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Opened in 2007, TAEC is a museum with permanent and temporary exhibitions about the diverse ethnic groups of Laos. Permanent Exhibitions highlight the Akha, Kmhmu, Tai Dam, and Hmong ethnic minorities. On display now is a special exhibition...more
This small well curated museum, shop and ethnology centre has authentic traditional hand made crafts, making it well worth a visit. It is dedicated to the many ethnic minorities which I personally love so much. If interested in these items, you will not be disappointed.
If you are interested in traditional arts & ethnology, I am sure you will find this place interesting. I am not that interested, so I was in and out within an hour.
Parts of Luang Prabang are an UNESCO heritage site. So I guess a...More
It's a small museum but interesting nevertheless.Explains a bit about the people and their culture.There is an entrance fee but didn't cost much.They also have an activity section for kids and tourists.
A short trip to the centre and we are pleased we took the time to do so. Well laid out and easy to move around and view displays. Fine examples of tribal art, clothing, and weaving. We were very impressed by the quality of the...More
We visited TAEC this afternoon after hearing good recommendations from other tourists. It was easy to find and the staff, particularly the man at the front desk, were incredibly friendly and helpful.
The exhibitions themselves were very very interesting and taught us a lot about...More
This small museum (TAEC)dedicated to the ethnic cultures of Laos.Located at the foot of Phousi Hill behind Dalat Market. There’s few signboard along the main road. This museum exhibits clothing, household objects and religious artifacts with detailed information and photographs. All information is presented in...More
Although not large, the Centre is informative and well set out. Interesting for us living in Myanmar was the similarities to Chin and Shan culture and the displays. The gift shop was great at promoting authentic, local products. Check opening hours (see picture) as closed...More
Response from TAECLaos | Property representative |
Thanks for your question and interest in TAEC! Currently, our permanent exhibition showcases in-depth exhibits on four of the ethnic groups in Laos (Akha, Hmong, Kmhmu, Tai Lue), as well as an introduction section with a... More
Thanks for your question and interest in TAEC! Currently, our permanent exhibition showcases in-depth exhibits on four of the ethnic groups in Laos (Akha, Hmong, Kmhmu, Tai Lue), as well as an introduction section with a map, listings of all the officially recognised groups in Laos, and common categorisations. The temporary exhibition currently on display is "Seeds of Culture" featuring ethnic groups from Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand, with jewellery, headdresses, and traditional clothing.
There are thought to be over 100 different groups in Laos, but instead of trying to interpret all of these ethnicities (which would be quite overwhelming!) we have chosen to provide an accessible look at a few of the groups. Through these groups, we can demonstrate the issues that many of Laos' ethnic communities are undergoing, and highlight the fascinating material culture, rituals, and beliefs that are still thriving in Laos.
The entry fee is 25,000k (about US$3.00). Every Friday at 3pm, there is a free tour, and Thursdays and Saturdays, we hold handicraft workshops -- Hmong Embroidery and Kmhmu Basket Weaving. Please check our website and FB pages for more information!