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Luang Prabang Library

Sisavangvong Road, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 254 813
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Learn some history

Has a good little section on Lao history which is most instructional. Buy a book for the Book Boat... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
anneliese95
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Hobart, Australia
A great place to donate some money, not update your Lonely Planet.

Reading some of the reviews in the past 10 or 15, it's pretty clear that a few people don't... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2017
Adam Y
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Sisavangvong Road, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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+856 71 254 813
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Reviewed February 2, 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.

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Reviewed January 11, 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
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Reviewed December 11, 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
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Reviewed September 23, 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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Reviewed September 20, 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.

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Reviewed April 13, 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...More

9  Thank Yogalover9
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Reviewed March 15, 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 February 20, 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...More

1  Thank Thom V
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Reviewed February 2, 2016

I was in Luang Prabang for a week, taking things gently, and went along to 'Big Brother Mouse' sessions three or four times. English speaking tourists are welcome to go and talk to young Laos. It's free form - you don't have to 'teach' -...More

2  Thank captainnedludd
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Reviewed January 18, 2016

The library runs a 'book tuk-tuk' project. Visitors buy a book for $2.50 and place it in a rack. When there are 100 books, the library takes them, either by boat or by tuk-tuk, to a village in the countryside where the children have no...More

1  Thank Maurice C
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