Ban Xang Hai’s notoriety comes from producing Lao Lao whiskey. Undoubtedly, an integral part of Lao culture that the locals take pride in. Lao Lao is still being produced using traditional methods. The process begins with sticky rice going through a fermentation period. In due time, the concoction is boiled, filtered, and left to cool. Voila…Lao Lao whiskey!
Upon arrival to the village, guests are greeted by local whiskey makers happy to let you taste the different flavors. The villagers of Ban Xang Hai also sell textiles, handicrafts and small trinkets. Women can be seen at their looms throughout the village. The village boast an ornate temple worthy of a stroll.
Overall, Ban Xan Hai offers visitors a chance to witness the traditional methods of making Lao Lao whiskey while sampling product straight from the source.