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COPE Visitor Centre

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Address: Boulevard Khouvieng | National Rehabilitation Centre, Vientiane 0100, Laos
Phone Number:
+856 21 218 427
09:00 - 18:00
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USD 194.00*
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Half-Day Vientiane City Tour Including Hotel Pickup
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A MUST SEE but heartbreaking

I was so sad when I learned what the country of Lao has been put through during the Vietnam war, I had no idea the amount of UXO (unexploded ordinance) and it truly is a problem... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was so sad when I learned what the country of Lao has been put through during the Vietnam war, I had no idea the amount of UXO (unexploded ordinance) and it truly is a problem that deserves more attention and global help to clean up their beautiful county.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Me and my wife we haven't planned to stop here. However we were invited to stop by and learn about how the millions of bombs dumped in Laos have been affecting the life of the local population. Very sad. COPE helps spread awareness of it.

Thank PGR05
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

a NGO that provides prosthetic limbs and rehabilitation for Lao people who have lost a limb-many of them as a result of accidents with unexploded bombs. During the Vietnam War, US bombers would fly from Northern Thailand, and if they had no target, before they landed they would drop their bombs before they crossed the Mekong River back to Thailand... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You don't need a lot of time here--but you need to visit. This small place tells the forgotten story of the tragedy of Laos during the Vietnam War and its lasting effects and the amazing work being done now to assist those in need. After seeing so many temples--this brings you back to earth. We only spent about 30-45 minutes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cope is so well worth the visit. It was an eye-opener to the legacy of a war I never knew happened. Two things; an exceptionally good DVD of how war still effects the people of this great country, and a very powerful exhibition, including what a cluster bomb looks like. An important place to visit.

Thank scmp79
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An incredibly moving exhibition detailing the terrible problems caused by the bombing of Laos during the American Vietnam war and the aftermath of all the UXOs. Laos, per capita, is the most bombed country in the world. People are still being maimed today. It is very educational and well set out. There is plenty to read and videos to watch.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here upon recommendation from our Lonely Planet guide. It was a very interesting visit. We learnt a lot about the impact of unexploded bombs on the lives of the Laos people. We spent about an hour and a half here and could have spent more watching the documentaries and interactive stations. It is free to go in and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It is mad that lao is the most bombed country, and that they were all cluster bombs and so many off them never blew up. So dangerous for the poor farmers just trying to work there lads.

Thank kevin J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the COPE Visitor Centre to get an idea of what was like during the cold war and was saddened that so many people were affected, even until today. One must see the video to have a better understanding of the great work being carried out by the COPE.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Many know the history of the Vietnam war ravaging Laos through allied forces dropping of bombs to stop supply routes. But many don't know the impact of this terrible terrible time in history. Come to the COPE visitor centre and get to know the inside scoop on what happened, why, and how. Prior to visiting I was not very informed,... More 

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