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Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre

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Address: 125/10 Ban Saylom (Opposite Phousi Market), Luang Prabang, Laos
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+856 71 212 597
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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The Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre is where the fascinating world of Lao...

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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Highlight of our trip!!

A good friend of mine told me I must book a class here with my family and so we did. We are a family of four with two girls aged 10 & 14 and we booked a 1/2 day Natural dyes... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good friend of mine told me I must book a class here with my family and so we did. We are a family of four with two girls aged 10 & 14 and we booked a 1/2 day Natural dyes class. It truly was one of the highlights of our trip and a day my children will always remember.... More 

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OckPopTok_Manager, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this review

Dear Gillian, Thank you very much for your nice words! We are so glad that your daughters and you two enjoyed your day with us. Take care for the rest of your trip! Best, Quentin. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a fan of textiles or want to learn more about Laotian culture, this is a must do! (Or even if you are just hungry, their restaurant is excellent and provides a gorgeous setting along the river.) Completely worth the visit if you come to Luang Prabang. They offer a free tuktuk between their shops in town to... More 

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OckPopTok_Manager, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this review

Dear Foxtrotx, Thank you for your amazing comment! We are always happy to see that people enjoyed their time with us, and the team will be really happy to read these words! Take care, Quentin. More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You visit several open air (covered) small buildings where master weavers ply their trade in silk, cotton, or other fabrics, and produce beautiful multi-colored clothing, textiles, purses, etc. You can learn the history of silk production and even take classes in dyeing and weaving. Of course there is a gift shop at the end, but the pieces are so well-done... More 

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OckPopTok_Manager, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this review

Dear Frances, Many thanks for your lovely comment. We are glad to see that you enjoyed your visit of Ock Pop Tok... Next time, come for a class or a lunch (or both?) as well! Take care, Quentin. More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

You certainly appreciate the work of master weavers after you attend this course -- it isn't easy, but they offer a lot of assistance! Also had a choice to dye 3 different colors of silk thread or 3 cotton napkins using natural elements (e.g., turmeric, annatto, indigo, etc). It's a fun day and well worth it!

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OckPopTok_Manager, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this review

Dear PL8on, We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your class. I will let the teachers know about your nice feedback. Take care, Quentin More 

Chongqing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Although woven items are everywhere in Luang Prabang, there's not a ton of info on how they're made, or by whom. The Ock Tok Pok center fills that void beautifully, with loads of people around to pepper with questions, a free tour (though it was canceled the day I went), and tons of displays full of great and specific information.... More 

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OckPopTok_Manager, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this review

Dear Sarucane, Thank you for taking the time to write a review here. Indeed, we had a few days when all our team members were busy teaching and we had no one to lead the tours. Everything is back to normal now, and I am glad that you still had a good time with us! Don't hesitate to come back... More 

Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

My group of 30 and I visited the Ock Pop Tok Crafts Centre this past January. Great place to learn about the many cultures of Laos. Great educational experience! I highly recommend a visit here when in Luang Prabang.

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OckPopTok_Manager, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this review

Dear Terry, Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We are glad that you could learn something from your visit here. Take care, Quentin. More 

Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We enjoyed our half day bamboo weaving class at Ock Pop Tok. Our teacher (Sith?) was very knowledgable, patient and friendly. Their shop on site has some gorgeous products, in particular their range of scarfs and wall hangings were fabulous, eventually deciding to buy one of each. This is also a great place to sit and chill overlooking the Mekong... More 

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OckPopTok_Manager, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this review

Dear Matthew, We are really pleased to see that you enjoyed your class here. Sith is indeed really a great teacher, we are very lucky to have him here. Thank you for such a nice comment! Take care, Quentin. More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Even though the food and drinks itself are soso, but the view, atmosphere and free tour are quite awesome. It's a bit far from the center, but worth to go.

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OckPopTok_Manager, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this review

Dear Tifii, Thank you for taking the time to write this comment. We are glad that you liked the free tour, do not hesitate to come back so that we can show you that our food and drinks are not that "soso" ;)... Take care, Quentin. More 

Luang Prabang, Laos
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Situated south of the main city about 15 minutes by complimentary tuk tuk from Ock Pop Tok on the historic peninsula, next door to 3 Nagas Hotel. Restaurant for lunch & dinner with Mekong views. Perched terrace for cocktails and fantastic sunsets. Weaving centre and retail outlet. Guided tours and learn to weave. Oh yes, there is also boutique accommodation... More 

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OckPopTok_Manager, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this review

Dear John, Thank you very much for such a nice review of our center. We are pleased to see that you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you back there any time soon! Best, Quentin. More 

Paris, France
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Very interesting discover Laos through textiles and for sure they have high quality and authentical local products. Perfect just to visit and learn about. But they practice absurd prices. You find exactly the same quality products in the museums shops for 25% the price. Initiatives to create economic opportunities for local artisans are great. But charging prices like this gave... More 

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OckPopTok_Manager, Manager at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, responded to this review

Dear KaissarZahle, Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion with us. We are really happy that you enjoyed the quality of our products and that you were able to learn from your visit. You are indeed totally right to say that it is possible to find quality products in other shops and museums in Luang Prabang. Weaving... More 

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