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Address: Sisavangvong Road, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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+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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Take some time to help Laos learn English - and learn about Lao life

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... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2016
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 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
Norwich, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 2 February 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' - and it can help to take along some photos of home, or of typical scenes... More 

2 Thank captainnedludd
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Reviewed 18 January 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 access to anything. If you can join one of these deliveries, it's a moving moment... More 

1 Thank Maurice C
Queensland, Australia
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2015

The library is located in the same street as the night market. It has borrowing facilities and a small shop where you can buy books and handicrafts and the proceeds go to the school. There is also small groups that come to the library between 9-11am to talk to native English speaking people to improve their English language skills. A... More 

1 Thank LeeAnn58
Beckenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 December 2015

Situated on main street this is a hub of community. We visited to drop off clothing which we brought with us for distribution to those in need.

Thank Deirdre B
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 21 December 2015

Cute little library where a lot of NGOs work out of. Nice place to check out if you want to see who's doing what work in town.

Thank Joua L
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Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

Not a must see but local lots people are eager to learn and this is an important resource for them. You'll be welcome and likely to meet and chat with keen locals.

1 Thank David_The_Kiwi_NZ
Redding, California
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Reviewed 3 November 2015

This library in the old part of Luang Prabang is small and stuffy and consisted of about three rooms. The most interesting thing was to see the monks eagerly studying and working on computers.

Thank Finsaeng
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 13 October 2015

I went there to drop off some bilingual books I had written. the place was jumping with energy and met Madame Chanta the librarian. This is not a library as such but a learning center. Laos like Fahrenheit 451 burned masses of books when the Pathet Lao came to power. Its is not known for its support of open education... More 

Thank MelodyLaos
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

Quite easy to spot this library, went in but there wasn't much to it. Not a must-visit but if you have spare time to spend then why not.

Thank rusticwanderess

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