Whisky Village, Luang Prabang

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Make new friends at Whisky Village, where locals offer taste tests no matter what time of day. Learn about the traditional ways the locals brew moonshine often used in ceremonies, which is now a cultural treasure of the nation. They even contribute what they think to be "magical powers" to the liquor, so don't be surprised to see animal paws, bones, whole snakes, and scorpions inside the liquor bottles. Get memorabilia at one of the many small souvenir stores, or bring home a bottle or two of the villagers' specialty drink. Make Whisky Village a centerpiece of your Luang Prabang vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Luang Prabang trip website.
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  • The Whisky Village, Ban Xang Hai, famous for distilling their own alcohol, made from the sticky rice we have become so accustomed to eating with our every meal here in Laos. They grind it into a...  more »
  • We called in here as part of the itinerary on a boat trip to Pak Ou. It was quite interesting to see the stills making the whisky but this is not unique and the same process can be seen in other...  more »
  • Interesting stop in a village along the Mekong to see rice wine being made and other handicrafts. Very interesting to roam around the village a bit and take it all in.  more »

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