Pretty much every town in Laos will have a morning market of some description, but there are morning markets and there is the Dao Heuang morning market—make time to have a look.
The Dao Heuang morning market (also known as km-2 market) is an absolute must—it is the largest market in southern Laos and is arguably one of the best markets in the entire country.
Teeming with activity and life, it takes at least an hour to take it all in. The sprawling covered market is the clearing house for a substantial part of greater Champasak province and has all manner of fresh produce on display, from baby tomatoes to spring onions, fresh river fish and pretty piles of colourful flowers. There's also a large butchery section.
While the market is extremely photogenic, please always ask (or at least gesture with your camera) before taking photos.
Go early in the morning and try not to get run over by a samlo loaded with veg. Head east on Route 13 until the stadium and turn right, the market is at the corner of Road 38. Motorbike parking is 2,000 kip.
By Cindy Fan.
Last updated on 19th March, 2017.
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