Last year (2013) when I spent six or seven weeks in Vientiane I remember there being two night markets.
One was a touristy one with mainly clothes near the river and the other was a local one with local food and amusements for kids on a long road a number of blocks back from the river and tourist area.
This year (2014) many things have changed in this city and my memory is not perfect and I'm not sure the second market still exists but I found a food street market a block or two from the local market but smaller and without the kids' amusements.
Google Maps is not always up to date for this part of the world and changes in the city are not easy to find by Googling but I think I can find three markets hinted at but I can't find whether the local one has moved or ceased or whether the food street market is just one I'd forgotten about.
- Vangthong Market / Van Thong 450 Night Plaza (ຕະຫລາດ ວັງທອງ 450 ປີ) on Khun Bu Lom Road for two long blocks.
The market I'm looking for which might not still be going.
- Ban Anou market (maybe ບ້ານອານຸ) on one of the east-west streets around Rue Phai Nam, Rue Saigon, Rue Samsenthai, and Chao Anou Road. Seems to be named after the area bounded by those four roads.
The one which may or may not be the previous one in a new location.
- "Riverfront" night market in the park area next to Quai Fa Ngum. I don't think this is it's official name.
The touristy one that has souvenirs and not much local food
Which of these three are still held as of December 2014?