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A little stop

A little stop on a river trip. You can see how the locals make rice whiskey out of a still. Overall not much but it's a peak into rural life in Laos.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Westwood, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A little stop on a river trip. You can see how the locals make rice whiskey out of a still. Overall not much but it's a peak into rural life in Laos.

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Warren, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We visited the Whiskey Village - I think the name of the village is really Ban Xang Hai - to sample lao lao, a whiskey made from sticky rice. Many bottles of this fire water are available for sale with cobras staring out through the glass. Some have scorpions and arachnids inside. It was explained that the essence of the... More 

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Bristol, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We stopped here during our river cruise. We were able to sample the beverages. Many wanted to purchase bottles containing snakes, scorpions, etc. We were told it was not legal to bring into the US. Some people did purchase the novelties.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This is over rated. Most of the looms looked abandoned and not one was in active use. Most of the fabrics were the same as per the night markets. The jars of whisky were the SAME as I have seen on other posts on TripAdvisor. Best part was seeing the young children roaming the dusty streets - challenging to consider... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

1 it's not whiskey and 2 it's not whiskey There I've said it. If you want to be chased around a village having tat pushed at you. This is definitely your thing. Sorry, I find it degrading for all parties. Should have sat this one out.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Usually a part of a river cruise. The village is nice to wander thru. Yes some will say tourist trap but tourism is how they survive. Try the Lao Lao ( whiskey ) just not on an empty stomach.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The Whiskey Village, which we had high hopes for, turned out to be nothing more than a few shacks with women selling bottles of whiskey. Don’t get me wrong, seeing the jars of whiskey with giant scorpions and snakes was awesome, but we were hoping that there was a factory or something. Instead, all the Whiskey Village was was a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

You can do it as one of the landings when on a boat trip in the Mekong. It is touristy, almost the same handicrafts that you will see in the markets, bottles of local brew sometimes with immersed reptiles, but all at better bargains than in town. You will also see the weaving sections in this village so would summaraise... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Just another village with the same goods being sold. Yes, they have a local brew with strange creatures in the bottles. Where ever you go, one finds the same goods just that the price is a bit lower. Villagers will try to sell their stuff and you will find that almost any price that you quote is likely to be... More 

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We were riding our motorbike on the way to Pak Ou Caves and we smelled some liquor. We stopped and there was Was Whiskey Village. I wouldn't have known that because there aren't any sign in English. They do have a picture of some jars with liquor though. We walked around and I paid 20K Kip for a little bottle... More 

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