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Address: Luang Prabang, Laos
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4 days Laos tours including flight from Vientiane to Luang Prabang
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Whisky

I hate whisky, so that was never going to appeal to me, but you can see all the snakes in bottles and do some cheap shopping and support the locals ;)

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sharn R
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Mackay, Australia
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Mackay, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hate whisky, so that was never going to appeal to me, but you can see all the snakes in bottles and do some cheap shopping and support the locals ;)

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Madawaska, Maine
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just spent two hours at Whisky Village[ Baan Sang Hai].Many kinds of whisky moonshine,Loa wkisky [Lau Loa],wkisky with herb and some snakes,scorpians.The village is very well-known from the traditional moonshine made and very good jars[Hai]. There are many small store for selling souvenirs as silk, cotton, silver ..rings bracelets,bamboo craftings.

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Thank Korokoso
Naters, Switzerland
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there on our own by motorbike on our way to Pak Ou caves. We arrived at a time when there were no other tourists there so it was kind of relaxing to take a stroll through the village, no time pressure. We bought some fabric (cheaper than at LP night market, involves bargaining as always) and whisky and... More 

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Thank paisam
Palm Springs, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

A shame to see a town revolve around tourists and boats coming and going. That said the textiles that the women are working on and making are gorgeous. Wish I had space in my bag for 10 of them at least.

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1 Thank CorinaIW
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

An enforced stop on the way to the caves, those in my boat and I felt like hostages to pushy and suspicious locals hawking various types of tat, and the boat operator in league with them. They are not to blame of course - but the whole thing is awkward and unfortunate. None of us purchased anything, we didn't see... More 

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1 Thank SallyB186338
California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Quick stop to the waterfalls. You can bargain well for scarves (yes better than night market prices at times). Interesting bottles of whiskey from scorpion, snake, etc. cheap place for souvenirs. I'd say it is worth the quick stop to walk around and stretch out your legs.

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1 Thank Jess C
Cyberjaya, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Not much here, not worth the visit. Basically it's set up only to entertain the tourist. You can get some cloth, clothes, rice whisky, scorpion whiskey etc. free wine testing as well. Don't recommend to go on this if you're paying separately for it. Maybe if it's a tour package it's ok

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1 Thank yewvivian07
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

A real tourist trap. The whiskey is not very good but the story and pitch to get you to buy a bottle or two is interesting. You might find a photo op or two.

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1 Thank michael p
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Like to support the local artisans, and this is definately the cheapest place to buy souviners - better than the night market. But one stall making rice hootch does not a whisky village make.

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1 Thank Nigel M
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Whilst I can heartily recommend a saunter down the Mekong on the way to Luang Prabang via the Nagi of Mekong, this stop should in truth have been forgotten. In essence, the stop for whiskey tasting was largely a waste of time and simply represented yet another opportunity to help out the locals by buying something. There is I believe,... More 

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