Hmong Bamboo Bow Crafting

With Veteran Hunter

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$21.00per guest
Hosted by Siaye Lee

Highlights

  • Experience crafting a bamboo bow with a Hmong Village Elder
  • Try out using traditional tools
  • Learn how to load and shoot bamboo bows and have a shooting competition with your host
  • Bring home your own disassembled bamboo bow
  • Learn to craft your own bamboo arrows

Inclusive of:

  • Entire experience and all tools and materials you need
  • English Speaking Facilitator
  • A fully functional bamboo bow and some bamboo arrows to bring home
  • Pickup & Dropoff service by tuktuk from your hotel

Not Inclusive of:

  • Food & Water
$US 21.00 per guest
3 hours
1 - 8 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

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Private course
$ 15.00/trip

More About This Experience

A relic these days even in the villages, the Hmong Bamboo bow struck fear in people's hearts more than 200 years ago when they were still widely used by the Hmong people who shot them from horsebacks. Today they largely fulfil ceremonial functions and are widely used at the annual games during the Hmong new year. Besides the villagers and young Hmong boys looking to impress their female counterparts during the festivals, few know how to shoot it properly, and even fewer know how to craft this masterpiece. Chai song is one of the old veteran hunters who still retains that knowledge at age 86. Using young bamboo of a certain age, special tree bark and chicken's fur, he is able to build the most classic and original bamboo bow the Hmong people used in wars and hunting. Learn directly from the master in an intimate session on how to craft these amazing contraption, shoot it under his guidance and see if you can best him in archery! Note: Bring your own bottled water

Additional Information:

  • Pick up will be via a tuktuk
  • Journey time from Luang Prabang to the weaving village is around 10-20mins
  • There might be other people on the same experience
  • Bring a raincoat or umbrella if it's rainy season (May to Oct)
  • You will be able to bring the bamboo bow home if you disassemble it and pack it into your check-in luggage

Location

Free pick-up & drop-off is provided for this experience, enter your pickup location during check-out.

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Siaye Lee

Siaye is 65 years old now and used to live very high up on the mountain, about 4 hours walk from the nearest road. Making bird traps is something that he loves to do after working in the farm and he is willing to t...

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US$ 21.00 per guest