Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, Luang Prabang

4.8
#2 of 42 in Shopping in Laos
Create your own silk scarf at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, dedicated to preserving the traditional craftsmanship of silk weaving and dyeing. The center offers guided tours where one can observe the process all the way from the silkworms to the finished product. Meet weavers and artisans who put their love and skill into producing the softest silk scarfs, carpets, wall hangings, and blankets, all of which you can buy on site. Learn more in the workshops, which teach you dyeing and weaving skills. Finish the tour in the restaurant serving Lao and Western food, and enjoy the view of the Mekong River and the tropical forest. Put Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre and other Luang Prabang attractions into our Luang Prabang itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
Create an itinerary including Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
263 reviews
Google
4.9
TripAdvisor
  • August 15, 2017
    the ock pop tok - "east and west" is an amazing local cultural center that givs the opportunity to practice local arts. Taking the weaving class was an excellant way to realize what it feels to create...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    To return the visit of Kwangsi falls, our guide Oula found to please us making us discover this weaving Southwest Center and very close to Louang Prabang women in our group enjoyed. The place is nice on the edge of the river and the visit interesting workshops for all. Of course, you can buy on-site, the silks being presented nicely in the adjacent shop. Manufacturing is beautiful, the products are quality but the price is affected. The Center has a restaurant, we have not tested.
    View original
  • August 12, 2017
    Holed up at the Silkroad Cafe for lunch and a spot of reading. Tasty Laotian food and would come back here again. Make use of the free tuk tuk to get to and from the boutique in town.  more »
Google
  • May 23, 2017
    Amazing place to visit for an afternoon lunch, happy hour, views of the Mekong river, sunset and a tour of the fair trade workshop where artisans from nearby villages come and weave silk fabrics and get paid by the articles they make. The experience overall was 5*! Drinks were superb, service was so friendly, prices were down to earth and views were heavenly.
  • December 9, 2016
    Very quiet and peaceful place. Free information tours take place every half hour (15 minutes long) There is a restaurant and a bar with an amazing view and very reasonable prices. The view on Mekong is very beautiful and I recommend to have a nap there !!! The staff is also friendly.
  • May 30, 2017
    Beautiful centre for local Lao craft! Join the free tour, very informative!
  • January 21, 2017
    It's a great way to see the weavers by the river without acting like a tourist. The guides there are great and will answer any questions you have without any other interpreter being required.
  • October 19, 2016
    See the steps in processing silk, purchase their products or sign up for a workshop to make your own silk creation. Enjoy delicious food in their café, all via a free tuktuk from their town store. Perfect way to spend a few hours.

Plan your trip to Luang Prabang

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Luang Prabang

Although accommodations in Luang Prabang can be pricier than elsewhere in the country, the city boasts a wide variety of options for overnight stays, ranging from budget backpacker hostels to luxury heritage hotels. You can find a plethora of boutique guesthouses in Luang Prabang, from family-run places to mid-range and upscale establishments situated in colonial-era villas.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Luang Prabang by other users

60 days in Asia BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Asia BY A USER FROM INDIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Laos BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Laos BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Laos BY A USER FROM LAOS September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 59 days in Asia BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Asia BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Asia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in Laos BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Laos BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Laos BY A USER FROM BRUNEI October, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans