Laos has at least 49 ethnic groupings and 240 subgroups, making it the country in mainland Southeast Asia with the most ethnic diversity. The cultural diversity of Laos is truly remarkable, and there is no better place to gain an understanding of these many traditions than at the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center (TAEC).

A permanent exhibition of clothes, costumes, tools, and textiles from the various ethnic groups of Laos is superbly researched and displayed, with thorough English signs and information pamphlets in additional languages. There are also numerous interactive elements, such as videos. Themes such as Hmong New Year and traditional woven baskets are explored in special exhibitions.

  • Entrance Fee: 25,000 KIP per person

  • Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9AM - 6PM