Meet the Lamphet family and their genuine desire for you to experience the best that Ban Chan village has to offer. This young family started their Pottery House in cooperation with the Luang Prabang Tourism Department because they are convinced that the treasure of Laos is found among the people who call it home. Through their pottery , they hope to bring you into contact with these people, their culture, their history, and their food.
Their passion is to preserve the history and tradition of their village. Ban Chan Village has been making pottery for centuries but that way of life is slowly fading away. One of their goals is to use these tours to preserve the tradition and provide a sustainable way of life for families all the while showcasing to the world the special things that makes them proud to call Laos home.
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After a 5-minutes cruise to the other side of the Mekong, you will reach the quiet village of Ban Chan, famously known for its’ clay pottery making. Back in the days, Ancient kings of Laos chose this village for their pottery making skills and it became the central way of life for the people. Thus, most of the houses are arranged work the clay and some houses even have their own kiln!
Now, demands are changing and Ban Chan cannot always keep up with the demands and competitive products from neighboring countries.
By creating the Pottery House, the Lamphet Family wish not only to invite you in their home but also to learn and help preserve a unique handicraft, intimately linked to the past Monarch heritage.
On your tour, you not only get a behind-the-scenes look at these ancient techniques but will also have an opportunity to get hands-on with the clay yourself. Our skilled pottery makers will help guide you as you experience, up close and personal, a truly Lao cultural activity.
Once you are done with your work, join in a traditional Lao lunch cooked by the Lampheth family! All the ingredients come from local sources and if the season is right might even come from our very own organic garden (just ask!). We will make sure you get a sampling of all of Luang Prabang traditional foods like khaiphaen (fried river weed), grilled fish, eggplant dipping sauce, and spicy papaya salad. We promise you that your stomach will thank us!
Say goodbye to your hosts and teachers, returning to Luang Prabang by boat and you will be back at your hotel by 1.30pm. (L)
Our services include:
– Transport in a private tuktuk and boat
– English speaking guide (for other languages supplements apply)
– Meal as indicated and mentioned
– All permissions and local taxes
– Pottery course, kiln cooking and delivery within 24 hours to the hotel
Our services do not include:
– Alcoholic drinks & drinks at mealtime (apart if mentioned)
– Personal travel insurance
– Tips for guide and driver
– Personal expenses
– Meals other than those mentioned above
– Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusion above
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