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Lao National History Museum

Rue Samsenthai, Vientiane, Laos, Vientiane, Laos
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Very Interesting Point of View of the Imperialist West

This museum overall is quite poor, but is interesting in the limited signage that is has about the... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Victoria, Canada
This could be an amazing national asset - but it's neglected

A large big old house, by the busy main road. No signs in english. Rather run down. Inside it's big... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
David P
Hua Hin, Thailand
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  • Average37%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible6%
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Rue Samsenthai, Vientiane, Laos, Vientiane, Laos
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

This museum overall is quite poor, but is interesting in the limited signage that is has about the West. This Communist country expresses its strong lack of approval for the "Imperialist" Americans and its puppets. That, alone, is a real education. Other than that, this...More

Thank Iwannagetoff
Reviewed 11 March 2017

A large big old house, by the busy main road. No signs in english. Rather run down. Inside it's big with lots of artefacts but very poorly displayed. It was almost empty when I went and I happily moved from room to room, but at...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Simple but meaningful place to visit in Vientiane. Giving an idea about the interesting history of this country with pleasant and nice people.

Thank Constantin A
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Interesting exhibitions on the recent history of the country with a focus on the years of the liberation war and the period of the Vietnam war

Thank bruno123452015
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit can be done in about an hour or so and only cost 10,000 kip. Exhibits were great, learnt a lot more about the secret war fought by the Americans in Laos.

Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

The prehistory was pretty interesting but the modern history of the french colonization and the pivot to communism, American bombing and war was fascinating to read from the lao perspective. The displays were unusually poorly done but the info is priceless. Do it.

Thank sealrocker
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

The museum is definitely interesting learning about Laos' history and archaeology. The building itself is quite run down and sometimes the translations aren't great but it's definitely worth a visit if you have a little time in Vientiane.

Thank RowenaWilliams1
Reviewed 22 February 2017

It was nice to see but we didn't really learn a lot. It wasn't expensive so a good part of our overall Laos experience, however, we would not have missed much had we not visited the museum.

Thank Suzanne Y
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately this museum is very old and run down. The ground floor mainly about archeology but the upper floor is dedicated to the communist state. I'm glad we came here to understand the horrible history that the Laos people have endured which no one can...More

Thank Clive R
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

I would recommend you to visit this place if you want to know about the history of Laos, but the place isnt maintained at all and not every item has English translation. The entrance fee is 10,000 Kip and if you want to take picture...More

Thank Kash S
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