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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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“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 20 April 2017

Whilst we visited on Buddha Day when the normal workers had a day off we still enjoyed the experience. They showed us all the looms and then what they make the various coloured dyes from, some quite surprising. Then with assistance we chose a colour...More

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

Dear Paulette, Everyone here is happy to see that you had a great time with us. Our teachers are indeed very invested and they really enjoy it when they see people leaving with a smile on their face. Please come back again to try our...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017

We only visited briefly, over lunch hours, but really enjoyed the compound and the gorgeous handicrafts (yes, expensive, but gorgeous) - as well as the viewpoint bar. The centre also has a guesthouse and the rooms looked very fine, with a beautiful river view. I...More

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

Dear TainaPiippola, We are really pleased to see that you enjoyed your visit in our Center. Thank you for taking the time to write this comment! We would love to see you back there to stay in our Villa next time you visit us. Best...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017

We were picked up from our hotel and taken out to the centre, which is on the outskirts of the town. There is an archway to walk though that opens out onto some lovely kept gardens. We were greeted and shown over to the bar/cate...More

1  Thank Diver29
OckPopTok_Manager, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Diver 29, Thank you so much for sharing your experience here in such a lovely way. We are always happy when our guests have a good time with us. Please do not hesitate to come back to try our other classes! Best regards, Quentin.

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Booked a class while my husband went trekking. It was a wonderful experience - which I would repeat. I did the 3 hour course, was taken to the crafts centre and brought back again. Very relaxing, informative and came away with my very own table...More

1  Thank Jan D
OckPopTok_Manager, Owner at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Jan, We are all so glad to see that you enjoyed your class with us. I hope that your table mat is still making you proud, and that you will come back to try our other classes as well! Best regards, Quentin.

Reviewed 11 April 2017

I did the day-long dying and weaving course and an overnight stay. The course was so interesting! The shade variations and natural dye recipes are so cool. Being guided through the process, from picking to prepping, spinning to weaving, was great. Such impressive craftsmanship and...More

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

Dear Veenie, Thank you so much for leaving such a nice review on this site. We are glad to see that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay, and really look forward to see you again to try our new classes! Best regards, Quentin.

Reviewed 29 March 2017

Situated on the banks of the Mekong River, Ock Pop Tok is an ethical trading company with superb galleries and top textiles. Operating as a fair trade traditional weaving centre, visitors can also take classes in bamboo/textile weaving, dyeing of silk, drawing of batik or...More

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

Dear Wonder A, Thank you so much for leaving your comment on this site. We are always happy when we can share our values with our guests, and that they understand our mission here. We would be really happy to see you back if you...More

Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

A good friend of mine told me I must book a class here with my family and so we did. We are a family of four with two girls aged 10 & 14 and we booked a 1/2 day Natural dyes class. It truly was...More

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OckPopTok_Manager, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Dear Gillian, Thank you very much for your nice words! We are so glad that your daughters and you two enjoyed your day with us. Take care for the rest of your trip! Best, Quentin.

Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

If you are a fan of textiles or want to learn more about Laotian culture, this is a must do! (Or even if you are just hungry, their restaurant is excellent and provides a gorgeous setting along the river.) Completely worth the visit if you...More

1  Thank Foxtrotx
OckPopTok_Manager, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Dear Foxtrotx, Thank you for your amazing comment! We are always happy to see that people enjoyed their time with us, and the team will be really happy to read these words! Take care, Quentin.

Reviewed 20 February 2017

You visit several open air (covered) small buildings where master weavers ply their trade in silk, cotton, or other fabrics, and produce beautiful multi-colored clothing, textiles, purses, etc. You can learn the history of silk production and even take classes in dyeing and weaving. Of...More

1  Thank Frances J
OckPopTok_Manager, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Dear Frances, Many thanks for your lovely comment. We are glad to see that you enjoyed your visit of Ock Pop Tok... Next time, come for a class or a lunch (or both?) as well! Take care, Quentin.

Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

You certainly appreciate the work of master weavers after you attend this course -- it isn't easy, but they offer a lot of assistance! Also had a choice to dye 3 different colors of silk thread or 3 cotton napkins using natural elements (e.g., turmeric,...More

1  Thank PL8on
OckPopTok_Manager, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Dear PL8on, We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your class. I will let the teachers know about your nice feedback. Take care, Quentin

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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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