World's Top Night Markets
Luang Prabang Night Market, Laos
More than 300 handicraft vendors sell artisan wares, textiles, teas, and paintings that hew to local traditions. This roughly half-mile-long nightly event is one of the country's best spots to find one-of-a-kind items at bargain prices. While food is available on-site, duck into the nearby alley between Sisavangvong Road and Mekong River for the best dishes.
Market Find: Traditional embroideries handmade by the Hmong ethnic group, and rare spices such as pandan, often used as a fragrance for desserts.