Houey Hong Center provides training in weaving, dyeing and tailoring for women from rural areas across Laos. This non-profit organization has an office and retail shop, conference room, tailoring and weaving rooms, a dyeing and stock area, cooking facilities, and a dormitory. 

The sporadic nature of its funding means that Houey Hong Center often supports itself by selling crafts made on the premises and offering tailoring services. They also offer half or full-day workshops, where visitors learn the craft of Laotian weaving. You can learn how to design traditional patterns, dye textiles using natural color, and weave using traditional looms. 

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If you want to learn more about this non-profit endeavor, there are English-speaking staff to show you around the center and provide you with in-depth info on some of the techniques used in making the various handicraft items.

Located 7 km north of central Vientiane, Houey Hong Center is reachable by tuk-tuk and local buses traveling to Houey Hong Village.

Houey Hong Center

Location: Houey Hong Village (Ban Hoeuy Hong), Vientiane, Laos

Open: Monday–Saturday from 8am to 12pm and from 1.30pm to 4.30pm (closed on Sundays)

Phone: +856 21 560 006

Paul Smith | Compulsive Traveler