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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Why are they marketing this place as an essential stop off en route to the (not very exciting) caves? I feel like I've wasted my morning as it is - but I most definitely could have done without a shopping excursion for scarves and snake...More

Thank Roving792612
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We made a short stop here after visiting pak ou cave. It was interesting to taste and learn about how the locals distill and produce the rice whiskey. Can’t say it tasted all that great but was nice to have the opportunity to experience this.

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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Probably not that spectacular as to specially visit this place. But it was part of our one day tour of Whisky Village - Pak Ou Caves - Kuang Si Falls. So just nice. There are stalls operating looms, selling fabric, scarfs and handicraft. And of...More

Thank Ks T
Reviewed 17 May 2018

We were dropped off here for half an hour on the way to the Pak Ou Caves. We were greeted by an old fella on the banks who made us drink several glasses of his home made rice wine (Lao Whisky) as samples at 8.45am!!!!!...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

This small village and stop by virtually all tour groups, is not worth a trip by itself, but as part of a longer one, worth a look. The primary attraction is rice whiskey which is 50% alcohol and distilled in several locations. You'll be offered...More

Thank mwcw
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

If you like Rice Wine it's a place to see. Small village with trinkets and a Wat to see. Plus you can see, learn about Lao Lao Whisky. Have a taste, buy a bottle and enjoy.

Thank glenn1gc
Reviewed 8 April 2018

All the Day trips and tours seem to stop here on the way to the Pak au caves. I stopped here twice. Its really just a collection of shops and stalls selling mainly whisky and spirits (yes they let you sample them first) and textiles,...More

Thank paul216x
Reviewed 30 March 2018

They make the whiskey here, it is good and they sell all those touristy bottles with snakes and scorpions in them. This village has open air market stalls but nothing jumped out at me. However, I do like to support any entrepeneurs and this seems...More

Thank Tinnesz
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

First stop on the Mekong Cruise. Here you see how they make the rice spirit, you get to sample and if you like buy it. Teetotal? No problem, there is a lovely little temple and lots of gift shops to browse

Thank MattwalesNorthWales
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

It is our first stop as part of a tour package. Be frank I enjoy more on the boat trip through Mekong River. Anyway, just a small village with some nice temple. And some villagers selling some scarf and love whisky which it is called...More

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