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The Bamboo Experience

| Inside Nasang village, near Luang Prabang Television office, Luang Prabang 06000, Laos
+856 20 56 968 889
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The Bamboo Experience... what an experience! Having spent 2 years in Southeast and East Asia, I've... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DavidFranceMundo
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Paris, France
Highlight of our trip to LP!

We went to The Bamboo Experience yesterday. 2 adults, and 3 children (9 years old). We had a total... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
TheTravelingTriplets
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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The Bamboo Experience is a local family run workshop where you will discover Lao culture through bamboo products, activities & Lao foods using bamboo shoot as main ingredients. You will also be connected with our local community to learn about their way of life! To book the class you should contact us one day in advance or at least at 6pm the day before coming to our workshop. We offer two classes per day either daytime 8:30am - 13:30pm (lunch included) and/or evening 16:00pm - 21:00pm (dinner included). We can provide pickup from/to your hotel (to be confirmed when you make the booking).
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“lao culture” (9 reviews)
“cooking class” (13 reviews)
“a lot of fun” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Inside Nasang village, near Luang Prabang Television office, Luang Prabang 06000, Laos
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+856 20 56 968 889
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"lao culture"
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"cooking class"
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"a lot of fun"
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"bamboo shoots"
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"learning how"
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"great fun"
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"sticky rice"
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"overlooking rice paddies"
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"crossbow shooting"
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"small platform"
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"fun group"
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"small village"
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"local guide"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bamboo Experience... what an experience! Having spent 2 years in Southeast and East Asia, I've seen bamboo used at different occasions indeed, in real life and in museums, but never had I realized bamboo could be used in SO many ways. The half a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to The Bamboo Experience yesterday. 2 adults, and 3 children (9 years old). We had a total blast! It was such an amazing cultural experience and we all learned so much while having fun at the same time. The staff was very kind...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

This was my second trip to the Bamboo Experience, and every bit as fun as the first. We went on the half-day experience, and were charmed by the young fellow who explained the uses of various bamboo products--the experience heightened because he had used many...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

In such a short time I have managed to learn a lot about Lao traditions, culture and way of life. We saw how to use bamboo and even made small souvenirs to bring back home. We had a lovely lunch prepared in front of us....More

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

The guides, who spoke excellent English, provided many insights into Lao culture and traditions, including all the many household, hunting, musical, and entertaining items made from bamboo. The guides were charming and had many entertaining anecdotes about village life. In addition to learning about making...More

1  Thank IthacaGardener
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

I had a fantastic half day at Bamboo experience in a lovely location not far from Luang Prabang. Mr Somsoy and his lovely family showed me everything is possible to do with bamboo and it was a great discovery because I really realized that you...More

Thank teresa0033
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

A group of four of us went to the morning session. All activities were well presented, with a few laughs thrown in. The staff were very knowledgeable and very friendly. We loved all the activities, the archery, weaving , cooking, pinteq , musician and dancing....More

Thank Allyson B
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Somsay A, Owner at The Bamboo Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2018

Dear Allyson, Thank you very much for your review, it was great meeting you and your companions. All the best and regards, Somsay and family

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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Located about 10 minutes outside of the old city of Luang Prabang, this compound of Bamboo Experience is a wonderful place to be entertained and be educated about the many ways bamboo is used. The English speaking team share their knowledge of weaving baskets, uses...More

1  Thank Pauline A
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Somsay A, Owner at The Bamboo Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Dear Pauline, Thank you very much for your review, I am so glad that you enjoyed your time at the Bamboo Experience the other day. I hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday :) Best wishes, Somsay and family

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

We loved this experience. We learned so much. The staff was charming and the food was quite different and yummy. Everything about this experience was terrific. We would suggest you give it a try and you will not regret it!!!!

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Somsay A, Owner at The Bamboo Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Thank you very much for your review. Best regards, Somsay

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

We had the best night out with Si and his team. We learnt so much about Northern Thai and Hmong culture. And while we did it was just full of laughter. Shooting crossbows, stilts, weaving, music and preparing and cooking - you get involved in...More

Thank RobandJoPerth
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Somsay A, Owner at The Bamboo Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Thank you very much for your review. Best regards, Somsay

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