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It was quite interesting to see what do locals get food and clothes wise. I was unfamiliar with half of the things displayed but that is the reason I enjoyed strolling around and... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2016
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Cologne, Germany
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We just stopped by for something that we did not get in the city (big toothpaste tube) but you do not need to go here for the market itself. Also for parking you scootet they charge 2000 Lak.

1 Thank lucasschrodt
Newton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

The Phosi market on the outskirts of Luang Prabang is a treat for the senses, though it was hard to see the pig embryos apparently removed from their mothers' wombs and used as food by some Lao people. Is this any worse than Westerners eating brain, sweetbreads, or tongue? The fruit and vegetables are freshly picked and sold by the... More 

1 Thank TheBostonTravelers
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Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

It was quite interesting to see what do locals get food and clothes wise. I was unfamiliar with half of the things displayed but that is the reason I enjoyed strolling around and discovering it all

1 Thank D M
North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

A very local market. Food and everyday used items found here. Not a place to shop for souvenirs. It is interesting to go through but it's the same as any other local market throughout Southeast Asia. Not worth the trip.

1 Thank avram
Port Macquarie, Australia
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Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

Phosi market is definitely worth a visit if you want to get an idea about life away from the tourist crowd. The fruit, vegetables and meat section was really interesting. I saw everything from live eels to semi-dried rats and pig trotters.

Thank lisat t
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Reviewed 16 March 2015

You will find a lot of local products here also mixed with some imported garments . Another section houses the local produce but a walk down the morning market is much better to experience the things locally grown and sold. An average market with a local flavor . You can visit if you have time to kill.

1 Thank vidhusagar
Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 6 March 2015

This market is just outside town. Its meant for locals and there was nothing of interest to me. In Luang Prabang a visit to the night market, morning market and a walk down Sisavangvong road is all one needs to see or buy the local products. Not a must see at all.

2 Thank SagarVS
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Reviewed 24 February 2015 via mobile

I visited here a few times in search of a few items requested by my wife and daughter. The markets are a labyrinth of walkways and you can easily lose your way. The stalls catered to almost everything needed in everyday living which also adds insight into the Lao way of life. Make sure that you wander the fresh food... More 

1 Thank Sheath27
Vientiane, Laos
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Reviewed 19 February 2015

Phosi market is a maze of stalls and shops that provides a interesting array of goods and a real 'local' experience away from the more touristy places. You can walk there in from the centre of town in around 30 minutes, if you want. Try to speak a bit of Lao to the market people-they'll appreciate it and it may... More 

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88 reviews
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Reviewed 9 January 2015

This was a local market and we enjoyed an hour walking around the market, selling everything from fresh meat,vegetables to clothes, shoes and you can even have your hair cut!

1 Thank DevonDawn

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