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MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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One of those places you won’t enjoy but SHOULD go

The story behind the work these people are doing is sad but there is no point hiding from reality... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
grantinaus
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New Zealand
Informative and powerful

This is a must see exhibition to understand Laos, and especially the Plain of Jars, more recent... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
britchick73
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London, UK
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About
The Mines Advisory Group (MAG) has been clearing unexploded bombs from the Vietnam War in Lao PDR since 1994. Visit the centre to learn more about UXO clearance in Lao. We have daily film showings, photo exhibits, games and more.
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Main Street | Near Bamboozle Restaurant and Bar, Phonsavan 0900, Laos
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+856 61 211 010
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 26 November 2015

We went to the MAG Visitors Centre on 13 November 2015. We are English students at Lone Buffalo. We went with our teacher. We all live in Xieng Khouang but were first time visitors. You can watch films, see bombies and pictures of people injured...More

4  Thank LoneBuffalo
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Make no mistake, I support them with my heart and pocket book. MAG has been in this part of Laos since 2005 and longer, and they deserve all the monetary support that you can send their way. The reason that you can visit this part...More

2  Thank Robert Q
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The story behind the work these people are doing is sad but there is no point hiding from reality, therefore the work MAG is doing is critical. If you have got this far in your Laos tour and have yet to read, here or see...More

Thank grantinaus
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

This is a must see exhibition to understand Laos, and especially the Plain of Jars, more recent history. Come in the early evening for documentary screenings.

Thank britchick73
Reviewed 25 June 2018

The so-called 'hidden war' is still having an effect on Laotion locals, and it is a problem that will not be solved in the next 20 years due to the sheer number of unexploded bombs across the country. The more people are educated and can...More

Thank Stotty6
Reviewed 20 March 2018

This is a fascinating and well put together activity for those wanting to learn more about the secret war, UXOs and the socio-economic issues that have resulted. An eye opening must see in Vientiane. Ask for a private tour from the resident welsh UXO expert...More

Thank smudgedale
Reviewed 11 March 2018

A really well put together chronicle of the work of the Mines Advisory Group, very informative & dedicated to an organisation that does a remarkable job.

Thank philter1000
Reviewed 1 March 2018

The history of Laos is very sad, many people died and continue to die from the American bombing during the Vietnam war. Here you can learn a lot about the difficulties that are still present due to unexploded ordnance which is still found everywhere in...More

Thank Nils B
Reviewed 18 February 2018

This place tells you that the victims of UXO (unexploded ordnance) or not just numbers, but actual people whose life continues. It's a good place for information and if you like, for donation.

Thank Martin W
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

I never know of MAG (Mine Advisory Group) until the visitation to Visitor Centre. The work of MAG - the clearing the deadly remnants of the  bombing in Laos. I really admire those who work in such dangerous environment. On our part, we can only...More

Thank 2015ECL05
Reviewed 26 January 2018

we found it - and like the idea, but they should make more out of it - very poor presentation - sorry for them - felt bad after - but you have to see and visit thisMore

Thank juergen p
MAGUXOCentre, Manager at MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

Thank you Juergen for your review and feedback encouraging people to visit. While we are open, we are currently under refurbishment as we have just moved venues so we have only limited displays at the moment- we are very sorry for the inconvenience this had...More

Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Opportunity to find out about MAG but limited. COPE in Vientiane gives much more detail. It's a short visit even if you read everything so easy to fit in around lunchMore

Thank Alfie B
MAGUXOCentre, Manager at MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

Thank you Alfie for your review and feedback encouraging people to visit. While we are open, we are currently under refurbishment as we have just moved venues so we have only limited displays at the moment- we are very sorry for the inconvenience this had...More

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