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Buying antiques in Laos

Posted by trobs on 16/3/2011 at 19:50

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 trobs has been a member since 24/1/2011. Posts: 12

Posted by Rufus on 17/3/2011 at 11:07

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

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