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Whiskey and textiles

Just a stop of the boat during the Mekong River cruise to the Pak Ou Caves. A distilery like the moonshine places where an old vat and a fireplace plus the work of the operator... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
Jerzy G
Olsztyn, Poland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's just made for tourist and there is nothing to see much.you enter in the village it's pretty small with stalls selling clothes,shawls and whiskey which you see everywhere in laung prabang and one small temple.thats all I think it's not a wort going there.

Thank Harry M
Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were taken to the whiskey and fabric village, Xang Hai, as part of our boat trip to the Pak Ou Caves. We knew it would be a tourist trap and had specifically asked not to stop at this place but guess what they dropped us of anyway. I honestly can not tell you why it is called whiskey village,... More 

Thank Maria E
Melksham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

We called in here, as part of a trip to visit the Pak Ou caves. It was nice to stop off for a while and walk around the village. As a chemist, I found the Lao whisky production enjoyable, and the place had a good laid-back feel to it. I enjoyed seeing the weaving, too.

Thank SimonDabbs
Tehran, Iran
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

If you think you will see a village that they make all whisky ;you are wrong.before riding to mekong to go to cave you pass this village .but what you will see is onle a man that sells some whisky and a distillation machine that is not working it is a bad show.you will find better whisky in the town.... More 

Thank mehdirani
Chatham, Canada
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

The only reason I gave this 2 stars instead of one is because I feel sorry for the poor people who are trying to make a living at this place. This is nothing more than another shopping opportunity, in case you haven't had enough of those already!! It's a sad place really and I can't recommend it.

Thank John B
Olsztyn, Poland
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

Just a stop of the boat during the Mekong River cruise to the Pak Ou Caves. A distilery like the moonshine places where an old vat and a fireplace plus the work of the operator are the base for production of alcohol. The temperature plus the alcohol content are enough to sanitize the product, which in itself is nothing special.... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

Visited as part of boat trip to caves. If you have already walked round local villages, it's no different.

Thank Jongleurgirl
Tampa, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Here we are crusing along the Mekong River and behold a Whisky still stop! Now that is a great river cruise.

Thank vjv2007
Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Overseas Adventure Travel tour company sent me up the river☺ Literally! A pleasant boat ride upstream and our group of 16 disembarked at what reminded me of the 1960s Petticoat Junction TV show. There’s far more than a tiny distillery that is made of a drum. Sanitation is obviously missing, and I declined to sip anything brewed in an open... More 

Thank DeanMurphy2020
San Mateo
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

They call it the Whiskey Village--but if you wonder around the town (we were in a car so had plenty of time and freedom versus those on boat who have limited time), what is most interesting is to see all the ladies with their looms weaving textiles. Sure they are selling to tourists, but check out their handy work and... More 

Thank chesterchandler

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