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Local markets / food in Luang Prabang?

Posted by travellingtwo on 3/9/2008 at 20:05

Hi all -

Well, we've landed in LPB on our bicycles and after a week of hanging out in all the out of the way places, now we're wondering how to escape 'the bubble'. I know, I know.... shouldn't be here in the first place if it's not your thing but anyway. Must be a local market around here somewhere, where we can grab a simple bowl of rice soup and maybe an iced coffee in the morning? Can anyone give directions?

I also see references to a morning food market (not sure if it's very touristy or not) outside a Wat Phonesay but that's not on any map I can find.

Any other suggestions for neat local places a little outside the old city core?

Thanks!

#1 travellingtwo has been a member since 20/7/2008. Posts: 7

Posted by KPTham1 on 5/9/2008 at 02:13

Hi,
Maybe you should try Phousi Market where the locals go in the morning but you will really need to act like one. Else try the riverside, especially Khem Khong Road where roadside stalls ,especially the ones at a T-junction sells pretty good hot noodles & grills and local coffee in the morning.

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Posted by KPTham1 on 5/9/2008 at 02:32

Btw, Travellingtwo, how's the weather in LPB right now ? Will be there again end Sept and hoping I will have the tail end of the wet season. You will enjoy your ride along the riverbank in the mornings if you do it before the main tourists hoard .I quite enjoyed the early coolness of the riverside sceneries and the local orange/lime stalls when people are getting ready .

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Posted by travellingtwo on 5/9/2008 at 19:14

Hi! We went to Phousi Market the other day for lunch and picked up some great baguettes and things to fill them with. There are some good local food stalls there too. We've done a bit more exploring now and you're right, some of the riverside stalls are good value.

KPTham, weather here is not bad. Rain today but in general not much of it. We are up early and you're right, a great time to see the town!

#4 travellingtwo has been a member since 20/7/2008. Posts: 7

Posted by KPTham1 on 10/9/2008 at 23:24

Its good to know you find my suggestions useful, Travellingtwo . And mamy thanks for the updates on the weather. The wet season had been exceptional this year and it had me worried.

Cheers.

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