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Address: Sisavangvong Road, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
Phone Number:
+856 71 254 813
08:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 16:00

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A place to visit and donate book/s to chidren

Visited and bought some books for donation to children. Also bought a few books about Laos/history. A place worth to visit and spend a few dollars for children books.

Reviewed 10 March 2017
Western Norway, Norway
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Western Norway, Norway
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548 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Visited and bought some books for donation to children. Also bought a few books about Laos/history. A place worth to visit and spend a few dollars for children books.

Thank T3T
Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

It was a disapointement this visit because we could see very litle There was a photograph exebiton, even these one with few pictures

Thank AntonioAGSC
Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

Has a good little section on Lao history which is most instructional. Buy a book for the Book Boat and say Hello to Mr Sangdao.

Thank anneliese95
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Reading some of the reviews in the past 10 or 15, it's pretty clear that a few people don't understand the significance of this place or even 'get it' in any semblance of a way. This place isn't a place to get the latest Cleo mag or update your Lonely Planet from the 2015 to the 2016 version, it's a... More 

1 Thank Adam Y
Honolulu, HI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Most Laotian children do not have access to books especially those outside the main towns. Having simple things like books, writing utensils, stationary is really a luxury for most of these outlying areas. While I was there, I observed volunteers teaching spoken and written languages to children. It was a good feeling to see how many of the visitors to... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

A visit to this library was a fun and learning experience for all. It has both local and other language books. It also has kids toys. It operates the Lao Children's Library Boats, the only two in Laos. It gives book bags of hundreds of books to many villages.

Thank Tom Y
Penang Island, Malaysia
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

You can contribute by buying some books for 20k Kip and put it in the folder case which will be donated to the Laos rural children. You can also donate uniform for 1 child at only USD5 for primary student.

Thank CK_Ong8271
Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Husband and I knew about the work of this library to assist the poor children of Laos with education. Books are rare or non-existent in remote villages. When you see the poverty for yourself, you will understand. Poverty and a hand to mouth existence leaves little room for luxuries like books. Everyone can help because even a very small donation... More 

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Reviewed 16 March 2016

The library is very small and does not have very much of a collection. They could use more books in their library.

Thank Texsmom
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Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

I believe people there are doing a great job, however the way they call for help made me feel uncomfortable and excluded. Right in front of the office is the comparison between Laos and other (rich) countries, saying that GDP of Laos is 800 usd per capita which is only 1-2% of developed countries. A bit doutful about the numbers... More 

1 Thank Thom V

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