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“Great way to give back and meet locals!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Luang Prabang Library

Luang Prabang Library
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Netherlands
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664 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
“Great way to give back and meet locals!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

The library experience was great as we could give some money to buy books for the boat library which distributes books to the villages children. You can choose which books you want to donate and put them in bags which makes you part of the process. I also spent 2 hours with a novice monk ,helping him with his homework, sharing pictures and experiences. i came back with a friend!!

Visited January 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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“Great Cause”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

We went here one afternoon and met the lovely woman who runs it. This library donates books and uniforms to students who do not have access to reading material or clean uniforms. You can even borrow books for a day or two.

Visited December 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Nice little library”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

Interesting place, small with quite a lot of books. There are monks there learning English. Library is right in town, so can pop by easily.

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UK
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“Buy a school book for a remote rural villager child!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2013

Please make this part of your visit to Luang Prabang and share this! Your donation - books start from as little as 10,000Kip (that's like less than $2) - makes a huge difference. I've seen the library staff in action when they distribute your donations to some remote villages - the children's response is priceless and you just made that sunshine happen! Please visit the Library and say 'hello' :-)

Visited November 2013
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“Not a stunning building but love their work!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013

Went here for the book exchange, i actually didn't find anything i wanted but we spoke to one of the workers who explained about the money giving to the children here in the town for books for schools and were impressed by his enthusiasm and non pushiness! Even if you don't need a book, go and show your support! There are computers for use too.

Visited November 2013
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