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What to buy in Luang Prabang, Laos

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From designers putting a chic new spin on traditional motifs to elephant slippers that have reached cult status, here's a rundown of souvenirs you should consider buying if you're shopping in Luang Prabang.

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Luang Prabang’s night market has been called one of the best handicraft markets in Southeast Asia; we’d also award it the title of most relaxed. Shoppers can browse without hassle and bargaining is a peaceful, easy-going experience. In addition to the ubiquitous backpacker elephant pants, Beerlao T-shirts and hoodies that will help you survive December’s frigid nights, there are handwoven scarves, embroidered bags, stuffed animals made from recycled fabric, Hmong skirts and saa paper notebooks. The goods you’ll find have a lovely handmade quality to them, though be warned that increasingly stuff from Vietnam and China are popping up in stalls—you can usually tell when something is ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 900 words.)

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