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Houey Hong Vocational Training Centre for Women

Lane 19, Houey Hong Village | Chanthabury District, Vientiane 0100, Laos
+856 21 560 006
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20 minute bike ride from city center

Really great experience put on by the center. We arrived around lunch so we waited about an hour to... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Steven E
via mobile
great half-day out Vientiane!

Lovely staff and a wonderful day to spend your day in Laos! It is worth going and making your own... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Bucharest, Romania
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Houey Hong Vocational Training Centre trains Lao women in weaving, natural dyes, sewing, tailoring and business administration. Beautiful handwoven silk items are made on the premises, along with other products in a range of Lao textiles. Visitors can see the weaving and natural dyes, as part of the every day working environment at the centre. There is a retail shop, where handmade items of excellent quality can be purchased at reasonable prices. For those interested in textiles, or looking for a fun hands-on experience, there is a range of workshops ranging from a half day, full day, to several days. You can learn about natural dyes, and different weaving techniques.
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Lane 19, Houey Hong Village | Chanthabury District, Vientiane 0100, Laos
+856 21 560 006
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Really great experience put on by the center. We arrived around lunch so we waited about an hour to make some tie dye patterns on silk scarves. They were very patient and kind showing us how to create the designs and apply the natural dyes....More

1  Thank Steven E
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Lovely staff and a wonderful day to spend your day in Laos! It is worth going and making your own souvenir! I would do it again!

1  Thank korynell29
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We loved making our scarves and seeing all the natural dyes do their magic. The women weaving were doing a fantastic job and we loved having a go and having our own little weaved souvenir! If you have the time it's worth it!

Thank GRC1989
Reviewed 12 August 2017

It was a very humbling and inspiring experience to see the fantastic that this Centre is doing to upskill women in villages in weaving techniques enabling them to earn a living and keep traditional craft going. The opportunity to create my own tie-dyed scarf in...More

Thank Pammage
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

If you have the time and are looking for something to do or if you plan on buying a scarf in Vientiane, why not make your own? I did the half day natural dye tour and it was great. You get to pick the pattern...More

Thank emily830419
Reviewed 10 June 2017

No doubt about it... This is an educational experience you'll remember. I had a great conversation with the lady who helps to manage the school, and truly enjoyed learning how to dye my silk scarf. This organization is doing good work in the world by...More

1  Thank Karilu5
Reviewed 6 June 2017

If you are a compassionate loving person you have to go and experince this. Learn first hand how these battered, handicapped, unskilled get the training to help them in their villages to survive and to become productive. It does not get funding from the government...More

1  Thank James V
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Good learning and income generating opportunities for women, good way to keep the traditional knowledge in terms of natural dying of local materials.

Thank Ketsamay R
Reviewed 17 January 2017

My fourteen year old daughter and I elected to take a half-day natural dying class, where we each tie-dyed a silk staff. Actually, I tie-dyed two as my younger daughter was unwell and couldn't come along so I made one to take back to her....More

1  Thank thornberrylara
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Went as a group of 2 and did the morning silk dyeing only. Our driver was absolutely amazing and gave us a lot of information regarding Lao culture and things to see while we were staying in Vientiane. On arrival we were greeted quickly and...More

2  Thank Rachel E
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Dear Sumyatsandi , Thank you to contact us . What kind of Thesis are you going to write ? Where to submit ? Can you tell me your intention ? From Ms Chanthasne Inthavong, Representative of the Houeyhong Vocational Training... More
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