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Address: Luang Prabang, Laos
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hand-weaving of cotton and silk is a trademark of this village

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great place to buy your lao weavings

A short motorbike ( or bicycle ride if you are keen) ride out of Luang Prabang takes you to the traditional craft centre where an interesting time can be had bargaining and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 January 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

A short motorbike ( or bicycle ride if you are keen) ride out of Luang Prabang takes you to the traditional craft centre where an interesting time can be had bargaining and laughing with the women selling traditional Lao scarfs, embroideries and shawls

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

This village a famous for hand loom weaving. You will see the incredible technique fo hand loom weaving into vibrant multicolor textile in diffrent patterns. A remarkable handicraft of Luangpabang.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

I just wasted 100,000 lak for nothing after reading an article from visit-laos.com website about Luang Prabang attractions. Whoever wrote such article should be held responsible. Its a small handicraft/textile shop with couple of women weaving and stitching in a room behind the store. Thats pretty much about it. I hardly spend 5 minutes total in there. The village seems... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

Yes it's geared to tourists. Yes it's basically a textile market. However you get to wander around & get a feel for local life. It's educational & worth a short visit.

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Chennai, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015

This is a village with a few shops. There is a so called weavers cooperative and they try to sell the same stuff thats found all over Luang Prabang. Not worth it at all. Some of the pictures here do not pertain to this place.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2015

The place has become a commercial rip off. Nothing much of the weaving activities to see. They just want to sell you stuff at high price..... way higher price than the identical items you can find at the night market. However the temple next to it is really beautiful so a short stop at Ban Phanom isn't really a bad... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

We have travelled around Asia quite alot and try to support local communities but felt like a trapped tourist waiting to be ripped off. I would have enjoyed watching the weavers work but the constant buy from me was to much. Really not worth visiting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

We cycled here from our guesthouse which took about 5-10 minutes (I think from the centre of Luang Prabang, it would take about 15-20 min). It was worth the trip out as it was nice to see authentic handicrafts and knowing what you're buying is handmade locally (i.e. by the shopowner). Prices are cheaper than the night market as well... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2013

After seeing handicrafts in shops and stalls it was interesting to see where the handicrafts are made. The paper very pretty and the weaving was gorgeous. My wife bought both. You can bargain for a discount even though the prices are already very good.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2012

We took a Tuktuk, it must have been the oldest one in the city but it got us there, just. Interesting to see a demonstration of the weaving, but got seriously ripped off with the purchase of a silk table cloth. We should have done our homework :).

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