When in Luang Prabang, one must make a visit to the night market or Talat Meud for a cultural experience. I enjoyed spending three nights checking out Luang Prabang Night Market. It was such a welcoming sights to see the red and blue tents along the Sisavangvong street when I got down from climbing Mount Phu Si after the sunset.

Night Market Luang Prabang Laos

Night Market Luang Prabang Laos

Night Market Luang Prabang Laos

Night Market Luang Prabang Laos

Night Market Luang Prabang Laos

Night Market Luang Prabang Laos

Night Market Luang Prabang Laos

Night Market Luang Prabang Laos

I was tempted to spend so much money on various items that I don’t need. I had to tell myself not to buy anything on the first night but to check the prices and then think about what I really want to spend on. I spent hours just wondering around, observing the vendors and the buyers negotiating the prices of blankets, pillow cases, and other items. The vendors have a good enough command of English to greet the customers and both parties.

Night Market Luang Prabang Laos

Night Market Luang Prabang Laos

Night Market Luang Prabang Laos

Night Market Luang Prabang Laos

Night Market Luang Prabang Laos

Night Market Luang Prabang Laos

In the end I went without buying anything, except for food and drinks at the end of the market. I even tried the Vegan Food stall at an alley by a temple at the market. The best part of walking at Talat Meud was treating myself to Lao coffee or fruit shake at the end of the walk.

I would love to visit Luang Prabang again and to stroll through Talat Meud. This time around I will make sure to take a suitcase with me so I bring back a lot of items.