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4 days Laos tours including flight from Vientiane to Luang Prabang
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One way to eke out a living from tourists

A small village on the side of the Mekong on the route upstream to the Tham Ting cave. A stopping off point for many of the tourist craft as the village features a Laotian rice... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 November 2016
Travlintone
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

A small village on the side of the Mekong on the route upstream to the Tham Ting cave. A stopping off point for many of the tourist craft as the village features a Laotian rice distillery making ‘whisky’ although there is zero comparison with whisky other than it’s got a very high alcohol content. Lots of stall selling the normal... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We took a lovely three hour boat trip up the river stopping off at the whisky village. It was well worth it. You can see how they make the whisky and get to try some - there are three varieties. Be careful of the cork tops of the bottles if you buy some, as they leak.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

These people look as though they are living hand to mouth...buy some of their very cheap wares! Be aware that the way up from the river is a real goat track...not suitable at all for the elderly or those with hip/knee problems...

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Whisky Village was a really pleasant stop on the way to the caves. We tasted several varieties of local drinks (including Lao Lao which was potent!) but I'd say the highlight was all the local craftspeople in the stalls doing traditional weaving and the nice, though understated, temple at the end of the road. I just wish we had more... More 

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New Zeland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

As per the title of my review not the biggest fan but had to try all the same. My daughter & girlfriend bought a gift bottle for each of their partners as gifts. Quaint little village.

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Ernakulam, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Whiskey Village was included in our package tour, we visited there afternoon, some shops were shut, and only few were opened, i tasted the Rice wine, Good to see scorpions and snakes in the bottle..

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Thank Hari S
Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This was an interesting stop on our tour of the Meekong River from Luang Prabang. We stopped here and also at Pakou Caves before heading home - It is a working Laos village and we saw them working some looms to make beautiful scarves and other garments. The whiskey was good and there was some with snakes and scorpions (for... More 

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birmingham
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We only paid a short visit here, including some tasting for those who were interested. Had a walk round afterwards and noted quite a few stalls selling locally made gifts.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We visited Whisky village on a day cruise down the mekong, what a wonderful experience to visit this typical Lao village and see the locals at work, this village was a stop off on the way to the Pakou Caves which sit amongst limestone cliffs where the Mekong and the Nan Ou rivers meet, the caves are split in 2... More 

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Lisboa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

if you are the kind that likes to see/experiment the odd .... snakes are dipped into a rice liquor to make it stronger ...or so the villagers say. Not much abt the manufacture process.

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