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Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre

125/10 Ban Saylom (Opposite Phousi Market), Luang Prabang, Laos
+856 71 212 597
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The Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre is where the fascinating world of Lao textiles comes alive! Set in the grounds of a stunning tropical garden on the Mekong, it's the perfect place to learn more about this unique Lao art. We offer free guided tours where you can meet our weavers, artisans and even the silkworms. We also offer a range of classes in weaving and dyeing, which as our reviews show, are an unforgettable experience. Our Silk Road Cafe by the river is the perfect place to relax and enjoy our "east meets west" inspired menu, or simply enjoy the stellar sunsets with a refreshing drink.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“weaving class” (27 reviews)
“free tour” (23 reviews)
“silk worms” (21 reviews)
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125/10 Ban Saylom (Opposite Phousi Market), Luang Prabang, Laos
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+856 71 212 597
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I spent 3 nights and did the 2-day dyeing and weaving course. OTP crafts centre offers a serene atmosphere by the Mekong which surely owes a lot to the warmth welcome of the staff. Higly recommended!

Thank Nadège R
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love textiles and the history, This is a place not to miss. It is a social enterprise created by women, run by women for women. It is a village industry of 400 women throughout Laos. Their objective is to elevate the art culture...More

Thank James V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a integrated one stop centre for a taste of Laotian food and crafts. We had a very nice lunch served in a scenic restaurant next to the river. We were then conducted on a very educational tour on natural dyes ( I...More

Thank Thelma K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bar and restaurant has a great view over the Mekong from a lovely decked area. The food is great, staff are wonderful and the surroundings are beautiful. It's a lovely place to visit, a great hidden gem and a must if you are in...More

Thank Caren M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a heritage shop and it conducts fabric dyeing classes. you go through the different stages of dye printing. the classes are conducted in english and the staff are all friendly. a good experience.More

Thank jeff1955malaysia
OckPopTok_Manager, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Jeff, Thank you so much for leaving such a nice review. We are really happy to see that you enjoyed your class, do not hesitate to come back during your stay to try another one, or to have lunch at our Silk Road Cafe!...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

My wife persuaded me to go to silk dyeing with her. Reluctantly I went but I have to say I am glad I did. We had an interesting tour around the grounds and we saw silkworms, the process of making silk. We also saw a...More

Thank Spyro K
OckPopTok_Manager, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Spyro, Thank you for taking the time to write this nice review about us. We are all glad that your wife and you enjoyed your time here, and hope to see you come back less reluctantly next time, now that you now dyeing can...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017

Good visit to see very talented craftsmen working hard and being rewarded adequately for such high standards. Lovely gifts to buy. I would like to know if it is possible to buy these goods in England!!!!

Thank Alison755
OckPopTok_Manager, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Allison, Thank you very much for such a nice review! You can buy most of our products from England as well, via our website. However, we hope to see you back here in person! Best regards, Quentin.

Reviewed 3 May 2017

I took the half-day fabric dyeing class at Ock Pop Tok when travelling alone in Luang Prabang. Oun, our instructor, was very knowledgeable and walked us through the entire process of making natural fabric dyes - from picking indigo leaves to steeping the dye to...More

Thank ashleyllee
OckPopTok_Manager, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Ashley, Thank you very much for leaving such a nice comment here. Oun is really happy to read that you remember your experience and that you had a great time here! We all hope to see you again! Best regards, Quentin.

Reviewed 2 May 2017

We were staying on the edge of Luang Prabang so decided we would walk to Ock Pop Tok - actually it didn't take long at all. It was a lovely tranquil place and it was great to see the explanation to how the colours of...More

Thank LockyNorwich
OckPopTok_Manager, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear LockyNorwich, Thank you for sharing your experience here. Sorry that the weavers were not here during your visit, they are all entitled to take a day off for every special buddhist day. But it's great that you in the end got to see the...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

We visited the shop in town and learned of the opportunity to learn weaving and dying at their craft center. We took the help day class and enjoyed ourselves. Learning how these crafts are created is the best way to gain an appreciation for the...More

Thank Claudia R
OckPopTok_Manager, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Claudia, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. Sorry to hear that the class was not exactly what you expected. Next time do not forget that you can combine all our half day classes together so that you can...More

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erin3461
We are keen to do this class. Can you provide cost details? Ta. Erin
21 March 2016|
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Response from OckPopTok_Manager | Property representative |
Sabaidee Erin, Thanks so much for reaching out and your interest. We have a variety of classes in terms of length, type and price. You can find more information on our classes on our website under the "create" tab If you... More
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