Ban Pa-Ao Silk Centre

Ubon Ratchathani Province

Also called the 'Native Exhibition Centre', this silk centre has some excellent cloth on sale, much of it naturally dyed, and a few looms, although most of the weaving is done at home. It's on your left as you enter the village.

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