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Loved this show!

I am a fan of storytelling and this show lived up to my expectations. Both the young storyteller... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bakkelund1
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Oslo, Norway
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Charming and memorable storytelling experience

Tucked away on a side street by the river, you might miss this theater at first - but definitely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hannah W
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Join us for a unique cultural and historical experience! Every evening, from 6.30 to 7.30, we present a selection of folktales and legends which together tell the story of Luang Prabang. The stories are told in English, by a Lao storyteller, with...more
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85/5 Kounxoua Road | Ban Phonheuang, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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+856 20 96 777 300
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a fan of storytelling and this show lived up to my expectations. Both the young storyteller and the elderly man who played the bamboo instrument were really entertaining. Would highly recommend this show to anyone wanting to learn some Laotian folk stories and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away on a side street by the river, you might miss this theater at first - but definitely make this a stop during your time in Luang Prabang! It is the perfect way to wind down after a long day of sight-seeing and learn...More

Thank Hannah W
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Be taken on a journey through Luang Prabang via these captivating stories. The story teller is very animated and paints vivid pictures with his words; the musician provides the perfect soundtrack. You will see the city with a new set of eyes after the show!...More

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Garavek, Manager at Garavek, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for your review - kop chai der!

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

For about £5, this is a good value activity to learn about the myths of Luang Prabang and Laos, as well as hear a local instrument being played. I also learned a bit about the history of both the city and country. It’s all engagingly...More

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Garavek, Manager at Garavek, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Do not miss this! This unassuming theatre is tucked away on a street near the Mekong. Make sure you stop. You can buy tickets at 6:00 for the 6:30 performance. Wonderful storytelling of folktales of Luang Prabang.

Thank Donna K
Garavek, Manager at Garavek, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

Thank you for your kind review. Kop chai der!

Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

This place is second time lucky for me — on my last trip to Luang Prabang it was close for three days in a row. I was so happy that I finally got to see the performance. The performance was good. It’s a good introduction...More

Thank Vivien C
Garavek, Manager at Garavek, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Thank you for your review

Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Situated in a small 30 seat theatre, Garavek offers a magical evening of traditional Laos folklore storytelling. The hour long show (6:30-7:30) tells of 4 or 5 stories involving the origins of Luang Prabang and ancient tales accompanied by ambient music played on the Khene...More

Thank Jamie B
Garavek, Manager at Garavek, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2018

Thank you for your review - we're glad you enjoyed the show and hope the stories stay with you. Kop chai der!

Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

I visited the show with a few friends during our short stop over in Siem Reap. It was an amazing way to get an insight into Cambodian culture and hear about it’s stories. The show was well performed and the story tellers enthusiastic and interesting...More

Thank Dean H
Garavek, Manager at Garavek, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Thank you on behalf of our brothers in Cambodia!

Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

A lovely little theatre, an engaging storyteller, an accomplished musician, and some wonderful tales. I thoroughly enjoyed the show and as someone else said, you see Luang Prabang differently after seeing it. You’ll have to go to find out why!

Thank Chris L
Garavek, Manager at Garavek, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review - we hope to see you again one day. Kop chai der!

Reviewed 10 December 2017

Close your eyes and imagine two men telling an Aesop fable in a tiny over-crowded room surrounded by pseudo-intellectuals who praise anything remotely related to theater as a glorious event; only instead of a morality tale, replace it with an outlandish Lao folklore and you...More

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Garavek, Manager at Garavek, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

It appears, from the timing and content of your review, that you probably did not attend the show: we have been closed since the end of last month, and have never featured any fables. Although we try to be open every evening, we are sometimes...More

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cosmodog
6 December 2016|
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Response from Leanne F | Reviewed this property |
its just past the old town. so if you're at the night market, head towards there and just past the 3 nagas there's a left turn. it actually has a lil signpost saying gravel storytelling. Its more on the river side of the... More
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kayurabng
16 October 2015|
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Response from Garavek | Property representative |
Hi there, it's 6.30-7.30pm. (The original show time was 5-6pm, but we changed it earlier in the year.) Look forward to seeing you next month!
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