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Buying antiques in Laos

  • trobs

    Joined Travelfish
    24th January, 2011
    Posts: 12

    Hi all, I've been at the markets in Vientiane today and loved the look of some of the things that are being sold in the antique shops, particularly the opium teapots.

    I have a couple of questions that I hope somebody can answer.

    1. Any idea if these a real antiques? If they are, is it removing some of their important cultural heritage if I purchase some of these things?

    2. Any trouble getting things like this out of Laos?

    Thanks

    #1 Posted: 16/3/2011 - 19:50

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  • Rufus

    Joined Travelfish
    22nd April, 2007
    Location Laos
    Posts: 964

    Yes they are real. You cannot antique export Buddha images.

    #2 Posted: 17/3/2011 - 11:07

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