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“Incredible eye opening more bombs fell in Laos during Vietnam war than any country in the world”

COPE Visitor Centre
Ranked #1 of 87 things to do in Vientiane
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

Fantastic visit. Learned about secret war in Laos during the Vietnam war. 2 million unexploded bomblets from US planes are still in Laos maiming Laotians, especially kids. Great little museum with Australian film. COPE also treats Laotian kids. You will be glad you went

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Reviewed 16 November 2013

This Centre shows what happened when we dropped bombs on Laos. The Center shows how innocent people lost limbs and were mamed when US planes dropped bombs when it was too dangerous to carry them when landing. They show how they help people COPE with artificial limbs, etc. Very enlightening.

Thank brislenn
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

If you are in Laos , Vientiane, the Cope Visitor centre is a must see . The atrocities that were committed against this peaceful country is appalling. The videos remind you that although the war is over , it is on-going for the people of Laos who are constantly at risk of undetonated bombs. It will be decades before all the bombs and bombies are cleared, if ever. Meanwhile they are still being discovered near schools and villages, and even on roads and swimming area that children use.
There is no fee for entering for this experience, however I encourage you to make a donation to assist the people of Laos to heal from the horror of 40 years ago and the constant fear of who will suffer the next injury or death.

Thank Alpeace
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

From an educational viewpoint everyone who visits this center will go away a bit more informed as to the history of Laos and the problems still being caused by UXO. We spent a couple of hours here, watched two short films, and were amazed at the work these people do.
It is not far from the center, you can easily get there and back with a visit as well in 3 hours.
They work on donations only and have a small shop where you can buy a few bits and bobs.

1  Thank Kathy L
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Reviewed 1 November 2013 via mobile

No 1 on list of things to do... COPE are making a difference. & educating every person who visits... Donate/ buy products when you visit to enable disabled people of Laos to receive new prosthetic limbs , have physiotherapy
Watch the movies, view the exhibits and remember. "Man made bombs; Evolution failed. Stop cluster bombs" And the US & Russia have NOT signed the 2010 agreement to not use such weapons again .

1  Thank Jennyl2012
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