lao Sericulture Company
Thanon Nokeo Kumman. The sales outlet of a not-for-profit organisation that operates in about five hundred villages in Northern Laos, seeking to create income generating opportunities. Naturally-dyed, handmade Lao silk products.
in Vientiane
Art/Crafts/Antiques Store Ock Pop Tok
An ethical trading company with superb galleries. Also run classes and visits to village weaving faciltiies.
in Luang Prabang
Art/Crafts/Antiques Store Ock Pop Tok Living Craft Centre
Situated on the banks of the Mekong just 2 km south of Luang Prabang town, this artisans oasis offers an informative free tour to all visitors. Operating as a fairtrade traditional weaving centre you can take classes in bamboo / textile weaving, dye your own sil... more
in Luang Prabang
Art/Crafts/Antiques Store One District One Product (ODOP)
a shop belonging to a social (Thai) project which stimulates domestic craftsmen to sell their goods. This huge and wonderfully decorated shop offers a high diversity of weavings, coffee and tea, bags, souvenirs, books, paintings, traditional consumer goods and s... more
in Savannakhet
Supermarket Phimphone Minimart
on Thanon Setthathirat next to JoMa. Opened again after renovations end December 2007, it is no longer merely a "minimart" but almost a full-grown supermarket. This place will surprise you in the amount of western stock it carries, but it is expensive,... more
in Vientiane
General/Other Store Riverside Minimart
on Thanon Fa Ngum, the Mekong promenade.
in Vientiane
Market Talat Sao - Morning Market
a large collection of indoor stalls selling, well, pretty much anything. There are two floors: the first floor sells mostly textiles, electronics, and watches; the second floor has clothing, gold, and jewelery. Depending on the product, you should negotiate, dis... more
in Vientiane
Shopping Mall Talat Sao Mall
Has 3 floors and is the first public building in Vientiane with an indoor parking. At weekends folks from the countryside come and marvel at the escalators (which, in one local magazine article, were referred to in English as "electricity ladders"), an... more
in Vientiane
Art/Crafts/Antiques Store The Art of Silk
Thanon Manthatulat, run by the Lao Women's Union. Silk and cotton weavings in both traditional and modern designs.
in Vientiane
General/Other Store Top Cycle Zone
the place to go if you want to buy a decent western style bicycle - or spare parts for one.
Mountain bike: From US$350, in Vientiane
Art/Crafts/Antiques Store TShop Lai
Sells oils, shampoos, soaps, etc. made by ''Les Artisans Lao'' as well as honey and some nice handicrafts. ''Les Artisans Lao'' is a social venture allowing disadvantaged, uneducated and often marginalized people to receive an app... more
in Vientiane
Wine/Liquor Store Vientiane State Import/Export Enterprises
a duty free, state owned liquor store. Limited selection but the cheapest price in town for popular brand name liquor by the bottle. This place is pretty good in terms of product authenticity but nothing is 100% guaranteed. Directionsnext to Phongsavanh Bank
in Vientiane

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