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UXO Laos Visitor Center

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Address: Behind Chao Anouvoung Monument | Phothisan Road, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Free entry (donations welcome). Provides some interesting information about the second indo-china war (vietnam) and the efforts to remove mines and unexploded ordinace.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 December 2016
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Free entry (donations welcome). Provides some interesting information about the second indo-china war (vietnam) and the efforts to remove mines and unexploded ordinace.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

The UXO visitors center is just a very large room slightly outside the city center, however we felt the walk was worth it. Although it is a small museum of sorts, the information here is incredibly interesting and eye opening.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

First, this place is hard to find. It is located behind the park where the monument of King Souphanouvong is. When reaching there at last, found the place is small and contains nothing much to see. The place may be an ex-primary school. There are quite a number of empty UXO bombs planted as "plants" in the compound.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Me and my friend had a couple of hours to kill before leaving Luang Prabang so we decided to visit the UXO visitor centre, we both found it quite interesting It's not big and won't take long but it really opened our eyes to how unfortunate Laos has been in the past with how it's been bombed during other countries... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

This small museum presents the story of the carpet bombing of Laos and its ongoing legacy and remediation very well. Highly recommended for visitors to Laos.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is a very informative small museum dealing with the issue of unexploded ordinance. The English information boards are very well written. Tuctuc drivers cannot recognize the name so just say Bombi and make a gesture like an explosion and that gets you there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The center is really small actually, there are a lot of ordenance showed in the garden and one little room you can visit. Outside a big panel will show you statistics about how many bombs are deactivated every years, how many deaths, how many sqaured kilometers are cleaned etc.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

This is a sobering exhibit, especially if you are an American. It tells of the bombing of Laos during the Vietnam war and the millions of unexploded bombs left behind which are still causing death and destruction to the citizens of Laos. It also shows the ongoing job of dedicated Laotians who track, find, destroy those devices that were left... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Very, very interesting. Only takes an hour. Very informative, no cost to enter just a donation. I would recommend a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Yes, it's small but you can learn a ton from this free exhibition. It is absolutely a worthwhile stop when you're in Luang Prabang to learn more about the history and current state of Laos. I was surprised how informative and eye-opening I found it to be!

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