Today you will discover a little about the secrets of bamboo work in Laos, as well as enjoying some of the beautiful nature and surrounding rice fields as your guide escorts you to see and touch base with local people
Begin your half day at The Bamboo Experience, where you will meet with the rest of your group for an explanation of bamboo works in Laos and its meaning to Lao people. Your guide will show you the technique and/or the usage of each product such as fishing tools, music instruments etc. Start your simple bamboo weaving class with an expert (but patient!) teacher, try your hand at knife sharpening, bamboo cutting (into pieces) and then try the traditional bamboo weaving for about one hour to complete your own mat to take home, as a souvenir. Then, proceed to the bamboo cooking demonstration (you are free to assist) as such bamboo shoot soup, bamboo shoot steamed in banana leaf, fermented bamboo shoot dipping, sticky rice and more. Savour your creations at the end of the session in a traditional Lao house (Pavilion style) overlooking wonderful scenery and rice fields. The emphasis is to have fun and learn a little about bamboo work and bamboo dishes. (Lunch included)
This afternoon enjoy a half day UNESCO sightseeing visit to the most photographed temple, WAT XIENGTHONG, before continuing on to the former Royal Palace, now the National Museum. Visit Wat Mai, a temple renowned for its golden bas-relief. During Pimai, (the Lao New Year), the Prabang, normally housed in the Royal Palace Museum, is brought and put on public display in Wat Mai. Before returning to your hotel, enjoy sunset drinks on the terrace by the Mekong River.
Overnight at hotel