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Lao National History Museum

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Address: Rue Samsenthai, Vientiane, Laos, Vientiane, Laos
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This museum is in the centre of town. It displays Laos history and some natural history. It's not the most up to date/ maintained museum but I liked that about this place... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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West Midlands
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is in the centre of town. It displays Laos history and some natural history. It's not the most up to date/ maintained museum but I liked that about this place. Definitely worth a visit for only 10,000 kip. Note that they close for an hour from 12pm - 1pm and reopen 1pm until 4pm.

Thank SarahSchad
Nonthaburi Province, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum is moving to the Sixth Kilometers, near the Kaysone Phomvihane Museum and the National Library of Laos. However, it still operates and welcomes the visitors at the old building on the Samsenthai Rue. This museum is a center of Lao National historiography, which bases on socialism. I love this place. Most of the visitors are Chinese and Koreans.... More 

Thank krida802000
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36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of collections materials. Pictures. Way way back very interesting useful. It would be more attractive. Interesting useful if better maintained. Organized. May be private enterprises with relevant interest will be keen to assist

Thank Spiderdog49
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

While a lot of the information is photographs of people without the story and what happened, there are interesting pieces to see here and there. It's a relatively small museum but you can see through exhibits of nationalism, war propaganda, and a little on UXO impacts. It would definitely be nice to see a lot of the collection backed up... More 

Thank BeFun4Every1
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

It is interesting if you are passing or doing a tour of the capital. It gives you an insight into the history of Lao.

Thank GregAussie1
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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8 reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

We spent about 45 min walking through the museum. Inside it was quite warm and most of the exhibits and photos were faded and in need of repair. There were some interesting things one could learn about Laos history and you could see some ancient bronze drums and a jar from the field of jars, but other than that there... More 

Thank Steve O
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Very poor museum. In the 1st floor, there are exhibits of several archaeological sites in Laos. In the 2nd floor, it is a bunch of old photos arranged in a semi-random way that doesn't make sense. I didn't learn much of anything coming out of this museum.

Thank nanoDelaware
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

The cost of this museum was 10,000 Kip, or about $1.25, and is worth it for the price. It is a low tech, basically organized museum with few explanations and no graphics. Some rooms without windows had no electricity so it was impossible to see the photographs. There are few 3-D exhibits. The most interesting part of the museum were... More 

Thank R___D169
Vientiane, Laos
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Don't worry if you missed it. I won't go there twice. But, there is nothing much to see in Vientiane, if you want to kill your time, why not?

Thank linzfj
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

the best thing is, there is a real dinosour bone found in Laos here. just nice. haha. but most of the relics here are dated. i think you can find more relics in france about Laos than here.

Thank NizamMasood

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