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Valerie Olla

Ock Pop Tok’s Green Initiatives

We often get asked in what ways does Ock Pop Tok contribute to sustainable tourism development in Laos. So, as we get ready to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, we thought we would share our “green” initiatives. Some we’ve been doing for some time now while others are more recent. Let’s have a look…

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10 Things to Buy at Talad Phosy!
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Valerie Olla

10 Things to Buy at Talad Phosy!

Ock Pop Tok’s Living Crafts Centre is located opposite Talad Phosy, one of the biggest markets in Luang Prabang. However, navigating this maze of good deals can be a tad overwhelming… Don’t you worry, we’ve got your back! Follow our Retail Manager, Moonoy, while she shops her 10 favorite things in Talad Phosy!

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And there was light...
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Valerie Olla

And there was light…

The Festival of Lights, also known as “Boun Lai Heua Fai”, is a significant and colorful celebration in Laos. The importance of illuminations during this festival is multifaceted and deeply rooted in both religious and cultural significance. So much so that we thought it would be interesting to shed light on it…

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Let’s celebrate Boun Suang Heua, the Boat Racing Festival
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Valerie Olla

Let’s celebrate Boun Suang Heua,
the Boat Racing Festival

Boun Suang Heua or the Boat Racing Festival, usually happens between August and September in Luang Prabang. This year, we followed the Phanluang team in their preparations for what is one of the most important and popular festivals in Luang Prabang, attracting visitors from all over the country.

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A stroll in Ban Donkeo, the Bamboo Village
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Valerie Olla

A Stroll in Ban Donkeo, the Bamboo Village

If you’re lucky enough to visit Luang Prabang, you’ll hear about (and probably visit) the Weavers Village, the Paper Village, the Pottery Village and even the Whisky Village. But a bit further out of town, on the banks of the Namkhan lies a village that less travelers venture to, Ban Donkeo, known as the Bamboo Village.

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Boun Lai Heua Fai: When Luang Prabang lights up…
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Valerie Olla

Boun Lai Heua Fai: When Luang Prabang lights up…

Some say it’s the most magical time of the year here in Luang Prabang. Thousands come together to watch Luang Prabang light up. Lanterns bring light and life to the city, the temples and the people. Boun Lai Heua Fai, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an event not to be missed if you’re around in October!

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Celebrating Stories on Film: Luang Prabang Film Festival
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Celebrating Stories on Film:
Luang Prabang Film Festival

Luang Prabang is full of stories. Textiles, temples, ceremonies, rituals and conversations convey stories of Lao culture. As Lao culture evolves, film is emerging as a contemporary medium for storytelling, and the Luang Prabang Film Festival is at the forefront of nurturing modern storytellers and cinema in Laos and across Southeast Asia.

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Madison McClintock

The Magic of the Festival of Lights

I’m pretty sure I picked (unconsciously!) the best time of year to be working with Ock Pop Tok! Hi! My name is Madison McClintock and I’m a filmmaker/visual artist from the U.S. working with Ock Pop Tok for four months.

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