1. Laos
  2. Luang Prabang (Province)
  3. Luang Prabang

Woodcarving with a Royal Palace Artisan

Product ID: 66165
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Try your hand at one of Laos' greatest traditions in a guided woodcarving workshop with a skilled master of the craft.
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting times 9:00 AM, 1:30 PM
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  • Enjoy a hands-on experience with an ancient woodcarving tradition
  • Get instruction from a former craftsman for Laos' royal family
  • Learn about the intricate carvings' history
  • Get an insight into the sculptures & frescoes' role in the region
  • Have your host put finishing touches on your work
Full description
You can get a sense of a trade that dates back to the era before the Khmer Empire, creating the beautiful sculptures and frescoes that adorned the temples throughout the region.

This exclusive experience is run by a master woodcarver who used to create pieces for Laos' royal family, with a plethora of works at the National museum on the grounds of the former palace. Don't miss the chance to learn the wisdom that derives from centuries of tradition and long years of practice.

If you don't manage to finish your carving in time, you can ask your host to complete it for you, with the finished piece delivered to your hotel in the next 1–2 days.
  • Guided woodcarving workshop
  • Wood material
  • Commentary in English

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Meeting point

Entrance of Dyen Sabai restaurant, Ban Phan Louang, Luang Prabang, opposite the Garden of Eden.

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Important information
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• Maximum group size is 8 people
• You do not need previous woodcarving experience

From US$ 25.68 per person

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Product ID: 66165