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Houey Hong Vocational Training Centre for Women

Lane 19, Houey Hong Village | Chanthabury District, Vientiane 0100, Laos
+856 21 560 006
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Learning and helping

It was a very humbling and inspiring experience to see the fantastic that this Centre is doing to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Zealand
Great way to spend half a day

If you have the time and are looking for something to do or if you plan on buying a scarf in... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Seoul, South Korea
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Houey Hong Vocational Training Centre trains Lao women in weaving, natural dyes, sewing, tailoring and business administration. Beautiful handwoven silk items are made on the premises, along with other products in a range of Lao textiles. Visitors can see the weaving and natural dyes, as part of the every day working environment at the centre. There is a retail shop, where handmade items of excellent quality can be purchased at reasonable prices. For those interested in textiles, or looking for a fun hands-on experience, there is a range of workshops ranging from a half day, full day, to several days. You can learn about natural dyes, and different weaving techniques.
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  • Average5%
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Lane 19, Houey Hong Village | Chanthabury District, Vientiane 0100, Laos
+856 21 560 006
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a very humbling and inspiring experience to see the fantastic that this Centre is doing to upskill women in villages in weaving techniques enabling them to earn a living and keep traditional craft going. The opportunity to create my own tie-dyed scarf in...More

Thank Pammage
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

If you have the time and are looking for something to do or if you plan on buying a scarf in Vientiane, why not make your own? I did the half day natural dye tour and it was great. You get to pick the pattern...More

Thank emily830419
Reviewed 10 June 2017

No doubt about it... This is an educational experience you'll remember. I had a great conversation with the lady who helps to manage the school, and truly enjoyed learning how to dye my silk scarf. This organization is doing good work in the world by...More

Thank Karilu5
Reviewed 6 June 2017

If you are a compassionate loving person you have to go and experince this. Learn first hand how these battered, handicapped, unskilled get the training to help them in their villages to survive and to become productive. It does not get funding from the government...More

Thank James V
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Good learning and income generating opportunities for women, good way to keep the traditional knowledge in terms of natural dying of local materials.

Thank Ketsamay R
Reviewed 17 January 2017

My fourteen year old daughter and I elected to take a half-day natural dying class, where we each tie-dyed a silk staff. Actually, I tie-dyed two as my younger daughter was unwell and couldn't come along so I made one to take back to her....More

1  Thank thornberrylara
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Went as a group of 2 and did the morning silk dyeing only. Our driver was absolutely amazing and gave us a lot of information regarding Lao culture and things to see while we were staying in Vientiane. On arrival we were greeted quickly and...More

1  Thank Rachel E
Reviewed 29 December 2016

They arrange for air-con van pick up at the True Color in Vientiane town. Had a great time learning to dye the scarf. Nice quiet place. Depending on your creativity, the scarf design and color turn out will be unique. The staff will brought us...More

Thank tanhosengkl
Reviewed 23 December 2016

My kids (aged 7 and 9) loved it. It is not all kids proofed by western standards, so it's better to watch your little one, but both my kids loved the experience. The ladies who were leading the activity were patient, but the kids were...More

Thank Dorota T
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Taking a full day to dye scarfs and weave our own was fun, but tiring. The dying is done in the morning. You get to choice your pattern and color, then do the actual dying (which is done differently depending on the color you choose)....More

1  Thank Tim H
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Dear Sumyatsandi , Thank you to contact us . What kind of Thesis are you going to write ? Where to submit ? Can you tell me your intention ? From Ms Chanthasne Inthavong, Representative of the Houeyhong Vocational Training... More
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