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Elephant Festival and Trade Fair 2016

Posted by clevam on 29/12/2015 at 23:28

The dates for the 2016 elephant festival and trade fair have been released and posted on tourismlaos.org
Venue -. Sayabouli

Trade Fair 15 - 21 Feb - what type of goods etc are displayed or sold , any local handicraft ?

Elephant Festival 19 - 21 Feb. - anyone else looking at going?
If you have been to previous elephant festivals any info would be appreciated.
We have accommodation booked and i assume we just catch the bus from LP. I imagine extra busses will run on the LP -Sayabouli route.

#1 clevam has been a member since 17/6/2010. Posts: 6

Posted by SoManyMiles on 5/1/2016 at 22:20 TF writer

Hi Clevam,

The trade fair is mostly of interest for locals - housewares, clothes, cheap shoes, children's games. In the past there have been local artisans selling handicraft, keep your eye out for natural dye, handwoven textiles, mostly for sinhs (Lao skirts). Hopefully they continue to sell at the fair. As is the case with most of Lao, textiles are very regional and you won't see these patterns any where else.

Enjoy the festival, it's an amazing experience.

#2 SoManyMiles has been a member since 7/2/2014. Posts: 147

Posted by clevam on 6/1/2016 at 02:17

Cheers SoManyMiles, Good info. Looks to be a great opportunity to be part of something very lao that is not yet overrun by the the travelling hordes.

#3 clevam has been a member since 17/6/2010. Posts: 6

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