Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, Luang Prabang

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.1/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web
Discover the Akha, Khmu, Tai Lue, and Hmong cultures of Laos at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, a museum highlighting its various ethnic groups. Though small, Laos is a country full of diverse people, culture, and history. Since opening in 2007, the museum's permanent and visiting exhibits have been educating visitors from around the world on these various populations. Tour the collections of historical artefacts, religious objects, textiles, photographs, and video for insight into the country's past and present. Don't forget to stop into the onsite activity center, cafe, and museum shop, which sells goods from all of Laos's 12 provinces. Use our Luang Prabang itinerary builder to visit Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre on your trip to Luang Prabang, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Ey have a great on here which is worth a look but the best was the workshops. We weaved baskets and learned about the history of the weaving with bamboo. A great experience and great gift for the fami...  read more »
  • It is a museum that is worth visiting. You shouldn't expect a large Western-style, of course, and not by that Museum, worse or better, but a museum where you can learn something more of Laos, its tribes, society, customs, history, etc... If you have a minimum of curiosity by the country visits and its people, it is worth.
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  • It's a small museum, but packed with information about Laos various ethnic minorities. There is also a lovely shop attached where you can buy handmade Lao textiles. 
  • Really interesting museum with good exhibition related to Lao ethnic minorities. They have good explanations about origins and culture and example of handcrafts. It is also possible to buy some on their shop.
  • Very interesting, but quiet small. Good Video presentations. You can learn much about Lao culture
  • Fascinating exhibits, friendly staff, expensive tea. Worth a visit
  • Nice but quite small. You can learn about the tribes living around and the video presentation was interesting.
  • Very informative and a must-see if you're interested in handicraft and the role of Lao women in their communities. Good sized museum with a small shop.
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