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Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre

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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
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Ban Khamyong | At the foot of Phousi Hill next to Dara Market, Luang Prabang 06000, Laos
+856 71 253 364
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A really great place to view the diversity found across Laos. Fascinating place to wander through. Really enjoyed the different displays.

Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It helps you to have a general view of Laos ethnics. Well informed and friendly staff, Exhibitions and films both added to the static displays. . and a gift shop.

Thank amylee1989
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Totally fascinating place to visit. Well laid out and cool. Exhibitions and films both added to the static displays. Well informed and friendly staff. Good gift shop.

Thank wendyingiro
TAECLaos, General Manager at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Wendy, we appreciate you taking the time to share your review!

Reviewed 11 August 2018

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.

Thank fiamma11
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Ks T
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank Jued12
Reviewed 5 July 2018

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

Thank Robin-Claude43
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Joshua C
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

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

Thank teepatee
Reviewed 16 June 2018

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

1  Thank poppetann
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Ngan H
14 November 2016|
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