The Morning Market, Luang Prabang

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Farmers Market · Hidden Gem · Flea Market
Wake up your taste buds at The Morning Market, where you can try anything from fresh fruits to frogs. Perhaps taking a bite of grilled insects like grasshoppers or cicadas can satisfy your curiosity, too. Best visited early in the morning, the market offers a wide variety of delicacies, such as seafood, frogs, or snakes. Stroll through the bustling market and see how the locals live. Take caution when buying meat or fish-- both are rarely refrigerated. To visit The Morning Market on your trip to Luang Prabang, use our Luang Prabang trip planning site.
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  • Every early morning, right after "Sai Bat" - the "Alms Giving Ceremony", a busy and lively market occupies the lanes off Sisavangvong Road, right on the Mekong River side. This is the "Morning...  more »
  • My wife and I enjoyed a short 5 day Wendy Wu “Laos in Focus” private tour in January 2020 as part of an 18 day Asian adventure to celebrate our 40th anniversary. The tour incorporated three nights.....  more »
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  • This is a great place to walk around early morning and see the locals selling mainly foods. Everything from fruit and veg to bugs, grubs, porcupine legs.. we even saw live toads and roasted rat (they said squirrel but I think that just sounded better).
  • Market more focussed on locals with lots of fish, meat, insects, fruit and vegetables on offer. If you are a little faint hearted maybe avoid as there are many live animals up for purchase and a few interesting smells. Good to see but you don't need long to look through.

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