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Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre

Open today: 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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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...more
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125/10 Ban Saylom, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Reviewed 5 days ago

For anyone who enjoys textiles, this is not to be missed. Pricey -- but money goes to local weavers who can use it. And the textiles are spectacular.More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Hilary K, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for the amazing 5-star review! Yes, the reason why we are priced slightly higher than other places is to reflect our company mission, which is to uphold fair trade values of producing high quality, authentic, handmade products using the finest natural...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

OCT POP TOK LIVING CRAFT CENTRE BACKGROUND/CONTEXT One of the best ways to explore Laos Culture is through a weaving class at the Oct Pop Tok Living Craft Centre. The place Oct Pop Tok, literally translates to “East meets West” is the This place is...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Hilary K, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for the elaborate and amazing 5-star review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and weaving class. It's truly appreciated by all of us here, especially our Activities team, who work hard at making sure the classes are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great to see local folk carrying on traditional crafts thought from their mothers. Lovely location and great shop

Date of experience: April 2019
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Hilary K, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review and 5 star rating. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you back in Luang Prabang one day soon. Khob chai! Hilary and the Ock Pop Tok team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is not a lot to see here. No one there to explain what the materials are or culture involved, which is why we went to this centre.More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Hilary K, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear that you did not find anyone here to explain our Living Crafts Centre to you. One of your main goals is education and providing visitors with an opportunity to Discover Laos through its textiles. To...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After learning about the Centre I signed up for the 1/2 day weaving class and made my own silk piece. Loved it! I learned so much and have infinite respect for the weavers at the Centre!More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Hilary K, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review and 5 star rating. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience and were able to make your own silk weaving in our class. We hope to see you back in Luang Prabang one day soon....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wish I had dropped into the Ock Pop Tok shop before I filled my luggage with 'stuff' from the Night Market! The quality of the work here is superb and very competitively priced. I also like the fact that there is a social enterprise...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Hilary K, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review and 5 star rating. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience and found a great souvenir woven by Mrs. Noot. I hope that you enjoy the products while in Canada and that they bring back...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This social enterprise supports local villagers by employing the to weave fabric which is then made into goods and sold either her at the craft centre or in the shops in Louang Prabang. The centre is out of town and being on that side I...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Hilary K, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review and 5 star rating. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour. The prices of our weavings reflect our commitment to the values of fair trade and producing high quality finished products using the finest natural...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I travel, I am always partial to souvenirs that are authentic to the locale, versus cheap and imported crafts. Sometimes, it is tough to tell what is authentic when at the local Markets. However, I found exactly what I was looking for at Ock...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Hilary K, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review and 5 star rating. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience and found a great souvenir for yourself and your friend. As you note our prices reflect our commitment to fair trade, quality work, women's...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sadly no one was there demonstrating the weaving so I didn't get to see anything, but it was nice to browse the shops and see what they were selling. I ended up buying some bamboo straws. I always love supporting something for a good cause!...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Hilary K, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the message. I am also sorry that you missed the weavers. It sounds like you visited on a Buddhist day. According to the Buddhist religion, people are not allowed to create things on the buddhist days. There are 2 buddhist days per...More

Reviewed April 13, 2019

We visited Ock Pop Tok with the free tuk tuk from their old town shops. After strolling through the wonderful grounds and learning about silk production and weaving on the free tour, we observed 3-day course participants spinning and dyeing silk and operating the looms,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Hilary K, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the review and 5 star rating. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at our Centre and our Silk Road Cafe. We hope to welcome you back one day soon so that you can take a class! Khob chai,...More

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chanlil
November 18, 2017|
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Response from Hilary K | Property representative |
Hi Chanlil, Our Center is opened every day from 8 am to 4 pm for our classes and 7 am to 630 pm for our restaurant. Hope to see you there! Quentin.
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erin3461
March 20, 2016|
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Response from Hilary K | 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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