The Morning Market, Luang Prabang

4.3
#3 of 56 in Shopping in Laos
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.
Create an itinerary including The Morning Market
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

The Morning Market Reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
352 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • It is so fascinating to see all the different types of stands and food. And it is also a cheap and great place if you want to try different things to taste. But be careful not everything is what you.....  more »
  • I walked the Morning Market several times - fascinating to see all of the fresh produce and seafood on display. It's not for the faint of heart - I watched one live chicken 'meet his maker'! There...  more »
Google
  • 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.

Plan your trip to Luang Prabang

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Luang Prabang

See all ›
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
4.9
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Luang Prabang

4.3
Duration: 2 hours
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Wildlife in Luang Prabang

See all ›
4.1
Duration: 8 hours
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.4
Duration: 4 hours

Shopping in Luang Prabang

See all ›
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Luang Prabang

See all ›
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
3.9
Duration: 2 hours

Nearby attractions in Luang Prabang

3.5
Duration: 30 minutes
3.7
Duration: 1 hour
4.6
Duration: 3h 30 min
3.9
Duration: 1 hour
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.7
Duration: 3h 30 min