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COPE Visitor Centre

Boulevard Khouvieng | National Rehabilitation Centre, Vientiane 0100, Laos
+856 21 218 427
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US$ 194.00*
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“cluster bombs” (130 reviews)
“vietnam war” (176 reviews)
“secret war” (94 reviews)
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Boulevard Khouvieng | National Rehabilitation Centre, Vientiane 0100, Laos
+856 21 218 427
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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We have heard a lot about the Vietnam War but not about the 'secret war' which has impacted so much on Laos. Talk about caught in the middle, what the people of this country have endured through the efforts of American and other forces to...More

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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

A very informative and set up expertly in a relatively small space in Vientiane. There are historic documentary for visitors to understand what took place in history. A must see place.

Thank Sue F
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We spent about an hour here going through the exhibits. Great information about the plight of post war UXO (unexploded ordnance). If you have time, you can watch documentaries from 15min to an hour long. Only complain was the front staffs were grouchy and barked...More

Thank modacosta
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The COPE center provides an unvarnished look at the horror of unexploded bombs and land mines and the devastation these have caused post-war. The pictures and testimony of the wounded are presented in a rational but nonetheless emotionally griping way. You cannot help but be...More

Reviewed 1 November 2016

Like a similar place in Cambodia, COPE shows the real story of how wars affect entire countries for many many years. The amounts of bombs dropped by the USA and its allies are the frightening that it is hard to believe. The amount of unexploded...More

Thank anakie432
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Heartbreaking but a must-see. I was distraught to see that the US is a bad pupil. France is better. Very sad history and situation for those maimed and killed.

Thank Hegira
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This place makes you reflect even more on what has happened in the country. The movie shown tells it all.

Thank Suzanne W
Reviewed 30 October 2016

COPE supports those who have lost limbs and been injured by antipersonnel mines/cluster bombs and the like left over from the previous war. This is still a major problem in Laos. This centre does an outstanding job of explaining this dificult problem without becoming overbearing....More

Thank Gary N
Reviewed 29 October 2016

It describes the carnage to the people after the Americans carpet bombed much of Laos. Hundreds of amputees are serviced at this location.

Thank NYTim
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Did you know that all that bombing of the Ho Chi Minh trail was in Laos? This center teaches visitors about the bombing and the rehab efforts to help the Laotian people who lose limbs to unexploded ordinance left from the war. Thought provoking.

Thank Cynthiared
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16 December 2014|
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Response from naiad17 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn't get back sooner but the wifi the past couple of weeks hasn't been great. I see you have the information now and hope you get to visit the centre. You can walk to the centre if you don't want to take a Tuk Tuk... More