Artisans du Mekong

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Artisans du Mekong
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DHWShanghai
Shanghai307 contributions
IF YOU LIKE LOCAL ART, DON'T MISS ARTISANS DE MEKONG
lut 2014
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, art, elephant dung crafts, etc. If you want to buy something to take home, this is a good place to watch people make these items and also get a decent price.
Written 4 stycznia 2015
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AHStorAnto
Warszawa, Polska2 contributions
For a Glimpse of Local Laotian Art
lut 2014 • Pary
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 is the opportunity given to local artisans to exhibit their creations. Usually, two artisans are asked to exhibit their creations. The whole place has a village like atmosphere and visitors can readily talk to the artisans and learn from them their handiwork. The place is quite peaceful and very businesslike. The village has a café that serves some good fare such as cakes and ice-creams, all homemade. Coffee connoisseurs would love the fair trade Lao coffee. Visitors are exposed to actual on-site workshops and see for themselves some of the local products being created.
Written 12 marca 2014
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Paristan
Kampong Chhnang, Kambodża63 contributions
Very limited choice
sty 2014 • Pary
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 no appearance that this is a priority. Pity, as there is no where else to eat here.
Written 14 lutego 2014
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DLoveLowell
Berlin, Niemcy4 contributions
Products that are 100% locally made and looks fantastic
sty 2014 • Pary
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 villages and they look stunning. The costs are economical and I truly enjoyed my time spent here in Artisans du Mekong. There is a courtyard café and it is so cool. They have noodle soups, coffee, homemade items like cake and ice cream. There was one workshop, which was dedicated to make super Spirit houses.
Written 13 lutego 2014
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poohtravel
New Zealand327 contributions
Beautiful store
gru 2013 • Wyjazd w pojedynkę
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.
Written 11 grudnia 2013
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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 mixed up with Artisans d'Angkor in Siem Reap which is a much bigger enterprise.
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Lanethailand
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
Great turn-around point for a bicycle tour from Luang Prabang
wrz 2013 • Znajomi
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 Nam Khan River, as the traffic drops way off. The road runs parallel first to the Nam Khan River and then the Mekong River, and you can get glimpses of these rivers from time to time. Eventually the road changes from asphalt to dirt, and you feel you are out in the country wending your way through local villages. We stopped at various points along the way to check out local wood carvers, silk weavers and sa paper makers, but the highlight was Artisans du Mekong. This enclosed compound was very beautiful and peaceful. There were two local artists featured--one a photographer and the other a hand-carver of quirky spirit houses, all one-of-a-kind. There was also a very interesting craft shop, which carried only good-quality, handmade Lao products (unlike the Luang Prabang night market which has a mix of crafts, many Lao but also many imported from China, Vietnam and India). There was a small outdoor but under cover cafe where we had a much-deserved coffee after all our pedaling. We meandered back stopping at some of the small wats (temples) along the way and had a wonderful 'tasting platter' lunch at Dyen Sabai restaurant and a visit to the Garden of Eden handmade jewelry shop next door. It's a great half-day or whole-day trip, depending on how much you want to explore the turnoffs and shops along the way. Those who aren't into pedaling can hire a tuk tuk for a couple hours and visit Artisans and several of the other shops nearby. And for those who don't have the time to get out of town, I was told that the owner of Artisans du Mekong also runs the Ma Te Sai shop on the main street in LP.
Written 24 listopada 2013
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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 A Gentle World, and now a young Lao wood carver in the front sala who has been working on wonderful 1m high buddhas for the Buddhist Heritage Project. Also upcoming for the Luang Prabang Film Festival 7-11 Dec, we will be showing s ahort film and photographs by Tessa Bunney on the MAG women's mine clearance team in XiengKhuang Province, and another film on a local project "House of Dreams".
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AnyaPalm
Bangkok, Tajlandia4 contributions
Beautiful authentic artist village
wrz 2013 • Dla rodziny
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 are fantastic - very creative and willing to share their extensive knowledge and kind hospitality. It's a really good experience to see how the Laotian people conduct their beautiful handicraft, and to meet the artists in the village. There is a little cafe out there as well, serving homemade, authentic Lao food - I especially recommend the homemade icecream!
Written 11 listopada 2013
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Christine C
Chelmsford, UK65 contributions
Guided visit around the workshops of Artisans
paź 2013 • Znajomi
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.
Written 23 października 2013
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Julie C
Taunton, UK115 contributions
Off the beaten path and worth a visit.
lip 2013 • Pary
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 the market. We had a drink and were able to chat to Emi, one of the partners who talked enthusiastically about the project and was able to direct us to other workshops in the village to see paper being made.
Written 1 sierpnia 2013
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creinhardt1
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Great afternoon!
lip 2013
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 feel very welcome by both herself, the staff and her dog. The gallery attached is also worth a look. I really enjoyed my afternoon here.
Written 13 lipca 2013
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