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UXO Laos Visitor Center

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Address: Behind Chao Anouvoung Monument | Phothisan Road, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Out of the tourist zoo area, something important!

It was a relief to get away from the spas, cafes and guest houses to a spot where normal Lao live and work. For the first time in our five day stay here, I got a little lost... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

It was a relief to get away from the spas, cafes and guest houses to a spot where normal Lao live and work. For the first time in our five day stay here, I got a little lost finding the UXO Laos Visitor Center. A very nice woman greeted us and spent some time answering our questions. As other reviewers... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Forget waterfalls, nature and happy hour for a moment and visit the UXO center. This visit adds another dimension to your trip. The UXO Laos Visitor Center tells the story of UXO or unexploded ordinance. The facts are shocking and the stories heartbraking. It leaves you with a deeper understanding of the history of Laos and Vietnam. Highly recommended.

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Thank Sanne v
Luang Prabang, Laos
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

A traveler should learn something about the places one travels. This place is an eye-opener about Laos' recent history and the ongoing effort to rectify the horror left in the aftermath of the American War in Southeast Asia.

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Thank JohnGLearned
Newbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We walked to the visitor centre, about half an hour from Luang Prabang. It was free to enter, but donations can be made. The Centre did close for lunch, so worth checking the opening times. It is quite small and will take less than an hour to look around, but it is worth a visit to get a picture of... More 

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Thank Chris P
Europe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

this museum shows and educates about the impact that the vietnam war had on Laos, focusing on the UXOs that still litter the countryside. if you are visiting Laos, this is a must see in my opinion, to help you learn about the current state and recent history of Laos and a country and its people. excellent museum. not too... More 

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Reviewed 4 January 2017

This museum is only one room but there's a lot of information packed in here. It's a bit hidden from the main road but its worth putting in the effort to find. Not too many people there when I went.

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Thank Megan M
Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

On our trip to Luang Prabang withe the slow boat, is a woman who dont gibe her sit to a friendly german couple. Look at the picture

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Llantrisant, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

A small but very informative and humbling museum! A little walk outside the main town but well worth a visit as it gives you in insight into how badly Laos was bombed and how they are still dealing with the UXO today.

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Edinburgh
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

An educational look at the problems Laos faces with unexploded ordinances and the projects underway to clear them. It's not a fun morning out but well worth taking a walk out of the old town area to see. We were both quite moved by the video and exhibition.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

Free entry (donations welcome). Provides some interesting information about the second indo-china war (vietnam) and the efforts to remove mines and unexploded ordinace.

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