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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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Important work, interesting history

It's not a big place, nor the most aesthetically amazing, but it is well worth going here for the 40 minutes or so it takes. Ask to watch the videos, they are very moving in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Charlie M
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's not a big place, nor the most aesthetically amazing, but it is well worth going here for the 40 minutes or so it takes. Ask to watch the videos, they are very moving in different ways. It's free but you will want to leave a donation, which really could save someone's life. If there's one way you want to... More 

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Thank Charlie M
Dublin, Ireland
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

The UXO centre is a sobering experience, giving you some insight into the work undertaken by UXO Laos to educate and inform locals and children (tourists to a lesse extent) of the dangers of unexploded ordinance, as well as its work in attempting to cleanse areas affected by UXO. Given the amount of UXO dropped on Laos by the US,... More 

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Thank Glen T
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Nice and very well documented museum. The figures and testimonies are dreadful but the presentations are not shocking (can be seen by children). Don't miss the third room with the enlightening videos. Opens 8-11.45am & 2-4pm Mon-Fri.

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Thank Vicente8
Melksham, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This place is well worth a visit. It explains some frightening stats about how much ordnance was dropped on Laos, and the fact that only about 20% of it actually exploded on impact. It gives some history and then describes UXO-Lao's continuing work to detect and remove the devices and more importantly, its ongoing mission to educate people, especially children,... More 

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Thank SimonDabbs
Kuala Lumpur
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I was aware that the USA had bombed neutral Laos during the war in Vietnam, but I had had no idea to what extent (they dropped more bombs on Laos than were dropped in the whole of the Second World War). This organisation deals with the legacy of a huge amount of unexploded ordinance. They really deserve your support.

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Thank Steve M
Bali, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Its amazing to see the work being done and finding out so much about what actually happened to Laos in the Vietnam war the 2 film documentary's were great especially the UNICEF one about the kids that had been affected by the UXO's..

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Penang, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We knew the place when we searched what to do for the day. Lucky we saw this place. And eye opener, at least we knew a bit about Laos history. No fee needed to enter this place.

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Thank epun
Luang Prabang, Laos
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

There's a much more substantial Visitors' Centre detailing the ongoing hazards of Unexploded Ordnance left over from the Vietnam War in the capital Vientiane, but this one in Luang Prabang also provides a powerful experience - and perhaps a more immediate sense of the scale of the work, and its local impact, as there are maps of local surveys and... More 

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Thank Giles W
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This small, well organized and eye-opening visitor center should be mandatory viewing for visitors from the US. It does not take long to circle the display room, and one leaves well informed about the lasting and devastating impact of US bombing during the Vietnam War on the Laotian people. Those traveling with small children may want to skip the two... More 

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Thank Alison D
Brazil
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

The exhibition is quite small, but we found it very worth the trip. If you're there, don't miss the video that provides good information on the UXO. If it is not airing, ask the staff to play it.

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