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Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre

Luang Prabang, Laos
071 253 364
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Ranked #10 of 44 Attractions in Luang Prabang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Museums
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N.E. Vic
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

One of the cleanest steps going up to a stupa we've been on in a while. Just under 200 steps to the top, clean, shaded paved path/steps to the top. Good view over Luang Prabang.

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berlin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Friendly staff and whilst not the most exciting place, it does as it is intended which is to show some history of the LAOS people from each of the different ethnic backgrounds including their clothing and also some of the unique things that they create...

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brussels
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Well laid out museum in a colonial mansion giving an excellent introduction to the rich variation of tribes in the country. If you like to know a bit more about all those lovely Lao people you meet, then you should go here. Highly recommended.

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Switzerland
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17 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Good presentation of Northern hill tribes through their costumes and jewels..Videos show their rituals.

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4 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I went here as I had some extra time to kill. For 25,000 kip, the exhibition is indeed very small. My friend and I finished the museum in about 45min. If you do not have the time or on a budget, you can skip this.

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Burgdorf, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

If you are very, very much interested in Ethnology or want to contribute to the Ethnology Cente ( the entrance fee of 20'000 Kip is quite high for what you get to see) than go ahead and visit the place.

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TAECLAOS, Manager at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting TAEC. Unlike many museums in Europe, we do not receive government funding to keep the museum open. The entry fee of 25,000 kip, about 3 US dollars, supports operational costs of maintaining our non-profit museum. We appreciate your review. More

Perth, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Little hard to find, Hotel had pamphlet,not been open that long. Interesting lots about all the ethnic tribes in Laos

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The entree fee was a little steep, but I thought that the map showing where the various ethnic groups live and showing examples of the very different tribal textiles and weavings was informative and well done researched. It is a little tricky to find but worth the short climb up the hill and some stairs. However once you get there,... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Although off the beaten track this Centre is well worth the effort to find. Located in a traditional Lao architectural style house the information is well presented and informative. I was confused about the ethnic tribes I had visited in Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand and the villages along the Mekong riverbanks in Laos but this Centre with its graphic displays,... More

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Winters, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A little difficult to find, after an uphill climb, you will come to a small, yet information filled little center. Great information boards about the ethnic groups in Laos, their customs and costumes. A little coffee place at the finish has interesting juices (jujubee and rosella) to try.

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