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UXO Laos Visitor Center

Behind Chao Anouvoung Monument | Phothisan Road, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Quick visit but informative

The one room museum is very educational, with detailed information about UXOs, the War/bombing, and... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
Noah W
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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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... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Charlie M
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Behind Chao Anouvoung Monument | Phothisan Road, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

The one room museum is very educational, with detailed information about UXOs, the War/bombing, and recovery efforts. If you don't like to read, you'll be entertained for about 30 seconds. Check out the ~10 minute UNICEF produced video retelling the story of 4 child victims...More

Thank Noah W
Reviewed 30 April 2017 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...More

Thank Charlie M
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...More

1  Thank Glen T
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.

Thank Vicente8
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...More

Thank SimonDabbs
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...More

1  Thank Steve M
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..

Thank laneyelf
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.

Thank epun
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...More

Thank Giles W
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...More

Thank Alison D
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How to find it.Cannot find Chao Anouvang Monument nor Phosivan Road on Hobo Map.
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