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SHOPPING & RELAXING IN PHONGSALY
Green Whiskey (Lao Khiaw) or Green Lao Lao
Homemade  rice-whisky (lao lao) is found in every province, almost in every village. But in Phongsaly it is green! During the final stage of the distillation process the alcohol runs over fresh raspberry leaves and absorbs the green colour. You will probably have the opportunity to try a shot of this country-wide famous whisky…or two: it is said.....
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Green Tea
Phongsaly is surrounded by tea plantations and its green tea is well-known for its highest quality and superb taste. Most of it is exported to China, but you can also find it at local shops. The tea with green packaging is from the local tea factory located at km 2, on the road to Hatsa (blue building on the left). But especially famous is the tea.....
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Handicraft
Women of most ethnic groups wear traditional dresses that they embroider, sometimes even weave and sew themselves. Akha women in particular are very skilled and embroider beautiful and colourful patterns, often adding pearls, pompons, coins, shells, seeds. The Tourism Office, supported by GIZ (German Government’s.....
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