The Morning Market, Luang Prabang

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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.
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  • If you make the effort to rise very early in the day, around 5:30 or 6:00 AM the morning market is a great chance to get a feel for the local Lao life. It's well worth taking a leisurely walk...  more »
  • This is a 'real' market for locals to buy their fruit and vegetables and not a tourist show. All manner of things, some recognisable, others not, are on sale. We walked here after the alms giving...  more »
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  • 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.
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