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Address: Luang Prabang, Laos

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Bottles with snakes, spiders and insects

I guess the most interesting sight was to see the whisky bottles being filled not only with 50% of alcoholic liquid but also with snakes, spiders and other insects. The whisky... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2013
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San Francisco, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
34 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I guess the most interesting sight was to see the whisky bottles being filled not only with 50% of alcoholic liquid but also with snakes, spiders and other insects. The whisky making operation is small and unfortunately, our tour guides English was very limited so as soon as we asked more details (aside from his 3 min memorized monolog) he... More 

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Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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69 reviews 69 reviews
56 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Whisky village is interresting as producer of Laolao spirit, this time it was in bad quality and worse price. Laolao with snake in, is an good medicament for quicklier peristaltica and cleaning outputs of human organism as well. Better to go to day market and buy there a bottle of rafinery Laolao 10000 kipu each. I will have not reason... More 

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Bury st. edmunds
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165 reviews 165 reviews
66 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Wouldn't go out of my way to see this but was interesting and always nice to sample a novel new drink. Obviously some other villages are trying to sell some other stuff and does feel a bit like a well beaten tourist path

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Kuala Lumpur
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89 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

It is on the way to Pak Ou Caves. Normally the boat will stop for 45 minutes and allow us to visit this 'whisky village'. Special whisky can be get here. You can try the whisky before purchase. Others souvenir can be found too.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
50 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

We dropped by on the way back from riding elephants and ending up spending half an hour here. This wee village is lined with stalls filled with items which the locals have handcrafted. It's nice to take your time and wander around and hopefully contribute to the local economy to these talented people who deserve your custom. No need to... More 

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Waikato
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145 reviews 145 reviews
35 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

It’s hard to know what to do in these situations. The Whiskey Village is a small ramshackle, dirty tourist site where you get to wander and look at how people live and their crafts and wares. By western standards it is impoverished and basic and you are harassed to buy. They sell whiskey in jars with dead snakes, dead centipedes... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

This village relies on passing tourists to buy their products and it seems much better to buy from the people who are actually making the items than from those with a bigger mark up. The whiskey stills are primitive but a great photo opportunity. Sadly many whiskey bottles feature pickled snakes and scorpions. The beautiful hand crafted cushions,scarves, aprons and... More 

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Galway
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137 reviews 137 reviews
57 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We did this as part of our boat trip to the Pak Ou Caves. We stopped only for a few minutes to see how the rice wine and rice whiskey is made. It's quite interesting but the whole thing is really designed to get you to buy either the wine, or the numerous souvenirs (same as you'd fine in most... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012 via mobile

We visited a whiskey village on the banks of the meekong on the way to the Pak Ou Caves. Wary of this being a tourist trap I was hesitant walking up the wood and mud steps to the village but was pleasantly surprised by what I saw. Signs explained how the Lao Lao was made as the villages demonstrated behind.... More 

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opole
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

going to visit 5000 Buddas staztua Cave Zou have small stpo to visit Whiskz village, Its real home made whiskz'+ local moonshine whiskz-vodka-rum cheap and strong, Also old mode made shaw, some stuff, its a good 30 minuts time for visit, shopping -chaep- soma local fake orzginal, but this is just one place on the Laos ,so neccessarz visit and... More 

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