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4-Night Laos Tour to Luang Prabang from Vientiane by Air
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Quite nice visit, however it is exploited and offer the same things as the night market stalls in Luang Prabang. I wouldn't make a trips solely to visit this village but if it's... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 February 2017
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London, United Kingdom
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764 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We had a lovely boat ride on the Mekong and one of the two stops was the whisky village. It was more a shopping opportunity with weavers demonstrating how the make shawls, etc. There is also a whisky tasting stall with free samples of the three types. We bought two. They are made of rice. One was like a sloe... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Fascinating place to visit. We saw a crude (but still effective) whisky still, complete with a sleeping dog nearby. My partner remarked that it was probably drunk from all the whisky fumes! On display were bottles of whisky with HUGE different creepy crawlies in them. If you get put off by the little worm in tequila, this isn't for you!... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Jan 26 After a hot lunch on board we had a worthwhile stop at a village, Ban Xang Hai, aka "Whisky village." The one main, dirt road was lined with weavers, who were weaving on their primitive looms next to their scarves and embroideries for sale. They are Hmong and very friendly. I bought 2-12" X 10" colorful embroideries of... More 

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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Took a boat from Luang Probang (Private) Negatiated cost 420KIP To the caves, agreed to stop at 3 villages. Paper Village, Whiskey Village and another... WHiskey Village was really great.and good to see how the locals live and work. Really friendly and considerate.

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Thank Graeme C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Quite nice visit, however it is exploited and offer the same things as the night market stalls in Luang Prabang. I wouldn't make a trips solely to visit this village but if it's included in a day or half day trip then sure go ahead.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

If you want to buy fabric and bags, then this might be interesting for you. There was nothing here that felt like a village, no real cultural scene, and a lot of harassing from the vendors trying desperately to sell you their wares. It was not at all what I expected and would have preferred to skip it altogether.

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Despite some other reviews, I found this was a good stop on the boat ride to the Batu Caves. Whisky tasting was ok, but unique to purchase a whiskey bottle with a snake inside at a low price. Many places to shop, especially if you can bargain in Laos. A bit rushed with only a 20 min stop.

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Kaydn215
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

You'll stop here on your way to Pak Ou cave (or on the way back). The whiskey maker is friendly and speaks good English - he can explain all the different products to you. You can taste different rice wines and then the really strong local whiskey (50%). We bought some of the scorpion and other bottles for presents -... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

If you take a river boat ride up the Mekong you'll stop here Its interesting to see how they make the whiskey more interesting is how they get the cobras, frogs, scorpions inside the bottles. Maybe not for everyone you can also buy from them directly or go and get at the night market. Its fun and just one more... More 

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Labrador, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

This is a regular tourist stop on the private boats. It's an opportunity to get off the boat, try some strong whiskey, and gasp at the snakes and scorpions in the bottles. I guess some people buy this stuff! The scarves were a welcome distraction. We bought a course cotton one for bargain price but were informed the 'pashminas' were... More 

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