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Lao National History Museum - CLOSED

Rue Samsenthai, Vientiane 0100, Laos
212124601
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The Lao National Museum deserves more respect. Currently, the building is in a horrible condition... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Danny T
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Pretty nice collection in a bad maintenace

It is a national museum and one of the worse maintenance quality of national museum. The collection... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
harry_mdj
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Rue Samsenthai, Vientiane 0100, Laos
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212124601
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"prehistoric times"
in 8 reviews
"old colonial building"
in 4 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 10 reviews
"country"
in 47 reviews
"captions"
in 12 reviews
"jars"
in 16 reviews
"plain"
in 13 reviews
"overview"
in 12 reviews
"insight"
in 18 reviews
"bronze"
in 6 reviews
"struggle"
in 10 reviews
"independence"
in 8 reviews
"perspective"
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"wars"
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

The Lao National Museum deserves more respect. Currently, the building is in a horrible condition, just like a dilapidated house. The museum is located in a French colonial building but it is not well maintained at all. For a small fee of USD 1.20 (Kip...More

Thank Danny T
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

It is a national museum and one of the worse maintenance quality of national museum. The collection actually is pretty interesting, from the pre historic era to independence era of Laos PDR. It's a sad to see this museum condition.

Thank harry_mdj
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the museum. Although it is dated, it was kept immaculate. Friendly staff, very interesting and only £1 entry would recommend a visit.

Thank Amelia G
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

The Laos National Museum is located directly in front of the Laos National Stadium. Since I wanted to get to explore Vientiane more, I decided to walk around the city with a map and sure enough, I stumbled upon this Building. From outside, if you...More

Thank eliedei
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

On the outside of the building, the museum looks run down and in need of maintenance, it's a small.museum but somehow we ended being there for almost 3 hours! It actually has a lot of Laos history and honestly, it's quite a small and charming...More

Thank Hannah C
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

If you have time to kill in Vientiane and staying around the centre of town, then this place would be good for you. The museum tries to cover a broad span of history from prehistoric times to end of Vietnam war. I was hoping to...More

Thank Steven W
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

This museum could be really good. There are hundreds of artefacts, hundreds of photos, and so much information. But it's not really good. It's really rubbish. Very little context is given for any of the exhibits, so it's hard to grasp the significance of anything....More

Thank Peter A
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

Not an ideal place but set in a nice building, lots of basic artefacts and pictures with a huge disliking on America! I got around the 2 floors in 30 minutes.

Thank Travelling_LindaG
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Our guide book - from 2015 - mentioned the museum was due to move. Well it's still here and the move can't come soon enough! The building is old and tired and the displays are the same. Compared to modern museums this is a poor...More

Thank Allen H
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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

It poured with rain for our first day in Vientiane, so we decided to do a few museums. It wasn't particularly exciting but it did have an overview of Laos history beginning in prehistoric times and some interesting objects from times since. Not a must...More

Thank Charlotte W
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