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Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre

125/10 Ban Saylom, Luang Prabang, Laos
+856 71 212 597
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The Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre is where the fascinating world of Lao textiles comes alive! Set in the grounds of a stunning tropical garden on the Mekong, it's the perfect place to learn more about this unique Lao art. We offer free guided tours where you can meet our weavers, artisans and even the silkworms. We also offer a range of classes in weaving and dyeing, which as our reviews show, are an unforgettable experience. Our Silk Road Cafe by the river is the perfect place to relax and enjoy our "east meets west" inspired menu, or simply enjoy the stellar sunsets with a refreshing drink.
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125/10 Ban Saylom, Luang Prabang, Laos
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+856 71 212 597
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Having purchased a beautiful wallhanging at the boutique in town, we were curious to see the entire operation. Its complimentary hot-pink tub-tuk whisked us away to the centre which is tucked away from the main road and bordering the peaceful Mekong River. After a brief...More

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Thank fostersd32
Reviewed 1 week ago

Once you've woven your own scarf, with a decorative band at either end, you'll never try and barter with the ladies in the market ever again! A wonderful experience and well worth the cost. Even if you decide not to do a course do visit...More

Thank juliashepherd2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did the weaving, natural dying and Hmong Batik, all of which were an amazing hands on experience. The atmosphere at the workshop is calming and beautiful, I felt very well looked after. I would reccomend this for anyone interested in handcraft.

Thank silksgirlnz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Passed by the boutique shops on main street and was charmed by the craft. The products seemed to be in superior quality and beautiful designed. We wanted to attend a short class but was unable due to past the schedule class time and attended a...More

Thank Rubychan84
OckPopTok_Manager, General Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Rubychan, Thank you very much for your kind message. It's always a pleasure to see that we can make our guests have a nice moment with us! Our tour leaders are all extremely passionate about their work here and our involvement with the local...More

Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

Really great museum - great guide and lots of information. Highlight was seeing the women weaving and the detail they have to go into!! Only downside was that there were no small items to buy in the shop. The shop is very expensive, but rightfully...More

1  Thank pettitt11
Reviewed September 3, 2017

Came browsing. Very beautiful handicraft. Pieces are not cheap but reflects it's high quality,worth visiting .

1  Thank koonlan1955
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

I visited the center and was given a free tour by Phout. He was very patience in explaining the process from silkworm life cycle to the dye making as well as the styles of weaving. The center has a peaceful atmosphere and I stay on...More

1  Thank Ling L
Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

the ock pop tok - "east and west" is an amazing local cultural center that givs the opportunity to practice local arts. Taking the weaving class was an excellant way to realize what it feels to create hand maid piece of cloth. The gide through...More

1  Thank vered l
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Holed up at the Silkroad Cafe for lunch and a spot of reading. Tasty Laotian food and would come back here again. Make use of the free tuk tuk to get to and from the boutique in town.

1  Thank Cheryl L
Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

We just wandered in and loved all of the products. The information about the products showed how much work goes into each one and gave us an insight into how weaving traditional loas products and designs has given woman around the country empowerment as well...More

1  Thank Katie W
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erin3461
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Response from OckPopTok_Manager | Property representative |
Sabaidee Erin, Thanks so much for reaching out and your interest. We have a variety of classes in terms of length, type and price. You can find more information on our classes on our website under the "create" tab If you... More
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