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Ban Phanom

Luang Prabang, Laos
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Full-Day Luang Prabang Highlights Tour Including Kuangsi Waterfall
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  • Average18%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible6%
1 Apr 2017
“Former royal weaving village”
1 Jan 2017
“great place to buy your lao weavings”
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Luang Prabang, Laos
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple might be smaller than some others in LP but it is just as magical. We attended the evening prayers of the monks in the main hall after we were told that this temple might allow visitors to attend the prayers/chanting if they follow...More

Thank RealTravelPro
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Absolutely not worth the detour. Nothing to see at the village. You'll find all their stuff and much more at the night market. The only nice side attraction is the temple on the way to the village, which is a nice site indeed.

Thank ffrige
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Ban Phanom is located some 4 km north of Luang Prabang. This handicraft village was once the former royal weaving village.

5  Thank Wonder A
Reviewed 2 January 2017

A short motorbike ( or bicycle ride if you are keen) ride out of Luang Prabang takes you to the traditional craft centre where an interesting time can be had bargaining and laughing with the women selling traditional Lao scarfs, embroideries and shawls

Thank InaraKent
Reviewed 5 August 2016

This village a famous for hand loom weaving. You will see the incredible technique fo hand loom weaving into vibrant multicolor textile in diffrent patterns. A remarkable handicraft of Luangpabang.

Thank Chatt215
Reviewed 26 June 2016

I just wasted 100,000 lak for nothing after reading an article from visit-laos.com website about Luang Prabang attractions. Whoever wrote such article should be held responsible. Its a small handicraft/textile shop with couple of women weaving and stitching in a room behind the store. Thats...More

1  Thank Vineeth N
Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

Yes it's geared to tourists. Yes it's basically a textile market. However you get to wander around & get a feel for local life. It's educational & worth a short visit.

Thank Ted P
Reviewed 8 March 2015

This is a village with a few shops. There is a so called weavers cooperative and they try to sell the same stuff thats found all over Luang Prabang. Not worth it at all. Some of the pictures here do not pertain to this place.

1  Thank SagarVS
Reviewed 17 January 2015

The place has become a commercial rip off. Nothing much of the weaving activities to see. They just want to sell you stuff at high price..... way higher price than the identical items you can find at the night market. However the temple next to...More

2  Thank FahJaFah
Reviewed 9 January 2015

We have travelled around Asia quite alot and try to support local communities but felt like a trapped tourist waiting to be ripped off. I would have enjoyed watching the weavers work but the constant buy from me was to much. Really not worth visiting.

1  Thank DevonDawn
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