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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
Type: Museums
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Winters, ca
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106 reviews 106 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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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Sydney, Australia
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16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

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. If you are interested in the history of LAOS then definitely you will get something... More

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I visited the museum and was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the exhibitions. There were beautiful textiles from local hill tribes accompanied by well-written, concise text in multiple languages. The gift shop also has some beautiful pieces, I was especially impressed by the many woven scarves.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This museum is basically a small house but very well laid and provides a lot of information about different ethnics in Laos. It explains the differences of several tribes in Laos, including the display of culture and traditional clothing of each tribe. There were videos of how traditional ceremonies are held in Laos.

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Bangkok
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18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

TAEC is a small exhibition centre featuring displays about ethnic minorities living in Laos. the exhibits are well organised and informative. Although small, TAEC is the perfect size for a 1-2 hour visit. The handicraft shop sells goods made by local producers under Fair Trade.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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38 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Depends if you are really into this stuff I guess. Video was interesting. Clothing better at Ethnik fashion show. Shop too expensive. Central location.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Its quite a small museum but very informative. I didnt realise that Laos is made up of lots of different ethnic groups and this museum displays their differences really really well. I had a pleasant hour here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Centrally located,well presented place. Small cafe which you can visit without going through the centre.Likewise the shop selling local traditionally crafted products. Displays showing the lifestyle and costumes of local people. Recommend a visit

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This place contains really interesting displays and explanations of the ways of life of the different ethnic groups. There's also an interesting video. Well worth a visit!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This provides an interesting introduction to communities and traditions in Lao - an excellent addition to the many faces of Luang Prabang.

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