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9 Jan 2018
“Village life”
3 Nov 2017
“Not much to see”
Hand-weaving Of Cotton And Silk Is A Trademark Of This Village
Luang Prabang, Laos
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

This village used to be the Royal Weaver of the Luang Prabang Court. The people still keep their weaving skill and the place has become a "must" for lover of hand-woven cloth. The building is much better than in 2001 but it has lost its...More

Thank Prasas P
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Two different ways of getting there one through the roads by car or tuk tuk or the more interesting way by walking across the bamboo bridge next to the restaurant Silk Road. The village is genuine, there are people weaving and making paper. It definitely...More

Thank JudithEve
Reviewed 3 November 2017

While the architecture is a gem, there isnt much to see at this place and can be avoided. Large ground with handicraft on the sides and the structure in middle

Thank ameyajoshi
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This temple might be smaller than some others in LP but it is just as magical. We attended the evening prayers of the monks in the main hall after we were told that this temple might allow visitors to attend the prayers/chanting if they follow...More

Thank RealTravelPro
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Absolutely not worth the detour. Nothing to see at the village. You'll find all their stuff and much more at the night market. The only nice side attraction is the temple on the way to the village, which is a nice site indeed.

Thank ffrige
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Ban Phanom is located some 4 km north of Luang Prabang. This handicraft village was once the former royal weaving village.

21  Thank Wonder A
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

Thank InaraKent
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.

Thank Chatt215
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...More

1  Thank VineethN47
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.

Thank Ted P
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