Bamboo Cup & Straws Crafting

Crafting a Sustainable Future

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$18.00 per guest
Hosted by Siaye Lee

Highlights

  • Experience using bamboo to craft cups and straws
  • Bring home your self-made product at the end
  • Learn various techniques you can use to make a variety of products using bamboo
  • Work with a bamboo craftsman to create your own customized piece

Inclusive of:

  • Entire experience and all tools and materials you need
  • English Speaking Facilitator
  • A bamboo product that you make and bring home

Not Inclusive of:

  • Drinks and Food
4.5 Out of 5
8 Reviews
Theresa Baltimore United States
5
20 Apr, 2019

This experience has been the highlight of my stay in Luang Prabang so far! My guide/translator Keo was prompt in picking...

Sue Culkins Laos
4
29 Jan, 2017

A truly unique and organic way to truly see a slice of local life.

$US 18.00 per guest
2.5 hours
1 - 10 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

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

More About This Experience

Bamboo is an important element of Lao culture and it's used in daily Lao life. From houses and kitchen utensils for instance house walls, roofs, basket, steaming baskets, containers, cup and decorative pieces, bamboo is an essential item and it's easy to make things from and are available almost everywhere in Laos. Try crafting your own cup, straws or actually anything that you have seen at the night market instead of using any plastic straw for preventing the global warming. There's little our bamboo crafting master consider a challenge, simply make sure you have the space to bring it home! The cup is especially interesting because it was used as a traditional mortar as well as the water container of the hill tribe's daily life for hundreds of years, and even today it continues to serve its purpose as a mortar and cup for drinking water. In this experience you will be able to make a cup of your choosing as well as a straw, both of which you will be able to bring home :) Note: Bring your own drinking water

Additional Information:

  • Pick up will be via a tuktuk
  • Journey time from Luang Prabang hotels is around 10-15mins
  • There might be other people on the same experience
  • Bring your own water
  • You can choose any one of the products to make on the day itself
  • Pickup is included, please enter your pickup location during checkout

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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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8 reviews from people who took this experience

Theresa Baltimore United States
5
20 Apr, 2019

This experience has been the highlight of my stay in Luang Prabang so far! My guide/translator Keo was prompt in picking me up, so friendly and funny from start to finish. He a perfect representative of backstreet academy. I loved learning hands on how to make a cup and straw from bamboo and also learning about the Hmong culture from Keo and Mr. Lee. I was their only guest and I never once felt uncomfortable. Just a great experience and highly recommended!

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Sue Culkins Laos
4
29 Jan, 2017

A truly unique and organic way to truly see a slice of local life.

US$ 18.00 per guest
8 Reviews