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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.
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“Great place”
Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

Myself and my friend popped in here to have a look at it is great. Very educational and everyone was really friendly. Would love to do a day course but we leave tomorrow. The whole place had a good vibe and I love that they are trying to keep the lao tradition in textiles alive. We had a tour of the studio, then a tuc tuc to the 'factory' and had a guided tour. All of this was free and very worthwhile. It is a must see!

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OckPopTok_Manager, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Thanks for taking to visit us and leave a review - we are glad you enjoyed the free tour. Hopefully next time you can experience one of our great classes!
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“Good experience”
Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

We did a Basket weaving Session in the Morning and a weaving session in the afternoon. Lovely to make Something for yourself using Traditional techniques. The women were all From the local villages. We were well Looked after throughout the day!

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OckPopTok_Manager, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this review, April 29, 2014
Thanks for your kind review - we are glad you were well looked after! We hope you enjoy your take home gifts and come back soon!
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“Fun morning bamboo weaving”
Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

We did the morning bamboo weaving class and had a lot of fun learning the techniques and about the center with our own teacher (for 2 people) in a scenic setting along the Mekong. Something different that's not offered in other parts of SE Asia.

Visited April 2014
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OckPopTok_Manager, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review - we are glad you enjoyed this unique experience!
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“A must do free tour”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

We stopped at the Ock Pop Tok store in Luang Prabung and the extremely friendly lady working at the store offered us a free tour of the Living Crafts Centre. She also offered us to see the printing press at the store. We gladly accepted and she called their tuk-tuk to come pick us up immediately. We were taken to the centre just outside of town where the tour began.

We were walked through the process of making the scarves and garments from the beginning of where the colours come from, to the weaving process, to the store were they sell everything. While the tour itself was free they do offer courses where you can actually be involved in the process, something maybe worth doing. All of this goes to helping the local community and the women making the scarves, a very worthy cause.

Visited December 2013
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OckPopTok_Manager, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this review, April 21, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to visit, and review us, we are glad you appreciated the tour!
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“Silky Experience”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

We stopped here as part of a group tour, and to my surprise, I found the experience very interesting and engaging. I have had no prior exposure to sericulture or textile production, but the presentation and demonstration piqued my interest and I found myself learning a lot about the industry and about the different types of silk fabrics. One of the members of our group even got to dye a piece of silk as part of a hands-on demonstration.

The cafe was also excellent. I had one of the best cups of coffee I had had during that entire trip and the food that was served for lunch was also excellent. Even though we are generally avoid shopping during "factory tours", we ended up buying many silk scarves and other items for presents from their collection.

This is not an obvious stop when you are visiting Luang Prabang, but it is definitely worth the time to go there and learn a bit about sustainable indigenous crafts, or just get an awesome cup of coffee and an excellent lunch in a lush and serene setting with an amazing view of the Mekong.

Visited February 2014
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OckPopTok_Manager, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this review, April 21, 2014
Glad we could pique your interest! Our staff takes pride in making a standout cup of coffee so this comment will be shared with them. We appreciate that you took the time to include us in your travels and hope to see you back again soon.
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