Shopping in Xieng Khouang

Next to the bus station in the centre of town is the Dry Goods Market selling various selections of silver, silk and handicrafts, much of which has been turned out by the Hmong tribe. Other interesting items include grass raincoats and bamboo-and-oil papered umbrellas. Noi Xok Khai sells the usual locally produced goods such as jewellery, textiles, woodcarvings and ornaments, to be found for a more than reasonable price at this charming little handicrafts shop, situated by the Maly Hotel. To get your hands on some exotic fruit and vegetables, behind the Post Office is the Fresh Market where Chinese pear and wild matsutake mushrooms are readily available.