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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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Whiskey and textiles

Just a stop of the boat during the Mekong River cruise to the Pak Ou Caves. A distilery like the moonshine places where an old vat and a fireplace plus the work of the operator... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jerzy G
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Olsztyn, Poland
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Melksham, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in here, as part of a trip to visit the Pak Ou caves. It was nice to stop off for a while and walk around the village. As a chemist, I found the Lao whisky production enjoyable, and the place had a good laid-back feel to it. I enjoyed seeing the weaving, too.

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Tehran, Iran
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212 reviews
201 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you think you will see a village that they make all whisky ;you are wrong.before riding to mekong to go to cave you pass this village .but what you will see is onle a man that sells some whisky and a distillation machine that is not working it is a bad show.you will find better whisky in the town.... More 

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Chatham, Canada
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121 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only reason I gave this 2 stars instead of one is because I feel sorry for the poor people who are trying to make a living at this place. This is nothing more than another shopping opportunity, in case you haven't had enough of those already!! It's a sad place really and I can't recommend it.

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Olsztyn, Poland
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125 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a stop of the boat during the Mekong River cruise to the Pak Ou Caves. A distilery like the moonshine places where an old vat and a fireplace plus the work of the operator are the base for production of alcohol. The temperature plus the alcohol content are enough to sanitize the product, which in itself is nothing special.... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited as part of boat trip to caves. If you have already walked round local villages, it's no different.

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Tampa, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here we are crusing along the Mekong River and behold a Whisky still stop! Now that is a great river cruise.

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Orlando, Florida
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825 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,773 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overseas Adventure Travel tour company sent me up the river☺ Literally! A pleasant boat ride upstream and our group of 16 disembarked at what reminded me of the 1960s Petticoat Junction TV show. There’s far more than a tiny distillery that is made of a drum. Sanitation is obviously missing, and I declined to sip anything brewed in an open... More 

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San Mateo
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167 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

They call it the Whiskey Village--but if you wonder around the town (we were in a car so had plenty of time and freedom versus those on boat who have limited time), what is most interesting is to see all the ladies with their looms weaving textiles. Sure they are selling to tourists, but check out their handy work and... More 

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Ha'il, Saudi Arabia
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I went their because it was on the way to the caves. All I saw re whisky were some bottles on sale. However I was very impressed with the ladies doing weaving and the lovely things they were making. There were items I had not seem in Luang Prabang.

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Windsor, Canada
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120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We stopped here to see the quite primitive production of whiskey and wine from sticky rice. The whiskey is 55% alcohol and the white and red wine 15% alcohol. It was an interesting stop - and of course there were lots of stalls here with many things for sale.

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