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Luang Prabang Library

Sisavangvong Road, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 254 813
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Elegant building; good bookshop

This contains one of the two or three bookshops in LP. With copies of most of the guides and books... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wallingford, United Kingdom
Great place

interesting place, A visit to the LPB library is always worthwhile. Chantha has also developed... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
Ellis S
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Sisavangvong Road, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 254 813
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This contains one of the two or three bookshops in LP. With copies of most of the guides and books that have been written about the town and the area over the years. Second-hand book swapping available.

Thank spanner48
Reviewed 26 August 2017

interesting place, A visit to the LPB library is always worthwhile. Chantha has also developed programs which establish" seed libraries" in rural school - changing the way books are used in primary school area.

Thank Ellis S
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

This is a very small library with a very small collection of books. They do try to sell some souvenirs for the local people here, for example the Aluminium bangles made from Un-exploded bombs or old war planes. They also encourage people to buy and...More

Thank Pak Soon L
Reviewed 19 May 2017

it is located just opposite the Royal Palace museum. It is housed in an old colonial building. you can buy a book or donate books or cash to help the poor kids to get a better education in life. they are still struggling from the...More

Thank jeff1955malaysia
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
Reviewed 25 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
Reviewed 2 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
Reviewed 11 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...More

2  Thank Adam Y
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...More

1  Thank kcchin
Reviewed 23 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...More

Thank Tom Y
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