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Lao National History Museum

Rue Samsenthai, Vientiane, Laos, Vientiane, Laos
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Good for a rainy day

It poured with rain for our first day in Vientiane, so we decided to do a few museums. It wasn't... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charlotte W
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Love the museum but it needs proper maintenance

I only got a quick tour here and I love to learn about their history especially the fact that the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sahaful E
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Rue Samsenthai, Vientiane, Laos, Vientiane, Laos
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It poured with rain for our first day in Vientiane, so we decided to do a few museums. It wasn't particularly exciting but it did have an overview of Laos history beginning in prehistoric times and some interesting objects from times since. Not a must...More

Thank Charlotte W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I only got a quick tour here and I love to learn about their history especially the fact that the great Khmer Empire had once made their capital somewhere in Laos before they moved to Cambodia so there's also many relics associated with Khmer here....More

Thank Sahaful E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Covers a bit of everything from Lao natural history to the colonial war. The building itself is a (retrofitted and expanded) governor's mansion. The bad news is that the interior is no longer a showpiece of colonial furnishings and wall decorations (the retrofitting even added...More

Thank Kat T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have some spare time, which you may do in Vientiane if you stay for more than 2 days, and you are looking to kill some time. This museum is in pretty bad shape and was swelteringly hot. The displays are severely dated and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly the weirdest museum I've ever visited. It covers everything from the dinosaurs to modern day Laos in one long exhibition. The majority of the museum is just pictures without dates or any real context. We went to the museum hoping to learn something about...More

Thank Berejam
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This museum is in the centre of town. It displays Laos history and some natural history. It's not the most up to date/ maintained museum but I liked that about this place. Definitely worth a visit for only 10,000 kip. Note that they close for...More

Thank SarahSchad
Reviewed 13 May 2017

The Museum is moving to the Sixth Kilometers, near the Kaysone Phomvihane Museum and the National Library of Laos. However, it still operates and welcomes the visitors at the old building on the Samsenthai Rue. This museum is a center of Lao National historiography, which...More

Thank krida802000
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

A lot of collections materials. Pictures. Way way back very interesting useful. It would be more attractive. Interesting useful if better maintained. Organized. May be private enterprises with relevant interest will be keen to assist

Thank Spiderdog49
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

While a lot of the information is photographs of people without the story and what happened, there are interesting pieces to see here and there. It's a relatively small museum but you can see through exhibits of nationalism, war propaganda, and a little on UXO...More

Thank BeFun4Every1
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

It is interesting if you are passing or doing a tour of the capital. It gives you an insight into the history of Lao.

Thank GregAussie1
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