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UXO Lao Visitors Centre

Phothisan Road | Behind the Chao Anouvoung Monument, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 260 906
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Confronting but well worth a visit

This centre explains the whole Secret War on Laos that was kept from the American People. Horrified... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
EricaDavid
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Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
Don't forget this place! A must see.

This tiny museum is free. You can just give a donation. Whilst small, it is very informative as... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
jade_du
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LOCATION
Phothisan Road | Behind the Chao Anouvoung Monument, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Phothisan Road | Behind the Chao Anouvoung Monument, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This centre explains the whole Secret War on Laos that was kept from the American People. Horrified by the number of unexploded bombies still in the ground here and the reluctance of the Americans to defuse them. Their lack of compassion for their henious crimes...More

Thank EricaDavid
Reviewed 6 days ago

This tiny museum is free. You can just give a donation. Whilst small, it is very informative as my family and I learnt a lot about the unexploded bombs in Laos. Most of us know about land mines in the world, but did you know...More

Thank jade_du
Reviewed 1 week ago

You must visit here if you want to understand the context the beautiful Luang Prabang is placed within. There is a series of short videos explain the devastation caused by the USA during the Vietnam War / 2nd Indo-China War / The 'secret war'. The...More

Thank Targaryen-Traveller
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very interesting (although quite small) museum about the present day effects of a largely secret bombing campaign by the US which remains unknown in most countries. We especially liked the video room which showed documentaries and Laotian public service messages.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite enquiring as to its location from the Travel Information Centre, we asked locals who had never heard of the place. Fortunately, we met another lost soul who had just been, and she directed us well. Unfortunately, there was a power cut when there, so...More

Thank Linn M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is about a twenty minute walk from the National Museum. It is very small, and only takes about 30 minutes to go through. However, it is very important to see, especially for Americans. During the Vietnam War, the USA bombed Laos heavily trying...More

Thank wandergenie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visitors need to know the story of UXO in Laos, and this museum is an excellent presentation of the history and continuing damage of cluster bombs in particular. There are displays, informational signs, and a short film.

Thank DCDolcevita
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked past here on the way downtown. It's strange, eerie, and brought back horrible memories of the Viet Nam War. We learned the U.S. dropped more bombs on Laos than in Germany during WWII. There are still land mines and bombs scattered in the...More

Thank Chelsea42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small, one-room museum, plus an excellent film, easy to walk to from town even if it looks far; it's not. The museum teaches us, the perpetrators of an unjust war still affecting Laotian' lives, health, and economic national prosperity, about this nine-year long "secret...More

Thank Aqusite
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an eye opening visit for everyone in our family. Disturbing but necessary education into the Secret War carried out by the US and the sad reality facing many locals to this day. Also, a good analysis of the impact on the people of...More

Thank Arti P
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