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“Guided visit around the workshops of Artisans”
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Artisans du Mekong
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Owner description: Artisans du Mekong is a haven for visitors to Luang Prabang. Conveniently located across the Nam Khan, in Ban Nong Xai, or the area locally known as "the paper village", it can be easily reached by automobile, bicycle or even by foot from the downtown area. Re-opened and re-invigorated July 2012, there is a retail store supporting Lao communities, Ma Te Sai, as well as Artisans du Mekong showroom representing Lao and regional artisans. A gallery space has changing exhibitions showcasing local culture and traditions. Our courtyard cafe is a great place to relax, serving fair trade lao coffee, noodle soups, baguettes and home-made cake and ice-cream. Unique local products are made on site, one workshop is devoted to creating Spirit Houses and one soon to be home of Na Xao Botanicals.
Reviewed October 23, 2013

A free guided tour of the workshops of the Artisans with the option to buy some of their work in the shop. Extremely interesting and keeping alive the crafts passed down through generations.

1  Thank Christine C
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

We used bikes from our hotel to visit this mix of traditional Lao buildings housing a craft shop, a gallery and a small cafe. It was a morning well spent. We were able to invest in local crafts that you would not neccessarily find in the market. We had a drink and were able to chat to Emi, one of the partners who talked enthusiastically about the project and was able to direct us to other workshops in the village to see paper being made.

1  Thank Julie C
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Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

I stumbled across this place after having rented a bike and headed out of the old city. The coffee was good and the owner , Emmy was lovely and very friendly. Spent the afternoon chatting like I had known her forever, and was made to feel very welcome by both herself, the staff and her dog. The gallery attached is also worth a look. I really enjoyed my afternoon here.

1  Thank creinhardt1
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Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

Met one of the proprietors and she was very friendly and helpful. Was a great spot to chill for a few, shop, if you like, and have some homemade ice cream.

1  Thank djboals
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Reviewed January 26, 2014
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