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Luang Prabang: Bamboo Craft Workshop & Tea Party with Snacks

1. Luang Prabang: Bamboo Craft Workshop & Tea Party with Snacks

Two sessions per day, either 08:30-11:30 and / or 14:00-16:00 Today, during a ‘bamboo workshop’ exercise, you will learn about the importance of the bamboo plant to Lao culture. Begin with a pick-up from your hotel and head to ‘The Bamboo Experience’, a rustic pavillion (modelled on a traditional Lao house) in a picturesque setting on the outskirts of Luang Prabang (ten minutes from the town centre). After a warm welcome your guide will explain how bamboo is a key part of Lao culture and how numerous items found in traditional Lao households are actually made from the versatile bamboo plant – these include fishing tools and musical instruments. Then, try your hand at making a souvenir made from bamboo plant! Your local and very patient teacher will guide you through techniques which have been used for hundreds of years. Learn how to sharpen knives and cut bamboo. After admiring your finished creation, savour the local specialty snacks and tea on the pavillion terrace with views of the countryside. After a tea party return back to your hotel.

Luang Prabang: Pottery Workshop & Wat Chomphet cycling Tour

2. Luang Prabang: Pottery Workshop & Wat Chomphet cycling Tour

Be met by your guide at the hotel lobby at 8:30 am, for the short transfer to the bike shop. Begin your short cycling to the Mekong River where you will board the local car ferry to cross the river to the quiet district of Chomphet. Over there you will not see many, if any, other tourists and very little traffic. Enjoy a day discovering local village life and visiting the pottery village that used to make pottery for the Royal Family. Disembark the ferry, stop en route to visit the old temple Wat Chomphet to see the view of Luang Prabang in the opposite side the Mekong. Then cycle the south-west direction of Luang Prabang towards Ban Chan, the pottery village where you will participate in the hands-on pottery-making class. Upon arrival you will be shown around the village to learn more about village life and the technique of pottery making that passed by for many generations, lunch will be served at the local house(Optional). Take your bike and cycle back to Luang Prabang, you will be transferred back to your hotel at the end of the tour.

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