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T'Shop Lai Gallery

Vientiane, Laos
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Ranked #9 of 11 Shopping in Vientiane
Type: Specialty Shops
Most recent review
- Aug 4, 2014
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Brisbane
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Not a lot to buy especially if you are from SE Asia. There's coconut oil, lots of soap, and products move very slowly. I wanted to buy avocado oil as gifts but every bottle was past expiry date.

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NZ
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Small shop and gallery of locally made items By comparison with more tourist focused cities it is an "if you're passing" type visit - our hotel is close so we had a look Prices pretty high and I doubt they sell to many visitors

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Vientiane, Laos
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This is a wonderful shop ! I come here very often for shampoo, soap and stuff . This shop has wonderful table with coconut, I just cant describe to many good things. This shop must be on your MUST list

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We loved this shop when we went to it and bought some mosquito repellent (which is excellent) and a gift for my husband - a gorgeous wooden propelling pencil and case. However, within a month the propelling pencil stopped working and we cannot get leads to stay in it so it is useless. I emailed them three times and no... More

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Berlin, Germany
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191 reviews 191 reviews
80 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

I have no idea what people find interesting about this shop/gallery. The first time I was here 6 years ago, there was a kind of beautiful elephant museum in this building. Now it's another commercial tourist gallery. The natural cosmetics/soaps you get here are highly overpriced you get a similar quality in Thailand for half price! The staff are not... More

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Hadlow, United Kingdom
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159 reviews 159 reviews
28 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

We spent a morning pottering around the various handicraft shops and galleries, including Saoban, Elegant Boutique and a few others. We thought T'Shop Lai Gallery was the most interesting, with a great range of handmade soaps, old postcards, photographs and unusual coconut shell products for sale. Other reviewers have mentioned their mosquito repellent, which we didn't try. They also have... More

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Canberra
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

T'Shop Lai's range of products are excellent, the mosquito repellent in particular. Also the art work and craft work is some of the best available in Vientiane

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Vientiane
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

A beautifully done gallery filled with natural personal care products, home products, jewelry, local spices, and authentic crafts and furniture. T'Shop Lai provides literature about its focus on being socially conscious, so you can feel good about supporting a company that promotes fair trade, environmentally responsible production, and social and economic development in Lao PDR. The staff was very helpful... More

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