Walking Street is Vang Vieng’s main tourist market selling a wide variety of goods, food and drink.
Walking Street opens every night from around 17:00 until 24:00 and admission is free.
About Walking Street
Walking Street is located on a side road off the main north to south road in Vang Vieng town. It’s close enough to most of the accommodation in the town to walk to in 5 minutes or less and during the tourist season high season it’s one of the most lively places to visit during the evening in Vang Vieng.
There are a lot of clothing stalls on Walking Street. This is a good place to come if you need to buy cheap clothes, particularly if you are travelling ‘light’ around Asia and need to replace the few clothing items you have brought with you because they are worn out or damaged. In addition to the typical t-shirts with slogan like ‘Lao Beer’ that you find in every clothes stall in Laos you can also get some more original items in lighter fabrics with Laotian style designs that you could wear in the summer back in your home country. There are also a lot of fake designer good on sale here like branded baseball caps and more t-shirts.
The stalls on Walking Street also sell a wide range of women’s accessories like bags. A lot of what is on sale is cheap rubbish but some of it, like the bags made from natural fibres, are good quality and worse spending the extra money on – you won’t find similar items on sale on the high street in Europe or North America.
Walking Street is also the best place in Vang Vieng to shop for souvenirs and gifts. A wide range of items are sold here from glassware to carved soaps. A lot of the stuff is poor quality but if you search around there are some genuinely interesting items on sale.
There are lots of food stalls on Walking Street. The range of what is sold and the prices are similar to what you find on the side of the road elsewhere in Vang Vieng town, however, the big difference is that there is seating outside the food stalls on Walking Street. In the evenings there are lots of mainly younger travellers eating cheaply at the food stalls here as well as drinking Lao Beer and cocktails which are cheaper than at many of the formal restaurants in Vang Vieng town.
Location of Walking Street
Walking Street is 650 metres walking distance from Vang Vieng Southern Bus Terminal.