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Talat Sao

Lane Xang Avenue, Vientiane 0100, Laos
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poor, dirty, unorganised - not nice

Talat Sao (or morning market) is a strange mix of (an inside) shopping mall, Thai-Western style... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
Hamburg, Germany

A pretty run-down mall close to the bus terminal. Only advantage here is the air-conditioning... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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27 Nov 2017
26 May 2017
“Okay if you want something specific”
Lane Xang Avenue, Vientiane 0100, Laos
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Talat Sao (or morning market) is a strange mix of (an inside) shopping mall, Thai-Western style, and a fruit-vegetable-meat market. I'm sure you'll get almost everything you want here. Beware - lots of beggars.

Thank jobst56
Reviewed 27 November 2017

A pretty run-down mall close to the bus terminal. Only advantage here is the air-conditioning. Shops here sell mainly bazaar like items with gold-smith shops on the second floor.

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Despite looking like a shopping mall in a provincial town rather than the flagship shopping destination of a capital city, Talat Sao mall is still a breath of fresh, air-conditioned air to many tourists battling with the tropical heat outside. Talat Sao is split into...More

Thank ArghyaKolkata
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Not worth your time spent here. Unless you need the shelter. Close to the bus terminal and morning market.

Thank Enhan
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This mall is old, run down, smelly and closes very early. Majority of the roller shutters of the shops are closed by 5 pm. The only advantage of shopping here is that the prices are very reasonable. It is a mall frequented by a lot...More

Thank Danny T
Reviewed 26 May 2017

If you are looking for a new handbag, or some material, or some gold jewellery, or something in particular - then this is the place to go. But I wouldn't really consider it a 'tourist' must do! It was nice to get out of the...More

Thank Smudge L
Reviewed 5 February 2017

The Talat Sao Shopping Centre consisted of two buildings located right next to each other along Ave Lang Xang. Building 1 is older, non air-conditioned but offers a food court on level 3 selling mostly local food at reasonable Laotian prices. You first need to...More

Thank Yong M
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Nice place to look around. Price wise not really cheap. But quite interesting place. Need to go around slowly as there are many interesting items. There the old shopping - no aircon and new shopping center with aircon. The old shopping is more alive with...More

Thank tanhosengkl
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Bustling with life with all the food and clothes stalls... it is a nice place to go and understand more about the way of life of the local Lao people. The mall has got a nice food court on Level 3, which one needs to...More

1  Thank IvanS225
Reviewed 20 June 2016

SE Asia has some beautiful indoor shopping malls, this is not one of them. Tawdry and seedy stalls with largely electronics and cheap knockoffs dot most area with a few food and seedy clothing stands. Unless you need a break from the heat or a...More

Thank Larry M
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