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People’s Security Museum in Vientiane

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Impressive building

This museum is housed in a large impressive building in central Vientinane. The museum displays... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2016
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Different, but don't go out of your way

Worth going if you are in the area just for the strangeness of it all. But certainly don't go out... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2016
Charles W
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9 Apr 2017
“Quite interesting”
22 Feb 2017
“A great big building looking for exhibits”
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Kaisone Phomvihane Road, Vientiane 0100, Laos
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

When we arrived at this building, we were directed to a lesser building on the other side of the street. Here, we found a display of Lao natural history and pre-history. And then a military section about the struggles against various invaders and oppressors during...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank SimonDabbs
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Upon entering, we were advised by a uniformed policemen, that entry was by donation. Don't even think to explore the building, we were shown the arrows to follow, so did , as we were the only visitors and did not want to upset anyone. There...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Worth seeing as an example of the administration's love of photos of generals, police, criminals and fighters during the revolution. If the captions were more informative, it could be interesting but sadly they're very cryptic. Glad we went but this attraction is for experience rather...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 28 March 2016

This museum is housed in a large impressive building in central Vientinane. The museum displays photos and exhibits depicting the history of the Lao People's Security Forces. Visit if in the area.

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

Worth going if you are in the area just for the strangeness of it all. But certainly don't go out of your way. I was given a guide on entry. It's free, but they welcome donations. The museum consists of pictures of generals on the...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Charles W
Reviewed 3 December 2015

This is a grand building however not sure when its open if at all. Area seemed unused for a while going by the litter around it. This building is worth the look as it is nothing like any of the others in Vientiance

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank peterbR4795OF
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Great place to get a different view on history and Lao culture. Not far out of town and probably takes an hour to tour. Worth it.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank seattledahlia
Reviewed 31 August 2015

a huge building showcasing the different security forces of Laos from frie department to the police. Very few artifacts of interest, unless you count the photos of police officers at work or the types of uniforms they have, or the award for the Vientiane Chief...More

Date of experience: December 2014
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