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Address: Lane Xang Avenue, Vientiane 0100, Laos
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Shopping in Talat Sao

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 February 2017
Yong M
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Singapore
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Singapore
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38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 change your LAK into coupons to purchase food from the stall. Change about 50,000 kips... More 

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Thank Yong M
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 character and and the small stall surrounding it.

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Thank tanhosengkl
Singapore
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238 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 446 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 purchase coupons at the counter in order to purchase food from the stores. Overall, not... More 

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Pattaya, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 cold drink, don't waste your time.

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Thank Larry M
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Small shops that have similar products and somewhat haphazardly located except for gold jewellery on the top floor. Prices are unreasonably high and you must bargain. The small shops outside in an adjoining old building are more interesting with some bargains to be had but it's not air-conditioned so be prepared to sweat it out. In general, this one can... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Really one of the other reviews paint this place well run down and tatty. The multi story building has 3 floors , the basement being mostly leather good and knockoffs, the ground floor is a mixture while the 1 st floor is nearly all gold and jewellery. If you want gold have a look I didn't do any checking as... More 

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Not really much to see. But if you're interested in purchasing local silk or woven products, this is one place to go. It's quite expensive to buy one Sinh skirt . Prices range from 120,000 to 1,200,000 LAK depending on the quality of the Sinh. This and some souvenirs with Laos insignia can be found on the 2nd floor.

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Thank Ione Dominique W
Stockholm, Sweden
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487 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

This is supposed to be a shoppig mall, but in reality it is nothing like it - barely something to eat, shops crowded with low quality clothes and stalls with jewelry (the upper floor). One sort of decent restaurant - local and inexpensive, on the ground floor, called KM. The entire centre is more geared towards the locals and not... More 

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sydney
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29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

Now placed in an ugly shopping mall, apparently this market has really gone downhill from its past glory. But there are a few good things for presents etc: silver jewellery, mens polo and t-shirts. Sadly, no textile merchants. We didn't spend long there, but glad we went.

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Thank flynnlily
Solo
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66 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

If you want to see a complete life of Laotian, visit it. You can see locals activity. You can see a real local feels.

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