Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Vientiane Central Market and Bus Terminal

Vientiane Central Market is called "Ta lard" which means market in both Laotian and Thai. This place is also the transport hub for bus transport.

Vendors do business from any vacant lot of land they can find.

And business is brisk.

This two wheeled cart is peculiar to Laos. Very practical as it can carry all sorts of stuff.

The bus hub: the ancient buses lack comfort but they're cheap.


  1. Vivid pictures. Very "lau-jiat". I can smell the onions, fresh cabbages and flowers!
    Like Pasar Geylang in the 60s.

  2. Roger, your pictures reminds me of my trip to Hat Yai wet market.

  3. We have no opportunity to see this type of pasar in Singapore. However, there are still such open markets in some kampongs in my home state, Kedah.