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SHOPPING & RELAXING IN SALAVANH
 
Handicraft Centre
A new handicraft center sits near the Phongsavanh Bank and sells a variety of products including woven fabrics, sins (traditional Lao skirts), shoulder bags, baskets, bamboo and rattan goods and more.
   
Houay Houn (Weaving Village)
Katou weavers in Ban Houay Houn, about 10 kilometers southwest of Lao Ngarm Town on Route 20 and exactly half way between Salavanh District and Pakse), use the mat-mee method employing laptop looms held taut by the feet to transform tie-dyed cotton threads into intricate fabric designs. If no one is working the looms during your visit, kindly ask a villager to find someone to show you. The village also has a small shop to buy finished products such as handbags.
   
Napong Village (Pingkai Napong)
Napong Village is laying in the Kongxedon District, it is far from district around 4 kilometers, there are a lot of small restaurants along the southern road No 20, this village is very well known as selling grill chicken (Ping kai), many visitors or travellers who are travelled to the southern of Laos or passing by are always drop by to taste the delicious grill chicken.
   
Salavanh Market
Salavanh market is laying in the Nalex Village, in front of Lao Telecommunication, the Post office and Financial Department. It is far from the bus station 2 kilometers, you can get there by tuk-tuk, (5,000 kip per person). This market has become commercial center of Salavanh Province. There are many goods from Thailand, China, Vietnam and Laos, as well as clothes, textiles and handicraft. The villagers from the rural area take some vegetable they grow to sell here and many kind of food you can taste them.
 
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