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Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed December 6, 2012

We did the one day natural dye and weaving course - and I wish we'd had time to do more! I have a new appreciation for the incredible skill and time that goes into the handicrafts we bargained so hard for at the markets! The staff were exceptional - helpful, good communicators despite sometimes limited english, and very friendly. Lunch was gorgeous and fresh, the class size just enough to enjoy and the ethos behind the organisation clear throughout the day. What a wonderful way to preserve and promote local women artisans in an impoverished part of the world. We'll be heading back there next year hoping to do the 3 day course and stay in what looked like a beautiful villa.
Can't fault this organisation or experience.
x Rebecca, Heath & Wes

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OPT_Admin, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2012

Thanks for such a nice review. We look forward to your return visit and Im sure your family will be very happy in our villa.

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Reviewed November 11, 2012

An amazing place that was the perfect end to our trip. The accommodation was fantastic with great attention to detail and we loved that each of the 4 rooms (of which we stayed in two) were themed around a specific tribe, and decorated with their textiles/culture in mind. The comfy beds were also a pleasant surprise, especially after a month travelling around South East Asia.

The staff were very welcoming, and the grounds are really well maintained, but it was the views over the Mekong and being able to meet with and watch the weavers at work on site that make this place really stand out. A lovely start the day was eating breakfast overlooking the river and then being able to end the day watching the sunset on the balcony, whilst sipping a Beer Lao. Taking a class at the centre was another highlight and although my husband was initially reluctant to do so we both really enjoyed ourselves. The scarfs included in the price of the class we did also made great presents for people when we got back home.

Some people may be put off because the villa is a bit out of the town, but there are bikes available (about a 10min ride) and the fact that Ock Pop Tok is a little hidden away actually only adds to its charm.Tuk Tuks are easy and cheap and Ock pop Tok provides a shuttle to their shops in the centre.

This was an absolute gem and well worth a visit, either to stay, eat or to spend some time immersing yourself in some of the Laos culture. Highly recommended.


Visited in August 2012.

Thank Mike R
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OPT_Admin, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2012

Wow, thanks Mike. Really appreciate you taking the time to write a review and very happy that we could provide you with an excellent stay. We hope to see you again one day.

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Reviewed September 17, 2012

The guide book made it sound like you should only go to take a class, but it actually offers a "guided tour" of the story of weaving from silk worms and natural dies to watching young women weaving and there's gorgeous (expensive) things in the shop! Bring money... but if you love textiles, do not miss this place!

Thank MAChanoi
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

We only visited the shop in town but I would love to visit again and do a course.
We bought beautiful silk scarves, skirts, stuffed toys and wall hangings, most with details of the creator. A little pricier than the markets but then, I'm happier to pay for the real thing and better quality.

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Reviewed September 6, 2012

I think it is a shame that this place is listened in the 'shopping' section; this beautiful centre is beautifully located beside the Mekong, has a very interesting menu and drinks and everybody can get a FREE tour who gets there! They also offer weaving, dying and other courses. If you are there already, you might as well check out the Phousi Market opposite the main road.

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