We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Luang Prabang Library

Sisavangvong Road, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 254 813
Save
Review Highlights
A great place to donate some money, not update your Lonely Planet.

Reading some of the reviews in the past 10 or 15, it's pretty clear that a few people don't... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2017
Adam Y
,
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Giving back to the community

Most Laotian children do not have access to books especially those outside the main towns. Having... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2016
kcchin
,
Honolulu, HI
Read all 188 reviews
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“buy books” (19 reviews)
“reading books” (2 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION
Sisavangvong Road, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
CONTACT
+856 71 254 813
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (188)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"buy books"
in 19 reviews
"local children"
in 8 reviews
"reading books"
in 2 reviews
"old colonial building"
in 2 reviews
"surrounding villages"
in 3 reviews
"lonely planet"
in 2 reviews
"interesting place"
in 2 reviews
"laos history"
in 2 reviews
"royal palace"
in 2 reviews
"donation"
in 21 reviews
"libraries"
in 8 reviews
"donated"
in 38 reviews
"support"
in 13 reviews
"boat"
in 18 reviews
"pens"
in 5 reviews
"literary"
in 7 reviews
"visitors"
in 8 reviews
Filter

11 - 20 of 135 reviews

Reviewed 12 January 2017

Reading some of the reviews in the past 10 or 15, it's pretty clear that a few people don't understand the significance of this place or even 'get it' in any semblance of a way. This place isn't a place to get the latest Cleo...More

2  Thank Adam Y
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Most Laotian children do not have access to books especially those outside the main towns. Having simple things like books, writing utensils, stationary is really a luxury for most of these outlying areas. While I was there, I observed volunteers teaching spoken and written languages...More

1  Thank kcchin
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 September 2016

A visit to this library was a fun and learning experience for all. It has both local and other language books. It also has kids toys. It operates the Lao Children's Library Boats, the only two in Laos. It gives book bags of hundreds of...More

Thank Tom Y
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2016

You can contribute by buying some books for 20k Kip and put it in the folder case which will be donated to the Laos rural children. You can also donate uniform for 1 child at only USD5 for primary student.

Thank CK_Ong8271
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Husband and I knew about the work of this library to assist the poor children of Laos with education. Books are rare or non-existent in remote villages. When you see the poverty for yourself, you will understand. Poverty and a hand to mouth existence leaves...More

9  Thank Yogalover9
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 March 2016

The library is very small and does not have very much of a collection. They could use more books in their library.

Thank Texsmom
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

I believe people there are doing a great job, however the way they call for help made me feel uncomfortable and excluded. Right in front of the office is the comparison between Laos and other (rich) countries, saying that GDP of Laos is 800 usd...More

1  Thank Thom V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 February 2016

I was in Luang Prabang for a week, taking things gently, and went along to 'Big Brother Mouse' sessions three or four times. English speaking tourists are welcome to go and talk to young Laos. It's free form - you don't have to 'teach' -...More

2  Thank captainnedludd
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 January 2016

The library runs a 'book tuk-tuk' project. Visitors buy a book for $2.50 and place it in a rack. When there are 100 books, the library takes them, either by boat or by tuk-tuk, to a village in the countryside where the children have no...More

1  Thank Maurice C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 December 2015

The library is located in the same street as the night market. It has borrowing facilities and a small shop where you can buy books and handicrafts and the proceeds go to the school. There is also small groups that come to the library between...More

1  Thank LeeAnn58
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 73 hotels in Luang Prabang
Ramayana Boutique Hotel
177 reviews
.13 km away
Indigo House
428 reviews
.14 km away
Villa Meuang Lao
227 reviews
.18 km away
AVANI+ Luang Prabang
75 reviews
.24 km away
Nearby Restaurants
L' Isola dei Nuraghi
269 reviews
.33 km away
Novelty Cafe
152 reviews
.37 km away
Blue Lagoon Restaurant
1,316 reviews
.33 km away
Mekong Coffee Lounge
81 reviews
.23 km away
Nearby Attractions
Old Quarter Luang Prabang
1,245 reviews
.23 km away
Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre
712 reviews
.18 km away
Wat Xieng Mouane
153 reviews
.42 km away
Morning Market
234 reviews
.13 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Luang Prabang Library staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit