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Address: Luang Prabang, Laos
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4-Night Laos Tour to Luang Prabang from Vientiane by Air
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Local Whiskey

If you take a river boat ride up the Mekong you'll stop here Its interesting to see how they make the whiskey more interesting is how they get the cobras, frogs, scorpions inside... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
George T
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Edmonton, Canada
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Oakland, California
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite some other reviews, I found this was a good stop on the boat ride to the Batu Caves. Whisky tasting was ok, but unique to purchase a whiskey bottle with a snake inside at a low price. Many places to shop, especially if you can bargain in Laos. A bit rushed with only a 20 min stop.

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Kaydn215
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You'll stop here on your way to Pak Ou cave (or on the way back). The whiskey maker is friendly and speaks good English - he can explain all the different products to you. You can taste different rice wines and then the really strong local whiskey (50%). We bought some of the scorpion and other bottles for presents -... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you take a river boat ride up the Mekong you'll stop here Its interesting to see how they make the whiskey more interesting is how they get the cobras, frogs, scorpions inside the bottles. Maybe not for everyone you can also buy from them directly or go and get at the night market. Its fun and just one more... More 

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Labrador, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a regular tourist stop on the private boats. It's an opportunity to get off the boat, try some strong whiskey, and gasp at the snakes and scorpions in the bottles. I guess some people buy this stuff! The scarves were a welcome distraction. We bought a course cotton one for bargain price but were informed the 'pashminas' were... More 

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Londonderry
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

our guide was very knowledgeable and steered us away from the generic import stalls and straight to the traditional products. We were able to see how the process of distilling the rice whisky and best of all sample !! I ended up buying two bottles !!

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Singapore, Singapore
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't enjoy this. Traveling with my husband and 3 young daughters, this was a stop on a private boat tour. It felt very touristy and we were haggled to buy things we didn't want or need. It's not my scene but I'm sure lots of people love it. In my opinion a day spent in Luang Prabang would have... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is nice to buy things in this kind of place because you realize that they need the money you pay them.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

If you want to see young snakes and scorpions in whiskey bottles and then stand around for half an hour in the sun, this is the attraction for you.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is a strange little place where local Lao Whisky is made. It just grounds you to the basic process of preparing a good whisky. Great place off the coast of Mekong river and close to Luang Prabang

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Bretagne
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Avoid if you can, a real tourist trap! The only " fun part" is the " whisky" bottles with scoprions and snakes. Not a must to try!

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