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Artisans du Mekong - CLOSED

Ban Nong Xai | "Paper Village", Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 254 981
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IF YOU LIKE LOCAL ART, DON'T MISS ARTISANS DE MEKONG

SUMMARY: Located just outside the city, you can get here by car or boat. We choose to come by... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2015
DHWShanghai
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Shanghai
via mobile
For a Glimpse of Local Laotian Art

Anyone interested in the local talent must visit the Artisans du Mekong in Luang Prabang. It will... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2014
AHStorAnto
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Warsaw, Poland
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Artisans du Mekong is a haven for visitors to Luang Prabang. Conveniently located across the Nam Khan, in Ban Nong Xai, or the area locally known as "the paper village", it can be easily reached by automobile, bicycle or even by foot from the downtown area. Re-opened and re-invigorated July 2012, there is a retail store supporting Lao communities, Ma Te Sai, as well as Artisans du Mekong showroom representing Lao and regional artisans. A gallery space has changing exhibitions showcasing local culture and traditions. Our courtyard cafe is a great place to relax, serving fair trade lao coffee, noodle soups, baguettes and home-made cake and ice-cream. Unique local products are made on site, one workshop is devoted to creating Spirit Houses and one soon to be home of Na Xao Botanicals.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible8%
4 Jan 2015
“IF YOU LIKE LOCAL ART, DON'T MISS ARTISANS DE MEKONG”
12 Mar 2014
“For a Glimpse of Local Laotian Art”
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Ban Nong Xai | "Paper Village", Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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+856 71 254 981
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Reviewed 4 January 2015

SUMMARY: Located just outside the city, you can get here by car or boat. We choose to come by boat because it allowed us to experience the Mekong a bit. There are a lot of stores in this village offering everything from clothes, scarves, silk,...More

1  Thank DHWShanghai
Reviewed 12 March 2014

Anyone interested in the local talent must visit the Artisans du Mekong in Luang Prabang. It will be an eye opener to them. The place is secured inside a compound and displays most of the work done by local artisans. The beauty about the place...More

1  Thank AHStorAnto
Reviewed 14 February 2014

We went for a walk to the paper village with the idea that we would be able to have lunch here. In fact the place can hardly be called a cafe or even a snack bar. There is virtually no choice on the menu and...More

Thank Paristan
Reviewed 13 February 2014

It is located in the paper valley and just across the Nam Khan. You can reach there by motors, bicycle or even by walk from the downtown area. They change exhibitions and the gallery space is very awesome. The products are all from the local...More

1  Thank DLoveLowell
Reviewed 10 December 2013

Lovely products, some genuinely hand made but many imported mass productions. Nevertheless it is a nice store and has some good quality stuff at good proces.More

2  Thank poohtravel
MekongQueen, Owner at Artisans du Mekong, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2013

Thank you for your kind review. I am not sure how you could think we have mass made products as all our products come from villages around Laos, under the Ma Te Sai brand, or are by artisans here. I think some people get us...More

Reviewed 23 November 2013

A friend and I hired bikes in town and took a self-guided tour out towards the sa paper/weaving villages of Ban Xien Glek, Ban Nong Xai and Ban Xang Khong. It is a very pleasant trip once you get over the bicycle bridge on the...More

2  Thank Lanethailand
MekongQueen, Owner at Artisans du Mekong, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2013

Thank you for your review, it really does explain well the bike experience to Artisans du Mekong, and as you mentioned a relaxing turn around point. Our exhibitions have now changed, we have a black and white photo exhibition by Georges. A. Bertrand "Luang Prabang...More

Reviewed 11 November 2013

I am a tourleader, taking groups around Laos. I highly recommend to NOT MISS this place while visiting Luang Prabang. It gives a really, really good insight to Laotian handicraft and the atmosphere in the village is peaceful, idyllic and calm. The people out there...More

2  Thank AnyaPalm
Reviewed 23 October 2013

A free guided tour of the workshops of the Artisans with the option to buy some of their work in the shop. Extremely interesting and keeping alive the crafts passed down through generations.

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 1 August 2013

We used bikes from our hotel to visit this mix of traditional Lao buildings housing a craft shop, a gallery and a small cafe. It was a morning well spent. We were able to invest in local crafts that you would not neccessarily find in...More

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 13 July 2013 via mobile

I stumbled across this place after having rented a bike and headed out of the old city. The coffee was good and the owner , Emmy was lovely and very friendly. Spent the afternoon chatting like I had known her forever, and was made to...More

Thank creinhardt1